Sunday, April 8, 2012

Keep Those Locks Healthy & Strong | Dolled Up Daily Blog

I always get questions about how to keep hair healthy and strong, so I thought I'd write a little post to help inform you all :)

How to Keep Hair Healthy:

1. Healthy Bites
Eating right will make your body run better. Foods like salmon, green vegetables, nuts, eggs, poultry, carrots, etc.) Your hair will be healthier, stronger, and faster. Protein, protein, protein!



2. Trim Away the Ends
Get your hair trimmed every 6-8 weeks, even if you're trying to grow it out, this is vital. Getting the dead ends removed is very important for hair growth and health.

3. Air Dry
Obviously, the less heat the better. The blow dryer is one of the worst weapons you can use on your hair, if you can let your hair dry by itself instead of using harmful tools you wont regret it.

4. Always Use Heat Protectant
This is simple. Whenever you use a heat tool- whether it be a straightener or blow dryer, always always always use heat protectant to help protect your locks from that harmful heat.

5. Turn the Heat Down
We all have those days we want to look extra gorgeous! So don't worry too much about those heat tools, just use a lower heat. Stick in the 300-400 degree range when dealing with hair. I stick to 375ish, which is way better for your hair. Going to high can actually manipulate the structure of the DNA of your hair. Clearly, that can't be good for it!



6. Use Gentle Products
Get products that are good for your hair. When it comes to shampoo, the less suds the better! Some of these products are expensive, but if you're on a budget, pick up a baby shampoo. They're extra gentle and very affordable.

7. Give it a Break
Once in awhile, give your hair a rest. Try to wash it not every day, the less the better! This is tougher for people like me with curly hair, but still doable! Try some cute up-dos to do on those days, or straighten it and let it get that messy look overnight. Just invest in a shower cap (or take one from a hotel) you won't regret it.
If your hair gets oily over night- don't worry! Put a little bit of baby powder or dry shampoo in it and it should be just fine.

8. Work Out
That's right! Regular exercise helps not only your body, but your hair and skin! It'll grow it stronger, quicker, longer, and healthier.

9. Scalp Massaging
Yes it sounds silly, but giving your scalp a few minute message every day will make a major difference. The increased circulation due to the massage will make your hair grow faster.

10. Caution When Wet
Be extra gentle when your hair is wet, that's it's most fragile state. Try to wait until it's completely dry to brush or style. If you must comb while wet, try to do it in the shower when your conditioner is in it. Not following this will lead to massive amounts of split ends.



There are many other tips, but these to me are the most important.

Following these will definitely help you along the journey of safe and healthy locks. :)

Any of you have other tips? What's something you plan on doing to make a change in your hair?

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter!

xo

Haylee

57 comments:

  1. Love this post. I am trying to grow my hair really long so I love the tips!

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  2. Love this post!! You can also take in extra vitamins: Omega 3-6-9!

    Mwaahh, S.

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  3. Great advice! My hairdresser also advised on the use of a more gentle shampoo the last time I went there, but I haven't really found one appropriate for my hair type. Do you have any advice about an international brand that has good shampoos and for different hair types?

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  4. Definitely some great tips there :)

    I mimght pick up a baby shampoo next time I run out, it seems like such a simple idea :)

    Will definitely take better care of my hair!

    Love, Elizabeth xx

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  5. This is really good!! My hair is quite fine so i'm always looking out for new tips! I invested in morrocan oil for my hair and it is seriously worth the investment xx

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  6. Thanks for the great tips, I am always looking for ways to keep my hair looking healthier.

    XO,
    Erin
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  7. Amazing post. Your blog is great. I totally love it!!!
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
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  8. Thank you dear!
    I wil def. try to eat heather.. after eastern.
    xo

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  9. Thanks so much for stopping by sweetie, would you like to follow each other?

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  10. A heat protectant spray is so important when caring for your hair. Heat can really dry it out.

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  11. wow! great post!

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  12. Woww...great post, and great tips! Thanks for sharing :)

    Thank you so much for stopping by,unfortunately you haven't bloglovin, but if you decided to join it, please let me know, and we can follow each other there as well, it's really easier to keep in touch ;)

    Have a fab week!

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  13. Hey, thanks for your comment! Yeah you should definitely try a salad soon, it's delicious!

    ♡M

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  14. Great tips! Any good heat protectant products you can suggest?

