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Brigitte Evans is a Cosmetic Skin Care Consultant and a writer from Australia, with a sweet tooth for makeup and everything sparkly. When she is not drooling over the next big thing in the beauty industry, she reads mystery novels and makes plans for her next trip. She is the proud aunt of Sophie, age 4, who has rounded her Chanel lipstick, but she loves her anyway.
Are you tired of having dull and frizzy hair? Worry no more! Many girls struggle to achieve healthy hair due to many different factors, from the weather and environment, to all the heat styling and coloring at home. Some of the damage is definitely avoidable, but here are a few tips and tricks to incorporate in your daily hair care routine to get gorgeous hair in no time.
5 Tips for Healthy, Gorgeous Hair
1. Wash Your Hair Properly
Washing your hair is such a basic task, right? But, it seems like so many people are doing it wrong. Avoid products with chemicals like parabens, sulfates and synthetic fragrances. Instead, try using shampoos and conditioners with natural ingredients, and if they’re organic, even better. Furthermore, washing your hair every day is a misconception! It's actually proven bad for both your scalp and your hair. If you wash your hair every day, you can strip your scalp and hair from its natural oils, and that will result in producing more oil, making your hair greasier. Instead, shampoo your hair twice a week and dry wash in between. Also, don't brush your hair when it’s wet! Wet hair is more fragile and can break easily. If your hair gets tangled, try replacing your regular brush and comb with a detangler to avoid breakage.
2. Take Supplements
The diet we have and nutrients we take through food play a big role in the state of our hair. If you struggle to grow your hair and keep it healthy and long, consider taking hair growth supplements. They come in many shapes and sizes, but the most famous are gummy hair vitamins. They are literally like candy; they smell and taste great, but are also full of vitamins. Everything your hair needs to help prevent breakage and split-ends and also stimulate hair growth is sorted in a small capsule!
3. Consider At-Home Remedies
We can take foods from our surroundings and use them in more ways than one. DIY masks are a great solution, since we can mix and match the ingredients as we like to perfectly suit our hair type. For dry, damaged hair, use one mashed avocado and add two tablespoons of olive oil. For fragile hair, add one tablespoon of honey and one tablespoon of almond oil to a mashed ripe banana. Mix it well and apply. You can add any ingredient you like, and the quantity of the mask can vary depending on your hair length and thickness.
4. Try To Avoid Heat
It's time to put aside the straightener and the curling iron! By avoiding heat styling, you'll be avoiding the inevitable heat damage. If you use heat tools regularly, you ruin the natural pattern of your hair and drain the moisture out of it, leaving it brittle and broken over time. Try limiting the heat usage, and replace your everyday hairstyles with no-heat ones. Absolutely don't go over 400°F – ever! Use heat protectant spray before blow-drying or straightening your hair to minimize the damage.
5. Professionals Do It Better
Every girl will tell you there is something special in dying their own hair, especially when the idea to do so comes randomly or after a break-up. But all jokes aside, dying your own hair is not recommended, and it may be even dangerous when the bleach is involved. It's fun to go to your local drugstore and look trough a whole isle of hair dyes. But is it really worth it? Box dyes contain many harmful ingredients like ammonia and the results often don't turn out like the picture on the box. That's why your best bet is to go to a professional. Sure, it's not as cheap and you spend a whole day at the salon, but it's less costly in the long run as you get the desired results without extra damage. If you still want to do some on your own, use wash-out colors that don’t penetrate the strands.
At the end of the day, we strive to keep your hair as healthy as possible. Having gorgeous hair can give us a tremendous boost of confidence, so keep it on fleek!