I’ve spent most of my life fighting with my hair. I’ve chopped it off a handful of times, luckily having enough each time to donate – usually after stressful life changes (e.g. breakups in high school and college). I don’t know that my hair has changed much since my younger days, but we’ve most certainly come to a bit of an understanding these last few years. I still have “angel’s wings” that fly out from my temples (my brother also lovingly, I hope, refers to them as “devil horns”); I struggle to prevent poofiness; and I think I’m going to die in hot weather if my hair is down. Having my hair so long can be a nightmare at times, but it’s actually very helpful for weighing it down and making it easier to manage. Everyone’s hair is different, but there are a few basic tricks that I think are worth a try for everyone – no matter your hair type…
After towel-drying my hair, I always apply a leave-in conditioner spray and a frizz tamer no matter how I’m styling it. One of the things I learned in college was not to brush my hair every time I shower. My dear friend has long hair, but it’s very curly and much thinner than mine. She mentioned that brushing it tugs at your hair and scalp, so if you limit the tugging, it can grow stronger and healthier. Because I’ve been wearing my hair naturally recently, I’m brushing it less and less, which I really feel has contributed to it being able to grow so well!
Last but not least – treat your hair extra special sometimes. Masks applied by your hair stylist or at home every 4-6 weeks give your hair a little boost and help in doing what it does best. Different masks do different things, so again, pay attention to what your hair needs help with. I like a little moisture and to lock in my hair colors.
Garnier recently launched their Whole Blends line of hair products. All six blends are paraben-free and offer help whatever your hair need is – green tea & apple extracts to help refresh and coconut water & vanilla milk extracts to hydrate.
This post was sponsored by Garnier through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Garnier all opinions are my own.