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I honestly am kicking myself for not having my hairdresser take a picture of the back of my hair when it was at its worst. Last week you may have heard my lesson learned while I was sharing it on Instagram Stories, but if you didn’t, let me catch you up to speed.
While my hair has always been on the thin side, I have always considered myself lucky to have a pretty great head of hair. It dries straight, is overall no fuss no muss and for the most part was always what I thought to be healthy. Fast forward to current time, I had started to curl my hair daily for taking blog photos (I shoot almost every day) and at times had curled my hair more than once a day. I swore (and still do) by my T3 curling iron, but what I didn’t realize is that I was setting the heat up way too high and holding my curl for way too long.
Over the past two months, I noticed a change in my hair, and quickly blamed my hairdresser that it must have been a botched haircut I just never picked up on before. As each day passed my hair seemed to get worse and I noticed how bad it was even more. Thankfully in this career, I have an almost daily record of myself and quickly scrolled back to right when I got my last haircut to see if anything looked funny. Nope, my hair looked great! So when I just recently went in for my cut and highlights (I go about every 4 months), I broke down to my hairdresser asking what the heck could be going wrong. He almost instantly knew that I was damaging my hair and could see the amount of breakage. He took a mirror, twirled me around and showed me the back or my head and I literally let out a HUGE gasp. It had looked as if my 4 year old niece took a pair of scissors and cut a triangle out of the back of my hair. Not only were my ends severely damaged, but I also had huge chunks on the side of my head that I just blamed on awkward hair growth.
Three hours later I left the salon feeling a bit naked (due to my new locks…or lack there of), shocked and wanting to make a change. While I typically use a heat protectant on my hair, it just wasn’t good enough. I of course took to social media to share this story with you all and was overwhelmed with the amount of interest, similarities and stories from you all with your hair journey. You all are the best for sending in the vitamin and hair care recommendations I asked for and once again I was blown away by the interest you all had in the lists I compiled.
So with that all being said, I thought this post would be well received and helpful to you all! I am sharing the lists as well as a few other tips I have learned and hopefully we can all start to know how to take care of ourselves and our hair a little bit better. As always, shout with any questions and I would love to continue to hear from you all your personal stories, suggestions and experiences!
TIPS + TRICKS FOR HEALTHIER HAIR:
I also mentioned I wanted to take a better look at my overall health and incorporate vitamins back into my life. I have a super sensitive stomach and you all had some amazing suggestions for organic vitamins that don’t hurt your stomach!