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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Hair Care Routine




                                        
                                               


I'm one of those people who wants their hair a different length & color every other day. If it's long I want it short if it's brown I want it blonde. Since I like to change my hair so much I think it's crucial to have a good hair care routine in place. Below I will go through some steps I take to keep my hair looking & feeling healthy!

Step 1: Shampoo & Conditioner 
This is probably the most important step in the routine. If you're going to be coloring your hair you need to be using a line of shampoo and conditioner that will help to keep your hair healthy. It's important to pick a brand that is paraben free and is as natural & chemical free as possible. After coloring your hair with harsh chemicals the last thing you need is to be stripping your hair each day when you shampoo it. I also suggest you look for products that have oils in them, the shampoo I use has almond oil in it which leaves my hair extra soft & shiny. By choosing a product that is paraben free and has oils you are promoting your hair growth as hair needs the natural oils in order to grow. When you use products that contain paraben you are stripping your hair of the natural oils which leaves it dry and prone to breakage.

Step 2: Weekly Hair Masque 
Think of a hair masque the same way you think of a body butter lotion. Putting a hair masque on once a week will replenish moisture back into your hair that may have been stripped away from washing it. I like to do a hair masque on Sunday nights and leave it in while I watch a TV show, then rinse it out in the shower. I wouldn't suggest doing the mask more than once a week as it could make your hair greasy. 

Step 3: Hair ties 
You're probably wondering what hair ties have to do with my hair care routine. The reason hair ties are so important when it comes to hair care is because there are hair ties that will gently hold your hair back & hair ties that can pull & break your  hair. The hair ties you should be using are the soft elastic ones that are about half and inch wide, these will hold your hair nicely while not breaking your hair. Do not use hair ties that have that sticky grip elastic on them, it will pull out your hairs and break them off and create those "baby hairs" around your face.

Step 4: Hair Vitamins
I've seen so many pills out there that are such scams for growing your hair longer and stronger and faster and what not but none of them really work. I've been taking Biotin on and off for about 4 years now and I can promise you it really works. The pill comes in different strengths anywhere from 200mg to 10,000 mg and up. I wouldn't suggest anything over 1,000 mg as that might be a little overload for your body.

Hair Products I Love:
Macadamia Hair Masque
Bain De Terre Shampoo & Conditioner
Biotin
Hair Ties

Hope you've enjoyed this post!

XOXO

Niki 

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