Hi guys! I have struggled with my hair for years, bleaching it since I was in grade 8 has really taken a toll on my locks. I have really thin hair that gets frizzy and flat when I don’t use heat, so straightening is a must for my morning routine. Until this past year I haven’t had much of a hair or skincare routine. But now, boy let me tell you what a difference it makes when you put effort and love into growing your hair strong and healthy.
Below are 7 tips to help you get healthier hair:
USE THE RIGHT BRUSH
Ahhhhhhhggg. I bought a brush a few months ago, it had plastic and littler hair type bristles in between. The. Worst. Decision. Ever. I have super fine hair and using this brush on my delicate strands broke off the majority of my hair around my face. I have been living with these little baby hairs that and finally growing back because I purchased a brush specially for fine hair, use a detangler, and brush softly wet or dry. When you come out of the shower make sure to use a fine tooth comb or a fine hair brush in avoid damaged hair.
INVEST IN GOOD QUALITY PRODUCTS
I did my research and asked my hair dressed, whom I adore and trust her opinions 100%, and Kerastase was the winner. I was sick of the drugstore shampoos that didn’t do anything to my severely damaged hair. I have been bleaching my hair for years and I want to get back the length I use to have. I spent close to $100 Canadian on a bottle of the Resistance Shampoo and Conditioner a month ago. The brand promises a difference in the length and quality of your hair. Boy oh boy do I ever see and feel a difference. The top photo was taken in February, the bottom in March. Obviously it’s not magically fixed completely but my hair feels thicker and stronger in just a months worth.
WASH YOUR HAIR EVERY OTHER DAY
Dry shampoo is your best friend. I have a post about the best and worst dry shampoo from the drugstore you can read here. Washing your hair every day is brutal on your locks, they need a break too. Skipping at least one day by using this magic your hair will thank you.
DON’T SKIP ON THE TRIMS
Yes, really. Split ends cause more damage to your hair. No getting trims will not make your hair grow faster but it will increase your hairs life and durability. You don’t have to go once a month lets not get crazy not everyone can afford that. Go when you think, damn I really need a trim I keep picking at all these dead ends. Or make a schedule with our hair dresser for every few months.
START DOING HEATLESS DOS
One of the biggest stressors for your hair is, heat. Flat irons, blow dryers, curling irons… Give your hair a break and Pinterest some hairstyles you can do easily without the heat. If you do use excessive heat please please use a heat protectant. It’s the sunscreen for your head.
DRINK MORE WATER
Water plays a major part in your skin and hair care. We are made up majorly of water and when our bodies are lacking that crucial ingredient it takes it out on our precious skin and hair. I personally don’t drink my 8 cups a day, I find it too boring and I honestly just don’t think about it. A way in incorporate it into your body is to find an easier way like through, tea, carbonated or flavoured water.
TAKE YOUR VITAMINS
There are tons of vitamins that claim to repair your hairs length, with all those claims its hard to trust the ones that do help. I have used Sugar Bear Hair in the past and loved it, Natures Bounty Hair, Skin & Nail gummies are great too, also taking pure biotin. Vitamin C is also something we don’t get enough of as well, taking care of your insides helps the look of your outsides.