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Thursday, June 28, 2018

8 Simple Tips for Strong & Healthy Hair

8 Simple Tips for Strong & Healthy Hair

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After years of parenting four children, I realized that my own personal care was at the bottom of my priority list. I didn't go beyond the basics for my hair or my skin, and when you are in your thirties, those things really start to matter. Even though I don't have much time to focus on my own needs, truly taking care of my hair (and my skin) can be simple!

I'm a busy mom, so I frequently pull my hair back in a ponytail or a topknot. After years of abuse, I noticed a lot of breakage. Undoing the damage is still a work in progress, made a bit more difficult by my changing hair texture, but I'm starting to notice an improvement. Not only did I learn to let my hair down more often, but I also started following a few simple tips for stronger, healthier hair!


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Drink plenty of water.

Not drinking enough water can lead to mild dehydration. It can also cause issues like dry skin and dry hair. A simple solution is to get a reusable water bottle, take it with you everywhere, and try to fill it up as often as possible!

Eat a healthy diet.

A healthy, well-balanced diet gives your body the nutrients it needs to function at an optimal level. It's defnitely okay to treat yourself in moderation, but make your meals count! Feed your body, feed your hair!

Boost nutrition with a vitamin.

Even the healthiest diet can use a boost! I start each day by taking my vitamins. I currently take a gummy multivitamin along with Biotin. Biotin is supposed to benefit hair, skin, and nails, and I have noticed a big difference since I added it to my vitamin regimen!

Take a break from heat styling.

Heat styling is kind of like makeup for your hair. It just looks prettier when you use a hair dryer, straightening iron, or hot rollers! But too much heat styling can lead to damage. It can be so beneficial to take a break from heat styling as often as possible!

Let your hair down as often as possible.

Sometimes ponytails are a necessity, but putting hair up in ponytails frequently can cause breakage. I try to limit ponytails to exercise, meal prep, and baths, and I only use hair elastics that minimize breakage. (I recently discovered that my ponytails were causing headaches - along with wearing sunglasses on my head, tight headbands, and halter tops!)

Sleep on a silk pillowcase.

Silk pillowcases are more expensive, but they are supposed to be super gentle on hair, and decrease tangles, frizz, and breakage! Definitely something worth investing in!

Use a gentle brush.

Combing through tangles is the worst, but it's much easier with a good brush! I personally love the Wet Brush, and it quickly replaced all the other brushes and combs that I was using.

Choose a quality haircare line.

Finding a quality shampoo and conditioner is one of the most important things you can do for your hair! Desert Essence offers effective hair care products that you can feel good about using! The company, which is a leader in natural personal care, gets inspiration from the desert, and sells products that work with the body to soothe, nurture, and restore.

Desert Essence

Desert Essence was founded in 1978, and was the first company to bring Jojoba oil to the marketplace. The ingredients they use in their products are carefully selected for effectiveness and purity, with the desert in mind. They don't believe in animal testing, and require all of their suppliers to follow that principle.

Desert Essence is a certified B-Corp Corporation. They source their ingredients responsibly, and they only sell products that are biodegradable in packaging that is recyclable. They also give back, and they partner with charities and relief efforts. Because they focus on environmental responsibility and sustainability, it's definitely a company that I can support!

I recently had the chance to try hair care products from Desert Essence through Moms Meet, and the sampling kit I received was amazing! It was filled with full-size products of Desert Essence Anti-Breakage Shampoo, Anti-Breakage Conditioner, Anti-Breakage Hair Mask, Smoothing Shampoo, Smoothing Conditioner, and Smoothing Primer. They generously added a makeup bag, samples, a 40th anniversary hair tie, and a SPF 30 Lip Rescue!

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I tried the Desert Essence Anti-Breakage Shampoo, Conditioner, and Hair Mask, and I loved the results! The Anti-Breakage line is supposed to reduce breakage by 61% when used together. The products are infused with a blend of Country Life Maxi-Hair plus Biotin, and the breakthrough formula contains Keratin and Pro-Vitamin B5. The line is gluten free and cruelty free, and doesn't contain Sulfates, Silicones, Parabens, Artificial Fragrances or Dyes, Phthalates, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, or Paraffin.

8 Simple Tips for Strong & Healthy Hair

The Anti-Breakage Shampoo is Award Winning and Top Rated for a good reason. The shampoo smells earthy and clean, and is made with nourishing Jojoba oil, Coconut Oil, Aloe, and Saw Palmetto. The ingredients smooth and fortify cuticles, and minimize breakage, and the botanical oils and radish seed extract gives the hair shine. My hair felt so soft after shampooing!

The Anti-Breakage Conditioner, which is left on for 1-2 minutes after shampooing, provides the same benefits as the conditioner. The added aloe and shea butter also help detangle and condition the hair. After I use the shampoo and conditioner, my hair feels incredibly soft, and is very easy to comb through. After a full week of use, my hair just looks healthier and shinier!

Once a week, I use the Anti-Breakage Hair Mask after I shampoo and condition my hair with the Anti-Breakage Shampoo and Conditioner. I apply it to my wet hair, focusing mostly on the ends. I followed the advice to put on a shower cap and wrap my head in a warm towel to maximize the benefits. Leaving it on for the full recommended 30 minutes gave me a chance to relax in the hot bath and read a few chapters of my book while the hair mask worked it's magic! And magic it was...my hair felt softer than ever!

I did give the smoothing line a shot, too! This product line has exclusive Hi-Gloss Technology with Apple Cider Vinegar, and is supposed to smooth the hair and increase shine 5 times. It has a light Tea Tree Oil scent, and made my scalp tingle when I used it. Using it made me feel more alert in the morning. I'm not sure if it was the benefits of the Anti-Breakage line, but my hair looked healthy and shiny with the use of the smoothing line!

8 Simple Tips for Strong & Healthy Hair

I love the Desert Essence hair care products, and will be using them regularly as a part of my healthy hair care regimen. I love to use natural products from environmentally-friendly companies, so Desert Essence's hair care products are a perfect fit for my green living lifestyle. The products, combined with the simple tips above, work well together to make my hair stronger and healthier!

8 Simple Tips for Strong & Healthy Hair

You can purchase Desert Essence products at many local natrual food stores, including Natural Grocers, Lucky's Market, and MOM's Organic Market, in the hair and body care aisle. To find a store in your area, visit the Desert Essence store locator.

Want to try Desert Essence for yourself? Take 20% off Anti-Breakage and Smoothing Hair Care Products at Desert Essence with the promo code DELovesMomsMeet.

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