…hair. The pride of every woman, I believe it’s safe to say, no? I used to have very long hair, and cut just a bit once in a while until last March I decided I needed a change and chopped it short. Um…I almost cried seeing my hair all over the floor but then again, I liked the change. For about one month. I started missing having long hair, playing with it, feeling it blow in the wind…aaaaahhh, why did I cut it, why, why??
Ah, yes, because I wanted change. It turns out it grows back much better than I expected so I can declare myself happy. I’ve been taking care of it better also, because it was (still is) healthy and no split ends.
The ends of my hair are naturally curly so I only use my Remington to straighten it up about once or twice a year. The rest of the time I just leave it alone, using just a brush after I wash and dry. Never on wet hair! If you really must brush it wet, then it’s actually better to comb it, as the pressure is less.
So, here’s my routine. I was my hair daily, as it makes me feel good knowing my hair is clean. Because of this I never have bad hair day, which saves a lot of energy and nerves I believe. I use the Origins shampoo and when I change, I change for Carita. They are both in a good price range and do what they say they do.
Few times a week I add conditioner and leave it for three to five minutes. When applying it, I make sure I don’t reach the roots, I only apply it to the length of my hair or just to the ends.
In the summer I never use the hair dryer and in the winter I use it on medium heat level. I noticed that no matter how powerful the heat is it takes the same amount of time to dry, so I try not to stress it by overdoing it.
Then I brush it with a brush with round tips as it stimulates the scalp. I don’t believe in the myth of 100 strokes. I mean yes, I do…I believe it pulls out way much more hair than is necessary. After brushing I sometimes use Kerastase oil, applying it only to the ends. It makes them look better and also adds a bit of volume which is great!
Most of the time I have my hair free, I try to avoid pony tails or any other updos which will require a certain pressure for the hair. If I do go for something, I make sure it’s loose.
As with most things, I believe the beauty comes from inside, so I try to eat as healthy as I can and drink a lot of water.
Happy Friday! The weekend is knocking at the door!!