Hair Tips to Keep Your Hair Hydrated and Healthy

When temperatures change, updating your hair care routine will keep your hair looking its best.
Hair can get brittle or oily depending on the weather where you live - dry or humid climate.
We all want that blowing-in-the-wind, shiny hair but instead have dry ends, frizz and brassy color.

Here are the hair tips to know to keep your hair looking its best.

Choose a Good Shampoo

The right shampoo is so important when you may be washing more frequently.
Try to wash as infrequently as possible because washing every day can strip the hair of natural oils. If you wash hair daily daily because of sports or being out in the heat all day, that is completely understandable.
Regardless if you wash hair every day or every 2-3 days, use something moisturizing, look for words like moisture-rich or nourishing and oil-free for oily hair but stay away from shampoo with argan oil or marula oil. Although it sounds good it could make hair even more oily.

Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Naked Moisture Shampoo uses infused herbs, clean mint, and sandalwood to bring back to life. They’re crafted with a signature blend of essential antioxidants, aloe and sea kelp, designed to help purify and protect against impurities. Hair will be softer and more free-flowing because the bio:renew formula continues to work with each wash. Herbal Essences has recently has been recognized as a cruelty free brand by PETA.

Amika 3D Volume and Thickening Shampoo uses Hydrolized rice and vegetable proteins to improve hair volume, provide thickness, promote natural shine and makes hair more pliable from the inside-out.

Choose a Good Conditioner

If you are in a particularly humid place, try something to help control frizz.

Shea moisture Peace Rose Oil Complex Nourish and Silken Conditioner is infused with essence of roses which softens and detangles hair. Organic Shea Butter blended with Peace Rose Oil Complex softens and conditions hair fibers, leaving hair smooth and shiny. Date Palm Extract provides a protective moisture barrier with sensitivity pathway blockers. Camellia Leaf Extract contains antioxidant properties. It has everything hair needs!

If you are in a dry climate outside, use something with Jojoba oil or argan oil for extra moisturizing.
I use a small amount and apply midway to the ends of the hair and not too close to the scalp so it doesn’t cause excess oil production.

Be Heat Free

Try to avoid blow drying your hair after every shower.
The great thing about summer is that you won’t freeze if you go outside with wet hair, making it easier to take a break from blow drying but air drying isn't always possible in cooler months.

If you do need to use heat on your hair, use a heat protection spray like the Moroccanoil Perfect Defense Thermal Protection Spray.

Use Hair Oil or Leave in Conditioner

If you need to lightly style your hair or it’s a little frizzy, running your hands through your hair with a little hair oil or leave in conditioner on your fingertips is a great easy fix.
The difference between hair oil and leave in conditioner is hair oil is lighter and makes your hair shine more which is best for dry hair.

If you have oily hair that needs a little moisture, a leave in conditioner used before you style works best for this hair type.

Use Dry Shampoo Less

Generally using dry shampoos on a regular basis is not going to be too great for your hair and I would absolutely not recommend substituting regular shampooing for dry shampoo but when you’re in a hurry or your hair just needs a little volume, dry shampoo can be super handy.

There are a ton of different types as well, so as always, try and find one that suits your hair type.
Cake Beauty The ‘DoGooder Volumizing Dry Shampoo Spray is my favorite dry shampoo, it has a lightweight formula and adds volume to the hair without leaving white residue. It uses natural and eco-certified corn starches to cleanse the hair and absorb oil to instantly refresh hair without any buildup. Midway through the day my hair was looking a little flat but I would massage the scalp and hair and the volume came back and I love the sweet scent – a sweet vanilla scent with a hint of citrus.


The Right Hairbrush Really Makes a Difference

If you find that brushing your hair is a painful or even slightly difficult example, your hairbrush could be the problem.
Personally, it took me quite a while to find something that suited me and my hair type / texture.
Finger combing the hair first could help with knots and tangles, you also don’t want to brush wet hair, wait until hair is damp or completely dry before brushing through the hair.
Another tip is to run a comb through your hair after brushing it, this will help reduce tangles and frizz.


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~Jennifer