Keeping my hair soft and healthy is very important to me. I had a 2 year period of hair gone wrong experiences during high school and it made me realize how important it is to care for your hair. Coloring is bad enough for your hair, do not make the mistake of damaging your hair anymore. I included some of my tips on how to keep blonde hair healthy below!
Keep the Blow Drying to A Minimum
Heat is really bad for your hair. I only use the blow drier only when I absolutely have to.
Use Heat Protecting Products
Any time you are putting heat on your hair; blow drying, curling, or using your flat iron, you need to be protecting your hair. Just like you protect your skin from damage from the sun, you need to protect your hair from damage too. I have been using Moroccan oil and a heat resistance spray from Organix for years and love them!
Customize Your Shampoo & Conditioner
I was recently introduced to a brand called Function of Beauty which allows you to customize your shampoo and conditioner based on your hairs needs. I have been very happy with the results. It is also not anymore expensive than your traditional shampoo and conditioner products.Don’t Wash Your Hair Everyday
The natural oils in your hair help it grow and keep your hair healthy! Washing your hair everyday strips your hair of all the good oils you naturally produce and make it dry. I wash my hair every 3-4 days. If you are currently washing your hair every day you will have to train your hair to not get so oily so quickly. Use a dry shampoo to absorb the oils from your hair and start adding a day between shampoos and then continue adding days from there.
Use A Wet Brush
I stared using a wet brush a few years ago and have never gone back. Once you use this specific brush you will notice how hard the standard brush is on your hair. The wet brush gets knots out without pulling all of your hair out with it.
Do A Coconut Oil Hair Mask
Coconut oil is my saving grace for almost all things in life. The stuff is its very own type of magic. Once a week I put coconut oil in my hair after I wash it and sleep in it. I put a towel over my pillow so the oil does not get all over my pillowcase. The next morning I wake up and rinse it all out. If you feel like your hair is super oily from the coconut oil you can shampoo it again. After doing this you should notice your hair is nice and soft! This is great for your ends.
Strong, healthy hair is one of the many benefits of eating right. Vegetables, fruits and vitamins all make your hair healthier and stronger!
Don’t Get A Full Highlight Every Time
Once you start highlighting your hair it is almost near impossible to stop. I have been highlighting my hair since I was in the 5th grade and a lot of damage has been done. Getting partials instead of fulls will help your bottom layers from additional breakage and let them breathe a bit, meaning they will grow.
Swap Your Highlights for Low Lights
I get low lights every two times I get highlights. So my typical pattern is: highlights, highlights, lowlights. Granted I would rather just add blonde every time I get my hair colored but then my hair would be a fried mess. I have noticed a drastic difference in how much my hair grows since I have been consistently getting low lights.
How do you keep your hair healthy?