3 Tips for Healthy Hair
My beautiful Insta friend, Ellen, from @thestylistmama has kindly allowed me to share her Top Tips for Healthy Hair (and I'm going to put my 'oil twist' on it). She is a superstar hairdresser, style guru, and her website is full of amazing inspo!
I don’t know about you, but I feel like I am MALTING since having a baby. My hair was so luscious when I was pregnant, which totally isn’t meant to happen, so I was hopeful that it would continue and I wouldn’t suffer from the dreaded hair loss. Well, it wasn't to be, and I'm still losing my hair in clumps!
But fear no more, here are our hot tips to getting your hair back to 100%!
Brush the shit out of it!
Ellen has 8 hairbrushes (life of a hairdresser ha!). I can’t say I have that many, and I can be super lazy with brushing, but it is SO important. Not only does it relax you, but it helps to move the product on your scalp so that it doesn’t sit there and get oily and gross.
Try and brush your hair at least twice a day – the more you do it, the less hair you will lose, the less you need to wash your hair, and the longer your styles will last. GENIUS!!
My mum is a hairdresser so I have always done two shampoos. It is literally the cardinal rule of healthy hair (in my non-hairdresser opinion). The first shampoo gets rid of all the shit (dirt, residual product etc.), and the second shampoo cleans your hair.
If you get really oily hair like me, then two shampoos is extra important. I also like to use Grapefruit oil, which rids the scalp of impurities and residual styling products without drying it out. It also promotes hair growth and helps to rejuvenate your hair.
- 1 teaspoon natural shampoo
- 1 drop Grapefruit
- Massage into scalp and rinse!
I have recently been making a conscious effort to do a morning hair treatment on my home day with Clementine. I DO NOT have the time to stand around in the shower for 10 minutes (plus it’s a massive waste of water), so I’ve been doing them when I’m cleaning or just pottering around the house. They make such a difference to my hair!
Every 2 weeks I also like to do a scalp treatment, which helps with ridding flakiness and gives my scalp a really good clean.
- Apple cider vinegar (I don’t measure)
- Fractionated Coconut Oil (about a tablespoon)
- 3 drops Tea Tree (cleansing)
- 3 drops Lavender (soothing)
- 3 drops Rosemary (helps to thicken hair)
- Apply to hair, wrap in glad wrap, and rinse after 15-20 minutes.
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