Our Guide to Your Best Hair Ever (Hint: It’s All About a Great Routine)
When you’re consistent and thoughtful about your haircare, it can happen!
When it comes to caring for your luscious locks, there are many variables in play. From the products you use to how often you heat style to the frequency with which you wash your hair, so much influences its health. Even the foods you eat and how much you exercise can contribute. So, what’s the big secret to having a happy head of hair? Well, it’s kind of attending to all of the above. When you have a great routine in place, where you consider every variable with intention, you’re sure to be on your way to your best hair ever. Here is our guide to making it happen …
Nutrition and Supplementation 1
Let’s start with where much of our beauty comes from: within!
There are many delectable foods that support your best hair ever. Luckily, these are also generally good-for-you eats to enjoy. Radiance by WebMD offers up a great list of 10 picks for hair health, with the reasoning behind each. From salmon, Greek yogurt, and spinach, to guava, sweet potatoes, cinnamon, and more, the options are delicious and doable.
That being said, we also know that most of us do not get the nutrients we need from food alone. Enter, supplements! For optimal whole-body wellness, having a supplement routine is key.
If hair health is specifically your goal, we have a few targeted recommendations.
To support hair growth, we can’t talk up our DeeplyRooted® formula enough! We designed it to be your hair health bestie, and it really is.
Another good way to help your hair stay healthy with supplements is through a protein powder. Able to double as a meal replacement on those busy days, our PlantYourDay® formula helps manage gut health and balance skin. But in doing so, it can also support hair growth and scalp wellness.
Products for Your Best Hair Ever 2
While inside-out wellness is essential, the products you use on your hair definitely play a role in achieving your best hair ever too.
At the heart of a great routine should be a great shampoo and conditioner. And so, allow us to circle back to our DeeplyRooted® line for a moment. Perfect for gentle exfoliation, our shampoo pairs beautifully with the ultra-nourishing conditioner. It’s a very dynamic duo!
But you’ll also want to consider serums and styling products.
We think a serum is a great move, and again, DeeplyRooted®’s formula was carefully, clinically crafted to give your hair what it needs (ahem, cellular restoration!). But we also believe that the products you use to style and texturize can make a big difference.
When you’re searching for those, be aware of what to avoid. Sulfates, parabens, and phthalates are no-nos most of us are clear on. But did you know some hair care products also contain ingredients like formaldehyde, dimethicone, retinyl palmitate, alcohol, toluene, and imidazolidinyl?
If you don’t know what these are (understandably!), we encourage doing your research. But the summary: they aren’t ideal if you want your best hair ever. From increasing dryness and scalp sensitivity to being cancer causers and clogging scalp pores, there are many reasons to say goodbye to anything with these ingredients listed.
Shampooing and Styling 3
Okay, so, this can be the hardest part. Maintaining a healthy diet and taking supplements—wins all around! Carefully choosing products—can do! But when your hair feels gross, you want to wash it. And when you want to look good, you want to style those strands. We get it!
The trick here is to aim for moderation. Don’t beat yourself up if you wash your hair twice in one day when you ran five miles and then needed to get some product out after a night on the town. It happens!
But if you want your best hair ever, it pays to build your hair care into your life. Many experts agree that washing hair every two to three days is ideal. Try to plan workouts and events around that goal, and see where it takes you!
Styling is another big part of this puzzle. The sad truth is that heat styling is just not great for your hair.
If you don’t like the way your hair looks when it isn’t heat styled, this one is going to be a challenge. But be open to the idea of achieving your look in other ways!
Although we won’t deny that the exact result will probably be somewhat different, methods like heatless curling can still produce gorgeous locks! Check out the seven methods for heatless curls tested by Insider’s Lauren Finney.
Combine these three core parts of a healthy routine, and we think you’ll certainly be on the way to your best hair ever!