So naturally I have a lot of thick hair, this is for sure a blessing & a curse. Curse because doing anything to my hair (straightening, curling, blow-drying) takes around an hour. Blessing because I love how it looks naturally so most days I roll out of bed and don’t have to touch it at all. Because I wear it natural most days, I try to take really good care of it so I thought I’d share a few of the things I’ve learned that work for me!!!
My Tips & Tricks:
Tip #1: You don’t need to wash your hair as often as you think
I personally wash my hair 1-2 times a week depending on how often I’m working out, but I genuinely think this is a game changer. The less often I wash it the less oily it gets, and I just feel like my hair grows better now that I’ve started limiting my washes. From what I’ve read washing your hair too often can really dry out your hair and your natural oils are actually good for your hair so finding the right balance is really important!!
Tip #2: brush your hair before you wash it
Additionally, I have always heard that brushing your hair while it’s wet can also lead to breakage, however, because my hair is wavy if I brush it while it’s dry it frizzes up like crazy. What I’ve learned to do is to brush it right before I get in the shower just to get my knots out and then I don’t have to worry about it frizzing up.
Tip #3: When you do wash your hair, end your shower with cold water
So I always shower with warm water, but apparently warm water can make your hair more dry and lose its strength, so basically you’re hair breaks more easily. Because of that I try to wash my hair with warm water and then I make sure at the end of my shower to rinse my conditioner out with cold water just to try and prevent as much breakage as possible.
Tip #4: Fit in a hair mask once a week
Since I wash my hair 1-2 times a week I try to use a hair mask at least once a week to make sure I have as much hydration as possible. I don’t use any specific one, so my go to is always just to roam the shampoo/conditioner isle of HEB and pick a few out at a time. I also try and make them last as long as possible, so oftentimes I’ll use the same mask 2-3 times.
Tip #5: Oils
So there are a few different oils that I use, normally the day before I wash my hair I put oil in my roots and brush it through and then I wear a hat the next day. Typically, I use a castor oil, or this wild growth hair oil & moisturizing oil, or a combo of the two. I also normally spray some argan oil in my hair after my shower while my hair is still wet.
1. Charcoal Dry Shampoo
I basically live in Dry Shampoo, thanks to the fact that I barely ever wash it when it is looking oily I just drown it in some dry shampoo & call it a day.
2. DryBar Texture Spray
I really don’t use this very often, its basically saved for when I’m dressing cute, going out, or doing my hair (which is very seldom). With that being said this makes it seem less dirty and more “messy” in a good way.
Okay so I am super basic and eat these everyday, I can’t really say if they do or do not work, but they taste good & I’m hoping for the best, haha oops.
This is a vitamin I also take everyday. It’s for skin, hair, and nails and I feel like I notice it the most in my nails but I feel like it also helps a lot with my hair growth.
5. Collagen Powder & Cleansing Hair Scrub
Lastly, I just started taking these but collagen is suppose to help with a ton of things & hair is one of them, so I will report back if I see any results 🙂
The Cleansing Hair Scrub is also something I just got & am super excited to try. It’s suppose to be massaged into your scalp and will hopefully stimulate some hair growth!!
Basically all of the stuff I use I’ve gotten from Amazon for pretty cheap so it’s definitely not hard to keep up with it.
P.S. I’m always looking for new ways to make my hair strong & grow faster so if you have anything different, hook me up plzzzz!!
Happy, healthy grooming!