How to Get Healthy Hair
1. Cut down on dying your hair.
One sure-fire way to get healthy hair fast is to stop dying it. Bleach and hair dye strips your hair. Those intense chemicals are damaging and they’ll turn your shiny healthy locks to frayed and damaged. One way to cut down on how often you dye your hair is by going ombre. Ombre hair will allow you to embrace your roots and skip a few of those hair dye sessions.
2. Put down the heat tools.
We all already know this rule, but its a hard one to follow! Find heatless styling guides and use them to style your tresses rather than using heat tools. Get started with my heatless curls tutorial!
3. Deep condition your hair 1-2 times weekly.
Nothing will help your hair faster than a good deep conditioning treatment. If your hair is dry and damaged, try to maintain a deep conditioning routine to help improve the look and feel of your hair. My personal favourite deep conditioners are the Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque & Loreal Professional Smoothing Masque. I alternate the conditioners by conditioning my hair on Sunday (so it can be silky and smooth for the work week) and on Wednesday. I have found keeping up this “TLC retreat” treatment twice weekly has helped my hair become more manageable, less knotted and healthier.
4. Lose the shampoo.
Shampoo dries out your hair and will damage it if you have fragile or damaged hair. Instead try a Cleansing Conditioner, my personal favourite is the Macadamia Cleansing Conditioner. Cleansing conditioners will clean your strands without the damaging drying effect of shampoos.
5. Buy a donut bun.
I cannot express enough how much these donut buns have helped to improve the condition of my hair. How it’s helped is that on days when my hair is unruly (ahem, most days) instead of struggling with heat tools I can quickly and easily tuck my hair into a sock bun. Donut buns are a great way to have daily professional hair without any damage.
6. Air dry your hair.
Whenever you can, let your hair air dry or allow it to dry almost entirely (around 80%) and then use your blow dryer on warm heat rather than hot.
7. Say goodbye to split ends!
Going into the salon to get your hair cut is a bit counter productive when you’re wanting to grow your hair out; so instead invest in salon quality scissors (like these) and snip off split ends when you spot them. I actually go through my hair once monthly to “search and destroy” my split ends.
8. Oil your hair after dying!
When you’re dying your hair, especially lightening it, you’re putting it through a damaging process and afterwards you should give it a little recovery TLC. Typically when you go into the salon your hair will be dyed, dried and styled so when it comes around to the day when you need to wash it, try oiling it. Oiling your hair is basically the same as deep conditioning your hair but it’s a bit more intensive; you want to allow the oil to sit in your hair for as long as possible to really condition and strengthen your hair, I like to leave it in for about an hour. My personal favourite treatment is this coconut oil + peppermint mixture that promotes growth & health.
*you may need to wash your hair twice with shampoo to get all the oil out afterward**
9. Use a leave in treatment.
A leave-in hair treatment is something you use your hair once you’re out of the shower. You add the treatment into your damp hair to help eliminate tangles and reduce longterm damage. I use the Macadamia Natural Oil Nourishing Leave In to keep my hair smooth & tangle-free.
10. Invest in a good serum.
Applying serum to your hair daily will help keep it looking smooth while also adding in a bit of hydration to damaged or fragile strands. My personal favourites are the Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Serum & the Moroccan Oil Serum.