Everyone wants healthy, strong hair, but achieving it takes effort and time. So many things stand in the way of your journey to make your hair strong, from stress to a hectic schedule to your environment. These circumstances then result in weaker hair that is dull, dry, lifeless, and thinner than usual.
Weak hair is also more susceptible to damage. So, if you're noticing the above signs, it's time to start making impactful changes that will get your hair strength game on point again. Here, some of our tried-and-true go-tos to restore your strands to full strength.
UP THE PROTEIN IN YOUR DIET.
As the building blocks of your hair, amino acids (aka proteins) give your strands structure and make your hair strong. Without them, your hair becomes weak and brittle. Restore the strength by eating foods high in protein and feeding your hair from the inside out. Eggs, chicken breast, broccoli, and quinoa are just a few of the high-protein foods that will make a major difference in your hair.
CUT BACK ON CHEMICALS TO MAKE YOUR HAIR STRONG.
Chemical processes can weaken and break down even the strongest hair. They make your strands more fragile, be it with hair color, keratin treatments, relaxers, perms, or countless others. Stay away from these processes as much as you can and swap in strengthening hair products instead: our Super Strength collection is proven to deliver 50% less breakage.
START FRESH WITH A HAIRCUT.
A fresh haircut is like a clean slate for your hair: giving you the chance to begin some new healthy hair habits right away. Frequent trims are also a great solution. We recommend taking off some length every 8 - 10 weeks.
LOWER YOUR STRESS.
Stress weakens our strands and can lead to unnecessary shedding. It increases cortisol levels which interrupt the natural cycle of our hair and stress inflames our hair follicles. Different circumstances in our lives can cause it and we're all dealing with more stress now as we navigate this current crisis. Restorative actions like meditation, long walks, tea to start and end your day, and self-care are daily sources of ease. We recommend running a warm bath and applying one of our nourishing masks to both restore your hair and be transported to a serene destination by way of their scents.
OPT FOR TEXTURE AND AIR-DRYING OVER HEAT STYLING.
Applying high heat from styling tools like blow dryers, flat irons, and curling irons weakens your hair over time by drying out your strands, damaging them, and increasing frizz. If you can limit using these tools at all, you should. We love embracing and enhancing our natural texture with our Brilliant Gloss and Baby Blonde Multi-Taskers that boost shine and give our waves, curls, and coils that pop.