Keeping my hair healthy has always been something that I’ve done, ever since I was young. Everyone should look after their hair, if they want healthy looking, bouncy locks all year round. I’ve come across many people who just don’t know what to do when it comes to looking after their hair. So, in today’s post I’ve put together my FIVE top tips to help you keep your hair healthy.
For a little background on my hair, my hair is pretty long and bleached so I have to do everything I can to keep my hair happy and healthy.
- GET DIRTY.
This is probably the most important tip that I can give you. Washing your hair everyday is actually very damaging and can cause your hair to become greasier than if you didn’t wash it in the first place. Washing it everyday can cause your hair to not only produce too much oil but it can also dry the ends of your hair out. You should aim to shampoo no more than three times a week but I personally like to stick to one or two.
- DON’T TURN UP THE HEAT.
Using heat tools on your hair can be seriously damaging, try limiting yourself to one heat tool a week and see how you get on. I personally don’t use heat on my hair in the winter and try to style my hair more naturally. (Leaving in braids overnight is great for creating natural curls.). And, yes, blow drying your hair is a no go too, but if this isn’t a possibility, turn your hairdryer to a cooler setting.
- DON’T BE SCARED OF THE HAIRDRESSERS.
It may seem obvious, and most bloggers will say the same but getting regular trims is so important when it comes to keeping your hair healthy. I honestly used to hate getting my hair cut, but now I just have to remember that hair grows back! By trimming the split ends regularly, the less likely they are to spread to the top of your head. Wearing your hair in buns and updos will also protect your ends. If you’re wondering, I try to get my hair trimmed every 8-10 weeks.
- USE THE RIGHT PRODUCTS THAT WORK FOR YOU.
Using good hair products doesn’t always mean that they have to be expensive. I’m currently using the Garnier Coconut Water Shampoo and the Bed Head Urban Antidotes Resurrection conditioner (which I got from TK Maxx). These products are great for my hair because they’re lightweight but also super hydrating. Saying this, I do believe that spending a little more money on your hair is certainly an investment so, I also like to use a hair mask once a week, and ALWAYS get Olaplex when I go to the hairdresser’s.
- EAT RIGHT.
Now, this tip isn’t me saying that you can’t enjoy treats but I do believe that eating a lot of the right foods, such as a lot leafy greens, fruits, salmon and water can really help your hair stay healthy and grow better.
By no means am I a trained hair care professional, but these are things that I genuinely do and believe to work.
What’s your secret to healthy hair? Let me know in the comments below, or on Twitter @Emstagramr.