Quick question – do you guys color your hair? If you’ve never touched your hair with bleach or dye then I commend you (seriously). Coloring your hair can be so damaging. Sometimes I wish that I never colored my hair, other times I love having a fun color!
If you’re looking to prevent breakage or stop your hair from falling out as much, then these tips are for you!
Today I’ll be sharing a three non-conventional or traditional hair care tips. I know what you may be thinking: “great, another blogger trying to shove more products in my face.” BUT I’m here to happily report that none of that will be happening today ? These three tips are going to be very easy to incorporate lifestyle tips.
Healthy Hair Tip #1: Evaluate Your Washing Habits
I know what you’re probably thinking, “but my hair gets so greasy“. But have you ever stopped to think that it was because you’re overwashing your hair.
You’re basically drying out your scalp with the scorching hot water + shampoo which is triggering to the follicle that it needs to produce more oil to compensate. Thus, you’re left with oilier than usual hair.
Try to scale back your washing from every day to every other day. Then you could start washing it every three days. I like to wash my hair once or twice a week, maximum. I find that over time, my scalp has stopped producing as much oil as it used to. Because of this, I can “wear” the same “wash” for multiple days in a row.
Healthy Hair Tip #2: No Buns, Ponytails Or Scalp–Pulling Hair Styles
This is something that I do without even really trying (mostly because a bun never stays on-top of my head for longer than 10 minutes, anyone else?).
However – buns, high + tight ponytails and any other style that pulls your scalp or your roots can cause breakage. You know those fly aways and “baby hairs” that just won’t seem to grow? It’s because they keep breaking off in your buns / tight ponytails.
Instead, you could try a low + loose ponytail pulled together by a hair scarf or scrunchie! Both of these things are less damaging to your hair because your strands are less likely to get caught and rip out. By doing this, you’re not pulling your scalp and placing tension on the roots of your hair strands!
Healthy Hair Tip #3: Less Coloring, More Waiting Between Dyes + Bleaching
Now this one is really personal preference. But, I try to get my hair colored two to three times a year, MAX.
The rooted look may not be for you (especially if you have dark roots like I do and you like a light / bright color). However, I don’t really mind it! I know that this isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea, but the longer that you can go without putting bleach on your hair, the better.
Getting touch ups every six weeks can cause a lot more unwanted and unnecessary damage. By going longer between your colorings, you’re preserving the quality of your hair and your wallet will thank you ?
So, try going a little bit longer between your colorings and touch ups. If you bleach your hair, then you know that “gummy” texture that happens when you color your hair. Your hair is literally breaking apart because of the bleach – it gives me the chills just thinking about it!
I hope that you found these tips helpful! I love spreadin’ the knowledge + self care love.