I’ve spoken to a bunch of different A-List hair stylists from the ones at New York Fashion Week to the young Hollywood favorite, 901 Salon. After speaking to them and doing my own trials and tribulations, here’s what I came up with for you! There’s something for everyone.
1) Ground flaxseed meal. Is your hair thinning? Do you want more hair? 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed meal a day will help you out. I started losing a lot of my hair a few years ago, and once I started putting flaxseed meal in my morning oatmeal or over my salads, I really saw the difference. Plus, it’s really good for you in general and helps with digestion.
2) Two washes per week. Shampoo is not so great for your hair and can cause a lot of breakage. Those girls that have a hair washing schedule are on to something! [highlight]Not washing your hair often makes your hair thicker, gives it more volume, and means less prep time when you’re going out.[/highlight] The first month you’ll feel gross, but once your hair starts adapting to a new routine it’ll be easier. I went from 4x a week down to 3 and now I’m at 2! And I couldn’t be happier. Get familiar with dry shampoo and baby powder for in-between washes.
3) Routine trims. This is every stylist’s go-to tip without fail. If you’re trying to grow out your hair, you need to stay on top of your trims. [typography font=”Cantarell” size=”15″ size_format=”px” color=”#ff6666″]Bougie-On-A-Budget[/typography] tip: go to a place like Super Cuts or Fantastic Sam’s for your trim – it doesn’t need to be fancy since you’re not getting a full blown haircut. The magic number was every 8-12 weeks.
4) Massage your scalp. Trying to grow your hair out? Massage that scalp, hunny! Take a minute every morning and every night to massage your scalp, which will stimulate your hair follicles and strengthen your roots.
5) Deep condition. I said this in last week’s post, but coconut oil + avocado + olive oil is the best hair mask you can put on your hair. Stylists recommend putting a mask on your hair every 2 weeks. I recommend leaving it in overnight for better results. If you use a lot of heat products on your hair, every two weeks is perfect. It’ll help nourish those split ends and prevent your ends from getting stringy.
6) Wait to blow dry your hair. Don’t run and blow dry your hair right out of the shower. Wrap your head in a soft towel to absorb water. Then you put in your products like mousse, heat protection, etc. Let the product sit in your hair for at least 10 minutes before you attack it with the blow dryer. During this time you can do your other routines like putting lotion on, tweezing, moisturizing your skin, or whatever else! By waiting to blow out your hair, you end up saving your hair from extra heat and your results will come out smoother. Plus, you save yourself an unneeded arm workout!
What are some of your tips?
xo [typography font=”Cantarell” size=”15″ size_format=”px” color=”#ff6666″]NM[/typography]