My hair is generally a curly, frizzy, dry, and damaged mess that I like to straighten once a week to make it easier to manage.
When I was younger I used to dream of having silky, long straight hair and my mom managed to find a salon that would allow me and my sister to make our dreams come true. It has been six years since I had my hair chemically straighten and I’m glad that journey came to an end. Every six months me and my sister would go to the salon and sit in their comfy chairs for three to four hours.
Now that I am older it’s important for me to get my hair to a healthy state but to also maintain the healthiness. This leads to me constantly searching for products that hydrates, detangle, defrizz, and of course smells good. Like why not, right?
I used to search for drugstore brands that can manage all of the important attributes on my list but there wasn’t one I was in love with. The closest drugstore brand that did a decent job and one I’ve used was the Herbal Essence in Hydration.
For this reason, I decided to research and invest in high end shampoos and conditioners for one that suits my hair type especially if I’m going to spend a little extra money while also treating my hair with the love it needs.
All I can say is, I’m so happy I splurged and bought the higher end hair care products. Now my hair is soft, feels and looks healthier, and it’s quite longer (I do need to trim it up soon) than it has been in years.
If you’re struggling with your hair and are looking for products to get your hair back into a healthier state of mind, look no further friends! I’ve listed my favorite hair care products that has helped my hair grow long and healthy and some tips to maintain the your beautiful hair too.
Hair Care Tips
1. Wash Hair Less
Make it your goal to wash your hair no more than once or twice a week. The less you wash your hair the more chance you give your natural oils in your scalp to nourish your hair and give you the length you desire. If your scalp does oil up easily, train your hair to reduce the amount of oils by not washing your hair a day or two less than you usually would until you only wash it once or twice a week.
2. Natural Hair Oils are GOOD
Brush your hair a few times a week to distribute the oils that’ll help condition your hair and helps your hair grow.
3. Invest in High End Shampoo and Conditioner
It’s WORTH IT. If you have dry and/ or damaged hair it’s definitely worth investing in high end hair care products because in my opinion I feel that each strand is nourished and conditioned rather than as a whole.
4. Use Heat Once or Twice a Week
At the most! The less heat you use the better for your hair.
5. Use EITHER a Straightener or a Blow Dryer
Avoid Using Both. I only air dry my hair rather than blow dry to reduce the amount of heat used on my hair. The only heat I use is on my hair is my straightener.
6. Use a Heat Protectant Spray ALWAYS
7. Trim Hair Regularly
8. Avoid Constantly Brushing Your Hair
Brushing your hair multiple times a day can cause breakage. Try to limit brushing your hair to once or twice a day.
9. Avoid Hairstyles that Pull on Your Scalp
Sleek back high ponytails is the perfect chic look but they cause stress on your scalp when your hair is pulled back too tight which can cause hair loss if you constantly do this look or looks that are similar. Also, avoid wearing your hair in tight hairstyles while your sleeping to keep your hair from being tugged on your pillow.
10. Avoid Texturizing Shears
My experience with using texturizing shears made my hair stringy and cause my hair to look unhealthy so I don’t recommend it. I will say though depending on your hair type you may have a different experience so do tread lightly when experiencing with these scissors.
My Favorite Hair Care Products
What are some your favorite hair care tips?
I love you guys and I’ll see you soon.