Good morning my beautiful friends. Did we love the gift guide yesterday? Now that I am a full time mom and a part time entrepreneuress, I am whole heartedly putting my efforts into my blog and books (podcast, too!). So, when I get a free moment aka strolling Roman around town to grab lunch, I’m always well equipped with my pen and planner so that I can jot down ideas and take notes while listening to podcast. Man, I have become so efficient. (p.s. this stroller is the BEST baby purchase ever!)
Anyway, while sitting down and taking notes, a lovely woman snapped a picture of me to take to her hairdresser. She said to me ‘I want your hair!’ The funny thing is, I told her that this hair look is actually just me coming out of the shower. She couldn’t believe it wasn’t extensions. She asked what products I use. Then I explained to her that I truly believe hair care is so much more than any tool or product. It begins internally. I make intentional effort to care for this mane of locks.
My tips for taking good care of your hair
HYDRATION. Water and liquids is everything. I’ll be honest with you, I wasn’t good at drinking water for years and I’ve always had thick, long hair. It’s genetics. However, my hair wasn’t always good. It was frizzy and always had dead ends. that was until I made more of an effort to drink water and I noticed a change in my hair immediately. So whatever type of hair you have, try drinking more water. It will make the best of what hair you were given. I definitely learned how to drink water best while I was pregnant. Carry around a big mug of water at all times. Best. Tip. Ever.
SUPPLEMENTS. I have taken hair, skin & nail vitamins for years. These are the ones I love, to be specific. When I was pregnant, I took these pre natals and I loved them. They are not the best tasting but I could see the most change in my glow with them compared to a few others I tried. I like to add collagen to my water on some days, too. I also make sure to eat Eggs, Berries, Avocado and Sweet Potatoes. These are the foods I keep in my diet on a daily basis. They all are very good for your hair and skin.
NUTRIENT RICH PRODUCTS. I really try to use organic, paraben free products in my hair. I use this hair mask every 2-3 days. I put in my hair after I wash it and leave it in overnight. The next day I wash it out and my hair feels fantastic. I also swear by changing my shampoo and conditioner all the time. I usually use 3 different kinds at once. There is something about switching it up, that makes the hair glow. After a recommendation from some girlfriends, I finally tried the Love beauty & Planet Murumuru Butter & Rose products. Oh my gooooood its soooooo good. Not only does it smell good, your hair feels great after. I’ve been using it for a little over a week now and wow! This stuff is my new favorite, I can’t wait to try the rest. You always want to make sure to pick the products that work best for your hair, I chose this one because its for color treated hair and I dye my greys, I also get glosses. I also like to use hydrating and moisture rich products because my hair can dry out very easily, especially during the Winter months.
CONSISTENCY. I think this is a good tip for everything in life but most importantly for the hair. Keeping it on a regular routine of care is important. I try to only blow dry once a week at most. All the heat products dry out the hair, so I don’t overkill it with heat. I always use this SPF spray when I go outside. Just as much as you need an SPF for your face, you need it for your hair or it will fade and get brittle. I also never brush my hair, I use a wide tooth comb to detangle. I hate the effect bristles have on my hair. So keep a steady regimen of caring for your hair and I promise you, it will show!