Ask Belle: Suggestions for Healthier Hair
Aug 10, 2015
Can you talk about how you take care of your hair? Specifically how you keep it healthy. I think this is something of a universal problem and might be good for a lot of women.
Healthy hair starts on the inside. If you’re not getting enough vitamins and nutrients, your hair, skin and nails will show it. I take a daily multi-vitamin. I also add a pre-natal with folic acid when I’m trying to grow out a lackluster haircut.
For soft, shiny hair, skipping the occasional wash is a good idea. Many women can get away with washing every other day. If you can’t, try a sulfate-free shampoo like this black-vanilla shampoo from Carol’s Daughter. Also, just taking a one-day break from heated styling can be very beneficial.
For more intense conditioning, I still think Aussie’s 3-Minute Miracle deep conditioner is the best $5 hair care product on the market. Work it into the ends for a quick fix or use it all over once-a-week. If you prefer a leave-in, both my Mom and I are obsessed with It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Spray. The product softens and conditions for manageable, shiny hair.
Lastly, keep a pair of good scissors on hand to clean up any split ends before they spread out of control. I like an eyebrow scissor because the tiny blades make it hard to screw up. This tutorial will show you how to trim your split ends the right way.
If you have a favorite hair product or helpful tip for keeping your coif in check, leave it in the comments.