1. Heat Protectant
The use of a heat protectant is critical if you are styling your hair with heat tools. Heat protectant sprays moisturize your hair while forming a protective barrier around hair cuticles to minimize damage. It is also very important not to straighten or curl hair while wet because it may cause bubbling within the hair shaft, which is just about as bad as it sounds.
There are tons of styles that will not only look amazing, but also protect your hair from sun exposure and other negative environmental factors. Protective hairstyles are also low maintenance and allow your hair to rest from constant manipulation so that it can repair. Try a chic braided updo, and make sure to tuck the ends of your hair in, which are the oldest and most fragile part of your hair. Bonus: you'll have amazing curls once you let your locks free.
Going natural a couple of days a week can really contribute to stronger and healthier hair. While that is easier said than done for some, try to find the easiest way to style your hair without using heat tools. It's just a matter of thoroughly exploring your styling options.
Depending on your hair type and the state that your hair is in, you should be setting your flat irons and curling wands to a particular heat setting. You want to use as little heat as possible, while achieving the results that you want. If your hair is finer, you don't need as much heat as someone with coarse or curly hair. Your hair will definitely let you know if it's being abused, but at that point it may be too late to save those strands.
No matter what your hair type, it is important to deep condition your hair regularly. Not everyone needs to apply a daily moisturizer to your hair, but you should never let your hair get dry or brittle. That is when the strands are most prone to breakage and shedding. Argan oil, along with other natural oils, are a great way to protect your hair from damage, reduce frizz, and promote shine.
Invest in really good styling tools. You don't have to break the bank, there are great options in every price range. It's important to do your research and make sure you are getting the right kind of tools for your hair type. The better the quality, the longer the tools will last you and the better your hair will react. You'll also get salon quality results from home which is a huge bonus.
Using flexi rods and curlers, or pin curling your hair, are great ways to maintain your hairstyle without using heat every day. It helps to wrap your hair in a satin scarf at night, or sleep on a silk or satin pillowcase, to prevent split ends and keep your hair bouncy and shiny.
Hair supplements help rebuild your hair from the inside out. Hair La Vie contains a combination of natural vitamins and herbs, such as vitamins A & E, biotin, horsetail herbs and collagen, to promote the growth of healthy, shiny hair. You have to feed your body the nutrients it needs to achieve the hair that you want. You know what they say, the best defense is a good offense.