“Some Of The Worst Mistakes In My Life Were Haircuts.” – Jim Morrison
Let’s Blog Over Hair…
Over the last year a question I have gotten so much is “You were just bald-headed. How did your hair grow back so fast? How is it so healthy?” LOL- well F I R S T of all I wasn’t bald-headed. Da Fuq?! But okay… Let’s talk hair.
Since I can remember, my mom always made me wear my hair long. That is until I got to middle school. That was when my hair party began. My hair is really, really thick. I guess that’s a blessing. I don’t have black hair naturally. It’s dyed. Shocker! I have literally done everything possible to this mane of mine. I’ve had red hair, yellow hair, blue hair. I’ve had it long, in a bob, shaved in the back. Actually- One time I forgot I shaved the back of my head. I went outside and put my hair in a bun and I kept wondering why the back of my head was cold. Completely forgot I had just went to a barber to cut a heart design into my head. I’ve had heat damage, chemical damage and everything possible. Did I mention I took cosmetology in high school?
I never worried about what I did to my hair because it always grew back. I’ve always gravitated towards trying new things to my hair. Why keep the same boring hairstyle your whole life right?
So a few years ago I debuted the chop. All of my hair was gone. I was actually kind of shocked that I did that myself. My fiancé has a thing for hair, and when he saw my haircut he said it was the worst part of his day. What an ass.
But my hair was so damaged from the heat, and the dyes that it just sort of did its own thing. It was so frustrating for me that I felt the best thing to do was to just cut it all off and start over. Best hair decision I’ve ever made. Not only did I love my short do, but I was noticing how healthy my hair was growing back. I hadn’t seen that in a long time.
I’ve very particular about what I use in my hair. I want to keep it as healthy as possible, but also do as little as possible. During the winter I wash my hair 2 to 3 times a month. In the summer every week.
Once a month I use Moroccocanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo & Conditioner. Because I blow dry and flat-iron my hair, I don’t want to risk damage. This keeps my strands happy and healthy instead of burnt out.
I then use Extreme Anti-Snap Anti-Breakage Leave-In Treatment. It acts as a deep conditioner reducing snapping from brushing or damage from heat.
I like to lock in some moisture before adding the heat. So I always use the Moroccanoil Treatment. It’s perfect for all hair types. It smells so good. It conditions my hair and controls the frizz. Which is highly needed here in Houston.
Before blow drying I use Kenra Blow Dry Spray. This stuff is incredible. It stops the frizz, its lightweight. It helps my hair not to tangle and to stay smooth all while protecting against heat damage.
I take my multivitamin everyday and drink lots of water. It helps. I promise.
After flat ironing I do as little as possible to my hair. I don’t brush it often. I will literally wake up and run my fingers through my hair. My hair is seriously either straight or wavy. The waves come later during the week naturally. It’s funny when people ask me how I get the beach waves in my hair. The look on their face when I say it just happens. I don’t have a wand, and I don’t have the patience to do my hair everyday. It’s either straight, wavy, or a homeless look.
What are your favorite hair products? What do you do to keep your hair healthy? I’d love to know!