As my hair journey continues, I’ve been researching a lot about what products to use, techniques to avoid and habits to break. Having coloured hair can be damaging enough all on its own, and while I won’t be stopping that anytime soon, why not try to make my locks healthier in other ways?
Here are 6 tips that I’ve been implementing lately, and have noticed a difference:
1. Don’t wash your hair everydayI never did this so it wasn’t a habit for me. However, a lot of my close friends still wash their hair everyday and I constantly tell them to STAAAAHPPP IT. It can be really hard to do, because you’ll notice excess oil immediately but it takes time to train your hair. Your scalp is smart and will pick up on your new hair routine, and eventually, you’ll be able to go a couple of days (maybe longer) without washing your hair. Dry shampoo will become your bestie!
Lately I’ve been exploring Yves Rocher’s Low Shampoo Delicate Cleansing Cream. It entered my life when I knew I had to make a change and fix my damaged and dry hair. It’s sulfate & silicone free, and acts as a half shampoo/half conditioner treatment. When I first began using it, I alternated between the last shampoo I was using and this one, until my hair started getting used to the Low Shampoo.
2. Learn how to make hair masks and do them oftenGot olive or coconut oil around + a spare avocado or banana? Mix these items with a conditioner, moisturize it into your scalp and let it stay there for an hour or so. Some people even throw an egg in the mix, but I’m not ready for that step yet (raw eggs freak me out). Your hair will feel SO soft, healthy and will be very shiny. Repeat once a week if you’ve got time to spare!
3. Avoid brushing your hair when it’s wetThis was surprising to hear, because at some point in my life, I was told by someone to brush my hair while in the shower or right when I get out and it’s still wet. I always felt like I was ripping chunks out of my hair, and it would also break SO fast. I stopped doing this and now just dry it with a towel or t-shirt, put some hair oil and serum and let it air dry on its own.
4. Get a trim every couple of monthsThis tip is one that has helped me over the years. Anytime I feel my hair is getting too thin or brittle, I consider getting a major haircut. Other than that, I try to get a trim every 2-3 months to remove split ends, dry roots and just to keep that growth happening.
5. Rinse & condition in cold waterOne thing to note about the Yves Rocher Low Shampoo is that it doesn’t work like other shampoos and conditioners. Use it like a cream and apply it first on the lengths and tips. I add mild water and massage the rest of the product to my roots and scalp. I love hot showers more than anything, but when it comes to conditioning and rinsing my hair, I turn down the heat and let the cold water run down my locks and down my back. I hear it also helps keep your hair colour radiant for longer!
6. Eat healthyI’m guilty for not following this rule, but I know that good health and beauty isn’t what just lies on the outside. It stems from the inside, and depends a lot on what you eat and drink. If you have a balanced diet, eat your fruit and veggies, drink lots of water, you will be one step closer to having healthier, fuller hair.
Join the Yves Rocher Low Shampoo 30 Day Challenge!
Yves Rocher has set up a fun, interactive website for users to keep track of how their hair is progressing with the Low Shampoo. I love that I can see which day I’m on, and the website tells me how to begin, what I should do during the first 10 days and what to expect after the initial hump. 3 winner will be randomly selected and you could win:
- 1st Prize ($200 YR Gift Card + 1 year supply of Low Shampoo)
- 2nd Prize ($100 YR Gift Card + 1 year supply of Low Shampoo)
- 3rd Prize ($50 YR Gift Card + 1 year supply of Low Shampoo)
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This post was kindly sponsored by Yves Rocher Canada.
However, all photos and opinions are my own and 100% honest.