Since National Hair Day was on Monday, what better post to create than answering the question I get asked the most. How did you get your hair to grow? What products do you use? Around this time last year I sort of revisit the hair products I was using. I wanted to grow my hair. But most important I wanted my hair to be healthier. I got rid of all the products that didn’t work or that were just blah to me. I researched products meant for my type of hair and needs. A year later I am pleased with the products I am using. My hair grew longer than what I expected and I love it!
Shampoo and Conditioner
It’s a little pricy, but its worth every penny! Besides having your hair smells amazing (even second day hair), Moroccanoil repair shampoo and conditioner has made my hair super smooth. Its great for color treated hair as well. I truly hope my hair doesn’t get use to it, because I don’t know what I do without it!!
Cool Water Vs. Warm Water
Currently my hair isn’t color treated, but one thing I’ve learned to help my color last longer and prevent breakage is washing your hair with cooler water. I usually like to take hot and I mean hot showers, but when its time to wash my hair, I turn it a bit cooler. I have seen a major difference since I started doing this. And when I did have color in my hair, it definitely last longer.
I believe we should all take a daily vitamin. Honestly we don’t get the right nutrient your body needs daily, a extra boost never hurts nobody. I also started to take hair, skin, and nails vitamins to try to improve my skin. I did not notice such a huge difference on my skin, but my hair has improved… clearly! I like to stwich them up here and there, just to see which one I like best. The two I keep going back and forth is Olly Undeniable Beauty and Sugar Bear Hair Vitamins. Olly doesn’t taste great, but they do get the job done. Sugar Bear on the other hand taste like candy. The only negative thing I have to say about sugar bear is the sugar content is a little higher than what I wish for vatimns.
So important, yet the least items we pay attention to. Ever since I tired the wet brush, it was game over. Not only does it help tangled hair, but less breakage. I use my wet brush everyday, on wet and dry hair. It’s also inexpensive and sold everywhere.
Leave-In Conditioner & Heat Protector
I never used leave-in conditioner until a became a mother. Detangling hair is much more enjoyable when there’s less knots, am I right moms? Orlando Pita Play came in my Fab Fit Fun Box and immediately loved it. This leave-in conditioner does not make my hair feel weight down or dirty. Heat protector is so important when using hot tools for hair growth and healthy hair! I did massive damage when I was younger using hot tools and never protecting my hair. I learned after seeing how dry my ends were and there was nothing to fit it. I love how Orlando Pita Play works as a leave in conditioner and heat protector.
When I feel like doing a blow out or if I’m drying my hair with a blow dyer, I like using Amaika blowout spray. Helps cut down my dry time and smells so yummy!
Hair Primer & Anti-Frizz Hair Oil
Okay I know what you’re thinking, What in the world is a hair primer? I thought the same thing. Well can you believe there are some products that helps keep your hair style? I typically curl my hair, but before I do so I use Wella Velvet Hair Primer. Helps keep my curls all day and the next day. It’s insane.
It took me a long time to find a hair oil that wouldn’t make my hair greasy. I needed an oil to give me just a bit of shine. I would of never picked Loma Nourishing Oil Treatment to combat frizz if it wasn’t recommended, because I am a sucker for cute packages! Sounds silly I know!! I’ve been using Loma Nourishing Oil Treatment for over a year and this is my second bottle. A little goes a long way. You can use it on wet or dry hair, without being worrying about greasy hair.
I’ve talked about this blow dryer numerous times here, because its the best blow dyer I’ve ever had. Its a splurge for sure, but its worth it! If you have thick or even long hair, you know it takes for ever to dry your hair and don’t even get me started on how long it would take for a blowout. It’s a workout holding a hairdyer for over an hour. Dyson Supersonic Hair Dyer has change this drastically. It takes me no more than 25 mins on a blowout… that my friends is wseome. It also claims to prevent heat damage to your hair and less frizz. I am happy to report this is correct. My hair is less frizzy, I don’t need to apply any anti frizz products after.
These two products I left for the end, because they don’t actually benefit healthy hair growth, rather part of my hair products I love. Moroccanoil styling cream is breathable and helps combat frizz. I use on damp hair before a blowout. Results are pretty good.
Who else lives off dry shampoo? There are so many dry shampoo I love in the market, but if I had to pick one that is inexpensive Batisete Dry Shampoo is my girl! So many different scents and they have one designated for dark hair like me. No white cast. No dirty feel to the hair. I use mine at night before bed and my hair feels refresh by morning.
What are some of your must have products for healthy hair?
Your hair is beautiful and looks super healthy! I stopped coloring my hair too so it’s helped so much with just being healthier and shinier. I do need to use a heat protector for when I use heating products so I will check out this one you are using!
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