We know what it takes to make your hair look incredible every single morning, but we also know how hard your hair works to withstand all that heat. In between all that blowdrying, straightening and curling, it's important to think about ways to minimize the damage. Whether you skip a day of styling and go au naturel or whether you feed your hair with some amazing nutrients, we have several ideas in mind to protect your mane here at TheLoDown.
Take a Break
We hate to say this because we're addicted to our blowdryers, but if you can spare to take some time off from adding any heat to your hair, do it. Nothing will save your hair more than taking a break from the daily grind every single day. It may be difficult at first, but with a little help from some handy products (Bumble and bumble, we're looking at you), we can swear that you won't even miss your blowdryer. In fact, you might even come to love to your natural 'do. If you choose to take a break, commit to several weeks without any heat. To make your hair more manageable during this transition period, try Bumble and bumble's pret-a-powder dry shampoo (not just for the days you skipped a shower!) to tame frizz and Ouidad's Deep Treatment Intensive Repair Hair Mask to restore that healthy shine we dream about.
Condition & Protect
This one's a no brainer, but conditioner is truly a gift from the heavens. Invest in a conditioner that best suits your locks especially if you have dyed your hair. In addition, if you style your hair on a regular basis using heat products, make sure to use protective serums like Ouidad Biotin Lightweight Reparative Hair Serum or Josie Maran's Argan Oil.
Feed Your Hair Well
If you simply can't bear the idea of parting with your hairstyling products, introduce biotin into your daily vitamins. Also known as vitamin H, the supplement is said to strengthen hair, promote hair elasticity and fortify nails. Its effects haven't been completely proven, but especially over the last several years, it has become to go-to for many celebs. Maybe you recognize the supplement name from the Kardashian clan? The infamous sisters have endorsed Hairfinity and credit the beauty of their manes to the brand. I can't say I've tried Hairfinity, but I've been using a simple biotin vitamin from Trader Joe's for two months now and have definitely seen a difference in my hair and nails. One thing is for sure: they both grow a lot faster. Next time you're at TJ's pick up a bottle or try Hum Nutrition Runway Ready Pills or any product (like Briogeo Blossom & Bloom Gingeng Biotin Volumizing Conditioner) that has biotin in the ingredients.
Is there anything in particular you do to protect your hair? Drop us a tip or two below!