To Wash OR Not To Wash?!

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“How often should I be washing my hair”? This is probably one of most common questions I get asked by clients. And honestly, it really just depends on the person. My go-to answer would probably be ‘every other day’. The problem is that lathering up on a daily basis strips the hair of important healthy oils, which can cause it to break off over time. Over washing your hair can also dry out your scalp causing it to produce more sebum and make hair look greasier…its a vicious cycle I know ;). I personally shampoo every three days, but I have long, dry, processed hair. So I am able to get away with it. And if it starts looking crazy greasy, I just add a little cornstarch to my roots. Dry shampoo works well also to soak up some of that grease, with the added bonus of keeping it smelling fresh.

If you are a person with oily or super-fine hair, you probably have to wash more often. Or if you hit the gym, it may also be challenging not to wash everyday. Still, I would recommend  getting a dry shampoo you like and try to go for every other day instead; your scalp will likely adjust to your new washing pattern and produce less grease overtime. I think ‘second day’ hair is my best hair day…the natural oils from your scalp help tame flyways and give hair a great shine. Your hair is also less ‘slippery’ which makes it easier to experiment with different hair styles!

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I don’t know about you but when I see beautiful long hair like this, I ask myself ‘How come my hair won’t grow that long?’ or ‘How can I make my hair grow faster?’ well everyones hair is different but there are some tricks you can try that may help!

Massage your scalp: Massaging your scalp can increase your hair growth by stimulating blood flow to the scalp. Commit yourself to a 1-2 minute massage before shampooing — every time you wash you hair!

Eat a healthy diet: Eating healthy foods will increase your hair growth! Protein and healthy fats are essential for hair growth, so make sure your meals contain a balanced amount of these! Also be sure  you are consuming enough iron and zinc, as a deficiency in these vitamins has been known to cause hair loss.

Take biotin: So I have started taking biotin this last year to grow my hair out for my wedding, and I can honestly say it has made a difference! It’s a B-complex vitamin that offers benefits such a stimulating rapid hair, nail growth, and aiding metabolism!

Trim your hair: Last but not least…you should get your hair trimmed at least every few months. Many people ask how could trimming the bottom of your hair affect growth from the root? And how will it grow when I just cut it back to where it was?! “Think of a split end as a run in a stocking,” Once that run starts, it’s going to continue all the way up the stocking—and that’s the same thing that happens to your hair. The split travels all the way up the strand, causing it to become weak and break off. So it’s not that getting a trim helps your hair to grow faster — it’s that it prevents breakage from occurring at the ends of your strands, allowing you to more quickly reach your desired hair length! Otherwise your hair will just continue to break off and you will be at a standstill. Trimming your hair keeps the ends from looking stringy & makes your locks appear fuller.