Hope you are all having a great week, filled with sunshine and smiles.
Today I thought I would write about something a bit different. One of the main questions I get from my friends is how do I have such healthy, strong hair?
First of all, I’m not an expert on health or beauty or hair. All the recommendations below are from personal experience and research.
Secondly, to be honest, and I wish there was some magic potion to have long thick hair. But a lot of it has to do with genetics. Which, unfortunately, means if you have very thin hair the tips below might not work.
However, I thought I would share them with you. There is a post coming on how to grow your hair quicker, but most of these tips will help you with that as well.
1) Get a haircut
Your split ends are not only ruining your look they are ruining your hair. Once you have a split end, if you don’t cut it, it will keep splitting all the way to the top. Besides it making your hair tangle more easily and causing it to break. There are many reasons for split ends to appear. From age to weather, to the tools and products you use. There are also many ways to avoid split ends – many of which are below.
So if you see a split end book a hairdresser appointment!
2) Avoid Heat
Hot tools can be amazing to style and have fun with your hair. However, they can also be detrimental to its health. It can cause it to break, thin out and quickly simply burn it. But you don’t need to throw your hot tools out just yet. There are a few things you can do safely style your hair with hot tools. Drying it at a lower temperature, using heat protector, only using a curling iron or flat iron once your hair is fully dry, to name a few… But mainly don’t do it every day. Give your hair a break!
3) Shampoo, Condition, Treat
Having good products on your shelf that are free from nasty chemicals can be very important to your hair. But so is understanding the process of taking care of your hair. Getting your hair on a treatment routine can really help to see improvements in its health. Why not try some scalp treatments or intense care hair masks?
4) Ditch Dry Shampoo!
Not long ago I got rid of my dry shampoo bottle. I had been using it religiously in between washes for years without realising how bad it was for my hair, head and most of all scalp. To me, there are two things that scream unhealthy hair: Split ends and Dandruff. Dry shampoo was doing just that! I had always had super healthy strong hair but while I was using dry shampoo it would dry my scalp, give me dandruff and cause my hair to break more easily. I would recommend simply washing it or if you can allow your scalp to absorb the natural oils.
5) Say Yes to Oily Hair
Natural oils can be one of the best sources of nutrients for your hair. Now. I know not everyone can sit at home every day with unwashed hair. And most of us need to look presentable 99% of the time. But I would recommend, as I’ve done this myself, to extend the time in-between washes. The recommended time is up to 3 days. Slowly but surely your hair will get into this new routine. This will allow your hair to distribute the natural oils better giving you a healthier scalp.