7 Tips For Healthier Hair That Wont Break The Bank

Being a hairdresser, I’ve tried a lot of different products, tools, colors, and “split end menders” (it’s all a lie, you simply can’t mend split ends people) I’ve learned a lot throughout the years about how to keep your hair happy, healthy, shiny, and strong. Today I’m bringing you my best 7 tips on how to keep your hair healthy.

Stop Washing Your Hair Every Single Day….
You’ve heard it a million times, it’s just not good for your hair, or your skin to be washing every single day. When you wash your hair every single day, you are stripping your hair/scalp of oils – oils it needs to stay healthy/happy. If you’re a newbie to this, try washing every other day, and then slowly stretch your days between washes.

Use a Deep Conditioning Hair Mask Each Week…
Damage doesn’t just come from hot tools, it can come from tugging on your hair, brushing it hard, or even throwing it in a too tight bun. In order to repair your luscious locks try using a weekly deep conditioning mask. Try adding a mask into dry hair, throwing it in a loose bun, and then wash & go.

Avoid the Use of Hot Tools As Much as Possible…
If you’re anything like me, you love your hair straightener/blowdryer/curler/ – really, all types of tools. Hello, I’m a hairdresser for god sakes! I will say this year, I’ve barely used a single hot tool! I’ll tell you why… I have natural wavy/curly hair (thankfully) and have learned what products I can use to achieve frizz free, tousled curls without the use of heat. In order to nix the use of hot tools you must figure out what products work for your hair type. Even if you can’t put down your iron, try limiting it to 2-3x weekly.

Use a Heat Protectant on Your Hair….
Speaking of hot tools… Heat protectants aren’t just for the use of hot tools. Most thermal protectants offer UV protectants that protect against the suns powerful rays. If you’re someone who gets their hair colored frequently, this will greatly benefit you, and keep your color looking it’s brightest. If you’re going to be outside at all, or using a hot tool, a thermal protectant will protect your hair from heat related damage.

Always, Always Condition Your Hair….

Think about your skin….would you just wash, and go? Nope! Moisturizer for your hair/skin/body is essential! When you wash your hair, you’re stripping it off moisture, so in order to get your hair to do anything, you must feed it with moisturizer. In order to grow your healthiest hair imaginable, you must develop a haircare routine.

Use Dry Shampoo….
My favorite thing in the haircare world truly is dry shampoo, not gonna lie here. I wash my hair 2x weekly, with the help of my trusty stock of Dry Shampoos. In order to keep my color looking vibrant, and keep my hair healthy, I have to wash my hair less often. And that is not to say I don’t shower, because I absa-freakin-lutely do. I love spraying dry shampoo in my hair before I hit the gym so it can absorb any excess oil throughout my workout, so after, I leave with gorgeous, voluminous hair.

Detangle Your Hair, and Brush Daily…
Before you even hop in the shower, detangle your hair….gently. Tugging on your hair will cause breakage. Making it a priority to brush your hair nightly, or even first thing in the morning will stimulate your scalp and get your blood flowing’ which ultimately will cause hair growth. The other thing you can incorporate into your morning routine is taking Biotin supplements to promote the growth of hair.

What do you swear by to keep your hair healthy / shiny? I’d love to hear what products you swear by.

Hey friend–I’m Laura, the Writer behind This Northern Native

Hey friend–I’m Laura, the Writer behind This Northern Native

A lifestyle + wellness blog, This Northern Native is a place to come for major realness. I deliver raw, honest content created for those who value becoming the happiest & healthiest versions of themselves possible, and share a love for New England living.