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In your 20’s, they always say: take care of yourself for the future. While many people are referring to skincare or diet, I always thought hair is just as important to take care of during this period. I’ve been coloring my hair lighter since I was 15 and on top of it, use quite a bit of heat to get it to look sleek and straight. Now that I’m in my 20’s, the damage that’s been caused by hair dye and heat is starting to catch up to me and has left my hair dull and life-less. Luckily, it’s not too late to change my hair care routine and thought I should share it with you gals! Here’s how I’ve been taking care of my hair lately in order to protect it from future damage and preserve it for the future:
I don’t believe in making big, dramatic changes to your diet overnight or taking a million vitamins. Instead, I made small changes to my diet that slowly made a difference to my hair and health overtime. I incorporated more eggs, salmon, spinach, beans, and nuts to my diet which is packed with powerful vitamins such as biotin, vitamin c, and iron. These three vitamins can help to reduce hair loss, prevent breakage and more importantly: repair hair so it can lead to new, healthy hair.
Avoiding The Ponytail
The first thing that I used to do when I would come home from school or work is put my hair up in a bun. One day, I was at the salon and my hairstylist pointed out the hair loss happening on the back of my head. A subtle, strange line of hair loss which I didn’t even know about! She said it was actually from putting my hair up so much and recommended I try and avoid tight ponytails or buns. I know it’s hard, but give it a try. It also prevents hair loss from your front hairline!
Limiting Dry Shampoo
I know, I know…we all love dry shampoo. Trust me, I have tons of bottles stocked up underneath my bathroom sink and even keep an emergency mini bottle in my car and in my work purse. Yet I started to notice an awful pattern: every time I went too long without washing my hair and having pounds of dry shampoo in it, I would have awful hair loss on the day that I finally washed it. I realized that it was building up on my scalp, blocking pores and finally resulting in hair loss in the shower. Now, I adjusted my dry shampoo routine and only go 2 days without washing my hair and using a LIGHT layer of dry shampoo on my roots and avoiding the scalp area at all costs.
As I’m getting older, I’m becoming more aware of the beauty products that I use and the ingredients that goes into them. I recently discovered the new Biotera Natural Origin Restore line at Sally’s Beauty. Biotera products are free from harsh sulfates, parabens and dyes and completely safe for color-treated hair which is something that I always look for. Did I mention the packaging is also 100% recyclable and features biodegradable formulas? Amazing! I purchased the Biotera Restore Strengthening Shampoo, Conditioner and Masque which is packed with delicious-smelling goji berry and chia extract.
Since the first day I started using these products, I noticed my hair was shiny, smooth and bouncy again. I hate products that weigh my hair down and results in using more products and heat on my hair afterwards. By the way have you ever noticed that sulfate-free shampoos don’t foam up as much and leaves your scalp with a thin film of grease after you get out of the shower? This one doesn’t!
I can finally feel how healthy and clean my scalp is and the best part is that I can leave my house with my naturally curly hair and don’t have to worry about taking extra steps to make it look good. Of course, check out how AMAZING my hair looks when it’s straightened with my go-to blow-out technique that I’ll talk about on the blog soon. Just look at how healthy it looks compared to how it used to be!
Check out more products from Biotera at your local Sally’s Beauty and try their other new lines such as the Biotera Natural Origin Nuture Masque or the Biotera Natural Origin Renew Leave-in Silky Milk.
Thanks for reading,