Do you ever sit around watching some of these older shows and wonder how these women always have beautiful, shiny hair? It’s always in place and always so healthy looking! How can that be when today we have so many more products available to us then these women did back in the 50’s and 60’s? Not that I want to go back to that time period (no political pun intended there :p )
While I am not getting ready to reveal the secret to more beautiful hair I am going to share with you my thoughts on hair and things I have tried.
Maybe the answer we are looking for is right in front of us. Maybe sometimes we think too hard and spend too much.
Today we are over washing, overheating & yes using way too many products and as a result our hair is taking it’s toll.
As I said before I think the first mistake we are making is Over washing our hair. 2 to 3 times per week is so much better on our hair. I deal with dry frizzy hair due to bleaching. I recommend trying a hot oil treatment at least once a month. I use VO5’s hot oil treatment. There is several things you can do at home for your hair, using items in your kitchen. I have used warm olive oil on mine. Sat around for half hr with a shower cap on. For more home remedies check out an article I found in Woman’s Day here: 8 Homemade Hair treatments .
Another thing that would really help our hair is by taking a multivitamin daily. It doesn’t matter which one but as long as it is a multivitamin. Another vitamin that was once recommended to me by a beautician is called: Biotin. You can buy a bottle of these at Walmart for like $6.00.
I don’t normally stick with one certain type of shampoo. I still haven’t found that perfect formula for me. I like to try them all. One day I will find the perfect one and when I do I will be sure and let all my readers know about it!
One product that I keep at all times is a morrocan oil. I used to pay $30.00 a bottle for a small bottle! Here recently I was lucky enough to find something from Garnier Fructis called: Sleek & Shine Moroccan oil, It is only $4.00 a bottle at Walmart! Big difference. I use it on wet or dry hair. Only using about a dime sized amount in the palm of my hand and then rubbing it through my hair. It keeps my hair looking healthier, adds a shine (as well as putting some vitamins back in) and it smells awesome!
Finally a couple more things I have heard and I don’t know how true this is but we shouldn’t use a bristle brush on wet hair because it causes split ends. I also heard we shouldn’t dry our hair with a towel. Instead dry it with a tshirt. I rarely ever use a blow dryer. I prefer to let my hair dry naturally when possible.
Do you have any hair tips? Any products that you can’t live without? Let me know!