Staying in the hair vein, I have ridiculously blonde hair and have been bleaching it for years. To be honest, it’s entirely insane that my hair is as long, thick, and healthy as it is, considering it has no business still being on my head, logically speaking! Of course, I’m diligent about my upkeep. My colorist always prioritizes the integrity of my hair and I give my strands lots of TLC. I also mind my diet and supplement MO. But I swear the most important part of my healthy hair secret sauce is that whenever possible, I let my hair air dry instead of using heat styling.
As someone who used to heat daily and then barely ever once the pandemic hit, I noticed a serious uptick in the way my hair looked, felt, and behaved very quickly. Now, whenever my friends are worried about hair loss or any other strand-related woes, I tell them to air-dry more and heat style less instead of throwing their money at supplements and other *sometimes gimmicky* solutions. Even if you pick one of two evils, such as skipping the blow dryer but using your hair wand once your strands have dried naturally or vice versa, I swear you’ll be better off.