My Journey to Healthy Hair
Not so long ago, my hair was really unhealthy. I have super thick, coarse but straight hair, which means that there’s essentially no hair products out there for me. Either a product will be for thick-and-curly hair or straight-and-thin hair. So, I was trying lots of things to combat my main problems: frizz and limp locks because my hair is so heavy.
I was also washing my hair every. single. day. I thought it would help keep my hair light. It takes forever to dry so I was also sleeping on wet hair to avoid having to blow-dry in the morning. This was creating problems in and of itself, like strands of hair standing up in weird places and pillows that would go bad really quickly!
So, I knew that I had to do something different. I needed to find a way to wash my hair less and also simplify my routine. After much trail and error, I’ve found a routine with few steps that has also led to healthy hair. Keep reading to see what I do and how you can customize it for you!
Wash Hair Less
For people with thick hair like me, you can go a few days without washing and the oils in your scalp won’t over-accumulate. Even without the help of dry shampoo! I wash my hair two to three times a week, and I only use dry shampoo on the last day before washing. Dry shampoo has a tendency to accumulate too much or leave hair feeling sticky. I know that most of us have heard of dry shampoo, but I also use a dry conditioner which softens and makes my hair smell freshly washed!
Take Hair, Skin, and Nails Vitamins
After washing hair less, vitamins were the second best thing I changed about my routine. I take vitamins specifically for hair, skin, and nails, and I truly think it has helped my hair be less frizzy because it is getting the nutrients it needs. The brand I use is affordable and tastes yummy. Just like with our bodies, we also need to feed our hair. 🙂
Protect Hair from the Curling Iron
This step is so, so, so important. Once I started protecting my hair from heat, I needed trims less frequently because I wasn’t frying the ends. I swear by a product that literally keeps my curls in place until I wash them out- sometimes for two days! This also cuts down on heat styling in general, which can be a real detriment to achieving healthy hair.
Use a Hair Oil on the Ends of Hair
Hair oil is something I have a love-hate relationship with. Some brands that I’ve tried make me break out horribly. I find that it is the over processed ones that do this the most. Another huge hurdle for me was that I also needed a way to combat frizz when I wash my hair and then sleep on it at night. I’ve found the solution to both is in a Moroccan oil and then braiding my hair once I’ve applied it to the ends.
Customize it for You
What is your hair type? If it’s super fine you may want to sub a mousse for the oil. A leave-in conditioner may be better for curly-haired gals. If you straighten your hair more often than curling, you may want a product that smooths as well as protects. In general, understand your hair type, and treat it kindly.
Routine for Healthy Hair
If you need a shake up in your routine, or something I mentioned above sounds like you want to give it a try, I’m going to link every product and the steps I take morning and night below!
Batiste Dry Shampoo if needed
Style if needed using Curling Iron Texturizer
Finish with a spritz of Dry Conditioner
Night (When Washing)
Wash with a Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner
Detangle with a Detangling Comb
Use Moroccan Oil Treatment on ends
Braid hair into two braids and secure with small elastics
Night (When Not Washing)
Comb hair into a top knot and secure with a rubberized hair tie!
It’s that easy and my hair has never looked better. I have also talked about a few of these topics on a recent post where I discussed my balayage hair color and how to care for it. Check it out if you loved this post!
What are your life-changing hair products? What’s something for hair you’ve found recently that you love?
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