Your Hair Is 90% Of Your Selfie
Okay so it’s not really 90% of your selfie, I’d say like 60 perfect though! I’ve been meaning to do a post on hair care and hair health for a while now but wanted to make sure I tested out different products/enough routines that really keeps my hair shining and voluminous!
Here are my 6 best tips for whipping your mane back and forth like a boss!
1. Comb your hair at least 20 strokes per day
why? Because it stimulates blood flow to the scalp, which helps healthy hair growth. Also it helps any “dead” hair strands to release and not weigh you down! I tend to freak out if I keep my hair in a bun for two days because then a lot of hair falls out and I’m like DANGIT IM GONNA BALD. So brush your hair with a lot of strokes! Not 100, just enough where you feel like your scalp has been mildly massaged
2. When washing out conditioner rinse with cool water
I learned this at my Dry Bar event recently and it made so much more sense when my stylist explained it to me! He said just like the rest of your body, your scalp has pores that open up when you take a hot shower and need to be cleaned out and “closed” to protect the strength of the roots. Rinsing your hair with lukewarm/cooler water (don’t make it too cold or else you’ll get the sniffles) will prevent the roots from breaking or thinning out!
3. Apply hair oil regularly
If you’re a consistent follower then you know I’ve been using coconut oil and Joon Saffron Hair Elixir to keep my hair hydrated! I apply Joon post shower to my roots and let it sit until my next wash. You just have to take a few drops and massage it in. It smells great AND I don’t look greasy!
Coconut oil has been a trick for Indian hair for AGES! My parents used to put coconut oil in my hair growing up and I found out my mom did it every week when she was young as well. She’s still got a solid head of hair, same with my grandma (*knocks on woof*) While it is more beneficial to sleep through the night with oil in your hair, that’s not practical for me all the time. I usually put coconut oil in my hair for 30-45 mins and wash it out!
4. Avoid blow drying your hair as much as possible
I don’t own a blow dryer. There I said it. I towel dry my hair or sleep with it wet so its dry in the morning
5. Take Biotin!
If you've been following me on my Instagram stories, you know I was going through a phase where I felt like my hair was thinning out. After doing a lot of research and asking around, it was time to order some biotin pills. I started with 1/day and slowly worked up to 2 a day. It takes at least 80-90 days (2.5-3 months) to start seeing a different but I tried to be as consistent as possible. Headover to amazon.com/shop/nicolemehta to see which bottle I am using!
6. Don't tie your hair too tight
OMG This was probably my biggest mistake. Low key, I was trying to look real sleek with a tight pony tail or bun/slicked back hair and honestly, this probably pulled on my roots more than I expected..Tight ponytail creates sustained tension on your head. Constant traction or pulling of hair causes them to loosen from its follicular roots. This will weaken hair shaft and prevents its ability to grow new hair! I'm not saying don't tie your hair, obviously we need to when we know its going to be in our faces but just be more cautious of how much tension you're putting on your roots and follicles.