5 Steps for Healthier Hair

 

 

 Sweatshirt: Nordstrom Rack | Pants: Victoria’s Secret | Dessange Paris Shampoo and Mask: c/o Target | 
Faux Fur Throw: TJ Maxx (similar here) | Acrylic Tray: Target | Bedding: Target 

 
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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21 Comments

  1. October 24, 2016 / 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!

    xoxo
    Krista
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  2. October 24, 2016 / 7:18 pm

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

  3. October 24, 2016 / 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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  4. October 25, 2016 / 1:25 pm

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

  5. October 25, 2016 / 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

  6. October 25, 2016 / 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

  7. October 25, 2016 / 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

  8. October 28, 2016 / 12:29 am

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

  9. October 28, 2016 / 8:53 pm

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

  10. October 29, 2016 / 5:49 am

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

  11. October 30, 2016 / 9:25 pm

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

  12. October 30, 2016 / 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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