Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Hair
We all want our hair to look it’s best. We spend hours, days, even years (and lots of $$$) trying to get the hair we’ve always wanted– and for what? ZERO results?!
I’ve got 3 secrets that will cost you $0 (and maybe even save you some $$!) + 3 products, that together, will change your hair game.
Less Color. I know I know- but EMILY my highlights are everything. That’s totally fine! I have my “can’t live without” beauty treatments, too. If this is one of them, keep on keepin’ on, but we all know that chemicals that come from coloring damage your hair. It’s just fact. The more you do it, the more you’ll have to work to keep those locks long and healthy! I haven’t colored my hair since High School and have never looked back, friends. It’s WORTH IT.
Less Heat. I style my hair once a week (unless my schedule calls for more often)– that’s it. We all have jobs and have to look “professional” and most of the time it means taking a blow dryer and straightener or curling iron to our hair. So remember, it’s all about balance. I LOVE a good curl just as much as the next girl, but you have to ask yourself “do I NEED to style my hair with heat today”. I guarantee you your heat exposure will cut down at least 25%, if not more, if you ask yourself the same question! This is also an opportunity to get creative! How can you learn to style your hair natural? Maybe embrace your natural wave, try out some velcro curlers, or use a little dry shampoo to help your blow out last longer. You could even experiment with some other hairstyles like a bun or braid! Just like color, the more heat you put to your hair, the more damaging it can be. My biggest piece of advice?! If you take away anything form this post PLEASE USE A HEAT PROTECTANT.
Linking my straightener, curling iron and blow dryer below!
Less product. The amount of hair products I own is minimal for a reason. I learned a long time ago and over doing it with products can sometimes push you farther away from the hair you want rather than closer. I’ll get to my holy grail products in a minute, but did just want to address that everyone’s hair is different. My needs may be completely different than the person next to me. Just like skincare, it takes trial and error + patience to find what works for you. The good new is, my MUST HAVE products are something everyone can benefit from! Just do yourself a favor and don’t fall for every product you set your eyes on. My biggest tip is purchasing products in travel size to trial and then if you really love it- buy it!
3 Holy Grail Products for Healthy Hair
Hair Oil. Are you guys tired of my talking about it yet?! HA! When I die, someone bury me with bottles on bottles of Moroccan Hair Oil, please. 🙂 It lives up to the hype- I promise! Every time I post about it, I get so many messages of people saying how much the love it and it’s the only hair oil they’ve ever used and actually noticed a difference. It not only moisturizes and hydrates the hair, but can also smooth and protect against breakage. Your hair is just like your skin, it needs oils to stay healthy. To apply: start from the ends and work your way up (particularly focusing on the back of your hair first where it is thickest). You can also apply all over and let sit before taking a shower as more of a mask application as well.
Linking the coveted Moroccan Oil below! <3
Hair Mask. I recently shared my top picks for hair masks on stories, and to be honest, it’s one of my favorite beauty treatments. It doesn’t have to be expensive, either! I have listed my top hair masks (most expensive to least) below for you to shop! Prices ranging anywhere from $3-$36 and be sure to check out my Hair Mask highlight on my Instagram for more info on each. Masks can function in many ways, but most commonly tend to be restorative and hydrating. Think of your hair like a plant. If you don’t give the plant water, over time it becomes brittle and lifeless. Hair masks help put the life back in your hair. Whether you are trying to prevent breakage, help protect from coloring, or combat dry locks, there’s a mask for everything!
Linking my favorite Hair Masks below!
Heat Protectant. I said it before and I’ll say it again. PLEASE use a heat protectant when you style your hair with tools. The best example I’ve ever heard was this. Grab your blow dryer and put it on the hottest setting. Hold you hand in front of the nozzle and turn it on. it may not feel that hot at first, but if you hold it there long enough, you eventually have to pull your hand away. The heat does the same thing to your hair over time. At first you don’t notice what the heat does, and then before you know it, you’ve caused unintentional damage to your hair from heat alone. Now spray heat protectant on your hand and turn the blow dryer on again. You’ll notice that you don’t feel the heat as much over time and can hold your hand up for much longer than you would have before! Crazy, but it works! Case closed.
Below are my favorite heat protectants!
While we’re on the topic of fave products, I thought I might as well add the other 4 that I always have on hand (not necessarily essential for healthy hair, but IMO, must haves for sure!)
Hairspray. There is only 1 hairspray I’ve used for 8 years. Enough said.
Texture Spray. Gives your hair the grit and volume you needs to get that blow out feel. Love using this even with my thick hair, but you’ll love it even more if your hair tends to be on the thinner side.
Dry Shampoo. Ever wonder how people can go dayssss without washing your hair and still look freshly styled? I can guarantee you it’s dry shampoo. I always have a few cans of this on hand at all times. Highly recommend a travel size in your purse for when you’re out and about! Linked my favorites below that range below $10 to over $30.
3-in-1. There’s nothing better than a products that has more than 1 function. You’re basically paying 1 price for 3 products. SCORE! Below are the 2 3-in-1 products that I use on a daily basis. Davines All in One Milk is a detangler, hydrater, and heat protectant all in one. Drybar Triple Sec is a volumizer, texturizer, and dry shampoo all in one.
There you have it! My best kept secrets to healthy hair! Time and patience is everything, but I’m confident if you follow my 3 secrets and 3 products, you’ll see results in no time!