Bombshell Tips: Hair Problems and How to Fix Them
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Got hair problems? Who doesn’t, especially when you do your own hair or do not regularly visit a hair stylist. It’s easy to get frustrated by hair that won’t grow, hair that refuses to be tamed or just simply not knowing how to achieve an easy go-to style. I personally have a love-hate relationship with my hair. I love that my hair is so strong and thick because it is very resilient. I haven’t been super hard on my hair but I have over processed it a few times and it always bounces back. What I love about my hair is also what I hate about it. Thick hair can be downright exhausting! I mean it should not take ALL DAY to wash and style your hair!! Once I finish washing my hair, I either wear it straight or naturally curly and throughout the years I have pinpointed what products work best for me. This has helped my immensely and given me more confidence to handle my hair. Besides perfecting your technique and incorporating tips that work for you, it is also beneficial to identify what products work best with your hair and your hair problem. Read on to discover tips on how to combat flat hair, frizz, no growth, and learn some easy styles for bad/lazy hair days.
Problem: Hair Growth
- Start by stepping up your wash game. Maintaining unclogged pores on your scalp is top priority. Shampoo twice if you have to and if you suffer from dandruff make sure you have the right shampoo. Dandruff is caused by overgrown yeast that is already present on the scalp so find a dandruff shampoo that contains either pyrithione zinc or selenium sulfide. Massage it onto your scalp well and let sit for about a minute before you rinse. Continue for a month or two and make sure you use a hydrating shampoo during the process. Check out some dandruff shampoos here.
- Make sure you moisturize adequately by using a hydrating cream before you blow dry for example. Additionally, add a hair mask into your weekly or bi weekly routine. Masks help your hair fight off damage and replenish lost nutrients. My favorite is Shea Moisture’s Deep Treatment Masque when my hair feels dry. I also love aussie’s 3 minute miracle moist when I’m short on time.
- Get a trim every 2-3 months. I know, it’s hard to cut hair hair if you’re trying to grow it out but trust me, those wild dead ends are basically stunting your hair growth Your hair does not look as healthy as it could. I prolong my trims by using Triple Threat Split End Remedy by Rita Hazan.
- Eat your protein! Hair is made out of protein (keratin) so it makes sense that how much or how little protein you ingest will affect the health of your hair. For a 1-2 punch eat protein packed food like grass-fed beef, organic animal protein, fresh fish, organic eggs, yogurt, tofu and beans.
- Let your hair loose every once and awhile. Constantly wearing your hair in a ponytail or up-dos can lead to traction alopecia (hair loss). I don’t know about you but ain’t nobody got time for that!
Problem: Flat Hair
- Get those stands squeaky clean! The same way clogged pores on your scalp can hinder hair growth, that same product buildup is on each strand of hair weighing it down. I love Cantu’s cleansing cream shampoo for my curls. Another popular clarifying shampoo is Christope Robins cleansing purifying scrub with sea salt.
- If you have hair that is pin straight, applying a dab or two of mousse to your roots will help to lift them after you blow dry. Which by the way you should do upside down to add more volume.
- Try a tease here and there. Not everyone can do this, I know I sure can’t, but teasing your hair and locking it in with a lightweight hairspray can get you through the day. Try Bumble and Bumble’s spray de mode flexible hold hairspray or comb thru finishing hair spray by Nexxus.
- Ready, set, go hydrate! Frizz is only made worse by thirsty hair. Hydrating your strands with an uber-rich shampoo and conditioner should be your top priority. One of my favorite hydrating shampoo and conditioner combo is by Moroccanoil. Herbal Essence’s hello hydration is another good find that leaves my hair feeling luxurious and the price doesn’t hurt either.
- Try sealing your hair. My hair is naturally curly and frizzes up really fast, especially when it’s dry. To keep this from happening, I use a leave-in conditioner (Jane Carter) then follow-up with coconut oil and gel to style my curls. When I wear my hair straight, instead of coconut oil I use Moroccanoil. A quick rinse with cold water after you wash your hair will also seal your hair if you can’t do oils.
- Remember to protect your hair when you use heat. Using heat to curl or straighten hair can dry it out. Dry hair tends to lead to frizzy hair. Apply a small amount of a silicone-based product like John Frieda’s frizz ease. Silicone not only protects your hair from drying out but also adds an incredible shine.
Having a bad hair day…
- Try an effortless style that can be worn in a polished or messy way like a half bun, high pony, or an undone braid. Also, don’t forget about an accessory, my favorite is the bandana but I am also loving the million bobby pins in your hair look! Check out my attempt at this look below.
- Rose gold bobby pins from H&M