5 Tips for Growing Healthy Hair
Raise your hand if you have ever deep fried your hair with a straightener. Ahem, ME!
And growing it back over the last ten years has been quite a journey. I have learned so much about hair health it’s kind of insane.
I have been getting lots of questions about it lately. And usually I just explain my routine in a few sentences. But last night, I found myself yelling over the loud music at a crowded party to help a girl who had really brittle hair and had asked for my hair care secrets. That’s when I realized it’s time to do a post on this.
Here are my 5 tips for growing a luscious mane!
1. Use a coconut oil-based shampoo and conditioner set.
And no need to break the bank on expensive brands. You can grab this set from my favorite brand for $15! if you’re wondering why coconut oil? Well, I have tried almost every oil in the book on my hair, and coconut is the most compatible with the natural oils in my hair. Hence the reason it works so well.
2. Take care of your blonde highlights with blue conditioner.
I am currently obsessed with Pureology’s Best Blonde conditioner. I put it on the ends of my hair (after applying the coconut conditioner) because I have ombre style highlights and it really helps to pull out the brassiness and return that shiny blonde glow.
3. Get a wide toothed comb.
Seriously guys, this one is a game changer. Keep it in your shower. And after you’ve shampooed, rinsed, and applied your coconut and toning conditioners, use the wide toothed comb to comb the product through your hair so it gets to every strand. Then, leave in the conditioner while you wash off and are just about ready to get out of the shower.
4. Rinse with cold water.
I have to admit, this one took me a while to actually try. Like who wants to interrupt their nice hot shower with cold water ya know? But let me tell you, it is SO worth it. Just turn your shower knob to cool (not cold cold because ew), tilt your head over, and rinse out the conditioner. This helps to trap in the moisture from the conditioner.
5. Trim your own hair.
Yea, I said it. I trim my own hair. I watched a youtube video once on how to do it and I will never go back to giving someone else power over the length of my hair. Every two months or so, I trim an inch off the bottom of my hair to get rid of dead ends. This helps keep things looking nice and shiny.
EXTRA TIP FOR BEACH CURLS!
Revlon’s Pro Collection 1.25” Curling iron. You guys, I LOVE this product. Great price for the value. And instead of using it as an actual curling iron, I use it as a wand, and the beachy waves that come out are to die for.
And there we have it! Pretty simple right? I hope this helps you!
Do you have any hair secrets that have been game changers for you?