4. Skip Shampooing or Showering when you can!
Never skip conditioner but if you don't have oily hair go ahead and skip shampooing here and there to give your hair a break.
5. Apply an oil or mask treatment weekly. DIY Natural Remedy at home Style.
Every week I soak my hair in warm coconut oil for a deeper treatment! All you do is get your hair a little damp, coat your hair in warm coconut oil (can mix with jojoba and macadamia if you have) and then tie your hair in a bun! Leave in for 45 minutes, then shampoo twice, and condition as normal. Sometimes it takes two showers to get it out but its worth it.
"Oils fill strands up with fatty acids and then, when rinsed out, using regular shampoo helps seal them inside hair,".
A diet full of nutrients and hydration is going to do wonders for hair just like it does for your nails, your glowing skin and bright eyes! If you find it difficult to get a nutrient dense diet in then try adding a high quality multi-vitamin. My hair has never grown faster, been stronger, or healthier since being consistent with a healthful diet and lifestyle (my hair use to feel and look like straight up straw! ). Next time you look at a salad or fruit and think boring.. think luxurious hair!! haha.
7. Be Gentle
When brushing your hair start at the bottom and work your way up. This is the most gentle way. If I have dreads from surfing and not brushing for a few days... haha..well I soak my hair in conditioner and brush gently in the shower ! I use a natural paddle brush.. that works best for tangles. The less pulling the less breakage and the better your hair is going to look and feel.
Only use pony tails that have no metal on it. Metal bands break the hair. Also switch up where you tie your pony on your head so you are not always tampering with the same spot :)
8. COLD WATER RINSING
If you have a problem with frizz , 'poofiness' and wild hair like I did, end each shower with a rinse of cold water. This helps A LOT! It seals the hair follicles in tight making for a smoother finish! Just how its good to finish washing your face with cold water to close your pores, its good for your hair too!
9. Blow Drying and Products
To a minimum! I don't own a blow dyer actually. If you need to blow dry your hair, let air dry as much as possible and use products as little as possible bottom line! If you want beachy hair, don't wash it, go run around in the wind, haha! OR use Sunbums beach hair products... they give that tossled beach desired texture look quite spot on!
10. When to use Oil and Serum
Don't use oil and Serum in the direct sun and water!
I just learned this last year!! I was doing it all wrong! I use to put oil in my hair before the beach thinking it was protecting my hair.. but my good friend and hair stylist told me that is the worst thing to do and to stop immediately because it basically bakes your hair.. ooops! Serums are great to tame the hair but only in the city and out of the rays :)
There ya go! Hope this helps for anyone looking for it! This is things I learned over the years and stoked to know that it definitely made a difference!
oh yes and to answer is my hair colored, no. Just bleached out from the sun and salt water :)