21/ 02/ 17
(FYI this picture is not edited in any way other than the blurred background, the picture is true to colour and it’s all my real hair)
I’m quite proud of my hair’s condition so I thought I’d share my tips on how I got and maintain healthy hair. These are just what has worked for me, I understand this depends on hair types.
Don’t Over Wash
I used to wash my hair every other day but washing your hair too much can strip it of its natural oils making it become dry. My hair was really thin and it just wouldn’t grow. I started only washing it twice a week (Sunday night ready for the week and Thursday night ready for the weekend) and I saw my hair improving after just a few weeks! Don’t get me wrong, after going from every other day to twice a week my hair took some training. It will get greasy so dry shampoo will be your best friend for a few weeks but it’s worth it in the end and you hair will get used to it.
Get It Cut
Hair maintenance is super important . Keeping your dead ends trimmed not only makes your hair healthier but also promotes hair growth. I get mine cut every two months (I barely dye my hair so I have to leave it at least 6 weeks else there would be no dead ends to cut!).
I’ve heard so many people say they don’t use heat protectant then complain in the same breath that their hair won’t grow or it’s too dry and damaged. Honestly?! If you use heated tools to style your hair it really is a no brainer. They work!
Let It Dry Naturally
I wash my hair in the evenings and I can probably count on my hands how many times I’ve used a hair dryer to dry my hair in the last 23 years. Mostly because I’m lazy I’m not going to lie but it’s also to prevent heat damage. Obviously this depends on your hair type I know for some hair types it’s necessary to use a hair dryer. I recommend leaving it to dry mostly, if not altogether before going to sleep – going to sleep with wet hair is not good!
Lay Off The Tools
Again, this totally depends on hair type. But my hair has a slight wave to it naturally and a lot of frizz! So I do have to style it in one way or another. The morning after I’ve washed it I’ll straighten it and my hair will stay like this until I wash it again. Don’t get me wrong it will kink a little from having it up for the gym and sleeping on it but I really prefer it like that anyways as it makes my hair look more natural and less ‘polished’
Let It All Down
Sleep with your hair down. Hair ties can tug on the hair which can cause damage and if you’ve slept with it up you’re more than likely going to have to use a heated tool to re-style it again the next morning – save yourself some time and keep it down overnight.
Not All Hair Ties Are The Same
Speaking of hair ties, try to avoid the ones that have that metal clasp thing on them as hair can get caught in it and get tangled and tugged.
Lay Off The Brush
Avoid brushing your hair too much as this can do more harm than good – especially when wet! When it’s wet I just brush the top of my hair to find my parting and fringe. When It’s dry I only brush it once a day (In the morning).
Since doing these for years my hair has grown so much and is nice and thick so they really do work if you stick to them.
What are your hair tips?