Lately, I’ve had many people emailing me and asking me how I manage to grow my hair out so quickly and maintain my hair care. Even before I cut 10 inches off of my hair this past summer, I have been getting asked about all of the products that I use to maintain and grow my hair.
Maintaining healthy hair, that continues to grow, certainly doesn’t happen overnight and it can be a frustrating and awkward process along the way. It’s a process that starts from the inside out, which I think most people forget. Here are a few tips to get you started on the way to happy and healthy hair with tips and great hair care products!
Tip #1: Healthy hair starts from the inside out.
Tip #2: Wash, but not too often.
When you do wash your hair, make sure you are using the correct product for your type of hair.
(Also, DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT use volumizing shampoos or conditioners. They create build up and actually prevent more hair growth by trying to mask it with more volume.)Look for products that contain zero sulfates. When you use shampoo that contains sulfates, you strip away more than dirt and excess oil from your scalp. You also remove the natural oils that your hair needs to stay healthy and grow. Removing these oils can cause a dry and itchy scalp and can lead to more dandruff and breakage.
Trying to repair dry and already damaged hair? I recommend using this 3 minute deep conditioner in the shower once a week. Let it sit in your wet hair for about 2 minutes in the shower, while you shave your legs, and then wash out.
I’ve used a lot of different products in the past, both wash out and leave in formulas, and nothing compares to this little purple bottle. The best part…? It’s only $2.99 and available at most grocery stores!! It adds in the perfect amount of moisture to dry hair and leaves it feeling so silky soft once dry.
If you are used to washing on a daily basis, keep in mind that during the process of trying to go for longer periods of time between washings, that your hair will seem greasier and more dirty, but this actually phases itself out over a short period of time and your hair will adjust to the new levels of oil in your hair, without looking so gross! Use a good dry shampoo to hold you over in between wash days, until your hair adjusts.
Tip #3 Post Shower Rituals.
If you don’t like wearing you hair wet in the middle of the day or you don’t have enough time to let it dry before you need to leave the house, I highly suggest showering at night. You will wake up with dry hair and it’s quick to style, without the damage of a blow dryer day after day.
Tip #4 Styling.
Tip #5 Let your hair down.
I understand that these tips might not work for everyone, but through my experience of growing and cutting my hair and dyeing it from blonde to brown repeatedly, these tips seem to be the best ways to maintain long and healthy hair. Give it a try and let me know how they help! All the products listed in this post are products that I believe in and actually use on my hair all the time. Be sure to check them out!