So last weekend I had to get the chop, to be precise about 3/4 inches!! Heartbreaking I know. I’ve been dying my hair since I was about 13, I’ve grew up with my very glam Mam who is always trying new dyes and styles out so it was inevitable that I wanted to copy when I was finally given the chance in my first year of secondary school. It started with a few highlights, I think the style was called the ‘bird sh**’ look haha throw back!! But then I went bright red, back brown and then black, every six months I decide I want to be a slight blondey or red head again and ruin the condition of my hair. I instantly regret dying it blonde because I hate not having shiny hair but insist my Mam bleaches it when one day I wake up and decide to give it another go. REEEEEGRETS!
About September time last year I had the blonde phase and gradually went from having caramel low lights to bright blonde. I loved it at first but the bleaching was soon affecting my hair, it went so thin and dry not even a hair mask was making it feel soft or even brushable! So I went back to my dark brown hair and thought the condition would return but it didn’t I was left with basically straw looking hair… devastated. I’ve been avoiding the hair dressers for months trying quick fixes hoping it would grow and get the thickness back but it didn’t so it was time to go to the hair dresses.
Katie my hairdresser took one look my hair and said it was desperate. With long bobs being ‘in’ this seasons I just told her to do her magic and give me healthy looking hair again and that she done, I love it. It’s taken me a week to get used to it, I miss being able to shove my hair up in a bun but at least I always look presentable even in the gym, although I can hardly said it’s practical since I leave the gym looking like Monica off Friends when her hair goes crazy off the humidity -cringe-.
Since I feel like I’ve been given a new lease of life with my super soft, shiny, thick hair I’ve decided I will take as much care of it as possible so have been doing some research on the golden rules of good hair care!
1. Only wash your hair two to three times a week.
Although we all love that freshly cleaned hair feeling it is a must to leave it as long as possible as you end up getting rid of all your hairs natural oils that condition and protect our tresses. Stocking up on the dry shampoo as we speak!
2. Wash your hair twice.
When you decide which days to wash, make sure you was it twice to ensure all the grease and oil is rinsed out.
3. Massage your scalp whilst washing.
Giving you self a good massage whilst enjoying your shower its not only relaxing but actually encourages the blood circulation and helps detoxify the scalp.
4. Comb wet hair, do not use a brush!
Did you know that when your hair is wet it’s actually weaker and more fragile than normal. Try to gently towel dry hair rather than rough-dry the hair (aka scrubbing your towel on your hair, guilty of this)
5. Use coconut oil for deep conditioning.
Not only does this make your hair smell amaze, but it actually conditions it because it is comprised mainly of smaller medium-chain fatty acids, the oil of the coconut penetrates hair more deeply and faster than other conditioners. I usually sleep with some on my hair and wake up and wash it out, works a treat.
Anyone got any hair conditioning hacks?! Let me know!