Healthy Hair Hacks

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One of the physical features I’m lucky enough to have and love is long, healthy hair. It’s so hard to maintain hair that is healthy (read: pretty) with so much hot tool damage, harsh hair product, and constant hair coloring. And now that I’m in my thirties, I’m getting more greys, my hair isn’t as strong, and it doesn’t grow quite as fast as it used to. So I’m constantly changing up my routine to find what works best for my current hair needs. I always say it’s best to switch up your shampoo and conditioner after every bottle. I never use the same hair care line twice in a row because I feel that’s the best way to get all of the benefits out of a product. Your hair adjusts after a while and the benefits aren’t as strong as the first time. When I find a brand I love, I’ll go through all their different lines to try them all, and to get the max benefits of each.

Lately, the biggest issue I’ve been having is my hair getting oily by the next day. I can usually go 3-4 days without washing my hair, but the past month or so, I’ve needed to wash my hair daily! It’s the worst because I feel like if I cave and wash my hair, then my hair will get used to it and I’ll never get back to the 3-4 day routine. So as usual, I decided to switch up my shampoo and conditioner to see if that helped. Y’all. I went through 3 different brands before I finally found what fixed the problem: Hair Food!

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I decided to try their Nourishing Coconut Milk & Chai Spice recipe, since my hair clearly needed something. I’m so so glad to say that I am on day 2 and my hair is looking fresher than ever. No need for dry shampoo here! In fact, I had my hair colored the other day and since my hairstylist Marina comes to my house, we used the Hair Food shampoo and conditioner (after she confirmed it is sulfate-free, of course!). She was blown away by how soft my hair felt as she was washing it – and that’s coming from a professional! I told her about my recent woes with my hair getting oily and she explained to me that Hair Food had balanced my hair’s pH. Since it’s made without parabens, mineral oils, sulfates, or dyes, it actually does what it claims to do: nourish. This particular line worked to hydrate (thanks for nothing, winter dryness) and protect hair from future damage—cause let’s be real, I ain’t cuttin down on the hot tools or coloring anytime soon.

I also have to mention the scent. Hair Food’s Nourishing Coconut Milk & Chai Spice smells divine! Not to mention that these natural ingredients help me feed my hair the same way I feed my body. Hey, wait a second, do you think that’s why they call it Hair Food? Well I’ll be! Straight from the source: “Hair Food is inspired by clean, simple, kitchen-crafted recipes full of ingredients you want to put in your hair and none of the things you don’t.” Yep, I have to say, I support it! Take it from me: this stuff works! Next, I think I’ll pick up the Avocado & Argan Oil Smooth recipe on my next run to Target. Which Hair Food recipe would you use? Manuka Honey & Apricot Moisture, Tea Tre & Lavender Purifying, Coconut Milk & Chai Spice Nourishing, or Avocado & Argan Oil Smooth?

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Besides switching haircare lines often and using hair brands that don’t use ingredients, another one of my favorite healthy hair hacks is rinsing my conditioner with cooler water and leaving just a little bit of it in my hair. I’ll either not rinse it all the way, or if I feel like I got too much of it out, I’ll finger a dime sized amount through the bottom half of my hair. I’ll then squeeze out the excess water before getting out of the shower. It works wonders!

What’s your top healthy hair hack?