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Today we are talking about hair! Yes, one of my most requested topics. I love everything related to hair care. Since I was a little girl, I remember I used to buy temporary hair color. When I was 10 years old I also thought I would be a hairdresser because I was always intrigued by the different techniques and tools that a hairstylist used. Even though I’m not a hairdresser I still have that love for hair, so that’s mostly why I talk about hair care all the time.
You guys know that I’ve been doing my own hair for years and enjoy the process of changing hairstyles, etc. But lately, I’ve been more focused on how to make it look voluminous, shiny, and healthy. Why? To make it grow! My dream is to have super long dark hair (Hair commercial type of hair lol). That’s why I’ve been taking care of my hair for the last 2 years as if it’s my baby. The process has been trial and error and to be honest I’ve found that the more complicated expensive practices and products aren’t always the most effective. On the other hand, the easiest different things I practice from time to time have helped me maximize my hair to achieve beautiful hair every day.
Today I’m sharing with you things that I do to keep my hair looking beautiful every day. These are simple realistic practices that maximize the look and feel of my hair. Hope these are helpful to you too. Let the list begin!
1. Use a Silk pillow case!
I’ve talk about this before and will continue to recommend it because it’s fantastic for your skin and hair. Silk pillow cases cause less hair breakage and prevents dry skin/hair because it allows your skin and hair to retain moisture.
2. Sleep with a High Bun!
I used to sleep with my hair down and would end up having tangles. When you do a high bun you sleep more comfortable and avoid tangles. Also when I have straight hair and sleep in a high bun I wake up with the most beautiful effortless hair waves! This is simple but effective, try it and let me know!
3. Use the Right Hair Color For You!
Your hair color will play a huge role when it comes to the look and feel of your hair. When you stay closer to the natural color of your hair you maximize the look of your hair. I realized that after having blue, pink, red, violet and blonde hair. I’m naturally a brunette and that’s why I like to have brown or black hair not only because my hair looks healthier also because it’s more favorable with my complexion. I love using this Zotos Professional AGEbeautiful Liqui-Creme Hair color in 1N Jet Black because has great coverage and makes my hair fuller and thicker. The color is the perfect shade because it blends naturally with my hair.
At Home Hair Color – Step by Step
Note: It’s Important to do a patch test before you use the product.
First, I put on my gloves, a little bit of cream to prevent stains in my face and also wear a shirt that I don’t use anymore just in case some of the dye gets on me. In a bowl, I add the Zotos Professional AGEbeautiful Liqui-Creme Hair color in 1N Jet Black with the 20 volume developer, and then I mix everything with a brush.
Note: I used 2 boxes of hair color because I have a lot of hair. I only use 1 developer 4 oz. bottle. I recommend you read the instructions to see what works better for your hair.
I apply the hair color from the roots and make sure everything is covered. Then I wait for 30 – 45 minutes, after that I rinse the color and apply shampoo and conditioner. I love the product because it makes my hair super shiny and silky.
The Zotos Professional AGEbeautiful Hair Color contains melanin, keratin peptide, silk protein and a patented conditioning technology to replenish hair with the components that are lost with aging and it works amazing, leaving my hair super soft and manageable. It’s quality hair color that you can use at home. With time, our hair loses color, volume, manageability, moisture and gloss and this hair color helps to bring those to life maximizing the look of our hair. That’s why I recommend it! I like how easy it is to use, and how accessible it is, I bought mine at Sally Beauty.
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4. Washing your hair: Less is more!
I used to wash my hair 5-6 days per week and since I stopped, my hair not only looks healthier, but it also grew faster! I like to use dry shampoo to extend the hair and I also wear a lot of hats and hair accessories to avoid washing my hair often. Believe me it works.
5. Plan your hairstyles!
To have beautiful hair every day I try to plan my hairstyles for the week. If I’m staying at home Saturday and Sunday I won’t style it. I style my hair Sunday night to have pretty fresh hair Monday and Tuesday. Then for Wednesday and Thursday, I use Dry shampoo and for Friday I wear a beret or do a braided hairstyle. It’s a simple way to look presentable and have pretty hair every day of the week without having to wash it.
6. Styling it! (Avoid flat irons)
I don’t use a flat iron (I do use curling irons) and that has made a huge difference in the growth of my hair. I’m not saying that all the hair flat irons are bad, but my experience hasn’t been the best. I used one flat iron for years that damaged my hair so much that I had to cut my hair. Since that, I avoid flat irons and only use them when is really necessary (literally 1-2 times per year).
7. Cut it only when it is needed!
I only cut my hair 2 times per year. I know that may sound extreme but I just don’t see the necessity of cutting it every month! I pay attention to the look and feel of my hair and that’s when I cut it. That’s why my hair grows so fast!