I know it's been forever (again lol) but I'm back just in time for the school year! And don't get me wrong, I love summer, but I don't love the fact that all that time in the sun and by the pool leaves my hair dry and damaged. Here are 5 ways I get my hair healthy and happy again after everything I put it through!
1. go heat free
...whenever you can. ;)
Personally because of my hair texture, I tend to straighten and curl my hair most days, but because I apply that heat, I don't use a blow dryer and air dry after the shower. I've also been trying to cut down on heat even more, especially when I'm on vacation (I'm jumping in the ocean anyways, so what's the point!?).
I use an Organix coconut milk serum every day no matter what. When I'm traveling someplace tropical, I also use their Moroccan argan oil sea salt spray (pictured below) on damp hair, then throw it in braids, a bun, or in my towel turban in order to get those effortless beachy waves.
2. stay hydrated
Drinking a ton of water is good for you in every way, but it also does wonders for your hair and skin! It'll make your hair much stronger and shinier over time, and when your hair is hydrated, it's way less likely to split or break.
A couple of fun ways to remind yourself to drink water are to get a cute water bottle to carry with you everywhere, or to download an app like Plant Nanny, which lets you track your daily intake in an adorable way by using it to water a cute plant on your phone!
However, if you're looking for a quicker way to hydrate your hair...
3. try a hair mask!
I recently discovered hello hair masks and wow, they are an absolute life saver! You apply them 30 minutes to 1 hour before you shower, and then rinse out thoroughly with your regular shampoo and conditioner. The masks leave your hair extra shiny, soft, and smelling amazing. I bought the Island Escape mask, and it was perfect for when I got home from Nicaragua, completely bringing my hair back to life after all the pools and ocean damage!
4. get a trim
Sometimes no matter what you do, your ends get super dry and damaged, which means it's probably time for a haircut. I'll be real. if you know me, you know that changing my hair kind of terrifies me, but I do try to get the ends cleaned up every couple of months, because I know that when I don't regularly keep up on trimming my split ends, I have to cut it even shorter to get rid of the damage.
5. meet the sugar bears!
After a haircut, I'm always missing my longer locks, which is why when those oh=so-famous blue sugarbear hair gummies showed up on my instagram feed, I figured it couldn't hurt to try them. You may be skeptical given how much they're advertised by insta models, but they do taste amazing (just like berries!), and they made my hair and nails noticeably stronger, and my hair grew back faster than usual.
Since they are on the more expensive side, I personally order one to three months' supply after an especially drastic haircut, and I find that my hair is back to its former glory pretty quickly!
If you want to try any of these little blue life savers, I've included links to pick up the products talked about in this post below, and I hope that these tips work for you too! If you have any healthy hair secrets you swear by (and don't mind sharing) leave me a comment!
Thanks for stopping by, and come back again soon for my back-to-school series!