11/9/18

Hair to Be Proud Of

Everyone’s hair is unique to them. While we all have our daily go-to's, a lot of us probably haven't thought deeply about our routine - just doing what we always have done or making mistakes that lead it to look greasy, when we head out of the house.

The truth is, the techniques we use each day can affect the overall health and condition of our locks. So, it’s time to start being a little more aware of our hair’s needs and begin making a little more effort to take care of the hair that we have. Here are just a few steps that you can take to achieve this and make your hair a feature to really be proud of!

Take Protective Measures

The majority of us do not realize how much damage we cause to our hair on a day to day basis. Here are a few protective measures that you can take to reduce breakage and damage on the whole!

Wigs

Now, you may never have even considered wearing a wig before, but wearing a wig can really give damaged hair a chance to recover. My sister, who often bleaches her hair, just recently invested in a snazzy read wig to wear throughout the fall season. And let me tell you - she looks great! Not to mention, wigs are a great option for the indecisive amongst us who want a different style every week or day to day. Alternatively, they can be worn if you prefer hairstyles that would require regular use of heated styling products, to save your natural locks, or if you prefer a color that would damage your natural hair significantly (like my girl's excessive bleach use!). In short, wigs are a great option for those who want specific hairstyles but want to maintain their own luscious locks at the same time. Human hair wigs tend to be more natural looking and can be styled a little more easily. Just make sure to check where the hair is sourced to ensure that everything is ethical!

Heat Protection Spray

If you are going to use heated styling products on your own hair, it’s important that you invest in a heat protection spray. This will generally be sprayed onto your hair before using the heated styling products and will provide a protective barrier between your hair and straighteners, curlers, crimpers, and other products.

Braiding

Another method that can protect hair is braiding. By braiding your hair, you reduce the amount of hair that comes into contact with day to day things that usually brush against your hair. It also immobilises hair strands, structurally strengthening hair. Braided hair also requires less frequent brushing, which reduces breakage in general. There are various different styles of braids out there (Hello, Pinterest!) so it's easy to do a little research and see which styles will best suit you. Pro tip: Make sure that braids are not too tight when they are put in, as excessively tight braids can prove to be extremely uncomfortable.

These are just a few steps that you can take to protect your hair and keep it happy and healthy, making it a feature to be proud of!

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