My hair has been through a lot of damage in the past few years and I’ve learned a thing or two about healthy hair from working with professionals plus trial and error. Here’s what I use/ try to do, in order to keep my hair long and shiny.
- Hair, skin and nails supplement.
B-vitamins are essential for hair and nail growth. I like to use Vida Glow marine collagen. It’s done wonders for me. Make sure you check with your doc if you have any seafood allergies because it’s derived from fish.
- A higher quality shampoo and conditioner.
I switch it up all the time because my hair and scalp need variety. (Don’t ask me why, I’m weird.) I’m currently using Nexxus Frizz Defy shampoo and Nexxus Hydra Light Conditioner. I also love their Comb Thru finishing mist.
- Heat protectant.
I use oil because I feel like it’s really nourishing to the ends of my hair. I love, love, love Oribe Gold Lust nourishing hair oil. Tons of top stylist's use this on celebrities and models. Apply to the ends before using heat.
- Avoid hair color.
You may have cringed after reading that, but it’s true. I have been almost every color in the book and I can tell you that nothing beats the shiny, soft texture of natural hair. I lost half of my hair when I went blonde on ANTM. Sadly, it’s taken me almost 3 years to grow my healthy hair back. You can still have shiny hair if it’s dyed, but it will never come as close to the way un-dyed hair looks and feels.