Healthy Hair Tips You Didn't Know You Needed
You didn’t think we forgot about those luscious locks, did you? Healthy hair care practices can help set you up for long term growth, strength, and shine that’s easy to maintain, without spending hundreds of dollars on styling treatments. Whether you’re looking to repair damaged, and colour treated hair, tame frizz, reduce your oil build up, or just up your volume, we’ve got you.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1. Truly Strengthening Shampoo
2. Truly Strengthening Conditioner
That’s it! We’ll take care of the rest. These two products are formulated for ALL hair types, and unlike other products, work to target the scalp and follicle to create healthy hair at the root. No parabens, sulfates, silicones, or alcohols – ever. This vegan and cruelty free formula results in never greasy, always shiny hair, while proteins leave hair silkier, stronger, and thicker. Pair these products with our best hair advice and you’ll be saying “see ya!” to bad hair days.
1. Target the scalp + strands differently
While it may be easier to slather on shampoo and conditioner evenly to all parts of the hair, this can weight hair down and create and oily scalp that’s lacking volume. Apply the bulk of your conditioner to the mid-shaft and ends of your hair first and use any remaining product to lightly massage the scalp at the end. While it’s still important to ensure your scalp gets hydration too, conditioner build up happens most frequently at the scalp, causing clogged follicles and premature oiliness.
2. Brush your hair before you wash
When your hair is wet, is it more fragile and prone to breakage. This is due to a change in the hair bonds when moisture is present on the strands. This is the same reason it is important to use soft hair ties when tying up your hair when wet! Taking an extra 60 seconds to brush through dry hair before you wash, and condition will help eliminate breakage you might be experiencing in the shower. Bonus: hair is much easier to work through afterwards!
3. Turn down the temperature (at least while your hair is involved!)
Hot temperatures can cause scalp irritation and make the hair more prone to breakage and may weaken the hair as it grows out. For the best results, finish your shower with a quick burst of cold water on your hair to seal cuticles shut, promote moisture retention, and increase shine!
4. Towel dry, and then towel dry again
Now that we know that wet hair is more prone to breakage, styling and blow-drying hair that is overly damp can also cause the same hair struggle. Make sure to towel dry your hair as best as you can before applying any heat to the hair, and refrain from styling hair (like curling irons and straighteners) that is even the smallest bit damp to keep hair healthy. If your hair dries slowly, we recommend incorporating a heat spay into your routine to safeguard your locks!
5. Get your vitamin B on
One of the best-known vitamins for hair growth is a B vitamin called biotin. Studies link biotin deficiency with hair loss in humans. Other B vitamins help create red blood cells, which carry oxygen and nutrients to the scalp and hair follicles. These processes are important for hair growth.
Hey! We’ve got a supplement for that:
Have you tried our Hair, Skin, and Nails supplement yet? This growth-focussed supplement contains a high percentage of Biotin and includes Zinc and Riboflavin to promote strength and longevity.
Now go get out there and have the best hair day ever, they’ll think you were born with it.