As a gal with long, long locks (that gets color treatment and frequent styling) I never shy away from sharing with you ladies my favorite tools and products to keep my hair healthy. Those tips in the past have usually aired on the post-wash side… the right type of comb to use, the best oil to smooth frizz, my favorite leave-in conditioner. Even the brand of fish oil I take to promote healthy from within. But today, I wanted to get back to basics and start by calling out the one step for keeping your hair healthy that you may be overlooking.
Your shampoo and conditioner.
I realized how, just like it’s important to be selective when it comes to the stuff you put on your hair post-wash, it’s also important to be selective with what you wash your hair with.
If you are anything like me, growing up you cycled in and out of shampoo and conditioner brands like Netflix shows. I relied on my Mom and whatever she brought home, then in college, I only bought whichever brand was on sale that week and could save me a couple dollars. It was only after I’ve nailed down this adulating thing and discovered Dove Intensive Repair Shampoo and Conditioner that I realized how, just like it’s important to be selective when it comes to the stuff you put on your hair post-wash, it’s also important to be selective with what you wash your hair with.
I’ve had long hair for my entire life – minus that one year in middle school when I chopped it above my shoulders. If you have long hair, you know the struggles of keeping it unknotted and healthy from damage (heat, dye, even the wind which always seems to get my mane in a frizzy mess).
If you have long hair, you know the struggles of keeping it unknotted and healthy from damage
These days, I start the hair love with Dove Intensive Repair Shampoo and Conditioner, which is made to repair hair and stop 90% of hair damage before it happens. Seriously. You know how when you visit a gas station’s bathroom and their harsh cheap hand soap leaves your skin all dry, cracked and gross feeling? Your hair responds to shampoo and conditioner in the same way.
So, there it is. When I tackle hair care, I start at the beginning and you should, too.
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