Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Who's up for a challenge? The no heat hair challenge includes no blow dryers, no flat irons and no curling irons! When I get out the shower, I let it air dry as long as possible, add my favorite products and then throw it up for a couple buns on my head for about an hour to give me those natural beachy waves. This saves my hair and lots of time getting ready. I also wear hairs lots or throw my hair in a messy top knot on day 5 or 6! Yes I go about 5-6 days before I wash my hair again! I love dry shampoo, a cute braid or ponytail and that will get me through a week of not damaging my hair. I’m not perfect at this but when I did a summer challenge for 3 months, I noticed a huge difference and loved how soft my hair felt softer and so much healthier. I’m definitely going to be doing this again!

Who doesn't want healthy hair? Your hair can either make you or break you. It's what people often see first and usually the first way someone uses to describe another. Have I stressed the importance of your hair yet?! 

I'm the first one to say I've broken all these cardinal hair rules at some point or another so I know the effects that breaking one or some of these 'rules' has on the health of your hair. 

Oftentimes I think we try to fix the appearance of our hair when it's looking bad with shine spray or some kind of quick fix to make it look healthy when really we should be getting to the ROOT (haha) of the issue and make your hair actually healthy. 

Here are some tips and tricks I've learned along the way that I've used and made into a habit and in return, have noticed a huge difference in the overall health of my hair.

       What are your tips to having luscious healthy shiny locks? 

   In case you can't read the fine print..

I'll only use Redken Fashion Waves it's my favorite for creating those beachy waves.

12 Benefits Instant Healthy Hair Treatment my hair dresser recommended and it's a conditioning spray to add health back to your hair.

The ORIBE Dry Texturizing Spray is the best spray I've found to add volume and texture to fine hair plus it smells amazing!!! Pricey but worth it.

1. Skip a hair wash or two 
during the week (I usually wash mine only 2x a week- if I'm lucky) don't judge ;) Seriously- why spend all that time washing, blow drying and damaging your hair when--TRUST ME, it's always prettier a little dirtier. 
2. Air dry hair as much as 
you can, esp when you are just around the house that day 
3. Thermal Heat Protectant 
is a MUST- I didn't know this before but it has made the biggest difference as far as heat damage goes
4. Take your Vitamins- Biotin or Phyto Pills give that extra health boost (Nordstrom makeup dpt carries the phyto pills) and I'm sure a multi vitamin wouldn't hurt. I carry mine in my purse so I never forget when I'm running busy or out and about PLUS eating a healthy diet (avocados an healthy fats, greens, fruits, whole grains) etc
5. Dry Shampoo to save on washing
 hair after the gym
 (Suave is my all time fav and it's only $2.50!!!) 
6. Deep Conditioner (MASK IT) 
once a week or twice a month- I know lots of girls who sleep in a shower cap with their mask on their hair overnight but I just wear mine for 30 min- 1 hour. 
7. Curl it once and ride those 
curls all week long (again...don't judge) haha 
8. Braid it, pony it, 
twist it- just use less heat- I also will scrunch it or use beach spray to bring out some slight curls to my straight hair
9. Silk pillow at night to 
avoid breakage
10. Less hairspray (hairspray dries out hair) and more oils (Argan, morracan) to give it added shine and strength
11. Highlights/ professional touch ups around 8 weeks- wait as long as you can, (ESP if you use bleach on your hair)  until your roots drive you nuts
12. Trim Split Ends twice a year 
13. Invest in a good brush.. My fav is the wet brush (any kind of boar bristle brush is awesome too) 

***Extra tip- my beautiful mom would kill me if I didn't add this one:
"Brush your hair at the ends and work your way up when your hair is wet or tangled especially" (love ya ma) 

I'm sure I missed tons.. So What are your Favorite Healthy Hair Tips? 
Check out my Instagram @brittsfavthings and leave your tip in the comments below! 


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