I like to think of my hair as fruit when it comes to heat. The heat dehydrates your hair just like a dried apple. It becomes frail, dry, and lifeless. It is much easier to break when the hair has been dried out.
My dad always comes in the house and says it smells like “cooked hair” after I’ve straightened it. This is true, we are pretty much baking our hair every time we put heat on it. You can only bake a cookie so many times before it becomes brittle and breaks. We know this but we do it anyway.
So a couple tips to begin avoiding heat:
- Have a family member or friend hide your hot tools
- Figure out what is good about your natural hair
- Find hairstyles that suit your natural hair texture
- Find low or no heat ways to style your hair
- Use a heat protector
- Don’t go over the same strands a million times
Heat avoidance is one of the best things you can do for your hair. If you want to grow it out and make it healthy, you are going to have to stop putting heat on it.
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I love coconut oil for my beauty routine! Here are three of my favorite uses:
- Hair: Before I wash my hair, I put coconut on my scalp, ends, and strands. I do that because it helps keep my hair moisturized during shampooing. It also helps with dryness, dandruff, and helps hair grow longer and stronger.
- Skin: I suffer from a skin condition called Eczema which results in ultra dry skin, especially during winter. I have it on my face, so I don’t want to put thick creams or medications there out of risk of breakouts. Luckily, coconut oil is ideal for skin. It doesn’t make me skin go crazy. Instead, it keeps it dry and balanced.
- Teeth: This is something I’ve just started doing and it is a little weird. I first heard about oil pulling online and basically, you swirl oil around in your mouth. It helps pull the bacteria out from between your teeth and make your mouth more healthy. It isn’t as harsh as mouth wash.
Coconut oil is my beauty secret ingredient. If you are not on the coconut oil bandwagon yet, join us! There are so many uses for it in your beauty routine for both external and internal health.
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