Sometimes I feel like no matter what I do, I’m not doing something right to keep my hair healthy. After some thorough research, I’ve found the answers so now you and I can stop wondering and start getting healthier hair! Read on for 6 things women with healthy hair do.
1. Condition before you get in the pool.
As summer comes to a close (insert sad face) this advice will mainly apply to indoor swimming, vacation, or next summer, but always condition your hair before swimming! It’s an easy step you can take that goes a long way in protecting your hair. Simply get your hair wet with tap water and then run conditioner through it.
How does this help?: It fills your hair with tap water and protects it with conditioner so your hair is less likely to absorb the chlorine which can lead to dry, brittle, damaged hair.
Product Recommendation: Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Conditioner
2. Use SPF before going out for long exposure in the sun.
If you really want to protect your locks, treat them like you would treat the precious skin on your face and give them some protection from the sun. It’s as easy as buying a product and using it before you go out into the sun. Most products are multifunctional too, like you’ll find a hairspray/finishing product with SPF 15 in it.
How does this help?: The sun can dry up your hair just like it can dry up the grass (if left too long without water).
Product Recommendation: Paul Mitchell Freeze and Shine Super Spray
3. Don’t wash your hair every day.
We’ve been over this before right? And we all understand the reasoning right? In case you’re just joining us, here’s the scoop. Washing your hair everyday depletes hair of it’s natural oils (sebum) and causes very dry and brittle hair. If you’re just catching on, try only washing every other day. It might take a few weeks but your hair will adjust and thank you for it.
How does this help?: It allows your hair’s natural oil to be produced at a more regular rate and protect your hair naturally. Also, over washing can cause premature shedding. Eeeek!
Product Recommendation: Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Dry Shampoo
4. Visit your stylist and get regular trims.
You may be wondering what we mean by “regular trims”… this means stopping by and visiting your stylist every 6-8 weeks and getting a little bit taken off the ends. If you’re heavy on the heated styling, you may want to stop by every 4-6 weeks.
How does this help?: It eliminates the split ends and the dry hair and your tips which helps the rest of your hair stay healthy. Added bonus: you build a great relationship with your stylist which will help tremendously when you’re looking for your next new style.
Product Recommendation: Sebastian Potion 9
5. Eat foods that will benefit your hair and body.
Your body takes in all the fuel you give it and sends the vitamins and minerals to the correct areas. If you aren’t giving it the proper fuel, then things are going to start slacking. Wondering what foods to eat? We have that handled for you.
How does this help?: The more good vitamins and minerals you put into your body, the better your hair, nails and skin are going to look and feel!
Product Recommendation: Salmon, Nuts, Dairy, Veggies, and Fruit
6. Spend the time and money to invest in quality products.
It may sound complicated but…thanks to Hairstyles Weekly, it’s gotten a little easier, right? In all seriousness, I’ve paid my dues to drugstore brand hair products with alcohol in them. Hair products that actually cause damage? No, thanks!
How does this help?: Products recommended by your stylist are going to be what you need for your hair. High quality products are more than likely going to be multifunctional. They will not only protect your hair from frizz but also help it retain moisture. Win-win!