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. Yes! :) I love got2b's Guardian Angel. I also dig not your mothers Beat the Heat. Tresseme also has a good one.

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  15. great tips going to try them out my hair has been falling out since i gave birth to my son :)
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  16. Hi Haylee! So great tips. Thank you for share... If you're interesting we can follow each other. Have a nice evening. xoxo V.V.

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  17. so great tips! thank you for visit me!:)

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  18. This is pretty amazing. I love it. Thank you for your following my blog!
    -I started following your blog too-!

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  19. great tips!

    xxx
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  20. thanks for having a look and commenting on my blog :) love your blog such great tips! :D x

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  21. Those are some great tips!

    xx
    E

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  22. Thank you so much for your sweet comment!! Of course I follow you back!
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  24. Good tips!



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  25. great post!Thanks for stopping by me, I follow you!
    keep in touch.
    xoxo
    Faby

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  26. these one has been a great post!!!:)
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  27. Love this post! Thanks for your lovely tips =)

    xoxo,
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  28. I really needed these tips cause my hair is getting weaker!!
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  29. thanks for the hair tips. i don't treat mine right. i love the idea of a scalp massage.

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  30. great tips! i always try to rinse with cooler water in the shower. that seems to help with drying my hair out less. i also swear by morroccan oil hair products! they're great for frizz :)

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  31. i love these tips!!! I never thought about being careful with my hair when it's wet... no wonder my split ends are relentless!! Xox <3 hautepinkpretty.com

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  32. good idea to give these tips for healthy hair! the truth is that I look after my best soil, not using or dryer (:
    Hope you have a nice day! (:
    xxx

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  33. These are really great tips! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Hope you'll visit again soon!

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  34. useful tips!Thanks for sharing...
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  35. Great tips!! I'll be following some of these x

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  36. Great post, thanks for the info! So happy you stopped by! See you soon!

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  37. great advice! thank you for the lovely comment on my blog :)))

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  38. HI dear:) Nice post!
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I follow you now, if you want follow me back.
    xx Ilka

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  39. i actually do massage my scalp almost everyday- it really helps!

    Jordan xx
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  40. ..hello Darling , thanks for your thoughts about leg harness , I really appreciate that ..

    I recently joined the boot camp so I can say yes to nuts , fish , eggs - fantastic choice for healthy lifestyle ..At the moment I leave my hair to rest - I had some colouring disaster few weeks ago , but olive oil on hair is very good , only thing it's so hard to wash it out , better is to stay at home next day :)

    You have such a lovely blog , I will follow you :)

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  41. Great post! Thanks for your comment, following you :)
    Follow back if you like
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  42. Heyy!:) I will follow you, follow me also thank you:) www.bissyblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  43. Thank you for the nice comment on my blog :)

    I follow you now and hope you follow me back :D

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  44. All of this is GREAT advice! I've been trying to grow my hair and it's growing but slowly. I heat style sooo much so my ends are always fried. These tips will help me keep my hair strong and healthy

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  45. This post is full of great tips! I follow the majority of them already, although I didn't know they actually helped my hair. Haha, like exercise? Well, that's even more motivation for me to hit the treadmill! :)

    Trendy Teal

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  46. Wow! Great tips Haylee!
    I'm washing my hair every other day and not brushing it when wet! 乂⍲‿⍲乂

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  47. Great tips! I am trying to grow my hair so this is helpful.

    Following you now, hope you can follow back at www.sketchbo.com!

    Your newest follower,
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  48. thanks so much for the lovely comment on my blog!!
    absolutely love your blog--such excellent tips!
    now following via gfc !
    hope you stop by again sometime!
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  49. Just wanted to let you know that you have been nominated for an award on my blog! <3

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  50. Hey there beautiful! I saw your blog not too long ago and watched your video where you talked about making hair pins out of Christmas ribbons. I really like your creativity. I lost track of your blog after that and couldn't find it. And, what do you know, you have visited me :) Thank you and thanks for your comment!
    Also, i have to tell you how beautiful your nails are!

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  51. Thse are such good tips! I'll definitely be using these!taylor
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  52. Thank you, i've followed you back (:

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  53. #2 is so important! I learned this the hard way. Getting trims makes such a difference in your hair even when you're trying to grow it out!

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  54. Very useful and informative post!! Thanks for sharing these tips! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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