Imagine this – long, soft, silky & healthy hair running down your back. And guess what you can have it – if you want it!
So I often get asked how I take care of my hair and why I can keep it this healthy. Now I don’t have the secret formula which will give you instantly beautiful long hair but I do have some tips and tricks that help with the upkeep.
The products for healthy hair
I used to swear by my Pro:Voke Touch of Silver shampoo, but recently I started trying out some new ranges and brands again. At the moment I’m obsessed with the Fusion range from Wella. I use their shampoo, conditioner and hair mask. I first found the smell a little bit irritating but already with the second wash I got used to it. It might smell of almonds but I’m not entirely sure. It leaves my hair really silky without looking oily. The Fusion range has special benefits as it acts a hair protecter. It helps to prevent breakage when using a brush and it’s a heat protector too! Who wouldn’t love that?! Also if you have damage hair it really helps with the appearance of your hair. No more visible split ends. Don’t get me wrong it doesn’t heal your split ends but prevents any more.
Every second or third wash I opt for my Bleach Blondes shampoo from Lee Stafford. Just to get it out of the way – I’m a natural blonde but even my natural blonde can benefit from a toning shampoo. It makes sure to keep my blonde all nice and cancels out any brassy undertones.
How to look after your hair
The right products for your hair can do wonders but there are some other things to keep your hair as healthy as possible.
Let’s start with how often you wash your hair. I got my hair wash down to every 4th day. It might sound impossible for you but with some time and determination you can get there too. Washing your hair strips your hair not only of the dirt but of the natural products that occur too. So with washing your hair less, you help keeping it as healthy as possible.
Dry Shampoo is your best friend and so is coconut oil. To get you through another day without washing just use your dry shampoo. My faves are always from Batiste. Now about the coconut oil. Whenever my hair needs some extra love I lather it in cold pressed coconut oil and let it sit for 2 hours or even over-night. I like to use the hair mask in my pamper sessions too.
Minimise the breakage with investing in a good brush. I have one that’s especially for long, thick hair. (Choose one that suits you hair). When brushing your hair, start at the bottom and work your way up. This way you get all the knots out easily and don’t need too much force. Another way to prevent breakage is with braiding your hair whilst sleeping. And use hair bobbles without any metal in them.
So this are all my tips and what I use to keep my hair healthy. Also it really helps with getting it as longs as I have it now. With the years I have found out that the little ways on how you treat your hair help the best! You don’t need to follow religiously doing everything. Some weeks I use more heat on my hair, and some days I don’t braid my hair to bed.
Some things might sound obvious to you but maybe to another one they really can help out. Let me know what you do to keep your healthy hair. Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to follow me on Bloglovin’ and my other social media, xx.