I love my long hair. I love that I can throw it back in a pony tail before a workout, I can squish it into a bun, or I can wear it down with some natural wave. I have very thick hair, but the strands are fine, so I’m more likely get dry split ends. My hair is also naturally curly, so I damage it every time I run it through a blow dryer or hair straightener. And don’t even get me started on what the summer does to my hair!
There are a lot of ways you can keep your hair long and healthy, and I am going to share them with you! If growing your hair long isn’t your goal, but healthy hair is, I have tips for you too! I recently discovered Pura D’or (pure uh dee or) about month ago and my hair has never been the same. I have been using their gold line shampoo and conditioner every other day and it has already helped me with growth, reduced hair thinning, and moisture. I’m always hesitant when it comes to hair products because I felt like nothing ever worked for my hair, but Pura D’or had over 13k + reviews, so I had to give it a try.
Even though hair products are incredibly important, there are a couple other factors in keeping your hair healthy!
1. Frequent trims- I get my hair trimmed every month. I take about one inch off.
2. Goodbye layers (for now)- I wanted my hair to be really healthy. I decided to get it cut one length, and keep it trimmed for an entire year before putting layers into it. Why? The less layers, the less split ends. You can get rid of your split ends a lot faster when your hair is one length. If you get your hair trimmed with layers, your upper layers will still be split. Try to keep it one length for a while. This does not have to be permanent!
3. Diet- Vitamins play a huge role in healthy hair. Try to eat foods rich in vitamin C and vitamin B. Some of my favorites are salmon, almonds, avocados, eggs, and sweet potatoes. Protein and iron are also important for healthy hair. Try eating kale, spinach, or steak.
4. Protect Your Hair- I learned my lesson last year. I never put any sun protectant on my hair before laying out by the pool, running, or being outside. My hair was definitely kissed by the sun, and that is why I turned into a redhead. The sun and chlorine from the pool can damage your hair tremendously. Never ever leave chlorine in your hair! Wash it right after you leave the pool. This goes for saltwater too, the salt can dry out your hair.
5. Stop washing your hair everyday– Hair does not need to be washed everyday. You can put your hair through a lot of stress by overdoing it. Washing your hair everyday causes more split ends, drys your hair out, and it starts to lose it’s natural character. Try using dry shampoo every other day.
6. Stop overheating it – I straighten or blow dry my hair maybe once every couple of months. I love to let it dry naturally as much as possible. I know it’s hard for a lot of people to do that because of timing, but try to limit heat and styling. There are a lot of hairstyles you can do without heat. Try buns, overnight rollers, braiding, or hair clips to give it style. Blow drying and straightening is another way to dry out your hair, damage it, and break all the pieces.
7. Don’t brush wet hair. I had no idea I was damaging my hair while brushing it in the shower. I thought it was the only way I could get a brush through it, but when your hair is wet, it stretches and breaks off causing more split ends. Wait until your hair is dry, or brush it softly. You can get a wet-brush designed for brushing wet hair.
8. Condition- Try to give yourself at-home conditioner treatments once a week. I like to massage Argan oil into my scalp and the ends of my hair. I leave it on overnight, or while I’m working from home.
9. Don’t overdue the dyes- It’s ok to get you hair colored and lightened up, but pay attention to the products you’re using. Most of the box dyes have damaging chemicals. Talk with your hair stylist about more natural and healthier ways to color your hair. The more you dye your hair, the more stress you’ll put it through. If you are going to dye it, make sure to condition it frequently.
10. Be careful with hair ties– I couldn’t figure out why my hair was splitting when I wasn’t dying it or styling it. When I was working out, my hair would be in a tight ponytail on the top of my head. I had no idea that my ponytail was the culprit of split ends. Try to keep your hair in lower and loose ponytails. You can also buy the ribbon ties to prevent damaging.
My hair stylist told me that product is everything for keeping your hair healthy. After using Pura D’or for a month, I 100% agree. My hair felt thicker, smooth, and I could actually get a brush through it. My favorite part about Pura D’or is the cooling sensation on my scalp while massaging. I spend three minutes massaging the shampoo into my scalp and then I let the conditioner sit in my hair for five minutes. The scalp is the root of the problem for hair thinning, so you have to start there! The Pura D’or fortifies and energizes hair from root to ends and it really helps with thinning of the hair.
You won’t find any of the nasty chemicals in Pura D’or and I love that. 9 our of every 10 users noticed change and improvement. Their hair was full of volume after eight weeks. You can read more reviews on 2MinuteClub.com + they have the lowest member only pricing and free shipping.
After my hair was finally long and thick enough, I decided to get layers and lighten it up a bit. I was going to do a full dye, but I’m trying to embrace my new red look. My hair looks SO MUCH healthier than it did a couple months ago and I’m loving how thick and healthy it looks. I can’t wait to see what my hair looks like after using Pura D’or all summer.
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