Last year at this time my hair was slightly longer than shoulder length. I hated it but I had to cut off all my dead hair from bleaching and dyeing in order for it to grow healthy. Last fall I made a post (Top Hair Care Tips) and in this post I covered a lot of basics but I wanted to add some things I learned and also share how much taking good care of your hair can help it to not only grow but it makes it easier to style and you learn to love your hair for what it is.
So, in my other hair care post I covered the basics. Don’t wash you’re hair everyday, stay hydrated, eat healthy, use a softer brush, avoid dyeing hair, use conditioner before shampoo, find products without sulfates and use hair masks. I’m going to add a few little tips I’ve learned since then.
- Don’t shampoo everyday– I said that I shampoo’d every other day in my other post but now I wait even longer. Your hair needs natural oils that your scalp produces and the hair cannot absorb them if you are washing your hair everyday and as you drag out how often you wash your hair your hair will look less oily. Some days you might have to suffer with slightly oily looking hair but long-term your hair will thank you. *Use Dry shampoo or make your own. If you don’t know how ask me in the comments so I can tell you.
- When you use a hair mask and your hair is oily after washing it out, don’t wash your hair again– It doesn’t matter if you have to go out. Your hair needs that extra time to soak up the oils. Try waiting another day before you wash it again. Also instead of a hair mask you can do a coconut oil treatment or use <a href=”http://GRO Conditioner by Mira Hair Oil
- Use leave-in conditioner– I wouldn’t suggest this for everyone because some people might have hair that is more naturally oily but if you have dry or damaged hair I would definitely recommend using a leave – in conditioner. Try to find a natural one without sulfates like <a href=”http://Palmer’s Formula Leave-in Conditioner, Coconut Oil, 250 m
- Use simple hair styles– Don’t stress your hair. Use simple hairstyle like leaving it down, a ponytail, or a simple bun. Also, use hair-ties which don’t pull on your hair.
- Let it be– Sometimes natural is better. Most of the time it’s not needed to dye your hair every 4 weeks. Let it grow and stop using chemicals. I do dye my hair but I haven’t since last summer I believe. I really have been trying to let it be natural and it has been so rewarding.
I would say that with using these methods my hair has grown more quickly than it use to but more importantly it is so much healthier.
(Above photo from A Little Adventure)
I care about my hair a lot. I have loved seeing how much it has grown. I don’t want to ever cut it but I may dye it before fall just to keep my color. Leaving things natural has been a big thing for me this year. I barely do my makeup, I never use heat on my hair and I even rock the slightly oily looking hair every once in a while. Embrace who you are and how naturally beautiful you are and I promise you will be so much happier. I love to curl my hair and do my makeup but it’s not an everyday thing, and it doesn’t need to be. I am happy the way God made me. I feel more beautiful than I ever did when I wore makeup and straightened my hair every single day.
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