We ask a lot of our hair. We brush it, heat it, die it, pack it full of icky products, you name it. Hair damage is something that happens to the best of us, and can be seriously frustrating to remedy. It's not going to happen over night, but there are definitely tips and tricks that you can try to help stay on top of tending to your locks. Because you're worth it. *Hair flip*
Give it a Trim
You cannot revive unhealthy hair without a little snip. Get a fresh trim (even a little one) and it will instantly set you on the right track. Getting a trim also inhibits breakage and will reduce flyaways. Bam.
In addition to being our OG snack, avocadoes are also packed with hair-healthy vitamins, like Vitamin B, which encourages hair growth, and Vitamin E, which can contribute to a healthier scalp. Try mashing one ripe avocado in a bowl with an egg and applying to hair for 20-30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and repeat once every two weeks. The result? Hair that is softer and might even grow more quickly as well.
To Wash Or Not To Wash
How often do you wash your hair? Washing your hair everyday strips it from its natural oils and could be keeping you from reaching your #HairGoals. Skip a couple of days and let the oils nurture your scalp and lengths. Braids, buns and ponytails are a good way to help extend wash days.
When you do wash your hair, try to use natural, deep conditioning products. We recommend Wen by Chaz Dean Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner ($40 at Sephora) - it's a 5-in-1 and it's also sulphate free! Also avoid styling products with alcohol in them, as it strips your hair and does a lot of damage. Be mindful of ingredients.
Heat Be Gone
Don’t let the heat get to your head! Heat is no joke and healthy, happy hair can be achieved simply by letting your natural lengths be who they want to be! If you are growing out your hair, avoiding heat can even make your hair grow faster! Embracing your natural texture is a hot topic right now - why not get in on the conversation?
Oil = Essential
Most often, damaged hair is in serious need of moisture, but sometimes all of the conditioners, serums, and masks can weigh your tresses down and contribute to even more damage. Reach for a hair oil instead - we like the lightweight formula and all natural DNA of Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Dry Mist ($25 at Beauty.com).
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