I love my hair. It is long and healthy. However, it isn’t by accident. I take care of my hair and make an effort to keep it shiny and happy and healthy!
Here are my top 5 tips for healthy hair:
1. Don’t wash your every day
I typically wash my hair every 4-6 days. I know I have thick long hair, and for some people that just isn’t realistic. They do have great dry shampoos out there now that can extend your hair washing by a day or two. Shampoo dries out your hair. The natural oils your body produces is good for your hair and maintains its glow and makes your hair healthy. If you are constantly shampooing your hair everyday, it can dry it out.
2. Deep conditioner once a week
I swear by my Kerastase deep conditioning treatment. I put it on my hair once a week and leave on while I shave and take a soak in a relaxing bath for at least 10 mins. I think this treatment has protected my hair and made it shiny and healthy. Ive been using this product for almost a decade!
3. Don’t use hot tools every day
This is a big tip I have. I hardly ever blow dry my hair. I will let it air dry, going to bed a lot of times with wet hair. Then, in the morning, I can flat iron it or add a few curls in the front and on top as my hair has gotten wavy after having kids. I think people that blow dry their hair everyday and then curl it are doing a disservice to their hair. Of course there are special occasions, but if this is a habit you are in and you notice your hair won’t grow and is dry, I would try cutting back on hot tool use and I bet you’ll see an improvement on the condition of your hair.
4. When use hot tolls use a safety spray
Always always always prep your hair with a heat protector. This is like a shield for your hair against the hot tool and it also makes the style last longer and usually makes your hair look better anyways. It’s a win win. Here is the heat protector Ive been using lately.
5. When swimming in ocean or pool- rise hair first with clean water.
This one is a bit high maintenance and I don’t do this every time I get my hair wet, but I do try when I can. If you are swimming in a pool or the ocean everyday, that can really take a toll on your hair. I have heard our hair described as a sponge and so the first water it gets in, it will just suck it up. If you get it wet with clean water first, it won’t absorb as much of the salt water you are swimming in.
Hope you learned something new and I would love to hear from you if you have any hair tips to share, or if you found these tips helpful! xoxo Lydia