Hi friends!! So my entire life I have always been really into skincare and bodycare but not so much hair care, until recently. I have gone through quite the strenuous hair journey (believe me) from coloring, bleaching, heat damage, etc, and I decided recently that I was going to start taking care of my hair, and I’m going to give you my tips!
so to start, I would like to preface the fact that I have very thin, wavy, dry, fragile hair, and I have for awhile. As a backstory, starting probably in about 5th grade, I used to get up and straighten my hair EVERYDAY, that’s right, everyday at 450 degrees. And that went on everyday until about 7th grade, when I decided that I wanted some blonde highlights in my medium brown hair, and then I decided that it would be smart to completely bleach my hair blonde at the start of 8th grade, while still using heat on it everyday… here’s how I’ve been getting it back to a healthy state!
1. CUT THE BLEACH/COLOR
If there is one piece of advice I could give you, it would be to not touch the color of you hair, you will regret it later. After bleaching my hair, it felt so fried and dry. plus, the constant root touch ups and maintenance aren’t worth it, remember that everyone wants what they don’t have, and someone would kill to have your natural hair!
2. SHAMPOO LESS
I used to wash my hair every. single. day. and then I read an article about how you should give your hair at least 2-3 days in between washes to make sure the natural oils are doing their job. Once I started training my hair to get used to me not washing it as much using dry shampoo, my hair became SO much healthier!
This one is pretty self explanatory, however, I have to say it, straightening your hair and curling it and blow drying it everyday isn’t doing your hair any good. you are only damaging it more and more by doing this. as soon as you learn to only put heat on your hair when you absolutely have to, the sooner your hair will become healthy and grow.
4. YOU HAVE TO DEEP CONDITION
When it comes to hair, you have to make sure that you are conditioning it daily, and deep conditioning at least once a week. I personally recommend the more natural hair masks such as eggs and olive oil, or coconut oil. However, you can also buy hair masks pretty much anywhere that will seriously improve the overall quality of your hair (I recommend olaplex)
5. TAKE BIOTIN PIILS OR VITAMINS
taking biotin, vitamins, or fish oil pills will also help your hair to become healthy and start to grow, these however, are a personal choice because not everyone wants to take vitamins, but you will seriously start to notice a difference when you start putting healthy things into your body. Remember, you see a difference from the inside out, if you put healthy stuff in, the outside will look more healthy!
6. TRIM DEAD ENDS!
this one seems odd to talk about, because why wouldn’t you, right? Some people will not trim dead ends because they like the longer look, and honestly, I don’t blame them, because I used to be the same way, I always wanted long hair and even if the ends were dead, to me it added length. but, if you don’t trim your split ends, they will just break up, making your hair break off, and nobody wants that!
if there’s anything to take away from this post, it should be to learn from my mistakes, but also, take what I say with a grain of salt because I am NO professional, I’m simply just telling you what has worked for me, and trust me when I say I have seen a HUGE difference in my hair in the past couple of months 🙂
Best of luck on your hair journey!! ❤️