In the past I had such a hard time getting my hair to grow. I felt like it was stuck at the same length and I couldn’t figure out what I was doing to cause its stunted growth. I went to hairschool in 2012 and I learned that there were several things I could do to help my hair health. It wasn’t until the last few years that I really started treating my hair better and seeing some results. When it comes to my hair I really feel like “less is more.” The more expensive products I put on my hair the more elastic and stringy it felt. I decided I would let you know the 5 super simple things I have done to have longer, thicker hair.
- Wash it LESS!! This one was hard for me to get used to because I used to wash it everyday. I have gotten down to 2-3 times a week. Instead of washing it every time I shower I just put it in a big bun on top. To get me from wash to wash I use this Batiste dry shampoo. I love this dry shampoo because you make it as light or as heavy as you want!
- Always brush from the bottom when its wet. I started only using a wide tooth comb like this one when my hair was wet to prevent breakage. When I get out of the shower I try not to throw my hair up in a towel or really do anything to create more tangles. I try to put the conditioner in and run my fingers through my hair before I get out of the shower to get it as smooth as possible. Then I only use my wide tooth comb and brush out a bout 3 inch sections from bottom to top until I get to the root. I think this has made a big difference in the thickness of my hair because I don’t do unnecessary pulling and brushing.
- Don’t blow dry it! So to be able to not blow dry my hair I kind of have to strategically plan out my day so that I’m not running out the door with soaking wet hair. I usually will wash my hair and spend the morning doing chores at home. Obviously I still blow dry it sometimes when I’m in a hurry to be somewhere and look decent and I don’t have the hours to let it air dry.
- Hair oil. I have had this Kenra anti-frizz hair oil for years. It smells incredible!! I put a pea size in my palm and run it through the ends of my hair to help with tangles as it dries and to add shine to my bleached hair.
- Color it carefully and less!! I used to get my hair highlighted every 6-8 weeks! I was super super blonde and that came with a lot of breakage and hair stripped of keratin and protein. I started coloring it less around the time I was pregnant with Gemma. I had a hard time finding a stylist I trusted and I decided I was going to start doing the majority of my own hair coloring. I know that this isn’t an option for everyone but I would just try to find an experienced stylist that is willing to take the time to be fragile with your hair. I currently color and tone my own hair. I highlight it every 3 months and when doing so try to avoid overlapping bleach.
Hope you liked this post. Heres to having healthy hair!
A few of my favorite hair products are listed below..I’m super minimalistic when it comes to hair products but these are a few that I love!