Everyone wants perfect hair, with curls that are always poppin’ and full of life. For many of us, hair is one of our biggest accessories. Have you ever gotten dolled up, face beat to the gawds paired with the perfect outfit only to look at your hair in the mirror like meh, and then not feel as beautiful?
I’m sure we’ve all been there. Whether a style didn’t come out the way we liked or maybe you’re just in a period where your hair is going through a dull phase where it is lacking luster and shine. Instead of hiding it under a wig* why don’t you do something about it?! There are a ton of things you can do (most at home) to bring life back to your hair but here are a few of my favorites.
Get a Good Trim…or big chop
One of the leading causes of dull hair is improper maintenance that leads to split ends traveling up the hair shaft or dry brittle hair due to a lack of care. These issues are hard to miss so I advise you to immediately head to your trusted stylist and get a proper trim. Chop off all of the dead ends so that your hair can flourish.
A trim and new shape might be just all you need to bring a little life back to your tresses.
In extreme cases, if you have let your hair go for too long, you might require a big chop where you just chop it all off and start fresh.
If you are someone who notices a lot of product build up, a proper deep cleansing may be what you need. Styling products can build up on top of your strands and without ridding this entirely during your washes you may experience a dull appearance in your styles.
This is often seen in those who co-wash on a regular basis without use of a shampoo. Consider doing an ACV rinse (I’ll touch more on that later), or use a bentonite clay* mask to help clarify your scalp and hair.
Make sure you are washing under warm water to open the cuticles of the hair shaft to rid dirt, oil and product build up and then rinse under cool water to close the cuticles and seal in the moisture.