5 Healthy Hair Care Tips For Busy Moms
As a busy mom and business owner I don't have a lot of time to take care of my hair. What I do needs to be simple and quick.
Women feel more confident when their hair is healthy and vibrant. But as a mom of two boys I can easily put taking care of myself last on the list. I have whittled down my list of hair care musts to five simple tricks. Because of these five must dos my hair has never been healthier.
5 Healthy Hair Care Tips for Busy Moms
1. Drink plenty of water.
We benefit in many ways from drinking plenty of water each day and the health of our hair is definitely one of them.
Drinking lots of water keeps your hair hydrated from the inside out. Hydrated hair is healthy, strong hair that doesn't easily break. The stronger your hair the faster it grows. So drink up!
2. Wash hair less often.
Every hair type is different but my hair is thick and somewhat coarse. I used to worry more about getting the style I wanted each day then the health of my hair. I would wash, blow dry and straighten or curl it every single day. This caused my hair to be dry and break off easily.
Now I wash my hair every other day at most - even every third day if possible. I will sometimes go a fourth day if I can muster up the courage or have a cute hat to wear to get me through. Our hair looks best when the natural oils that start at the scalp are able to reach the ends. If we wash our hair each day this isn't able to happen and our hair gets dry and brittle.
Dry shampoo has become my very best friend when it comes to getting me through between washings. I have tried just about every single brand out there. I tend to like the cheaper options just as well as the higher priced brands. My favorite is Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Dry Shampoo.
3. Rinse hair with cold water.
I know what you are thinking...she is CRAZY! But hear me out on this.
While warm water opens a hair's cuticle to allow shampoo and conditioner to do their job, cold water helps to close the cuticle and seal in moisture from the conditioner — which helps your hair look shiny and healthy.
Making this one small change has made a huge difference in the look and feel of my hair. So by all means take a warm shower, but rinse your hair out with cold water right at the end and your hair will love you for it!
4. Take a daily supplement for your hair.
As much as we would like to be able to get all we need out of the foods we eat, this day and age it just isn't feasible. So when this supplement came on the market, I knew I had to give it a try. I haven't stopped since.
Hair Skin Nails by It Works is packed full of essential vitamins and minerals. It enhances the production of my own collagen and keratin. It gives my hair the nutrients it needs from the inside out.
My hair has never been so strong, grown so fast, or looked so thick and shiny.
5. Add oil to your hair.
The final step I use to keep my hair healthy is to add Awapuhi oil to the ends and bottom section of my hair after I style it.
Some people tend to think that adding oil to your hair will only make it oily and look dirty but the opposite is true. Actually, it hydrates, smooths the frizz and makes my hair super silky. I have much more control of my hair throughout the day because of this fabulous product.
Finding the time as a busy mom to take care of ourselves can be tough. But our confidence will grow if we make ourselves a priority.
I hope these five simple tips for keeping your hair healthy will make life a little bit easier for you. What are your secrets for keeping your hair looking its best? Leave me a comment and share your tips with me.