It’s no secret that summer can be hard on your hair. Sun, water, chlorine, salt, wind, you name it — it’s all damaging to our gorgeous locks! So when fall rolls around and we aren’t doing as many of those things, it’s a great time to spend some time repairing our mane.
Think of it has a “Hair Rehab” of sorts, or even a “Hair Detox.” It might sound silly but your hair will thank you later when it’s all beautiful and shiny once more.
Revive your hair
I often get asked how my hair is so shiny, what products I use & any tips for getting your hair that way. Well, today I’m going to share some of those tips with you! And as always, I hope that you find my tips honest, practical and easy because seriously, that’s what I aim for!
Because let’s be real — didn’t summer give you enough of that? Laying out in the sun, or even just chilling outside watching your kids play. Whatever it may be, odds are that your hair saw more sun than it normally does. And I’m gonna guess that you didn’t put sunblock on your hair, right? So now it needs to detox from the heat.
Try heatless hairstyles, sleeping with it in a braid and a little damp or air-drying it as often as possible. Give it time to rejuvenate and revive itself naturally and it will!
This includes water! I know it can be hard, but rinsing your hair in cool or even cold water is better for your hair and will add shine. So if you can stand it, keep it cool!
Put the brush away
Yep, I know, it sounds crazy! But trust me, it’s not as crazy as you think. When your hair is wet, it is more fragile and obviously more prone to being broken & damaged. So when you’re trying to revive your hair, you definitely don’t want to be unintentionally tearing it down in the process!
If you absolutely need to brush your hair, take a wide-tooth comb and brush through your hair when you’re in the shower while you have conditioner in your hair. This will do two things – it will distribute the conditioner throughout your hair really well and therefore condition your hair really well, and it will comb your hair out without damaging it!
Less is more
If you’re reviving your hair, think of it like a detox. You’re detoxing your hair from all the damage that was done during the summer – even if it was unintentional. Think less is more. Try your best to stay away from a ton of products every day. Try out some braids and buns to create cute hairstyles without having to use products or heat. You can even sleep with your hair in a bun for some no-heat curls! There are ways to use less product and that way you give your hair time to recuperate.
If your hair is really damaged, you can try to add some natural oils to the ends like a coconut and argan oil hair mask. You just bring it through the ends and sleep with your hair in a braid and it will definitely add some shine.
Take care while you sleep
Think about it, you (are supposed to) sleep for 8 hours a night. That means for 8 hours you’re tossing around in your bed and your hair is getting ratted up in the process. If you wake up with serious bed-head you know what I’m talking about! There are a few things that can help.
First of all, try a satin pillowcase. It is easier on your hair and doesn’t cause breakage. It also does wonders for your skin! Second of all, secure your hair in a bun on top of your head (this adds volume too!) or even a braid – both of which are great for some fun bouncy curls in the morning. It maintains your hair and can limit the breakage that happens through the night.
Treat your Scalp
When I first heard of CLEAR Scalp & Hair I thought it was specifically for dandruff. I don’t have dandruff, but I thought I’d give it a try anyway. Then I came to find out the amazing benefits of treating your scalp. CLEAR SCALP & HAIR™ makes the analogy that the scalp is to our hair like soil is to a tree. Makes perfect sense, right? I mean, we have to make sure that we are nourishing our scalp because that is where the strength and beauty of our hair starts.
I have been using the CLEAR SCALP & HAIR™ Intense Hydration Nourishing Shampoo and Nourishing Daily Conditioner, and you guys, I can see & feel the difference. Often when I am going to try a hair product I am worried it just won’t do much for me. There are very few shampoos and conditioners that I can actually tell the difference. This one is noticeable. And after the botched no-poo of January, my scalp needed some nourishing!
I feel like it shouldn’t be, but this information is mind-blowing. I mean, of course we should care for our scalp! We wouldn’t forget to wash & moisturize the rest of our skin, why would we skip over our scalp? Especially if we’re working on strengthening our hair. The best part about the CLEAR SCALP & HAIR™ is that it’s $4.99 – $5.99 at Walgreens.com or Target.com. Reasonably priced hair products that work are kinda my jam, you know what I mean?
I hope you find these tips to revive your hair after the hot summer season helpful! I really do think that if you combined them you’d see some major results. I know I have done all of them personally and am always happy with how my hair feels.
Let me know if you have any tips to add! Otherwise, grab yourself a bottle of CLEAR SCALP & HAIR™ Shampoo & conditioner – you won’t be sorry!