Time for some hair talk.
Have you ever heard the saying that your hair is your 'crowning glory'?
I used to take this for granted until one day when a hairdresser severely damaged my hair just by cutting it!
I don't know what he did, but something went wrong and my hair went from healthy to rough, dry, and unmanageable within two weeks of getting a trim.
It was unforgettable because I went for a trim for my college graduation photo.
Needless to say, it was a nightmare.
I've since learned to take better care of my hair. Here are some of my top tips for helping you take care of your own crowning glory!
1. Choose a good hairdresser.
Unfortunately you figure this one out after hair has been cut, colored, or permed; but this is one of those things that you need to shop around for. Ask for feedback from others; and go for a hairdresser who listens - particularly about what you want, what your lifestyle is, and what your needs are.
Don't go for someone who forces what they want on you.
I go to: Celeste Tuviera, at Symmetria Salon
2. Do hot oil treatments
My scalp is oily but that doesn't mean the tips of my hair are too.
In fact, tips are usually prone to drying because they're the oldest part of the hair on our heads.
Nourish your hair by doing home hot oil treatments. Just rub the oil in, keep in a shower cap for a few hours, and shampoo off. Some are better than others so shop around to choose what works best for your hair.
I use: Watson's Volumizing Treatment Wax
3. Let your hair down when you sleep
When you have long hair, it can get tempting to keep your hair up when you sleep - I tend to do this myself.
Unfortunately this means you hair gets unnecessarily tugged and pulled on which could contribute to falling hair.
Let your hair loose instead and let your scalp relax.
For hair fall problems, I take Nutrilite's Hair, Skin, Nails
4. Wash Gently
There are so many chemicals used in everything and your shampoo doesn't have to be one of these chemical-laden items.
A natural shampoo isn't just gentle on your hair & scalp - it also helps ensure that you don't contribute to chemicals from shampoo flowing out into our rivers and seas.
I use: Avalon Organic's Biotin Shampoo
Taking care of hair can be a wonderful and rewarding experience.
How do you nourish your crowning glory? Share in the comments below!