Hair health is a big topic, we all have different hair textures, densities, colours etc. and they all have their own ways of being taken care of. I don’t believe there is a one size fits all approach, we need to experiment and see what works for us.
So why am I sharing this with you? Hairdressers, friends and people I meet generally comment on my hair and how healthy it is, it’s one of my pride and joys that I’ve been able to maintain, so I thought if taking care of my hair has led to healthy hair, my tips could help you.
I speak about everything in detail in my YouTube video:
But if you are more of a reader, then read on.
Disclaimer: I mention this in my video, sometimes healthy hair can come down to genetics - my mum has thick healthy hair and her mum did too. But the steps I’ve taken are steps that have helped me maintain it and not go down the road of damaging it. Also anything medical related please see your doctor!
1.Use less heat - heat damage is one of the main things that can cause your hair to become unhealthy. When I was at university the trend of ‘undone’ wavy hair started and I have had straight hair all my life. So in order to meet this trend, I stopped blow-drying and straightening my hair. I left my hair as it is after I washed and towel-dried it in hopes of creating this undone look and it worked! Since then, only on occasions such as weddings and events, I don’t use heat on my hair on a regular basis. Thanks, undone trend :)
2. Hairline - when styling hair on a day-to-day basis the easy go-to look sometimes can be a top bun (I do this one nearly every day) but without realising it we could be doing a harm to our hairline. If you pull your hair up every single day it will gradually affect your hairline. Why? Because it's constantly being pulled back. I show you in the video [LINK] how it has started happening to me. There are alternative styles you can do that keep the hair away from the face and don’t damage your hairline, here are some I came up with [LINK]
3. Products - this comes in two parts, part one, if you are using heat in your hair make sure you use a heat protector, this is SO important. It may not seem like it straight away but it will really help against damage to your hair.
Part two - be aware of how often and how many products you are using to style your hair. Using hair gels and hairsprays every day will have an impact, see if using natural oils such as argan oil and coconut oil can help manage frizz or other elements of your style.
4. Diet & stress- Just as what you put in your mouth has an impact on your skin, the same applies to your hair - eating your greens and keeping up your water intake are all things that can help. Also checking with your doctors if you have any deficiencies such as iron
5. Colouring your hair - I am all for those gorgeous balayage's we see over social media and I have always wanted to have my hair dyed like that however if you constantly bleach your hair and do not have proper after hair, this can have a lasting impact on its health. Your hairdresser should be able to help you and guide you properly on this.
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