I' like to report that I am surrounded by my own used tissue & a cup of hot chocolate as I've spent these two days being sick & feeling horrible, none the less I was NOT going to let this be a reason for another week to pass without me blogging, so her I am!
I'll tell you a story that happened a couple of years back, one day I woke up & I decided to dye my hair, it was a very spontaneous decision. I wanted to have brown hair and just like that that same day I grabbed my wallet & went to the nearest salon to my home, I had no idea what brand of colouring do I want the women to use on me or even what shade, I had zero knowledge about hair dyes but two hours later, my hair is brown.
As much as I liked it, my hair has been damaged ever since, it felt like straws while I was washing it, it suffered from split ends & it was a completely different texture than my virgin hair.
Anyway, I was never a hair person, but having damaged hair made me take better care of my hair, I've researched & tried to fix my hair and here I've gathered some simple but effective hair tips that worked on me.
Not just did my hair texture change but it became so tangible, there were knots of hair all over my ends, I could never just run my hands through my hair.
I've found out that hair dressers use this trick on tangly hair: apply your normal conditioner on your hair during your shower, grab a wide toothed comb (it's very important to emphasise on the word WIDE) and slowly but gently comb your hair. Then rinse your hair.
I know everyone is warned about combing wet hair, but a comb similar to the one in the picture with very wide teeth and used gently will only help your hair not damage it.
I find doing this helps soften my hair and it's so much less likely to tangle.
We all use conditioner, at least most of us, but not all of us use it right. To get the most out of your conditioner make sure before applying it that you squeeze out all water from your hair, just press on it well to get rid of all water and THEN apply your conditioner.
This will help the conditioner work ON your hair without all the excess water that's in-between, your hair will get the most out of your conditioner. Result is softer hair.
This is an extremely old tip that everyone's probably heard of, I've known of it forever but only when I did do it right did I discover that it's NOT overrated. Doing this alone improved the texture of my hair by miles! It added so much softness and my ends weren't so plastic stiff anymore.
None of us like oil, it's greasy, it smells, it gets all over the place and it weighs down your hair, but applying it at night right before your sleep, massaging it from the scalp to your roots and then washing it the next morning will do wonders to your hair.
I found leaving it on for hours, while you're asleep where the smell & feel of oil can not bother you is the best way to do it.
Any oil can be good but I'd recommend coconut or almond, these can be found everywhere in super markets.
Similarly to conditioner, when you're done washing your hair & it';s still damp, make sure you squeeze out water before applying your serum/leave-in-conditioner.
My favourite thing about these tips is that they're simple/doable but effective. Unfortunately I am not the type of person who'd go the extra mile for my hair, I'd never visit the kitchen, mix mayo, vinegar & etc & then spend forty minutes applying it on followed by another forty minutes waiting for it to work on my hair. I prefer effortless.
I hope this helps and let me know if you have any other tips I'd love to try them!