Monday, January 9, 2012

How to Fit Deep Conditioning into Your Life..

I know as a hairdresser one of the things I hear myself telling people over and over is that deep conditioning is an essential for healthy hair, especially as it starts to grow longer. If you have hair that is 7 inches long or longer you technically have long hair (even though you will argue with me until you are blue in the face that it is not "really" long). Your hair is at a length where the natural oils, essential for the health of your hair, are not able to reach the ends of your hair and you may experience, dry ends and splitting as a result. I tell people "put a tiny drop of olive oil in the ends of your pony tail" but maybe 5% of the people whom I've suggested that to actually do it, most don't. I don't even do that myself anymore so I can't really wag my finger at anyone.

I know how hard it is to take care of long hair, I struggle with it daily! I have found something that seems to be working for me and I thought I would share it. For me, it's the ulitmate solution to the long hair/dryness dilemma. Deep conditioning, hair mask.. Who is really able to consistently deep condition on a weekly basis? Dissrupting your shower to wait a half hour for your hair to condition is ridiculous.. or i thought it was until the idea came to me..

Drum roll please...
Wait for it,

wait for it..

For me personally it's the best solution because I feel like I am 'accomplishing' more than just using the eliptical, bike or treadmil and watching old episodes of "Ugly Betty" (ok, now you know, I'm not cool.. but I started the darn series on Netfix on my phone and now I feel like I'm committed to finishing it. Plus it's keeping me working out every day (and conditioning my HAIR for god's sakes!) so I'm fine with it.)

I kind of debated even writing this post thinking it might sound kind of stupid but I figured it might inspire someone. Feel free to share your own experiences of how to fit taking care of your hair into your life.. it might help someone else - go ahead.. go for it!!

This photo is my hair - sorry for the poor quality but it's the best I could do. I have all kinds of color in my hair every which way you can think of, but it's still in pretty good shape!

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