So, I have been dying my hair for YEARS. I went gray pretty early (thanks, Mom). I have my hair dyed at a salon every few weeks. To keep costs down, I leave with wet hair and go home and fix it myself.
The last time I had it dyed and went home to fix it, something was off. WAY off. My hair was dry and brittle. I was really confused because I hadn’t changed anything.
So, we talked about it. I learned about all kinds of oils (mostly coconut) and pantry recipes that help.
Knowledge from the Park Bench
So, we were at the park with a bunch of friends and I mentioned the problem and my friend, Anrita. She said she knew someone who had a similar problem and it was from hormones.
DING! DING! DING! Ah-HAH! Yes, I recently changed birth control and that totally could be causing this problem!
Learning at Preschool
The next day, I picked my son up at preschool and ran into one of the other moms (Missy) who is a hairdresser. I asked her for advice and she told me about this shampoo and conditioner with lots of vitamins.
I started washing my hair every other day with these products.
Missy also suggested when I get my hair dyed to ask them to do the roots only and not let chemicals sit on the rest of my hair.
Letting my hair air dry occasionally has helped, too. I usually blow-dry it and then run a big fat curling iron through it to smooth it out.
Never used a product like this before, but I found a heat protectant by Joico called silk result. It’s 12 bucks on Amazon, but I got mine at TJ Maxx for $7.99. (TJ Maxx is a deal mecca for hair products – who knew?!)
My hair is still dry, but a LOT better than it was.
Another problem in the mix for me is my styling product. I have been using Redken Guts forever and apparently it has a lot of alcohol in it and that doesn’t help if your hair is dry and damaged. Still hunting for a good styling product.