Every girl wishes to have Beyonce hair (or any other hair idol that you have ha-ha), but, unfortunately, not everyone is lucky to be born with such beautiful and thick hair or some were lucky, but constant straightening, dyeing, curling and blow drying ruined what mother nature gave them.
I never really had thick hair, but it was still much better than it is now. As a very indecisive person, I used to dye my hair at least twice a year and I am not talking about some highlights right now, I used to go from blond to brown and the other way around. As you can imagine, it really damaged my hair and I started experiencing massive hair loss that I have never experienced before. My brush would be full of hair every time.
Such drastic negative change of my hair quality made me very cautious about the products I use, the hairdressers I go to and the amount of times I allow myself to curl and straighten my hair. I am a huge fan of long hair and as you can imagine, after dyeing it so much I had to cut it very shots, which was a very dramatic experience for me.
Okay, well, now that I have proven the fact that my hair experienced a lot of changes and chemical exposure, I would like to share with you my life-saviour haircare routine, some tips and life-hacks.
- I wash my hair every two days. I believe that washing your hair every day damages it, even though a lot of hairdressers are now convinced that if you choose the right shampoo, you are good to go. It might be true, however, if you wash your hair everyday, it will get dirty everyday! That’s a fact. The more often you wash your hair, the faster it gets dirty because it gets used to the regime you set.
- I use conditioner every time I wash my hair. I find it very important not only because it nourishes your hair, but also because it makes the brushing much easier. Even if you have time to brush your hair without using the conditioner prior to that, it is much healthier when this process goes smoothly. Pulling your hair is one of the reasons people start experiencing the hair loss.
- After brushing my hair, I always put some hair oil on the length to make it look very shiny and healthy. I suggest putting oil after brushing because it helps to spread it evenly. Try to not put any oil on the roots, as it can actually be damaging. Oil can clot the pores on your scalp, making it very hard for the skin to breathe.
- Some beauty companies sell a boost thickening spray, which closes the pores on your hair making them thicker and healthier. I spray it every time before blow drying, which also adds the volume to my hairstyle.
- I do not use any masks, as it makes my hair dirty faster. I look for natural alternatives to nourish my hair.
Products I use:
- Shampoo – Head & Shoulders for men with mint.
- Conditioner – Klorane (very good for itchy scalp).
- Hair oil – Redken all soft Argan-6 oil.
- Thickening spray – Sally Hershberger hair plump up.
- While washing your hair, make sure you put shampoo ONLY on your scalp. Iy is absolutely unnecessary to put it on the whole length. It prevents your hair from breaking and having split ends.
- When you brush your hair, make sure you start with your ends and work your way up to the roots. It prevents pulling, which saves you from potential hair loss.
- If your hair is very dry, apply coconut oil on the whole length, put a bag on your head and a towel. Stay like that over night and your hair will truly thank you for that. You can also use coconut oil as the regular hair oil to put on your ends after washing it. Don’t apply too much as it can make your hair quite oily.
- If you want your hair to grow much faster, or nothing helps from your hair loss issues, I know the right thing for you – nicotinic acid. This things did wonders to my hair and saved me from being bold after my experiments. You can buy nicotinic acid ampules in any pharmacy. Apply it all over your scalp every 3 days and massage your head after the application. I suggest doing it the day before washing your hair, as for the best results the acid should be on your scalp for 24 hours.
I hope that helped. Let’s share all the haircare tips in the comments down below: