Here's what I did to restore my dry, damaged locks

healthy hair
I have always had dry hair, for as long as I can remember.
I also am certainly guilty of having been a bit... Well, neglectful, when I was a younger lass in my teens and 20s. I didn't really understand the point of looking after one's hair.
Between sun, salt and pool water, not washing my hair often enough, brushing it while it was wet, not brushing it all for weeks (or months...Eek!), chemical treatments...My hair has been through it all.
Then, with a little help and understanding from the professionals (hairdressers, of course), I came to understand the benefits of healthy hair. With the implementation of a no-fuss haircare routine and a few tips and tricks on avoiding damage, my hair is strong, silky and hydrated.
Wanna know what I did?
Here's the breakdown:
1. I bought salon quality hair products
With dry hair and split ends, I knew my hair needed moisture and repair, and I knew I wanted to go local and natural, so I got my paws on Davroe's Moisture Senses Shampoo & Conditioner.
moisture senses
I also get dry and itchy scalp if I go any more than five days between washes, so I use the Tangle Teezer scalp massager when I'm shampooing.
When I condition my hair, I scrunch the product in with water and let it sit for a minute or two before rinsing.
2. I do not brush my wet hair
After or during washes, I stay well away from brushes.* I use my fingers to rake out any tangles, but you can also use a Tangle Teezer Wet Detangler, designed for wet hair.
*Hair is more fragile while it's wet, leaving it prone to breakage.
wet brush
3. I don't use a bath towel on my hair
I actually use a pillow case to "towel dry" my hair! I scrunch the liquid out gently and then wrap it up in a turban for 5 mins maximum. You can also use a microfibre towel, designed for towel drying hair.
Bath towels are TOO absorbent and can strip your hair of natural moisture and perpetuate frizz.
4. I use a leave-in conditioner once a week
My go-to leave-in is Sebastian Potion Number 9, which is a hydration injection that doubles as a styling agent.
potion 9
I alternate Potion 9 with K18 Molecular Repair Hair Mask.
5. Keep heat styling to a minimum
I *try* to use heat styling tools only once per week.
If I style my hair, I'll try and do it the day after a wash, and I'll use some hairspray to lock the style in place so I don't have to style again during the week.
6. I don't use hair ties
Did you know that the average skinny hair elastic can cause breakage? UGH.
Instead, I opt for scrunchies and claw clips to pull my hair back.
claw clip
7. I get regular trims
Any hairdresser will tell you the key to healthy hair is (among other things) - is getting regular trims between every eight to 12 weeks. This gets rid of any split ends and damage.

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