Hey, y’all! I take my hair care very seriously, and I’ve had the same routine for a few years now. My hair is long, and I have a lot of it, but my actual strands of hair are pretty thin. This leads to breakage really easily, so I’ve had to learn to take really good care of my hair. Here are my tips on how to keep your hair healthy year round.
Keeping Your Hair Healthy Year Round
Limit Your Hair Washes
I used to wash my hair every couple of days, but I started to notice it getting really dry. So now I only wash my hair once a week, and I use dry shampoo in between washes. My favorite dry shampoos are this one and this one. This also means I’m only blow drying my hair once a week as well which saves my hair too. I’ve noticed blow drying causes breakage a lot quicker for me than heat styling tools like curling irons and hair straighteners, so limiting this to once a week helps a ton!
PRO TIP: Spray your dry shampoo in your hair before you go to bed and DON’T rub it in. Put your hair back in a pony tail [I love a good silk scrunchie], and in the morning brush it out. All the oil is absorbed overnight, and you’re ready to go in the morning!
Use A Heat Protectant & Hair Oil
Y’all this might be the most important! Don’t forget your heat protectant!! I put this one in right after I get out of the shower. I love it because it’s really light. You can’t even feel it on your hair! It helps fight against breakage and dryness. I also use this hair oil throughout the week, on just my ends, to keep my hair frizz free.
Don’t Use Heat On Your Hair Every Day
Just like with makeup, it’s good to give your hair a break sometimes! I only use heat tools on my hair 2-3 times a week. Normally, I save my good hair days for days I have plans and the rest of the week I either braid my hair or put it up in a bun. I’ve gotten really creative with my different braids over the years with how much I do it now. Let me know in the comments if you want to see a blog post on my braids!
Sleep On Silk
It may seem so extra, but I splurged and bought myself a silk pillowcase a few years ago. It’s so healthy for your skin and your hair! Plus my curls last so much longer if I sleep on silk instead of cotton! It was kind of hard to get used to at first because you do tend to slide around more on the silk, but once you get used to it it’s the best.
Hope y’all enjoyed my tips! What tips are you currently loving on how to keep your hair healthy? Share in a comment below!
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