My 10 Secrets to Beautiful Hair: Hair Health Tips
I Wear My hair Up in Scrunchies OftenDuring the day time, if I am just working at home, I’ll often just tuck my hair up in a bun using a scrunchie, too. This way I can avoid using heat to style my hair and it’s just up in a messy bun. I have yet to really be able to style a scrunchie in a way I love to go out and about with, so for now, they are just my at-home way of styling my hair. When I’m at home, I pretty much wear my hair up all day. I don’t put it up in a tight ponytail or bun, instead, I just use a scrunchie to pull my hair off and away from my face. This stops my hair from getting oily throughout the day (so I can wash it less) and it means I don’t worry about styling it. It may not be the cutest look, but who cares? I work from home – the only people who have to see me in my disheveled state are either married to me, or they are the FedEx person and I don’t really think they care about my scrunchie-style all that much. Did you know your hair actually can get damaged when you sleep? I know, annoying right? Rough cotton pillows can cause breakage and damage to our hair. That’s why I like to use a soft and silky or velvety scrunchie to tie my hair up and off my face at night. I typically braid my hair and secure the braid loosely with the scrunchie. I never want to loop the scrunchie on my ends too tightly as this can cause tangles which in turn causes more breakage. Best of all, braids style your hair as you sleep so you’ll cut down on your style-time, too. I recently discovered Chelsea King scrunchies and they have really been my go-to lately. They are so adorable, and they prevent hair breakage and damage.
I style my hair without using heat 99% of the time (hello, braids!)As I mentioned above, I braid my hair every night. Braids are the easiest way to style your hair without actually having to style your hair. while you sleep those pretty braids will create soft loose waves in your hair. It looks super pretty and it’s pretty darn effortless. When I can’t avoid using a bit of heat on my hair but I don’t want to immediately go to my curler or straightening iron, I then like to use my steam curlers or foam curlers to achieve super full and voluminous curls. Steam curlers aren’t completely damage-free, but it’s better than heat tools!
I use a purple shampoo and conditioner duoIf you’re a blonde then you know the struggle of brassy hair. I love ashy-blonde hair, but my hair always tends to go back to looking orangey which is why a purple shampoo and conditioner duo is so essential to my haircare routine. Right now, I am back using my Milkshake silver shampoo but here are a few others I HIGHLY recommend:
- Kristin Ess The One Purple Shampoo
- Drybar Blonde Ale