Charleston, SC

Spring Hair Care Tips

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hair Food. The opinions and text are all mine.

It was starting to seem like it would never happen, but spring is finally here. As we get some sweet sunshine back and temps begin to rise again, it’s important to remember our hair care routines need to change along with the seasons. As the weather warms up, it’s a good idea to shift your focus to hydrating your hair, especially if you’re in a drier climate.

Personally, I always struggle with my long and naturally wavy hair lacking moisture, sleekness and shine. My absolute favorite tool to combat this is the Hair Food Moisture Collection: it’s super gentle, hydrating and helps to protect against future damage to keep my mane smooth all spring and summer long. It’s also totally free of parabens and mineral oil which you don’t want anywhere near your hair. Parabens and mineral oil are very easily absorbed into the skin and can clog your pores, so if you use products containing them you might notice a dry, itchy scalp, or even hair loss. And the shampoo is free of silicones, too! The conditioner’s recipe contains three essential hydrators to regulate moisture absorption, locking in hydration so hair feels moisturized from within.

So with my Hair Food products, I get all the hydration I’m looking for without fear of damaging my hair with harsh chemicals. I swear you can literally feel the difference inside and outside the shower, especially when brushing and styling my dry hair afterward. It absolutely brought my damaged locks back to life.

Other weapons in my arsenal against damaged hair include minimal washing, avoiding heat styling whenever possible, and staying hydrated in my diet. I make it a point to and go as long as I can without washing my hair to minimize the damage which comes with washing away the natural oils on the scalp. I can typically go 4-7 days without a wash, depending on my workouts. Because my hair is so thick, it (thankfully) doesn’t get greasy easily. I also try to nix blow-drying, straightening and curling my hair in the warmer months, as heat-styling can be super damaging. This is a perfect time to try some cute no-heat styles — think Blake Lively-inspired braids. Finally (this is a good tip year-round), HYDRATE YOURSELF. If you take care of yourself by eating healthy and drinking plenty of water, all that good hydration will be enjoyed by your hair as well.

The most important tip here is the health of your hair. As temps rise and you start swapping out your winter coats, scarves and boots for sandals, skirts and tees, don’t forget to make some changes in your shower routine as well. Your hair will thank you!

Thank you for reading and for Hair Food for sponsoring this post.