I get asked a lot about my hair and I wish I could say that it’s because I’m a hair expert and know all of these crazy methods and tricks, but that’s not the case. My hair has been a combination of making a few healthy choices and actually a whole lot of laziness. So in an attempt to give you all a more guided approach. I had a little chat with my trusted hair stylist, Tania Crawford here in Destin FL, and luckily all of her expert recommendations confirmed my “approach”.
- What you eat, your hair eats. Nutrient dense foods and good fats are your friend. A good tool for super foods that I’ve been using is “G-Bombs”: greens, beans, onions, mushrooms, berries, seeds. (Eat to Live) And you want fats with high omega-3, like avocados, flax, chia, and walnuts.
- What you drink, your hair drinks. Staying hydrated is essential to every system of your body, hair included. Tired of dry, brittle hair? Drink up! A good rule of thumb is to drink half your body weight in ounces per day. (more if you are a coffee/tequila fiend or highly active)
- Be lazy, your hair will thank you. The dyeing, daily shampooing, blow drying, curling, straightening, spraying, pinning, hair tying, etc isn’t good for you hair. Shocking, I know. Take a walk on the wild side, and give your hair a break every now and again. As for washing, the longer you can go without. the better. And the more you get used to doing this, the more your hair will be trained to follow suit. I’m washing my hair about once a week now. “What! A flipping week!? There’s no way.” Well there is a way, its called dry shampoo and maybe a cute hat like this one here. If you want more info on how to oil train your hair, I found this blog post by Lee From America most helpful.
- Products, Products, Products. I was pleasantly surprised to hear products at the very bottom of Tania’s list. Typically, when I ask stylists this question I get bombarded with twelve different sponsored must have items and frequent visits to the salon for expensive treatments. Luckily, we are in good hands with Tania. So to compliment a mindful routine as mentioned above, here are some health conscious product lines we recommend:
- Supplements? I take a women’s organic whole food vitamin by Rainbow Light and pasture raised collagen peptides by Vital Proteins. Collagen peptides are essentially the building blocks for healthier hair, skin, nails and many others things within the body.
My absolute favorite thing about this list is that it’s not just limited to making your hair healthier – It’s great for your skin, health, hormones, sanity, bank account and most importantly, a better and happier you.
A little more about my beautiful stylist, Tania:
“She is a master stylist known for her vision for high fashion, editorial looks in masterful extension work, contemporary men’s haircuts and her professionally-trained makeup skills. As a 2016 nominee for North American Hairstylist Award’s (NAHA) Newcomer Stylist of the Year, and an upcoming stylist for New York Fashion week in the fall of 2017. Tania continues to pave her way in the hair and beauty industry as a noteworthy expert”
Salon: Pure & Couture
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