7 Hair Care Tips

Since last summer I’ve been wanting to grow out my hair. Long. Like really long. So I’ve been researching a lot on ways to make it grow faster as well as ways to just get it healthier in general. Here are some tips that I’ve seen, used, and have worked (at least for me).

1. DON’T WASH YOUR HAIR EVERYDAY     

This might sound gross but it really does work. Washing you hair everyday strip’s all the  essential oils from you hair which will leave your hair drier and more prone to breakage. If you wash your hair everyday it might take a couple of weeks to get your hair to not need to be washed everyday but overall it’s definitely worth it.

2. DON’T BRUSH YOUR HAIR AS OFTEN

Brushing your hair a lot definitely leads to more breakage so maybe just brush it once when you get up and once before you go to bed. If your hair is very fine like mine you could probably get away with just combing it.

3. STAY AWAY FROM HEAT

Heating your hair up will dry it out and damage it. Try not to blow dry your hair or use heat styling tools. I know some people put on heat protective sprays before using heat styling tools but I feel like all your doing is putting chemicals on your hair which also isn’t great….

4. USE HAIR MASKS

You can either buy these or make one from things in your house. Trust me Pinterest has tons of recipes. 😉 But yes, I have recently started using a homemade one about once a week and I really do notice a difference, my hair is getting longer and softer. 👍

Another thing I do is about an hour before I take a shower I will put coconut oil on the ends of my hair and that also really helps.

5. WASH YOUR HAIR WITH COLD WATER

This goes back to the stay away from heat, this one really does help my hair but I HATE it! Especially in the winter I’m just like “nope not happening”. I do notice that when I do do this my hair doesn’t frizz as much and it’s shinier.

6. STOP PLAYING WITH YOUR HAIR

The more you play with your hair the more you will get split ends. This one is really hard for me because I’m always twirling my hair. It’s really awful for my hair I know so I am trying to stop…. 

7. DO WHAT WORKS FOR YOUR HAIR

If you have super greasy hair or curly hair the do some research and find out what works for your hair. Generally speaking I think all the things I’ve listed will help with any hair type, but still experiment and see what works for you.                                                 

And that’s it! Obviously my hair isn’t the most amazing thing right now but all these tips are from girls who do have great hair so hopefully my hair will start getting longer and healthier. 🙂 

Thanks for reading everyone. Talk to me in the comments about what you do to care for your hair. Also tell me if you might give any of these tips a shot! 

Elisabeth

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9 thoughts on “7 Hair Care Tips

  1. I agree with so much of this! I wash my hair twice a week, never blow-dry it, and brush it once a day, right before bed. My hair is 3 1/2 feet long, and that definitely works best for keeping it strong and pretty and cooperative. I also condition it every time I wash it, which keeps it from getting dry and frizzy. And I use a leave-in conditioner spray on it if I’m not going to have it braided, to keep it from getting staticky.

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  2. I’ve been doing something new with my hair too, Elisabeth! Since last summer, actually. I was complaining of my frizzy hair (I have naturally curly hair – pretty curly, in fact) to someone with also curly hair and she told me to use silicone-free shampoo and conditioner. She also told me not to brush my hair when it’s wet, just to fluff it with my fingers. I do all that, and my hair looks really nice! I brush it twice a day (when it’s dry) but I think I will lower it to once a day, because my ends are getting ugly. I don’t blow-dry my hair, because I have no patience for that, but it looks fine. I play with my hair A LOT, but I see how it could wreck my hair, as you say, so I will try to stop . . .

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  3. My hair is about 3 feet long, wavy with a bit of curl, and not thick or thin. Somewhere in the middle 😀 One thing that has helped tremendously is using a leave-in conditioning spray (I made it myself), and it helps with static and fly-aways. I do wash my hair everyday — I’m outside in the southern heat/humidity daily 😀 I *try* to only blow dry on Sundays, but I have found if I only blow it about 80% dry, so it is still damp-ish, it doesn’t seem to bother it. I also don’t brush it — I only use a wide toothed comb when my hair is wet with conditioner in the shower, if there are too many tangles for fingers to get out. I have learned to avoid products like gels, serums, and hair spray, simply because they tend to be so drying to my hair. This week I tried a coconut oil hair mask, and I LOVED the results!! IT was softer, smoother, bouncier, shinier, and I’m totally planning on doing it again. I ended up putting the oil through my hair in the morning, twisting it out of the way, and heading outside to the garden, so it was in ’til noon, and “baked” for about six hours in the sun. I read somewhere — I have no idea where — that the sun could help provide a “deep conditioning” effect. I don’t know about that, but I was pleased =)

    I have enjoyed looking around on your blog — I’ve been following for a couple weeks, and am just now getting around to leaving any comments. Your outfits are really cute!

    –Kaitlyn

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    1. Wow, that’s awesome! Well everything you are doing (or not doing) is clearly working, so keep it up!
      Everyone’s hair is different so if you found that you need to wash your hair everyday then that’s fine.
      I completely agree, coconut is amazing for my hair as well.
      Hmm, I’ll have to try that sometime, I know the sun can be beneficial for many things so that makes sense to me. 🙂

      Aww, thank you so much! That means so much to me!!

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