I often get asked ‘is it possible to have undamaged hair?’ and ‘is it worth to wash your hair twice a week, or use homemade masks or buy expensive conditioners?’. So I will be honest with you, there is no secret behind and the truth is that to have undamaged hair is completely impossible.
Never sleep with your hair in a braid or a bun – Yes yes yes!!! Let your hair rest, as you let your skin rest, because you take the make off, try not to sleep with your hair being in a braid.
Nutrition – I know its old news, but we are what we eat, at least I strongly believe that. Same as your brain and your skin loves good food, your hair needs that as well. So make sure to eat loads of cruciferous vegetables to get all your antioxidants in, eat delicious healthy fats for that glow and of course don’t forget good sources of protein for that hair strength! Don’t go on serious diets that limits your calorie intake, trust me your hair will suffer from that!
Wash you hair right – How often and HOW you wash your hair is very important for overall hair health. Make sure you are not rubbing your hair fibers into each other, because that induces hair friction. Instead gently apply hair products on your hair.
Hair styling – I remember when I was a teenager I wanted to get my hair dyed pink or have deadlocks (you know I was being a typical teenager) and I am so grateful that my lovely mother stopped me from that (Thanks mum if you reading this) and in general she always said I should really be grateful for the hair I have so I don’t think we even owned a hot hair styling tool. I think because I don’t use that much heat on my hair, it does really help to maintain the strength and shine , however I do like sometimes have nice bouncy curls but I always make sure I use a good hair protection spray and hair styling tools.
Scalp health – I think sometimes people don’t appreciate how important is to have a healthy scalp! Don’t just keep checking how your ends doing or how your hair feels, your scalp can be a key indicator how is your overall health and also indicate if any cosmetic products that you are using are not the best (appearance of atopic dermatitis,irritation response) – so don’t forget to give some love to your scalp!
If you have really damaged hair I would suggest to keep some sort of hair journal where you can record what products really work for and what doesn’t – worth trying!
Are there any tips or tricks you noticed that really help for you to grow long and healthy hair? Please share with me!
Have a wonderful hair day xx
I am Laura, 26 Lithuanian living in Manchester. I spend my days in the lab working on hair follicles and in the evening I share my love about hair cosmetics and how to have beautiful hair!