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Let’s talk about hair. My hair is probably the number one thing I receive comments on – both here, on Instagram and in real life. This cracks me up because while I love my hair, I don’t see it as anything special. My hair is long and straight, and I sometimes manage to style it in some way besides it’s natural state. What I do pride myself on when it comes to my hair is how I take care of it. So, grab a cup of coffee and settle in – I’m spilling all my secrets on what I do to keep my hair healthy!
If you’re new around here, I’d describe my hair as fine-to-medium thickness. I have A LOT of hair! It’s also super long and color-treated aka easily prone to tangles and damage.
Embrace the no ‘poo.
First things first – I don’t wash my hair every day. I know that everybody and their mom preaches this as one of the most important things to do for healthy hair. Your hair needs it’s natural oils – that’s just a fact! This does take some getting used to, and you kind of have to “train” your hair to go longer between washes. I used to only be able to get away with washing my hair every other day, but now I can go three maybe four days! Dry shampoo is the greatest friend that you’ll ever have – especially on gym/workout days – so stock up.
Cut back on heat styling and/or turn down the heat!
I try to use as little heat on my hair as possible. Since I only wash my hair once or twice a week, that means I only use a blow dryer on those same days. If you’re blessed with beautiful air-dried hair, then you’re the luckiest person I know. When/if you do blow dry, only use the medium heat setting and finish with the cool blast button. Never EVER dry on high heat. And, don’t forget to douse those strands mid-shaft to ends with heat block spray.
When I use other heat stylers, I turn the temperature way down. My flat iron is set at 380 F, and I use my 1.25″ curling iron on level five or six. This all depends on your hair texture and thickness, but try not to overdo it.
Take a daily vitamin.
I’m a firm believer in the phrase, “beauty starts from within.” I can’t stress enough how important a daily vitamin supplement is for not only your overall health but hair health, too!
Nature Made® Hair Skin & Nails Adult Gummies have been a part of my regular daily beauty routine for quite some time now. The gummies provide 2500 mcg biotin and 100 mg vitamin C per serving. I have difficulty swallowing regular vitamins and pills, so anything in gummy form makes my life easier! The delicious mixed berry, cranberry and blueberry flavors also make these taste more like a treat than vitamins.
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Extend time between hair color appointments.
Since I color-treat my hair, I typically try to only see my hairdresser every eight to 12 weeks. Bleach and color chemicals can do a real number on your hair and scalp, so I like to give everything adequate time to recover before my next treatment. Nobody likes the over-processed look anyway! I know that 12 weeks can seem like a long time when those roots start to show, but just remember that the “rooty” look is in. Plus, ponytails, braids and top knots were created for a reason!
These are my best tricks of the trade of what I do to keep my hair healthy! Hopefully now you, too can incorporate a few hair health tips into your daily routine and put your best head-of-hair forward!