We all want thick, shiny hair like a Pantene commercial, and hope that a bottle of shampoo will fix all our problems. I have a few simple tips to help you cultivate your best coif possible.
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Here are my three tips to help you achieve gorgeous hair. Hope you all enjoy!
Start With the Inside
Proper nutrition, and vitamin intake will help your mane. Make sure you’re drinking plenty of water, and getting all the recommended fruits, and veggies, along with a good amount of healthy oils.
If you need an extra boost to get your mane looking magnificent, add some supplements to your diet. Some supplements that help benefit your hair are a prenatal vitamin, BIOTIN (helps to thicken your hair), an organic collagen supplement, and some amino acids.
Take Care of the Outside
I like using natural shampoos and conditioners free of sulfates and other toxic ingredients. I have tried many brands too because when it comes to natural shampoos and conditioners it is sometimes hard to find shampoos that lather well, and conditioners that make your hair soft, and prevent frizz.
A new favorite shampoo and conditioner that I found at Whole Foods on sale recently is called BROO (infused with hops!). The hoppy scent smells just like Aveda hair products, but is a fraction of the cost!
It is always a good idea to do at least a monthly deep condition. It will help keep your strands shiny, and healthy and minimize split ends and heat damage. There are a lot of great deep conditioners out there, but sometimes I just like to slather some coconut oil in my hair too! It is cheap, I always have some on hand, and it makes your hair super soft and shiny. Beware, you might need to shampoo twice after a coconut oil treatment though!
Don’t over process
Maintaining healthy hair is as easy as minimizing what you do to it. I wash my hair every 2-4 days (depending on what I have going on), and I try to minimize my hair’s exposure to blow drying and other hot tools (although I do always iron or curl my hair when I’m fixing it after a wash).
Ship’s Tip: Using a shower cap in the shower will help you last longer in between shampoos!
I have recently found a new hair dryer that I am in love with. I have really thick hair, and it has cut my hair drying time in half (from 30+ minutes to around 15 minutes tops!)! It is the REVLON ONE-STEP VOLUMIZER HAIR DRYER, and it is awesome! In addition to drying my hair super fast, it also gives me great volume, which helps me last longer in between shampoos.
I am also one of those people who could never use a round brush properly on myself, so when I saw this it didn’t take much convincing that I needed this product.
When using the One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer, it’s best to section off your hair and do one section at a time. I use a hair clip, start with the bottom, and work my way to the top. The cord swivels to make turning the brush really easy too. I end up holding it with both hands (one at the base and one at the top to roll my hair dry).
To save time sometimes, I will also just blow dry my roots with this dryer, let the ends air dry over night, and then style in the morning. And it still looks like I had a blowout if I do it that way!
When it comes to other styling tools, I have invested in quality ceramic hair irons and wands (I have a CHI and a Hot Tools curling wand). They will last forever, so they’re worth the investment, and they also damage your hair less than cheaper hair tools that are made with metal.
These are the tools that I use:
Have any styling tips that I didn’t cover? Comment and let me know!