It’s been a little while hasn’t it?! Without going on for an age as to why I haven’t been blogging, essentially I’ve just been enjoying the beautiful weather and working hard, so as you can imagine blogging has just taken a back seat. I thought i’d come back today with a post I’ve been wanting to share for a while now and that is all about how I’ve improved the overall condition of my hair in the past six months.
Here’s a few tips on how i’ve improved my hairs health…
If you’ve been a long time reader of my blog then you’ll know I’ve been on a bit of a journey with my hair. From dying my natural red locks a dark brown since the age of 17, to now at nearly 26 where I’ve not applied any dye to my hair at all in 2019 and boy has my hair thanked me for it. The main reason for banishing all dye from my hair was purely due to the condition of it. Imagine dying your roots minimum once a month for almost 9 years and not exactly taking the extra steps to protect your hair, you can probably understand as to why my hair started to break and snap off in chunks *face palm*.
So what did I do?
From the moment I realised just how bad my hair had gotten I vowed to just stop dying it and to allow my natural colour to grow out and to allow my hair the breather that it needed. Much to my reluctant-ness I had no choice at this point if I was serious about keeping my hair at a decent length but luckily for me i’d managed to get my hair gradually lighter over the years so growing it out hasn’t been as horrendous as it once would of been back when my hair was almost black. I shudder when I look back at photos of how dark it once was.
So onto a few products that i’ve been using over the past six months of which I don’t know what i’d done without them! For sometime over the past few years i’ve had a few Smartbond treatments (which you can read more about here) and i’d always wondered about Olaplex so when I saw they did at home products I bit the bullet and purchased them to see if they’d work. The Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector (£24) was the main product I was interest in as i’d read a few reviews saying how good it was for helping to further protect dyed hair prone to dry and brittleness. For me personally I could take or leave this product. Yes it is good and it does do what it says on the tin but for the price tag it isn’t necessary in my opinion. Having said that when used in conjunction with the Olaplex No.4 Shampoo (£24) and the Olaplex No.5 Conditioner (£24) that’s when I really noticed a difference in my hairs overall condition. Six months on and i’m still going with both the shampoo and conditioner because a little bit does really go a long way, and I find I only need to use these once a week to give my hair a little pick me up.
Another product that I wanted to focus on using more was a good heat protector as I wasn’t always using heat protectant which was a massive fault and flaw in my daily hair maintenance. For me i’ve used quite a few different products that help to protect your hair from heat but my favourite is definitely the Color WOW Dream Coat (£21+) which is activated when you use heat on your hair to essentially seal your hair from any type of heat and humidity and leaves it feeling so silky smooth! Although this is pricey, it’s designed to last 3-4 washes so you don’t have to use this every time you’ve washed your hair and personally I couldn’t recommend it more!
Take your vitamins!
Finally, the last step that i’ve recently added into my quest for improving my hairs health is to turn to supplements that help to promote healthy hair and hair growth. The LQ Liquid Health Skin, Hair & Nails* (£29.99) is a supplement i’ve heard a fair bit about and i’ve always wondered if adding supplements/vitamins would ever help to improve the condition of my hair, and the answer to that was ‘yes’! I’ve been taking these supplement capsules now for just under a month daily and i’ve noticed such a difference in the condition of my hair and also my skin. As for my nails I can’t really comment as I have acrylics so I can never appreciate the condition of my natural nails.
This supplement contains a number of nutrients including marine collagen, vitamin C, selenium, B7 and vitamin E which all help to contribute to healthy hair, nails and normal functions of the skin. The capsules themselves are liquid capsules of which have a passionfruit like flavouring to them which makes them really easy to take and I typically take these first thing in the morning along with my breakfast as they aren’t to be used a meal replacement as a lot of products out there are advertised.
Overall i’m really happy with how much more silkier and smooth my hair feels and if like me you’ve been pondering over adding supplements into your diet to help improve your hairs health, then i’d really recommend trying out these capsules!
So with a little bit of help from the products mentioned above, that is how i’ve improved my hairs health over the past six months!
Have any of you been through a similar stage with your hair? What products did you use to help improve your hairs health?