My top 5 haircare tips. How to help hair to grow stronger?

How did I grow healthier and stronger hair? What does our hair really need? There are my 5 basic and super easy hair tips, that everyone can follow. You can read My Hair History here.
It’s not over yet, but I can see a big progress so far:)

  •  Avoid destructive factors! One of the biggest threat to your hair is high temperature (for example- straightener). But also drying it with hot air, colouring with chemical dyes or styling with curling iron are not really hair- friendly ideas.
    • Use some oil! Sounds disgusting? I can assure you it’s not so bad:) Have you ever tried natural and easy oil treatment for your hair? Check what kind of oil you have got in your kitchen: almond,  coconut, flaxseed, walnut or olive- oil? Perfect! Find the best one for you and enjoy your healthy, shiny hair:) If you don’t like the idea of putting pure oil on your hair, try to add some to your mask or conditioner.
    • Check ingredients of products that you’ve got in your bathroom. Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLES) are strong detergents that could irritate sensitive skin and also dry your hair. Think about gentle shampoo for daily use. Isopropyl alcohol isn’t your friend neither (unfortunately, you can find it in most of the common conditioners).
    • Protect your ends with serum, that helps to keep them in good condition for longer. Remember- it must be alcohol-free! 
    • Be gentle to your hair. Treat it like your favourite silk blouse. You wouldn’t consider ironing it with an extremely hot iron, would you? Now think about straightener (about 200 degrees) on your hair. It’s definitely not neutral for hair structure.

What are your basic haircare tips? 🙂 I would love to read what is the most important in your care or what really helped your hair to grow stronger and healthier? Maybe you are still looking for the best products and methods?

38 thoughts on “My top 5 haircare tips. How to help hair to grow stronger?

  1. Monika says:

    My tip is: less is more. I try not to use too many products and I stick my my simple routine 🙂 Nice post and a gorgeous blog, I will be a regular here !

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  2. Jimmy and Tina says:

    Great tips, I kept my hair natural for so many years and it was in perfect condition, now that I started bleaching my hair a couple of years ago, I need to take a lot more care to keep it soft and split end free. Alcohol in products is the worst and it seems like so many products have that in shampoos and conditioners. I started putting coconut oil in my hair and it does such a nice job keeping it soft.

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  3. mira pstr says:

    I don’t use any oil because it breaks my Hair, so I put different Cream instead BUT I never user coconut oil until now, I came from a country that don’t product coconut and don’t use it SO I will try it for sure and let you know, thank you 🙂

    • Kat says:

      Are you sure it’s oil that broke your hair? Oils is an emollient and really helps hair to be healthier. Maybe it wasn’t pure oil you were using, but some kind of serum that contained alcohol?

  4. Brenda says:

    I never thought about just using oil you have around the house. It would probably be much cheaper. I don’t have any hair care tips because mine is always frizzy.

  5. Lauren Michelle says:

    Definitely needed this! After years and years of using harsh chemicals on my hair, going without them feels so well! One of my favourites is adding Argon oil to the tips of my hair before I go to bed and in the mornings after I shower (:

  6. Angela says:

    I totally killed my hair last year. I had never done too much to it, so I went all out. purple, teal, lavender, green, everything. My hair was SO amazing before I started all this crap. Now I’m ready for it to get back to awesome….like it was before. Argan oil to the rescue. <3

    • Kat says:

      Oh Angela, I’m so sorry! But we all make mistakes and thanks God our hair is still growing 😀 You must be patient now and treat your hair with kindness:)

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  7. Lhourdes Mercadero says:

    I’m using organic oil called Moringa02 .It makes my hair soft and it looks more naturally shiny.I’m also using organic shampoo right now. I haven’t color my hair for 2 years now,it makes my hair looks so dry

    • Kat says:

      I stopped dying my hair about 1.5 years ago, but I don’t really like my naturals roots:( They are so visible, especially in the winter. I love organic shampoons. I was using Australian Organics and it was great:)

  8. George says:

    Kat I need to reachout to you. My sister is having huge issues with her hair. It’s very greasy at the roots (and kind of stinky after just 1 day after wash) but it’s extremely dry at the lenghts, like, EXTREMELY dry, and very matte so it always gets tangled. She doesn’t know what to do. She thinks she has SD. She has tried every home remedy and medicated shampoo, but nothing is working. Do yo have any tips on how to tackle greasy roots but dry, matte and brittle lenghts? Wash more often, less? What to use as a mask? As for coconut oil I heard it’s the worst thing you can put on your hair. That it doesn’t do anything else than “traps” the hairs as it can’t penetrate into it.

  9. Kat says:

    Hi George, it’s really nice you are looking for a hair-help for your sister!

    First of all, greasy scalp and dry lenght is really common problem, so she is not alone! I’ll try to write a longer post about that issue, but I can give her few simply tips for now.

    – Oil is a friend of hair, not enemy – although in that case it should only be used on the lenght of hair, not on the scalp.
    – Shampoo could be a little stronger than I usually recommend, but it shouldn’t contain oils and silicons.
    -Before washing with shampoo she can put any conditioner on the lenght (it will protect ends against shampoo’s detergents.) So the method for her is:
    1.CONDITIONER- 2.WASHING- 3.CONDITIONER (again only for lenght and ends)
    – She should only use warm but not hot water for washing hair, it could even be cool for last rinsing.
    -It’s important not to keep towel on the head for a long time after washing- it can increase sebum production by scalp.

    These are just few things, but I believe they will help! Let me know if she wants to try them:)

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  10. R U S S says:

    I’m guilty of using hair iron and drying my hair with hot air BUT I am slowly trying to fix these. I’m just growing my hair now then I’m gonna find a hairstyle that’s just wash & wear. That plus I need to make sure that I get regular hair treatments to keep my locks healthy.

  11. Leigh Borders says:

    I have been trying to take better care of my hair. I use a flat iron from time to time andI hardly ever use the hair dryer. I need to look into using the oils more often.

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