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5 Steps for Healthier Hair



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I think it’s safe to say we all struggle with our hair now and again. When I get stressed, experience weather changes, or even food changes: my hair suffers. I constantly am battling scalp shampoo buildup, an awful  combination of oily and dry hair, and repairing heat damage. I have 5 steps that I have been following that have changed my hair and scalp. I literally do not recognize it anymore!
Step 1: Only wash hair twice a week. 
Yes, I only wash my hair twice a week. I slip my hair in a bun and rinse off each day. This has changed my hair in the best way. It doesn’t get as oily anymore. The transition was difficult but if you stick with it, your hair will be so much healthier You will need to invest in dry shampoo though. I LOVE this ONE and this ONE.
Step 2: Condition from the ends of hair up to base of head.
I used to condition my hair all the way up my scalp…whoops! You only need conditioner on the part of your hair that doesn’t absorb the natural oils. For me, this is at the base of my head. I start my conditioner at the tips of my hair to add the most moisturizer there, then slower lather it up and stop at the base of my head.
Step 3: Shampoo twice. 
Use a smaller amount of shampoo and shampoo twice. This helps to really clean your hair and make sure you didn’t miss anything. You can also use two different shampoos for solving multiple problems. I use THIS one for helping with my scalp, and THIS one to help keep it moisturized! 
Step 4: Scalp mask once a week along with the scalp shampoo. 
I have always struggled with dry scalp. Your scalp holds onto shampoo when it’s dry, especially if you have thick hair like I do. I have to use the highest power setting on our shower head to rinse my shampoo. I found this Dessange Paris Purifying Clay Pre-Shampoo Mask that completely changed my scalp. You use the small brush that is included and press it into your scalp. I make about 1/2 inch wide parts along my hair and brush the mask along the part. Let it sit for 10 minutes before you shower, then wash it out with the Dessange Paris Purifying Clay Balancing Shampoo. These products smell amazing! You can find them at Target for a price that won’t break the bank. A product that helps my hair and my wallet is a win-win!
Step 5: Hair turban to dry hair 3/4 of the way.
I started using a microfiber hair turban a year ago. I haven’t stopped using it since. Instead of towel drying your hair that can cause frizz and breakage, wrap your hair in THIS and let it absorb the water. I let my hair stay wrapped in this for 30 minutes, then it only takes me about 5 minutes to give myself a super simple 
blow out. No more standing and drying my hair for 30 minutes!
I hope these steps will help you have renewed healthy hair! xo

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    Brooke and Meggan of Somewhere, Lately
    October 24, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Love these tips! I use all of them already except the hair mask which I need to start doing! xx

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    October 24, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    These photos are so gorgeous! That lighting is unreal!

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    Krista Williams
    October 24, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    Love this! Your bedroom is stunning!

    I love this brand too 🙂 I am excited to try this type they have – it seems amazing!

    Looking cute girl!


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    Sara Sabaliauskas
    October 24, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    You are the cutest ever! I love your hair and your comfy jammies!

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    Brittani Friedman
    October 24, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    These steps are so helpful! I recently started doing most of these but haven't tried a shampoo scalp mask before!


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    Katya Bychkova
    October 24, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Great tips, darling! Your hair looks amazing which proves that your tips and tricks really work! I'll start shampooing my hair twice as per suggestion. Thank you!

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    Jenna Colgrove
    October 25, 2016 at 1:43 am

    Okay first, your hair is AMAZING! Second, I love your home! It's gorgeous!

    Jenna from

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    October 25, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    I just recently invested in some new hair care products and have been loving them.

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    Audrey Stowe
    October 25, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    This post is awesome!!! I'm such a fan of healthy hair and the biggest difference I've seen with mine is only washing twice a week! xx

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    October 25, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    I started washing my hair 2-3 times a week, and it's so much healthier now. Dry shampoo is truly a miracle worker! xx Adaleta Avdic

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    Samantha Bigley
    October 25, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    I'm so jealous you only wash your hair twice a week, I wish!! My hair is soaked when I leave the gym.
    I'll definitely have to try this mask to help make up for all the washing!
    xx Sam |The Heart of the House

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    Alice Kerley
    October 25, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Your curls are just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the great tips!

    Alice at Lone Star Looking Glass

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    Alicia Tenise
    October 26, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    Your hair looks amazing! You know how to take such amazing care of it!

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

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    October 28, 2016 at 12:29 am

    Love a good hair line! I need to check this one out. It sounds amazing!

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    Lacey Spruce
    October 28, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Really great tips! Your hair is GORGEOUS!

    xo Lacey

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    Lawren Bagley
    October 28, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    Your hair is so beautiful, and these products sound amazing!

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    October 28, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    I love hair masks! I need to try this because your hair looks fab!


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    Anna E. Fox
    October 28, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    My hair is in that forever stage of growing out, love these tips!

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    October 29, 2016 at 5:49 am

    I'm so hard on my hair, so I need to put some of these tips to use. Thanks for sharing!

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    Jaime Cittadino
    October 30, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    I have the same shampoo and conditioner! It's great,isn't it?! Love these tips!

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    Jami Ray
    October 30, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    Your hair is gorgeous! Love these tips! I haven't used a scalp mask, but need to add one like this to my routine. Thanks for sharing!

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