This morning I got the ultimate compliment: “you have the most stunning hair.” I have to say that receiving a compliment (especially from another female) is such an awesome touch to the day. It boosts your confidence and it can bring a feel-good mood to your entire day. Now, I am the first to admit that “stunning” is quite the compliment to me because there are many mornings where this mane is so unmanageable that a messy bun is the only option. However, as someone who loves hair, taking the time to care for and properly style my strands has resulted in a few compliments like this in my lifetime.
As a former hair dresser, I often get a lot of questions about hair care and requests for recommendations on how to achieve a great head of hair. I can admit there’s a good amount of technique that even I could learn, but there are a few tips that are a must to achieving healthy locks.
Product, Product, and more Product: Above everything else – you must actually care for your hair and caring really starts when you introduce products to your regime. Yes, the amount of products out there to use are overwhelming, but once you do your research and nail down the ones for you – they are a must have. Along with a great shampoo & conditioner, I also recommend having: a smoothing serum/creme, a heat protector, (if needed) a thickening spray, and a holy grail hair masque.
Use Heat w/ Caution: I won’t lie, I am very guilty of using excessive amounts of heat on my hair, but the older I get the more aware of it I am and the less of it I do. Make sure that you are using quality hair tools and that you take advantage of second-day-hair so that you only use these tools a few times a week. If you are going to spend money and invest in something – let it be your heat tools.
Become Besties w/ Dry Shampoo: As someone with a very oily scalp, I understand the struggle of wanting to wash your hair frequently. Luckily, the introduction of dry shampoos has made this a war we can actually win. Dry shampoo not only removes the oil from your hair so that you shampoo less, but it also adds texture (and sometimes volume) which people like myself live for.Pin It