Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Simple Ways To Keep Your Hair Healthy

We all want hair that is healthy right?! I mean I know I do, but I feel like there is so much information out there that it is hard to navigate what actually works and what doesn't. While I know everyone is different, I feel like there have been certain things that have helped me to grow out my hair and keep it as healthy as possible in the process. That being said, I am a mom of 3, I just had a baby, and yes I realize I am well overdue for a trim and some highlights, so my hair isn't perfect obviously.

So to start off, my hair was so damaged about 6.5 years ago that I had to cut it super duper short with these awful layers. It looked horrible! It was right after I got married and I felt so insecure. Thankfully, my husband is the sweetest person on the planet and just tried to make me feel beautiful. However, since that happened to me, I am super conscious of taking care of my hair. But, like I said, these are just simple things that work for me, nothing crazy.

Use Minimal Heat On Your Hair 

If you know me, or even if you look at pictures of me, you can likely tell that 99% of the time my hair has not been styled with heat. I almost never blow dry my hair when it is wet and I probably use heat on it 3 times a month or less. I am all about waves, braids, and top knots. Not only are these hairstyles quick and easy, but they help me to avoid damaging my hair. You'd be surprised how many hairstyles you can do without ever touching a blow dryer, curling iron, straightener, etc. 

Only Wash 2-3 Times A Week 

Gasp! I know, this probably sounds gross, but it works for me. My hair is oily, so I have to use dry shampoo in between washings, but it works like a charm and no one can tell that I haven't washed my hair ha. ;) This stops my shampoo from stripping some of the natural oils from my hair and helps to keep it feeling more moisturized. I also use very little shampoo on the ends of my hair whenever I wash it and mainly just focusing on getting the grease out of my roots. 

Avoid Hair Ties or Bands 

I know it isn't realistic to never have your hair in a pony tail, but when you do, try to use something that isn't going to pull on your hair and break it. I almost always choose to use a scrunchy over a hair tie or band because they don't pull on my hair nearly as much. There are so many cute scrunchies available now! I remember a couple of years ago when I was wearing them, I would get some comments about how it wasn't the 80s anymore, but we will just say I was ahead of the curve. ;) 

Brush Your Hair After It Has Dried 

This is actually a huge one for me and is something that I probably started doing about 3 years ago. I realized that it was getting harder and harder to brush my hair out when it was wet because it was getting longer. I felt like I was pulling so much hair out in the process and honestly it just hurt my scalp. I decided to wait until my hair was dry to brush it out and that has been a game changer for me! It is super easy to brush out once it is dry and I feel like I lose way less hair!

Like I said, these tips are super simple, but they have made a world of difference for me and have helped me to grow my hair out! 

I'd love to hear some of your tips!


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