I invited Candice back to share some more of her fantastic hair tips with you all. Candice has been my hair stylist for 5+ years and I do not trust anyone else! We have a lot in common but mostly just love empowering people and making them feel their best. If you want to read her blog from last time its here. For this blog she is sharing her top tips for healthy hair, no matter if its dyed, heat damaged, split ends; whatever you’ve got, she can help!
Candice owns MecheBox for luxury hair care collections, this is a subscription box that can be delivered right to your door! There are two different levels and both get you full size hair products that you can trust. I have been using so many of the products Candice has in her boxes and they work amazing!
There are so many factors within a given week that can cause hair damage. At one time or another we have all been there where our hair has felt a little lacklustre or lost it’s shine!
I have come up with my top 7 tips to healthier, shinier hair!
Let’s start with the basics.
- First, take a look at your hair care. There are so many brands out there and it’s easy to run to a store and just grab anything off the shelf. But that’s not always what is best for your hair. If you see a hair stylist on a regular basis ask for their opinion on what is best for your hair specifically! If you do not, check out Meche Box! Offering a hair care subscription service where it takes all the guesswork out of your hair care regimen.
- How often are you styling your hair? If you are in a professional setting, it’s safe to say you are using heat tools on a regular basis. Here are a few questions to consider if your tools are damaging your hair:
- How long have you had that heat styling tool? If your tools have burn marks on the plates, or barrels, it’s time to get rid of them.
- Are you in control of the temperature settings? For most women, you do not need to exceed heat temps over 325 degrees.
- Make sure your hair is completely dry from water or products before using styling tools. This includes anything you might spray on your hair before styling, blow dry that in!
- Use a weekly hair mask that is going to help add elasticity back into your hair and will help prevent further damage from heat or mechanical damage such as pony tail holders or clips. I have a few favorite masks that are only $9!
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- Before you blow out your hair, use a leave-in conditioner and heat protecting products to help alleviate stress from your hair as it is being styled. Using these types of products will help soften your hair, control frizz, and protect the hair from heat.
- Do you use Dry Shampoo frequently? If so, you really need to be washing TWICE each time you shampoo. The beauty of dry shampoo is it allows us to extend the amount of time between shampooing our hair. The negative effect to this, is there is a lot of product build-up on our scalp! Overtime, this can cause scalp irritation, and actually dry out your hair causing it to feel dull and lifeless. The easiest solution to prevent this, is shampoo TWICE. The first shampoo will cleanse off the product build-up from your hair/scalp and the second shampoo will actually clean your scalp-hair to help keep the shine and integrity of your hair.
- Never Skip your conditioner! Over the years, I have had several women tell me they do not use conditioner because It makes their hair feel heavy or oily. If you feel this is you, try these two solutions to see if this helps. First, you might be using too much conditioner on your hair. A good rule of thumb is to use a quarter to a half dollar size amount of conditioner. Sometimes too much of a good thing is a bad thing. Secondly, apply the conditioner from the mid-shaft (off the scalp) to the ends of your hair. Leaving it off of your scalp area.
- Create a foundation for healthier hair from the inside out. To keep this short and simple, taking vitamins & collagen can truly make a huge impact on the health of your hair. It is a slightly underrated topic but in the end makes a lasting impact. My top three supplements from healthier hair are Micro Factor vitamin packs, Collagen with Dermaval, and Vitamin D.
I highly recommend booking with her if you are in STL. If you just want to get in touch with her feel free to send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also don’t forget to check out MecheBox on Instagram!
I have learned so many things from over the years so I wanted to share some of the products I love to help keep my hair super healthy!
Here are some of my favorite products to help you out: