In the past, haircare is something i have often overlooked as i didn’t feel it was as important as let’s say, taking care of my skin but recently i have started putting in more effort to ensure my hair stays healthy. I will be sharing with you all some simple tips that i have personally tried and found make the biggest difference to my hair and help them look beautiful, strong and shiny!
Hot water or cold water?
Let’s be honest, this is a never ending debate and everyone has their own opinion on this matter; but what works best for me personally is using both. First off, i use warm water and this basically helps open up your cuticle/pores to help absorb the nutrients from the shampoo and conditioner and help remove any dirt or oils deep within the hair. Once you have shampooed and conditioned your hair, make sure to give it one last rinse with COLD water to close your pores and soak in the moisture from the conditioner. This in turn helps your hair look healthy and shiny. (I actually get lots of compliments on my hair and its ‘shininess’ haha!)
Massage hair to stimulate hair growth
While shampooing, make sure to really get in there and take some time to massage your scalp. Not only does this feel super good and relaxing, it increases the blood flow to the the hair follicles which in turn helps strengthen the hair roots leading to super healthy and strong hair.
Do an apple cider vinegar rinse
ACV has so many amazing benefits for your body, skin and hair. When i first heard about doing an ACV hair rinse i was abit skeptical; however that all changed when i actually tried it out. No joke, my hair has never felt softer, silkier and cleaner. Just mix 2 parts water with 1 part ORGANIC apple cider vinegar, massage it into your scalp and let it sit for 5-10 minutes and then rinse out. It helps with dandruff/itchy scalp, removes product build up (this is actually why i used it because my hair always felt super greasy), increased shine and so much more. I HIGHLY recommend this!
T-shirt hair drying
I’m sure many of you have already heard about this trick, and if not then you are missing out! Instead of drying your with a regular towel, use a soft T-shirt instead, i know it sounds weird but here’s the reason behind it. Wet hair are weaker and a regular towel can actually be too aggressive to use at that point, absorbing the moisture from the hair which then leads to frizzy hair where as a shirt will absorb the excess water without being too rough on the hair. I was shocked at how soft and nice my hair felt after using this method so it’s worth a try!
Use Dry Shampoo
Unless you live under a rock and have no idea what a dry shampoo, you should probably already know how useful it can be. Washing your hair too much can strip your hair off of its natural oil leading to dry, brittle hair. I usually wash my hair twice a week, at most 3 and don’t worry if your hair gets oily super fast, you can simply train it to stop doing that by not washing it often. If it does get oily, just pop on some dry shampoo and you are good to go!
What are your favorite hair care tips? Let me know in the comments!
Thank you for reading! xx