Moving to Los Angeles meant there would be many changes, but never did I imagine my hair would be one of them. Although it has been over 4 years, my hair is still not fully adapted to the environment. Dry, thin, fine, dull, and lifeless are all used to describe my hair. I’ve spent a considerable amount of time and energy trying to get my hair back to how it was before I moved. By no means is my hair right now perfect but I can see slight progress and thought I’d share them with anyone experiencing the wrath of dry hair.
Below are the things I believe made a difference:
- Destress! This is so important; not only for our hair but our health and well-being. Easier said than done but it truly does make all the difference. Quit that job you struggle to wake up for every day, dump that toxic man, go for a jog, stop thinking into things so much, meditate – anything that will keep you from stressing out.
- Vitamins. Perfectil makes a significant difference in hair and nail strength. They are sold at Walgreens for a decent price and although the box specifically for hair growth says to take two a day, one seems to be sufficient.
- Shower Water Filter. The shower filter was the first thing I tried and it has made a tremendous difference! The Sprite Ho2 filter is affordable and easy to assemble. Always remember to rinse hair with cold water!!
- Humidifier. Growing up in Michigan meant humid summers and for some odd reason my hair LOVED it. After using the humidifier for several months, I’ve noticed more hydration in my hair and skin.
- Conditioner. The best hair conditioners for fine hair are the Matrix Oil Wonder Oil Conditioner, Moroccan Oil Weightless Hydrating Mask, and Rene Futerer Okara Color Protection Mask.
- Product.Color Wow Dream Coat is the holy grail of hair products. It came in the Bless Box subscription box I receive each month and it provides instant gratification. This product made my hair so smooth and soft – takes all the dry crunchiness from the ends. It is applied on damp hair, activated by drying with a round brush and lasts up to 3 shampoos.
- Food.Most of our issues can be cured from within. Obviously drinking enough water and eating lots of dark leafy greens are essential to nice hair, skin and overall health.
- Exercise. Kettlebells , running and stairs are my favorite forms of exercise. Running clears the mind, kettlebells are a complete body workout and stairs are great for the glutes!
- Hair Stylist. I’m still looking for a good one! No specific science here, just have to try them out until you find one that knows how to work with you hair type and texture. Regular trims are a must!