I decided recently that I really want to have nice long hair, and so I'm attempting to embark on a mission to get it healthy again! Firstly, I decided to stop dying it so much - I've been letting my roots grow out further and going longer between dying (this can be hard when you're a natural brunette but also an important step). Already this seems to have helped a bit. Secondly, I'm trying to not use so much heat on it - I've ditched the straighteners and try to let it air dry whenever possible - I only occasionally curl the very ends which, for me, works well as they stay in for a good 2 days or more. Thirdly, I've been washing it less; Girlz Only Dry Shampoo has been my best friend as it eliminates oil and gives the hair a bit of a boost. When I do wash it I always opt for a shampoo aimed specifically at damaged hair with split ends; I've been loving the Garnier Silky Smoother Shampoo as well as all of the Pantene range. I've been using lots of oils on it, both before and after washing. I love to use a 100% Pure Coconut Oil all over my hair about 2 hours before washing it (I do this about twice a week) and it really makes it more manageable and soft. Also, I've been putting an oil through it afterwards - I'm loving the Bumble and Bumble Hairdressers Oil for this as it's lightweight yet moisturising. And lastly, my little saviour, my Pink Tangle Teezer - quite a god send for those of us who get notty hair after washing it as it doesn't pull or tug at the hair. So here's to hoping I can salvage my hair!
Have you got any tips?