Monday, 24 August 2015

10 Tips For Longer, Healthier Hair.




For todays post I've put together a little list of my top 10 tips for longer, healthier hair. These are the things I do for my hair, and I can honestly say it's in the best condition it ever has been. It's now super long too, which I'm so pleased about! I had my hair cut around shoulder length in March and absolutely hated it! My hair is now half way down my back!
 
I've also tried to include tips which doesn't involve using a hair product or spending money, after all we all want longer healthier hair the easiest way possible.. 

Enjoy!

1 - Avoid fully drying your hair when you can, if I'm not going anywhere, I half dry it so it's kind of dry.. but not quite, doing this means you're not constantly applying heat to the bits of your hair that's already dry! As we all know, excess heat kills your hair!
 
 
2 - Get your hair cut once every 4-6 weeks, I get my ends cut once every 5 weeks, however you can do what's right for you|your hair. Getting your ends cut this often might seem like you're chopping off all of your hair, but it honestly makes it grow quicker and longer. The longer you leave your hair between cuts, the dryer the ends will become, resulting in them splitting. This happened to me, I left my hair for over a year without getting the ends cut because I wanted it as long as possible, and where I left it so long my split ends were so bad I needed the majority of my hair cut off, about 5-6 inches. For someone who loves long hair this made me really sad :( but I learnt from it!
 
 
3 - An obvious one, use heat protection, and say goodbye to dry ends! I use TRESemme heat defence styling spray
 
 
4 - Once you've finished drying your hair, go over it with your hairdryer on the cool setting, this seals in all the goodness that your hair needs, and obviously takes away the heat from your hair a lot quicker, which we know is bad for it!
 
 
5 - Brush your hair as often as possible! I'm guilty of this one, I have naturally curly hair so brushing it is pretty much a no go for me, so if I'm honest I rarely do this one, but I should! Brushing your hair disturbs your hairs natural oils allllll the way down into the root, making your hair shinier, and grow faster. Try not to brush your hair when it's wet, I brush mine before I get in the shower, your hair is weaker when it's wet, so it's more likely to break!

 
6 - Use a deep conditioner, I use a hair mask, once a week, usually on a Sunday, so I know that it gets a good treatment after a hard weeks work. I use an Argan Oil hydrating hair mask. psstttt, It's seriously amazing and its only £1?!

 
7 - Drink more water, again.. I don't really do this one either, oopsie! Drinking water stops the dryness!

 
8 - Don't wash your hair too often, doing so rids your hair of its natural oils, which not only will lengthen the growing process (no pun intended), but will result in super dry unhealthy hair! I wash mine once every 3 days.

 
9 - Buy hair bands without rips in, or little decals. The amount of times I've bought hair bands from primark which have an annoying little slit in them, they literally pull out a stupid amount of hair, and it hurts!!

 
10 - Style your hair in sections - When straightening mine I do it in sections, this ensures you don't go over the same bit of hair 2748382 times, and it doesn't sizzle off like the girl curling her hair in that video! Poor girl.





I always keep the conditioners from my home hair dye boxes, they are seriously amazing!
 
 



So there we have it, I hope you enjoyed learning how I look after my hair!

Do you have any tips?

Sophxo


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32 comments:

  1. I've always tried getting my hair to be more healthy. But it just never happens, my hair is just too sensitive. I'll definitely check out the products you recommended, thank you for that! x

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  2. The TRESemme heat defence styling spray looks really good!

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  3. Such great tips dear !
    I'm a new follower. :)
    xoxo,

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  4. Great tips. I am a fan of argan oil. Lovely blog here btw! Would you like to follow each other on GFC? Please let me know on my blog so I can follow back. Thank you.
    xox
    Lenya
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    1. It's amazing isn't it, okey doke will do!! Xxx

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  5. I use the argan oil quite frequently & It's amazing for your hair!! I also use Moroccan oil too, it strengthens the hair and gives it plenty of nourishment. :)

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    1. It's made such a difference to mine! I've actually never used Moroccan oil, I should give it a go xx

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  6. Great tips, the argan oil hair mask sounds amazing, will definitely have to try it for only a pound! xx
    Chasing Belle

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    1. It's brilliant, you really should! Xx

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  7. This post is so helpful! I have been trying to grow my hair for years but it did not grow an inch until I started trimming it every 6 weeks - it goes to show how much that helps because my hair has actually grown longer than my extensions! I really really should get myself a hair mask though I've never tried one!
    Abiee xx
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    1. It's so strange how cutting your hair actually helps it! I didn't even realise. And you definitely should, you'll be amazed at how soft your hair will be! Xxx

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  8. I love argan oil products! So good for the hair!
    Tasha Rose Beauty

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  9. Love this! I use the Argan Oil product its so good especially for £1! xxx
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    1. It's amazing isn't it!! I didn't expect it to be so good but it's literally the best one I've found! Xxx

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  10. These are great tips! I'm trying to grow my hair out, but it needs a good trim - which makes me sad. :(

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    1. That's what happened to me.. I had to cut the majority off :( it will feel so much better though! Xo

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  11. My hair is so dry and disgusting, I'm not sure if it's me or the products I use! I should really invest in hair masks, they look so nourishing :)
    - Molly x

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    1. Honestly they're brilliant.. You'll notice a massive difference xo

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  12. Thank you for these helpful tips dear! ^-^
    I also half dry my hair!
    xoxo
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  13. I love the tip of brushing your hair before it's wet - definitely going to try that! xx
    Elise @ Peonies in Paris

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    1. I used to brush mine as soon as I got out the shower, never realised how bad it was for my hair! Xx

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  14. I need to try the Argan Oil hair mask! It sounds incredible. xx

    Champagne Daydream

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    1. It's honestly amazing, you definitely need to! Xxx

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  15. I love your tips and tricks here anything to be healthy I love it :)http://www.bauchlefashion.com

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  16. I really need to start going to the hairdressers more often... it's just too tempting not to when you're growing your hair!

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  17. Great post hun! Love the Tresemme heat protectant works so well on my hair, and would love to try the argan oil hair mask, will have to look out for that one. xx

    Jessica Victoria

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