I'm not much of a hair expert at all. Or a beauty expert, if you really want to get down to it. I brush my hair only once or twice a week tops. Why am I even doing a post on healthy hair?? haha. Well, ever since I ombred my hair, I've been working hard to reverse the damage it has caused my ends. Never, ever again will my hair see an ounce of bleach. If I'm gonna go light, I'm gonna do it the good old natural way and just bum out at beach once summer gets here.
A lot of you have asked me how I maintain my hair and how I have managed to grow it so long in such a short period of time. I cut my hair above my shoulder s a little over a year ago (at least I got that out of my system), haven't cut it since, and already it hits right at my chest. I don't know what my secret is really. I just let nature run its course. And I guess my course is to have long hair. I am hoping that by summer, I'll have my original lengthy locks back. The messier and the more hippie-like the better. I want to be wearing a lot of bell bottoms this summer and I want to look legit. So, for said goal to be accomplished, I have been taking extra steps on top of my basic shampoo and conditioning routine to upkeep my ends and to stimulate my roots (which is me basically massaging my head as I shampoo and conditioner).
Each night, while my hair is still damp, I rub in REDKEN's Extreme Anti-Snap Leave-in Treatment into my ends and let them air dry before going to bed. It's light and basic, so I don't feel like I have a lot of product in my hair while I sleep. The protein complex in this product works to keep my ends from breaking even more and giving them more shine.
For a little extra nourishment and attention in the morning, I use my spray bottle full of room temperature water and dampen my ends. Then I gently rub in Bumble and Bumble Brilliantine Hair Polish to add more moisture and shine. I like to rub it in messily to give my hair that bedhead look. Then I spray in Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray and rough up my hair even more all over. A touch of Arrojo's reFINISH Dry Shampoo at my roots makes sure I keep my volume during the day. If I ever feel like my hair is looking limp during the day at work, I'll just give it another rough and tumble with my hands, or flip my hair over a few times, to get it back in shape.
Once a week, I use Dove's Anti-Frizz Serum to really zap out that dryness that so much affect my ends. After I shower, I'll apply a small amount, rub it in and let my hair air dry so that it fully absorbs. The oils act as a super deep moisturizing treatment for your hair which is exactly what I need since my last dye job pretty much stripped all the natural oils from my ends.
And, well, that really is just about it when it comes to keeping my hair looking and feeling healthy. No more whacky dye jobs for this head anymore! I've learned my lesson and am gonna embrace my true brown from now on :) BRUNETTES ROCK ON!