Because I just did a post on getting your skin Springtime ready, I decided I should do the same for hair since I’m always talking about hair products & at home care.
Its no surprise my hair has suffered some damage this winter — cold winter and winds outside plus moisture sucking heat tools inside. Here are my steps to getting spring ready hair.
Trim it away
Pay your favorite salon a visit to be rid of split and broken ends. Your hair is most manageable when the ends are in good condition. Many of us try to hold on to every centimeter of length we retain, but damaged ends can actually do more harm than good. A light dusting of your ends can make detangling and styling much easier, which reduces breakage in the long run.After your hair is cleansed and conditioned, removing split ends will immediately improve its look and shine. I just did my trim & keratin treatment last week so start the season off with even, manageable strands by getting a trim.
Not only my favorite for the skin but this goes for hair too! At least once a week, treat your hair with a restoring mask or deep conditioner. Love the HBL Hair Masque and Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask. These miracle masks rebuild hair fibers, prevent breakage and fortifies while healing and protecting. Apply from the middle of your strands down the roots, and wait 5-10 minutes before rinsing thoroughly for amazing results. They both give your hair serious amounts of moisture which is great and get rid of flyways. If that wasn’t enough, it also plumps and expands hair for a long-lasting youthful fullness
Let your hair air dry when possible!
This is self explanatory but worth mentioning. It starts to warm up anyways so try to avoid heat tools as much as possible.
The start of Spring is a great time to liven up your regimen. Sort through your collection and throw away any products that are old or that don’t work for your hair.
Clean Your Tools Too!
Hairbrushes and combs can be a breeding ground for gunk, grime and bacteria. Just think about all of the products that go through your tools, not to mention all that shed hair!
If your brushes and combs are in good condition, you can clean them by soaking each tool in a mixture of baking soda, vinegar, and hot water overnight. After soaking, comb out any shed hairs left and rinse once more with hot water. For a full overhaul, you can purchase all new grooming tools. Don’t forget to examine your bobby pins, hair clips, and headbands too. Replace anything broken or worn out to avoid unnecessary tangles and breakage.
Out with the old, in with the new..
My motto has and will always be if you’re going to spend $10 on a product, might as well spend $5 more for something of quality. I am a firm believer that you always get what you pay for. Spend the extra few dollars, I promise it will all be worth it!
Here are some of my absolute favorite hair products I cannot live without these days:
Leave in Product:
Amika Leave In Cream
Your diet can directly affect the condition of your natural hair. Be sure to eat an array of fresh organic foods and drink plenty of water. You will find that your hair grows longer and stronger when you take care of your body both inside and out.