We come in all shapes and sizes and thicknesses 😉 and so does our hair! Our skin and hair are very unique from one another. Whether you have thin blonde hair or thick black curls, your hair is still UNIQUE from everyone else who has the same ‘type’. There is only one of you. One thing we all have in common, though, is wanting HEALTHY hair.
So, there are universal tips that EVERY hair type can rely on! Here are 6 tried and true ways to retain the hair health you desire.
#5 Hair Color
Color treatments are a finicky business. We’re not saying don’t color your hair. Just check how often and what kind of product you are using. Hair colors are usually ammonia based. Ammonia and bleach will strip your hair of moisture and you will have to take extra precaution on putting that moisture back. We do not recommend box dyes. We recommend going to a professional salon stylist who will take care not to leave harsh chemicals in your scalp and use deep moisturizers to replenish your hair health immediately. If you are coloring at home, try natural dyes. They’re out there. Ask your salon professional how often is TOO often when it comes to coloring YOUR type of hair.
There are many things we expose our hair to. The weather, for example. Rain water is harsh on hair. Exposure to dust and pollution in the air requires more frequent washing which we want to avoid. And the usual culprit, heat. Heat can be from your dryer, curling or straightening iron. It can also, believe it or not, come from too much sun exposure! Again, you want to treat your hair like you do your skin. You wouldn’t lay on the beach for long periods of time without skin protection. Treat your hair the same. If you enjoy being in the sun, invest in a UV protecting spray.
If you know you’re going to be running errands in and out of the sun or walk in the park today, wrap your hair in a scarf or put on a hat. It seems simple, but often we forget. The sun, as well as your dryer, will zap moisture out of your hair. It will slowly become brittle.
These tips are really preventative measures to be aware of. Keep them in mind every day and you won’t have to worry AFTER your hair is damaged. Stay ahead of the game.
Remember to moisturize! Feed your hair AND your belly good food and ENJOY your beautiful, UNIQUE healthy hair.