It’s no secret that I’ve worn extensions and absolutely LOVE them. What I don’t love is the damage they do to my hair and honestly, the maintenance it takes to keep them looking healthy. I’ve tried the bonded kind and the tape ins and if I ever do get them again, I’ll definitely go the tape in route. Much less expensive and way easier on your hair.
But anyway, ever since I took my extensions out a few months ago I’ve been trying really hard to get my hair back to the condition it was in. (Sidenote: I didn’t wear extensions on the show!) I’ve always had long, healthy hair but last year after putting my hair through so much stress I decided I needed to cut it and just start over. Since then, I’ve been using less heat on my hair and using a mask once a week. I had always heard that I needed to do that, especially since I color my hair, but never did because who has time for that?? I thought it had to be this huge process that would take forever and be a huge inconvenience, but I’ve learned it doesn’t have to be. I just apply mine while I’m in the shower, brush through it with a wide tooth comb and then clip it on top of my head. Sometimes I’ll put on a shower cap if I want to be safe. I just leave it on the time it takes me to shave my legs, sing a couple songs, and use my Clarisonic. I probably should leave it on a little longer but for me, it works!
Here are some other tips for healthy hair:
1.) Cut down on heat styling! I know we hear this everywhere and very rarely listen to it, but just try it once. When I know I’m going to curl my hair I’ll let it air dry and it gives my hair more body every time. If I do use a hair dryer I wait until it’s almost already completely dry and always use a heat protectant!
2.) Sleep with your hair in a braid tied with a scrunchie (Yes. Scrunchie. But be sure to remove it before leaving the house.) or I wrap my hair in a loose, low bun and use a small clip.
3.) Try a good dry shampoo so that you can go longer between washing. I usually go about 4-5 days! (Here’s my post on my faves!)
4.) Take a vitamin such as biotin or Viviscal. I have heard Viviscal works wonders and have started taking it so I’ll keep you all updated!
What are your favorite hair treatments or tips for health hair?