how to get super shiny + healthy hair

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I had another post scheduled for today but it was raining all day Sunday so I couldn’t get the photos sorted out. Therefore, I have a quick post today that was supposed to be next month 😅 Long story short, last year when I was living in New York, my hair became super thin and dull because of the weather, pollution, and other environmental stressors. After moving back South, my hair took forever to get back to normal.

It sounds vain, but it was annoying because I’ve always been used to having super low maintenance hair that looks voluminous and healthy and just good without really trying that hard. Over the past few months, I’ve finally gotten my hair back to normal and maybe even a little better than before. Here’s how I did it, aside from generally eating well and drinking lots of water:

olly undeniable beauty vitamins
I started using these in October, I think, took them everyday for the next three months, and saw a very noticeable difference. In fact, I think these were one of the biggest factors in repairing my hair. They have biotin, borage, and vitamins C+E to build strength and shine.

scalp clarifying treatments
Another thing that helped a lot was doing scalp treatments about twice a month. Sometimes I’d use the Kiehl’s Deep Micro-Exfoliating Scalp Treatment and other times, I’d do a DIY treatment. To DIY, I’d mix 2 tbsp baking soda with water to create a paste that I’d scrub into my scalp. Wash out the paste, then follow up with an apple cider vinegar rinse made by combining 16 oz of water with 2-4 tbsp of apple cider vinegar.

brush with soft bristles
One huge factor that changed in my beauty routine is that I now primarily brush with soft, natural bristles. These are so much better for your hair than plastic bristles because they help to release oils in your hair and stimulate the scalp for healthier hair follicles. The best of the best brushes come from Mason Pearson, but there are definitely great options out there for less.

use hair treatments + oil
Finally, I began using hair treatments, primarily oils, more regularly, just running some oil through the ends of my hair before bed to help replenish the ends. My favorite oil to use for the hair right now is the Biossance 100% Squalane Oil because it’s purely one ingredient and it can also be used on your face and body.