I tried to make a Disney pun. Please forgive me, I’m trying my best.
But, I’m going to be dying my hair again soon, my plan to go grey hasn’t been achieved yet, so I’m making it happen. A lot of people- whether you know me personally or not- often ask how my hair hasn’t fallen out and died a death yet. The honest answer is I have no idea. But what I DO know is that I look after my hair really, really well, so that may contribute to it. And the products I use aren’t actually that expensive: while my dyes and bleach are above what I used to pay, my hair care stuff itself isn’t actually at all. So, here are the things I use on my hair to keep it alive, and a few tips along the way.
- COCONUT OIL: I live by this. I use coconut oil for pretty much anything: dead hair? Coconut oil. Bad skin? Coconut oil. Scarring? Coconut oil. Chronic depression? Coconut oil. Been stabbed? You guessed it: coconut oil.How I use it? I put a large amount (enough to cover all my hair, which believe me is a lot, I have a lot of hair) in a bowl and melt it in the microwave. Then, I pour the oil onto my head and rub it into my scalp and the rest of my hair, paying attention to the ends of it. Coconut oil helps repair the hair and deep conditions it, leaving it soft and pretty. I then leave it on my hair for about an hour, and wash it off.
You can also apply it onto your hair BEFORE you bleach it and put the bleach right over the top: it doesn’t stop the bleach working, but it also helps keep it in good condition while the bleach does its thing.
- PRO:VOKE Touch Of Silver Intensive Conditioner: This does the exact same as the above, but they do work a lot better if they’re used together: while the shampoo repairs the hair and adds in some of the tones, this conditions it and makes it a little softer, while making it seem brighter.TIPS: Mix in some of this conditioner with your bleach if you do a bleach bath: a bleach bath makes the strength of the bleach weaker, and can be done with any shampoo or conditioner. While you can use anything, PRO:VOKE stuff will take any brassy tones out while it works, but Inecto Naturals Coconut Shampoo and the Inecto Naturals Coconut Conditioner minimises the damage by 100 due to the coconut oil making up 90% of the ingredients… plus it smells a lot better.
Schwarzkopf Gliss Liquid Silk Express Repair Conditioner: this works wonders: I spray it in my hair after I’ve used dry shampoo or hair spray just to make it a little softer, and it is a miracle worker. It includes keretin which helps improve the appearance of hair while also improving the quality of it as a whole. After about 3 months, there’s still half a bottle too: a little does go a long way with it.
- Hair, Skin and Nails Tablets: I do take vitamins a lot. First of all to improve my health (I have to take iron tablets) but also because to look good on the outside, you have to be healthy on the inside. For that, I take these multivitamins which have vitamin C and zinc in them which helps with skin, and also have Selenium in them which helps nails and hair. I have mentioned them before, and I still do take them every day that I remember. They help make hair healthier, while also making it grow faster. The ones linked are the exact ones that I use, so I can strongly recommend them.
Every product mentioned has been linked to somewhere where you can find it: I didn’t get the product from all of these places, and I’m not working with any of the suppliers, I was just hunting for places which do the products inexpensively. I recommend looking in Wilkies (a smaller, British version of Target) for the PRO:VOKE stuff as they usually have it on offer, and the coconut oil you can find pretty much anywhere.
I hope this helped you a little Angels, and I could put my constant testing and dying to some use.
Stay safe and stay happy, Angels ❤