I remember the girl from high school with most gorgeous thick black hair. I vividly remember her hair, but I can’t for the life of me, recall her name. Funny how that works. Her hair was like a waterfall, perfect from root to tip. Silky smooth and so glossy, you would swear you could see your reflection in it. I had a serious case of hair envy. To be honest, I still do!
Do people like her ever have a bad hair day? Does she even know what a split end looks like?
Now you can be the envy of your friends! Get the thicker, longer hair you’ve always wanted! Dry hair, split ends, and dull hair read will be a distant memory. It’s not all genetics ladies – stay tuned for some serious tips to glam your locks!
Wash your hair every other day. We have been brainwashed that we need to wash our hair every day. Our skin has natural oils that keep our skin soft and healthy. Our hair has the same delicate balance. Washing your hair every day dries out your hair and scalp. Aim to wash your hair every other day with a gentle shampoo. Look for a shampoo without sulfates, phthalates, parabens, or petrolatum.
People often report their hair gets greasy when switching to the every other day washing. Why? Our scalp produces extra oil to keep up with the oils that were stripped from everyday washing. It takes a little while for your hair to adjust. In this case, I would suggest a dry shampoo.
I didn’t like all the ingredients in store-bought dry shampoo. Butane, isobutene, and propane are a few. They are flammable gasses! There is even a warning on the side of the bottle that the contents are flammable. Not something I was looking to put on my head and rub into my scalp!
I mix a ratio of 50/50 cornstarch to cocoa powder for my medium brown hair. Adjust your ratios according to your hair color. More cornstarch for lighter hair, more cocoa powder for darker hair.
I mix it in a recycled spice jar and shake some onto my roots. Gently rub it into your scalp and it should disappear in 10–15 minutes. It gives extra volume and freshens your hair.
My hair actually looks better when it’s got dry shampoo in it. I have pretty flat hair.