Friday, December 11, 2020

7 Tips to Help You Have More Good Hair Days

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7 Tips to Help You Have More Good Hair Days

It's taken me a very long time to learn to love my hair. Really, it's true! When I was growing up I had thick, wavy hair. It made it harder to learn how to do various hairstyles that my friends had. When I attempted to get popular haircuts, they never looked quite right because of the waves or the amount of hair I had. In high school my hair started to get more waves and even some curls. The midwest humidity was my enemy. All I wanted was hair that looked like my friends'. Even in college once I discovered the miracle of straighteners, when it rained or throughout summer, my hair never did what I wanted. Over the last 10 years I've slowly learned how to work with my hair and not always against it, especially after having children when my hair became quite a bit curlier! I've learned about diffusers, curl enhancing serums, mousse, and how washing my hair less often means more time for myself and shiner, healthier hair. My oldest daughter already has some waves in her hair and I'll be happy to pass on what I have learned to her so she will have many years of good hair days to look forward to! Today I'm sharing some tips on haircare to ensure many more good hair days in the future! 

1. Take Vitamins

No matter your hair type, good hair days begin with healthy hair. I've recently added HAIRLOVE keratine + collagen complex daily hair vitamins into my routine.  If you aren't familiar with HAIRLOVE, it is a lifestyle/wellness brand that sells several products- flagship product being our Keratin + Collagen Complex supplement that helps women strengthen and grow their hair, with bonus benefits for skin and nails. Daily vitamins or plain biotin is not enough to help nourish your hair. HAIRLOVE vitamins are formulated with the right vitamins and minerals to help your hair rebuild the foundation of each follicle for strong, thick, and healthy hair. They use the highest-quality, science backed ingredients including Cynatine HNS Keratine which helps your body stop excessive shedding, breakage, and thinning hair and helps to increase shine and keep your hair in the growth phase longer. You can use code LAURA15 for 15% off your purchase! 

7 Tips to Help You Have More Good Hair Days

2. Wash Less

I used to wash my hair everyday. It took forever every morning and my hair was becoming so dry. I was able to begin stretching it out to every other day and now I try to only wash twice a week. By washing less not only are you saving time, you are saving your hair! If you wash too often you are stripping the hair of its natural oils that help it stay moisturized and give it shine. This is especially important if you have longer, thicker hair. It is helpful to use dry shampoo, putting your hair up in a bun or pony tail or braid on day 3 or 4 can really help extend your wash and avoid the 'unwashed' look. 

7 Tips to Help You Have More Good Hair Days

3. Work with the Weather

Especially with wavy or curly hair, it's so important not to fight the humidity! It's absolutely pointless for someone with hair like mine to straighten their hair at any point during a Midwest summer. Haha! But in all seriousness think about a style you can do in a high humidity and a low humidity environment. For me that means during the summer or when it is rainy, I diffuse my hair and wear it curly. When it is drier in the winter, I straighten my hair and then can go 3-4 days without any extra hair styling. 

4. Put Your Hair to Sleep at Night 

Something I've learned to help extend your style and take care of your hair is to not neglect it at night! If you haven't switched already, use a silk pillowcase on your pillow at night. Silk can not only help your hair maintain moisture, reduce frizz and breakage, but it also reduces night sweating which can contribute to greasy looking hair. And it is good for your skin, too! Another tip, especially if you have longer hair is to 'pineapple' your hair. Use a silk scrunchie to pile up your hair on top of your head in a loose ponytail or bun. If you have curly hair, it helps extend your curls by helping them not become tangled or flattened at night. If you have straight hair it helps maintain volume and protect any curls or waves you added with heat styling. A silk scrunchie in particular helps reduce frizz and doesn't leave any creases. I rarely have to touch up my hair the next day when I pull it up at night!

7 Tips to Help You Have More Good Hair Days

5. Use a Good Quality Brush

How many brushes do you have? I have at least 4. And they are all for different purposes. I have a natural boar bristle round brush and flat paddle brush for drying my hair and other brushes for when my hair is wet or when I want it smooth when I pull it up. Quality brushes are gentle on the hair and help reduce breakage and frizz, increase shine, and keep your hair looking beautiful and healthy! 

7 Tips to Help You Have More Good Hair Days

6. Pay Attention to Your Water Quality 

If you live in an area with hard water, it's so important to use soft water when washing your hair. If you don't have a whole-house water softener, you can buy mini water softeners that fit on your shower head so at least you have soft water when you shower. 

7 Tips to Help You Have More Good Hair Days

7. Deep Condition & Heat Protect 

My hair tends to be dry so I actually use a deep conditioner every time I wash, but if your hair is on the thinner side or tends to be more oily, take that into account when deciding how often to deep condition your hair. In addition to deep conditioning, make sure you are putting a heat protectant on your hair if you are doing any kind of heat styling. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! So preventing damage like split ends and breakage HAIRLOVE's Nourish + Repair serum is made of 100% cold pressed argan oil. It is a versatile serum that can be used overnight as a deep treatment hair mask, on ends as a heat protectant and split end repair, or as a moisturizer for skin. It's a non greasy formula that is perfect for winter since it helps hair retain its moisture. 

I hope these tips help you take better care of your hair and result in many good hair days for you! Don't forget to use code LAURA15 for 15% off your purchase from HAIRLOVE! 

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