This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hair Food. The opinions and text are all mine.
You all know I love hair products and lately, I have been really focusing on getting my hair healthy again. Pregnancy did a number on my hair health with both babies, and then with coloring my hair 3-4x a year, my hair has taken a lot of heat. Also, my natural hair tends to dry out in the hot Texas sun, so it’s important for me to stay on top of my hair’s health. Today, I’m sharing five of my favorite tips for your hair routine to help dry and damaged hair just in time for Spring and Summer.
1. Cool down your hair
We all know that styling your hair with heat from a straightener or curling wand is essential for most women. But, the side effects from all of the heat to your hair can do some serious damage. By eliminating or reducing the amount of styling used in your hair routine, you can reduce additional damage.
For me, this is extremely hard because I love to curl my hair with my curling wand. However, I only wash my hair every other day which allows me to skip the blow drying and reduce heat to my hair. I also let my hair air dry as much as possible before using a blow dryer. You can even use the “cool” setting to help as well. I typically barely touch up my curls on the second day as needed so this works great.
I know this can be hard, but I highly recommend reducing the amount of heat you put to your hair. You will see such a difference in your hair quicker than you think! Mine just feels so much healthier when I do this!
2. Use The Right Hair Products
What you put on your hair matters! It is so important to know what ingredients are in your hair products so that you are properly caring for your hair. One of the most important things you can do for dry and damaged hair is to use moisturizing hair products free of parabens, mineral oils, sulfates, or dyes. These ingredients simply mask your hair’s problems temporarily, but don’t give you long-term benefits. Thankfully, I recently heard about a great line of products that are free of these types of ingredients, Hair Food. The best part, Hair Food is affordable and effective!
I’ve heard such great things about Hair Food‘s collection of shampoos and conditioners in the past, and I’m happy to report that it is as good as everyone says. I have been so impressed with how it has made my hair look and feel! This Hair Food Nourishing Collection with Coconut Milk & Chai Spice does wonders for your hair.
If you’re dealing with dry, damaged, and dull hair, definitely check out the Hair Food‘s shampoos and conditioners at your nearest Kroger. Right now, if you buy $15 of select Beauty products, you will get $5 back. Plus, you can get your favorite Hair Food Shampoo & Conditioner for just $11!
3. Establish healthy habits
You may be wondering why I’m talking about health in a post about dry hair. Well, everything on your body is affected by your health. Remember me saying pregnancy did a number on my hair? Well, because my hormones were off, it affected the state of my skin and hair. Establishing healthy habits is so important. Even simple goals like eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, staying hydrated and getting plenty of sleep are great for your overall health.
Hair Food believes that what you put on your hair is as important as what you eat. That’s why they created Hair Food. Hair Food is inspired by clean, simple, kitchen-crafted recipes full of ingredients you want to put in your hair and none of the things you don’t.
4. Be gentle with your hair.
When your hair is dry and damaged, it’s extremely delicate, so it’s important to use gentle methods for handling your hair. Instead of ripping a hair brush through your knotted hair, use a hair brush designed to reduce damage and gently brush through knots and tangles after applying a leave-in conditioner or even a detangler. When styling your hair, choose hair ties without metal pieces that snag, damage hair or even cause breakage.
5. Rework your routine.
When my hair was at its most damaged about two years ago, I started to rethink my whole hair routine. Over the past year, I’ve really refined my routine to help my hair. Instead of washing and styling my hair daily, I only do this 3-4 times a week. This schedule gives my hair time to heal and have a break from “heat” but allows me to maintain the style I love throughout the week. Depending on your lifestyle and hair type, you may want to experiment with your hair and find out the least amount of times you can wash and style your hair per week. This has worked wonders for my hair!
These five tips are guaranteed to help your dry and damaged hair look better than ever, but I’d love to know YOUR favorite hair care tips too! Leave a comment below with the hair tips and products that have changed your hair for the better! And, don’t forget, you can grab Hair Food Shampoo & Conditioner for just $11 at Kroger!