Guest Post - Haircare TipsSaturday, November 23, 2013
So this is our 1st Guest Post on our blog. Hannah sent this over in an email and I thought it was a lovely read and very informative so thought I would share with you guys ........
I wish I could say I have a full head of beautiful, shiny, vibrant, long hair. But having been battling hormonal imbalances and all the goodies that come with it - hair loss among others, for practically all my life, flowing locks for me are nothing more than a silly dream. Seeing my head under fluorescent lighting makes me want to bawl like a baby but hey, it is what it is and no amount of tears will make me
grow new hair follicles so I try to deal the best way I can. I know I don't have a lot of hair but what little I have left on my head, I have every intention of saving. I thought I'd share a couple of tips with you but please note that these, by no stretch of the imagination, must be taken as expert advice, these are just things I do that work for me, well, so far.
I don't wash my hair everyday. Constant washing strips natural oils away from hair so it makes it dry, weak and brittle.
I try to eat and sleep well and exercise regularly. Needless to say, what we put inside our bodies shows up on the outside and improved overall health reflects on our skin and hair.
To lessen the pull and prevent more hair from falling out, I comb my hair with a wide-tooth comb.
I don't use heating tools. I stand in front of a fan to dry my hair. If I have to style it, I use regular rollers from time to time. If you really must use heat-styling tools, apply heat protectant first to minimize the damage.
I don't tie my hair. It's not very long anyway but for those of you who like to wear a ponytail, don't tie it too tightly so as to avoid stressing the strands.
To minimize split ends, I trim my hair regularly. Plus my hair tends to fall off more the longer it grows so I really have no choice but to cut it off every so often.
When under the sun or when swimming, I slather on conditioner, use SPF serum or spray, and wear a hat. Just simple ways to protect hair from harmful UV rays and chlorine we tend to disregard.
I use a mild shampoo that has biotin in it. Biotin is said to promote healthy hair growth. I don't use conditioner very often but when I do, I only apply it on the tips.
I use masks and treatments every once in a while to moisturize my hair.
And lastly, with the state my hair is in, color and perm are huge no-nos for me.
That's about it, I think. A woman's hair is her crowning glory, they say. It doesn't matter whether you have thick or fine hair, it's important we give it the same care we give the rest of our body. Thanks for reading! Eat healthy, drink lots of water, and take vitamins. Be safe everyone!
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