Hi hi, how are you guys?
So as some of you may know, I’m all about switching up my hair. My natural color is dark brown, but I’ve never been hesitant to go blonde – which can be VERY hard for an extremely indecisive person like myself. I send my hair dresser new ideas every 6 weeks, it’s honestly mind boggling sometimes. I am SO back and forth it’s hard to keep up with (that’s why I found a hair goddess who does wonders to my head).
I’m like a girl who goes through a breakup every 6 weeks and needs to change her hair to get back on track (we’ve all been there) except minus the breakup. I know you know what I’m talking about, a new cut or color to spice up your life and show them what they are missing.
The struggle can be REAL. But there is nothing like leaving a hair appointment with some fresh new color and feeling like you are going to conquer… literally everything.
Are you guys the same way? I love (no lie, literally love) hearing peoples hair stories. I have no idea why but I’m so intrigued by what other people are doing or feeling hair-wise, so please do tell your hair secrets!
Bleached sandy ends are a definite favorite for me, but sometimes putting myself back into my original roots feels beyond good, so that’s what my fabulous hair dresser did Thursday night (s/o to you, Kell!). Back to brown and feeling REFRESHED.
I feel like we all have our own ways of taking care of our hair and some things work better for me than they will for others and vise versa, but there are some major hair tips I think everyone can benefit from.
I’m all about keeping my hair healthy and shiny through anything I put it through (SIGH). Keeping the dead ends away and the breakage to a minimum is key for me, plus I try to use the smallest amount of products possible for my hair. Although I will use some products, all-natural ways of keeping it healthy are my favorite.
So here’s some quick tips you can definitely benefit from, whether you color your hair or not!
NATURAL HEALTHY HAIR RECIPE
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR RINSE:
I use this but NOT every single time I wash my hair. I do it every so often just as a rinse after shampooing to help my hair keep it’s shine and also to detangle it. I put apple cider vinegar in a bottle with water (I do 1/2 water and then a few tablespoons of acv) and I just rub it on my hair in the shower after I use shampoo. I let it sit for a few minutes then rinse it off. ACV is known to remove residue from hair products and it is ok to use on color treated hair as well. I’ve been using it for a bit and I’ve never experienced anything bad with the color of my hair from it. It leaves my hair so shiny, super soft and VERY smooth (which I love). You can read more on this article with professionals answering some questions about ACV for color treated hair – great read for that ones wondering!
This one may be hard for some people, but it is a huge game changer. I rarely ever use a blow dryer, and if I straighten my hair I honestly try to do it only once or twice a week. The rest of the time I let my hair go naturally. I used to have the worst fly-aways and dead ends until I stopped using so much heat on my hair.
JOJOBA OIL RINSE:
Yes, of course! You knew that was coming, right? Jojoba oil is God’s gift to us and we need to use it – for real. This stuff just gets the job done. From removing makeup in one swipe to moisturizing hair and making it super shiny, jojoba oil is YOUR BEST FRIEND. Always remember that. And bring it everywhere. I keep jojoba oil nearby in my bathroom and shower, so I will grab some and rub it through my hair while I’m in the shower then I’ll rinse it out a few minutes later. My hair has NEVER been softer after doing this. It is known to help hair cells reproduce super quickly and remove residue.
COCONUT OIL HAIR MASK:
I do this one usually once or twice a month. I will get my hair wet in the shower but I won’t use shampoo or conditioner and then I take a handful (or two… or three…) of coconut oil and lather it all over my hair. I put my hair up in a bun and keep it there over night. The next day I rinse it out and my hair is SO soft and shiny. It is also known to make your hair grow faster!
TIP: I keep a jar of coconut oil in my shower as well as in my kitchen – it makes it easier to just have it there so that you are more likely to use it for your hair and skin instead of just for your food. I use it in the shower for oil pulling (swish around in mouth during your shower), for shaving instead of shaving cream and for a moisturizer at the end of my shower.
AIR DRY WITH NO TOWEL:
I wrap my hair in a towel for a bit after showering, but I try to avoid rubbing the towel on my head to dry my hair. Towels are rough and they are known to cause damage on the hair which creates frizz – more via this article. Air drying is my go-to, always.
AND YOU? Give me your tips!!!
Off to coconut oil the shit out of my hair now, xx
SOME HAIR CARE PRODUCTS :