Most Helpful Guy
Every morning, i take a shower, use a jar of REAL virgin coconut oil--not the product that is specifically made for hair. I find it has more of an effect. The hair product version just doesn't really DO anything. I also use a little more of it than recommended. I NEVER use shampoo or conditioner. They dry out my hair. Insead i wash it thoroughly, and use only the coconut oil. Then when i get out of the shower i don't even touch it with a towel. I only blowdry it on medium setting. Yes, it takes a while, but its worth it. Then i use a brush to untangle it, and a comb afterwards to make it more fine and smooth.
But this is just because of my hair type. I naturally have VERY dry, brittle, wavy hair. But when i use my routine it becomes soft, smooth, shiny, and very straight--but also thick.
It may not work for you, but its the best advice i have.1
Most Helpful Girl
- Don't wash your hair too often. 2-3 times a week is enough. Your hair won't become greasy. If you wash more often than 2-3 times a week it might, but only as a reaction to you drying out your scalp with too many hair washes. It will stop being greasy within a week or two.
- I use Aussie conditioners, they're like magic.
- Don't use things like curling wands, blow dryers or hair straighteners too often, as it damages your hair. When it comes to blow drying your hair, thoroughly dry it in a towel first and then let it freely dry for 10-30 minutes before using a blow dryer. It minimizes the amount of heat you put your hair through. It also helps to use the lowest heat setting on your dryer.
- Don't put your hair in a ponytail or bun too often, as it also strains your hair in the long run. Try to also avoid sleeping with your hair up, because when you actually lie on the bun/ponytail, you're putting crazy amounts of pressure on it. It'll slowly break your hair.
- When you comb your hair, start from the ends and work your way up. That way the tangles won't gather into a lump and you won't have to use force to untangle them, also breaking your hair.
- Use a comb/brush specifically designed for your hair type.
- Use hair oils, my favorite is Moroccan oil.
- Try to avoid bleaching or dying your hair too often, and when you do, let a professional take care of it (box dyes are no good).1