If your hair is breaking off at the ends or even slightly resembles the texture of a broom or Brillo pad (Oops, we went there!), then it’s time to make some serious changes to your hair care routine. Maintaining healthy locks shouldn’t feel like a chore, ladies! Because in the end, putting in a little extra work means bouncy and shiny commercial-worthy hair … and we like the sound of that!
As girls, we usually don’t do this often enough, especially when we’re trying to grow our hair out. But we promise, it’s an essential part in achieving healthy locks! Schedule an appointment with your stylist for a trim every three months and you’ll notice a difference in texture in no time!
Wash It Less
Whoever made up the rule about washing your hair EVERY single day was cray-cray! Sudsing up too often can actually dry your hair out even more since you’re not allowing your natural oils to work their way through the length of your hair. Keep oily roots at bay between shampooing sessions with Pureology Fresh Approach Dry Shampoo.
And speaking of breakage — never, ever, ever brush wet hair! Resist the urge to brush your hair after washing since it’s especially vulnerable and weak when wet. Instead, use a wide-tooth comb like The Body Shop Detangling Comb or a “Wet Brush” after spraying in your leave-in treatment.
Hydrating Masks & Oils
One of the MOST essential steps in treating and protecting your hair from damage is finding the right hair mask and hair oil. While other products work miracles, they typically do their magic on the surface of your strands while a mask will penetrate your hair shaft and treat from the inside out.
Your hair (and face!) will thank you for sleeping on a silk pillowcase since the smooth fabric won’t catch or snag your strands. Keep static, tangles, and frizz away all while preserving your hairstyle by swapping out your cotton sheets for soft silk.
What are some of YOUR tips for banishing brittle hair? Share in the comments below!
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