Don’t we wish everyday was a perfect hair day? I know it’s not always possible, but I’m here to tell you a couple of tricks you can follow in order to get the most ‘good hair days’ you’ve ever had!
1. Brush Hair
Brush, brush, brush! Brush your hair often and brush your hair well! Not just when you wake up, keep a travel size brush in your purse or in your car to brush your hair throughout the day. This is one of my favorite tricks for whenever my curls start to look funky. I simply run a vent brush over my hair and wah-lah! My boring curls are suddenly brought back to life! Not only should you brush your hair throughout the day. It’s also important to brush before, during, and after your shower! While your hair is wet, use a wide-tooth comb instead to reduce tangling when it comes time to style!
2. Sulfate Free Shampoo
This is a biggie! If you’ve ever looked at the back of your shampoo bottle while you’re in the bathroom (I can’t be the only one), well, then you’ve probably seen all of these huge words, and it’s like “whatever I don’t even know what that stuff means.” I’ll give you a little trick you should look out for – sulfates. What are they anyway? It’s what makes your shampoo all big and bubbly! Guess what? You don’t need bubbles! I had a hard time dealing with this at first because I love the bubbles, it makes me feel clean! Sulfates can increase frizz and cut the life of your color in half! More and more women are catching onto this so more hair care lines than ever are adjusting and finally becoming sulfate free! Kerastase and Bumble make multiple sulfate free shampoos, one of my favorites being Bumble’s Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil. It still gets mildly bubbly, just in case you’re like me and love the bubbles, plus it smells absolutely amazing!
3. Use Hair Sunscreen
You will thank me for this one! Hair sunscreen is a real thing, and it happens to be super important. Did you know that heat from our blow dryers and curling irons isn’t the only heat we have to look out for? The sun is really damaging to our hair, as well as our hair color. Sometimes wearing a hat just isn’t ideal – I mean, who wants hat hair anyway? We’re talking about having a perfect hair day here! That’s why it’s important to start your daily routine with a UV protector. Referring back to Bumble’s Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil line, they also make an HIO Primer! The primer smells just as amazing as the shampoo, and it’s even more important! I’m telling you, I use this primer every single time I wash my hair! It will untangle, prime, and protect your hair – what more could you ask for? I even keep a travel bottle in my beach bag every summer because it’s amazing after I’ve been swimming around in salt water all day!
4. Use Heat Protector
Equally as important as my previous point, you must use a heat protector! We already know how damaging heat can be on our hair. It’s important not to use heat every single day. However, it’s inevitable that we use a curling iron or flat iron here or there. Using a heat protectant spray or crème on your hair will dramatically affect the health of your hair! If you use the heat protector diligently, I promise that over time, you will see less split ends and frizz!
I know I’ve mentioned the oils to you more than once, but they really are important. This time I actually don’t mean essential oils though. Here I’m referring to styling oils! Sometimes blowing out our own hair can create a little extra frizz, that’s when we need the oils. Complete your Bumble’s Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil family collection with the actual HIO itself! The Oil was the original product that inspired the entire line! It’s been one of my favorite products for years because it really does work! All you need is a dime-size squirt right in your palms, rub your hands together really well, and simply rake it through the ends of your hair! It’s important to keep the oils away from your scalp once you’ve finished styling, or you may cause your hair to look greasy. Focus the product on your ends to reduce frizz, add shine, and complete your perfect hair day look!
I’ve told you time and time again that I do not recommend washing hair every day and that still stands true with this blog! If you’re still clean from a day or two before, refer back to my blog on how to make a blowout last longer! Without shampooing, you’re able to skip most of these steps and head right to revitalizing your bounce with brushing and a curling iron. Always remember on a good or bad hair day, you’re beautiful no matter what!