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If there is one thing that I get complimented on a lot, that would be my hair. Not my hairstyle but the softness & healthiness of it.
Back in highschool, I had the most damaged hair EVER! I used to straighten my hair everyday & I didn't use a heat protectant. I didn't know better back then haha. My hair got so damaged & dry. I had so much split ends & the bottom of my hair was practically dead. On top of that, I used to color my hair all the time!! My poor hair suffered so much :( I had really long hair & I didn't want to cut it but I had no choice. The minute I cut my hair, I decided that I was going to take care of my hair and I'm glad that I did :)
It took me a while to revive my hair back to health. I stopped straightening my hair & just colored my hair one solid color which was Black. That's my original hair color. After a few months, the results were spectacular! So here's a few tips on how I continue to keep my hair healthy. This is not intended for everybody. It's what works best for me :)
1. I don't shampoo my hair everyday. That might sound disgusting but the oils that our scalp produces is actually healthy for the hair :) Now that I workout everyday, I'll wash my hair with warm water but I won't use shampoo or conditioner unless it's been a day or two. Depends on how oily my hair gets, I'll usually shampoo it every other day or every two days.
2. I don't use hot tools on an everyday basis. I always let my hair air dry. I don't curl or straighten my hair unless I have a special occasion to go to like a party or dinner. If I do use hot tools, I use a heat protectant. YES, I've learned! LOL. I like to use Nexxus, Paul Brown & John Freida products. They work best for my hair. I've tried using higher end products but they tend to make my scalp really oily.
3. I have a sensitive scalp so I'm only allowed to use drugstore shampoo's. I can't even use most drugstore shampoos because my scalp will itch like crazy! My scalp/hair has a love affair with Pantene Pro-v & Suave :)
4. I don't color my hair. It's been over 5 years since the last time I've colored my hair.
5. ARGAN OIL!!! NUFF SAID. If you don't own this stuff, get some NOW! Your hair will never be the same, I promise :)
6. I trim my hair every so often. Damage usually occurs on the bottom of your hair & if you don't get rid of the damage hair, it'll prevent growth. I'm sure everyone knows this by now :)
That is it. It seems like a lot of work but really, it's not. I guess I'm used to it. I'm proud to say that I have NO split ends :) Split end free for the past 6 years or so. And my hair grows tremendously fast! What are your tips on keeping your hair healthy? Do share :)
Most frequently used hair products:
Paul Brown Shine Amplifier (shine gloss spray) $15.90
Paul Brown Treat Elite (instant detangler, light conditioner & finishing rinse all in one) $9.60
Nexxus Heat Protexx (heat protectant)
John Frieda Dream Curls (for curling hair)
John Frieda Straight Answer (for straightening hair)
John Frieda & Nexxus products can be found at drugstores & range anywhere between $6-$10. As for the Paul Brown products, I'm not sure where they carry it but I got mine at a Paul Brown salon here in Hawaii.