11 Secrets to Healthy Hair ...

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11 Secrets to Healthy Hair ...
11 Secrets to Healthy Hair ...

Ladies, do you want lush, healthy locks, and so you're looking for secrets to healthy hair? Have you tried every method to moisturize your hair and get rid of split ends, and create more volume? Well, I have a few secrets to share with you to revamp from dry, brittle, hair and turn that unhealthy head into healthy, gorgeous hair! When you're done you'll have ladies and gentlemen breaking necks to see your hair when you walk by! Whip your hair, girlfriend! Here are 11 secrets to healthy hair.

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1

Trim Your Split Ends

Cutting these little devils can make a lot of difference — who would've thought, right? Getting monthly trims to get rid of those gnarly dead ends not only help your hair grow in length, but it definitely provides a sleeker, healthier look to your strands! Say bye-bye to ugly split ends, and say hello to fab-U-lous, healthy hair! This is one of the most important secrets to healthy hair.

2

Protect Your Tresses

Girls, hear me out: blow drying, hair straighteners, curling irons, crimpers, etc. Those heat devices can definitely damage your hair! Not only do they make hair dry and frizzy, but they also create split ends! Ewk! My healthy tip for you is to protect your tresses! Use a heat protectant product and use the correct amount of heat on your hair! So don't put that sucker on the highest heat possible to quickly do your do! Be gentle and prep your hair and use the right temperature! You'll thank me later!

3

Leave in Conditioner

Oh my gosh! If you haven't tried this yet, you're definitely missing out! Use leave in conditioner overnight and not only will it leave your strands shiny and healthy, but it moisturizes and restores those vitamins and nutrients that are taken away from curling and straightening your hair! Talk about a two for one deal!

4

Shampoo and Conditioner

Now, ladies who doesn't love a good scalp massage when you're in the shower? Uh, right here please! But, it's not just a myth that your hair can become immune to a shampoo and conditioner! YIKES! So, always have a back-up stash of the "good stuff." Twice a week swap your standard for your secondary. Remember, it's all for the end result - shiny, healthy, luscious locks!

5

Temperature

Keeping the right temperature is another key topic for healthy hair! Remember, cold water cures all! I know that warm water may feel amazing on your skin, but its a big no-no for your hair! Warm and hot water actually rob your strands of vital moisturizing agents! So, remember when you're washing up, stick to warm or room temperature water when possible, and rinse out conditioner with cool water.

6

Ease up on Elastics

You read that right! Uh-huh! Ease up on those elastic hair ties! Although, at times these bad boys can be a girl's best friend, these sneaky little ties can actually cause breakage! GASP! Limit the use of these helpful yet dreadful accessories and opt in for bobby pins, or headbands!

7

Lube up

Say what?! I know, I know — what did she just say? That's right, I said, 'lube up.' Use olive oil on your hair and leave it in overnight. Yes, olive oil works wonders on your food, but it also can also do great things for your hair, like moisturize and rehydrate! Who wouldn't want the best of both worlds? I sure would!

8

Don't Towel Dry

Of course you need to dry your hair, but don't rub it with a towel. You can use a towel to dry your hair, but blot it don't rub it. Rubbing your hair with a towel can lead to breakage because it is vulnerable when it's wet. Feel free to wrap your hair in the towel afterwards, but there's no need to rub the towel through your hair.

9

Use a Comb

When your hair is still wet, don't take a brush to it. While your hair is still wet or damp use a wide tooth comb to get the knots out. When you do this, make sure that you start and the bottom and work your way up. Starting at the roots could lead to breakage and damage. After your hair dries try not to comb it, brush it, or touch it too much.

10

Protect It

Your skin isn't the only thing that needs protection from the elements. Your hair needs to be protected from the sun, wind, extreme heat, and chlorine. Of course sometimes it's too hot to wear a hat, so try a scarf. Understandably you're not going to want to do this all of the time, but try to protect your hair as much as possible.

11

Wash It Less

You don't have to wash your hair every time you shower. If you wash your hair only four times a week, that's good enough. If you wash your hair everyday you may dry it out and lose the natural oils that help your hair grow and maintain its health. Your body has what it needs on its own, so just make sure you're not ruining what you already have.

These healthy tips are sure to please! Not only will these help you 'whip your hair' back into shape, but it will definitely make a happier, more confident you! And, who wouldn't want that? I know I would! Do you have any healthy hair tips you'd like to share? Have you tried a healthy tip that didn't work out for you? Let me know!

This article was written in collaboration with editor Lydia Sheehan.

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Dying my hair can cause damage to my hair?and btw check my picture and tell me shall i dye my hair blonde or stay brunette,thank you

I give my hair a treatment of egg yolk and milk each month it softens and makes my hair very healthy looking. hair note leave egg nogg in your hair for up to 1 hour wrapped up when you wash it out first rinse it out with cold water then shampoo and condition as normal your hair will look fantastic when it drys and will be so soft and healthy. The protien helps your hair to grow so I would get a trim every two months.

Olive oil well actually any type of oily totally frys my hair. I have curly hair so maybe that has something to do with it. Thanks for the tips!

OMG yes thank you!!

I love the way this is written - awesome tips, thanks so much!!

Thank you so much! :)

@kaitlynmatzen I use a shower cap if I do any conditioning at night, or during the day if I'm moisturizing with olive oil =]

@Gypsy Flores - angie is right. the problem is in the wording. getting trims doesn't necessarily help your hair 'grow' (considering the growth happens at the root and the trim is on the ends) but what it does is prevent your hair from splitting which will, in time, cause your hair to 'cut itself'. i, too, am a professional and it is sad to say that too many ladies out there have your mentality and are ruining their hair ! you are right about how much hair grows each month, which is why women who are growing their hair out should wait 2-3 months between trims (depending on their hair type and health) to gain a little length. but either way - TRIMS ARE A MUST. invest in your hair ladies !!!

I just thought you should know that getting trims doesn't help your hair grow. It may give off the look of having slightly longer hair because the ends aren't frayed, but if you stay away from blow dryers, straightners, and curlers as much as possible you won't need to get those trims to get rid of your dead ends. Hair only grows half an inch each month, so the longer you put off a trim, the longer your hair will get.

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