You are probably counting down to the new year and setting your goals for 2023. While creating the perfect hair-care routine may not be at the top of your to-do list, We are here to help streamline your hair-care routine so that you can achieve lush, silky, smooth hair!
At Blessed Bananas, we are all for showing yourself LOVE!
And taking great care of your hair sits right under this umbrella of the different ways you can show yourself some self-care. Understanding the importance of a hair-care routine is essential for healthy hair. Many factors contribute to how you should treat your hair- ranging from genetics to your climate!
This is why it is important to take note of the changes in your hair over time and adjust your routine accordingly.
Did you get your hair colored recently? Then hydration is super vital to lush hair and maintaining the health of your strands.
You don’t need a thousand products to build a routine, contrary to popular belief. All you need are a few essential products that are great for YOU!
Let’s get started!
#1 Knowing your hair and scalp type
Hair type is not just about if your hair is straight, wavy or curly but other factors, such as hair porosity, matter a lot as well. Hair porosity is simply your hair’s ability to hold on to moisture and has a huge impact on your hair’s hydration.
Factors like your hair's ability to absorb and retain moisture or how well it can hold styles tend to be second in mind when identifying hair type. This will inform you of the best ways to improve your hair-washing routine.
But it doesn’t end there. Knowing your scalp type is also super important because this impacts how oily or dry your scalp will be. Just like your skin type, your scalp can be categorized into 4 types; dry, combination, sensitive and oily.
Healthy hair starts with having a healthy scalp!
#2 Protect your hair from heat!
It’s a known fact that excessive heat is no good for our strands, so make sure to minimize how often you use heat on your hair and always use a product with a heat protectant. The harsh truth is that pretty much anything and everything we do to style our hair adds stress, so treat it with care!
#3 Detangle your hair properly
Yanking and pulling at your hair is not the right way to go about detangling your tresses. All this does is damage, not only your hair but your scalp as well!
The proper way to detangle your hair is to divide your hair into sections and then start from the bottom part, going up methodically and slowly. Using the right types of brushes and combs also greatly impacts how well you detangle your hair.
For instance, if you have curly hair, a wide-tooth comb is a must to minimize the damage and makes it easier to detangle stubborn knots.
We also recommend going in with a conditioning product that will not only tame frizz but will allow those knots and tangles to slip out easily while nourishing and hydrating your hair.
Our banana oil hair masks come in clutch when it comes to keeping tangles and knots at bay!
They leave your hair feeling more manageable, lush, and soft. Our formula includes a banana oil blend that also works to strengthen your strands!
#4 Pay attention to the ingredient list!
With so many new hair products in the market, it can be overwhelming to decide what stays and what goes when it comes to your hair-care routine.
One ingredient that is a big NO to us are sulfates! Sulfates are commonly found in shampoos. These products strive for a deep cleanse but end up stripping your strands of all their natural oils, leaving them dry and prone to breakage.
Generally, the rule of thumb is to make sure your routine has no harsh chemicals.
Natural ingredients like Rosemary have many exciting benefits for your hair and scalp and are known to be healing herbs. Rosemary is great for your scalp health and also makes your hair shiny!
Our Single & Free Mask features this amazing ingredient; a perfect blend of our signature Banana Oil and Rosemary oil to give your hair that lush and soft feel!
When it comes to shampoos and conditioners, your baseline should be sulfate-free and paraben-free.
If you want some peace of mind with your hair-care routine, you can explore some of our unique line of Banana Oil hair masks made with only the best ingredients!
#5 Have fun with your hair care routine
Taking care of your hair is also part of your self-care routine, so it is important to make it something that you enjoy doing! Having fun with your routine helps you stay consistent, which is key to reaching your hair goals and starting this new year with the hair you’ve always wanted.
This is why at Blessed Bananas, we are all about creating quality hair care products for the entire family that can turn self-care into precious moments with loved ones!