Tangled Up In My Hair
We all crave it. The long, voluminous healthy hair falling down our backs. Some of us work at it. Some of us are born with it. We all battle with it once we have it. You finally get the long hair you always craved and bam…what the hell do you do to keep it from tangling! Who knew that I could get my hair tangled under my arms when I sleep! Please tell me I am not alone in dealing with that one!
Here is what I have learned as I have let my hair grow long.
Never skimp on the conditioning! You need to love and moisturize your hair. You can start off with washing your hair and then applying the conditioner immediately. Once you have it in there (love your ends…they will love you back) you can proceed with washing your body, shaving, having a mini concert (admit it we all do it) that way you are allowing the conditioning goodness to really love your locks.
Next, do a hair mask. Your hair will be restored back to life with nutrients, moisture and feel silky, look shiny and just overall healthy. Trust me, it loves you for loving it! Doing a mask for at least thirty minutes once a week will work wonders on your hair.
Brushing. We all need to talk about this. I start to brush my hair from the bottom and work my way to the top. Slowly make your way to protect your hair from being torn and/or damaged. It took awhile to grow it out to this length so it goes to say that it will take awhile to brush it all out!
Heat used sparingly. I alternate and found that my hair loves me for it. I will typically wash my hair every five days. I will use a dry shampoo in between. I will allow my hair to air dry. Once dry I alternate if I am going to be straightening my hair out or if I am letting my hair go wild and have a mind of its own. Overdoing heat on your hair leads to dry hair that is more prone to tangling, dull hair and also hair that is prone to break.
Sleeping is another issue. While sleeping your hair can become damaged from either the friction on your pillow, or as said earlier you enter into the combat zone of your hair getting stuck under your arms…such a sad story. I will typically do a loose braid in my hair or a loose bun at the top of my head.
The products you select are also a huge concern. I lean towards products that are all natural and cruelty free. I avoid anything with alcohol which leads to drying out your hair. Go for natural, sulfate and alcohol free products. I really go to the professionals on this one. My hair stylist never fails me in making sure that I am loving my hair with the best products out there.
In the end, we all have different hair and different concerns, but we all want the same outcome. Healthy, gorgeous hair!