It’s almost fashion week and we are getting busier and busier as we come very close to the big week. Does it ever happen to you that your outfit looks amazing, your skin looks flawless, yet your hair is a hot mess? I know it has happened to me and it’s not a great feeling. My curly, tangly hair has been many colors including bright red, blonde, dark brown, and jet black. In the past I have done a Brazilian perm to it, seen it fall out due to stress and too much hair die. I have had split ends, and I have seen it flake (yes I admit it and its awful but I know how to fix it now). So as you can see hair issues are possible, yet I still have hair and tons of it. Let me teach you how to deal.
- If you hair is straight, wash it often. Perhaps every other day will work best so you can avoid the greasy look.
- If your hair is curly, was your hair every 3 days. Curly hair tends to be drier and giving it a few days to get a few of the natural oils out is healthy for it.
- In order to make your hair smell extra great, spray your hands with your favorite perfume and rub your hands gently on your hair.
- Skip dry shampoo and go straight for good old baby powder to buy yourself a few more days of less grease and more volume.
- Do not use rubber bands as they can break your hair easily and cause unwanted split ends.
- Stress can make your hair fall in chunks and leave you parting it to the side so nobody can notice a hole in your head. Also too hot straightening or curling irons can do it to you. Try adding cinnamon to your smoothies, cereal or juices. Cinnamon is great for hair growth. Feel peaceful while practising this too.
- Is your scalp getting flakey on you? Best bet is to wash it good, because it’s often found that too much chemical gunk sits at the root of your hair or on the skull. Try an anti-dandruff shampoo and wash it twice and thoroughly each time followed by a conditioner. If you happen to find your dandruff shampoo too dry, go for a normal shampoo on the first wash and make the second wash with dandruff shampoo. Don’t be shy and rub with your fingers but be careful with your nails.
- Strengthen your hair from the inside out by adding great nutrients to it. Use Vitamin C to make it strong and breakage free. Get some zinc from nuts and omegas from avocados but don’t overdo the grease.
I’m certainly hoping my tips can have you loving your hair and giving it the TLC that it needs. When all else fails and I’m having a busy day whether I carry my mid length hair curly or straight my go to look is a side pony tail with a cute hair pin or decorative scrunchy. It sure fixes the issue until the next wash.
Maria Andrade is a New York based Certified Holistic Health Counsellor. She graduated from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and has been building her wellness coaching practice as well as integrating Pilates and other body healing technique. Maria’s personal nutritional philosophy is based on the concept of bio-individuality. Nutrition should be tackled according to the unique characteristics of the individual, such as ethnicity, blood type, and activity levels. She also bases her healing practice on numerous dietary theories.
Maria co-founded TotalBodyFit in 2008, in the hopes of bringing her message to a larger audience by conducting the health counselling, fitness classes, and massage therapy right in the client’s home, office or resident lounge. She leads TotalBodyFit’s nutrition workshops, corporate, and cooking events. She is available for one on one nutritional counselling.
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