How to Take Care of Your Hair In Your 20’s

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In your 20’s, they always say: take care of yourself for the future. While many people are referring to skincare or diet, I always thought hair is just as important to take care of during this period. I’ve been coloring my hair lighter since I was 15 and on top of it, use quite a bit of heat to get it to look sleek and straight. Now that I’m in my 20’s, the damage that’s been caused by hair dye and heat is starting to catch up to me and has left my hair dull and life-less. Luckily, it’s not too late to change my hair care routine and thought I should share it with you gals! Here’s how I’ve been taking care of my hair lately in order to protect it from future damage and preserve it for the future:

 

Diet Changes 

I don’t believe in making big, dramatic changes to your diet overnight or taking a million vitamins. Instead, I made small changes to my diet that slowly made a difference to my hair and health overtime. I incorporated more eggs, salmon, spinach, beans, and nuts to my diet which is packed with powerful vitamins such as biotin, vitamin c, and iron. These three vitamins can help to reduce hair loss, prevent breakage and more importantly: repair hair so it can lead to new, healthy hair.

 

Avoiding The Ponytail 

The first thing that I used to do when I would come home from school or work is put my hair up in a bun. One day, I was at the salon and my hairstylist pointed out the hair loss happening on the back of my head. A subtle, strange line of hair loss which I didn’t even know about! She said it was actually from putting my hair up so much and recommended I try and avoid tight ponytails or buns. I know it’s hard, but give it a try. It also prevents hair loss from your front hairline!

 

 

Limiting Dry Shampoo

I know, I know…we all love dry shampoo. Trust me, I have tons of bottles stocked up underneath my bathroom sink and even keep an emergency mini bottle in my car and in my work purse. Yet I started to notice an awful pattern: every time I went too long without washing my hair and having pounds of dry shampoo in it, I would have awful hair loss on the day that I finally washed it. I realized that it was building up on my scalp, blocking pores and finally resulting in hair loss in the shower. Now, I adjusted my dry shampoo routine and only go 2 days without washing my hair and using a LIGHT layer of dry shampoo on my roots and avoiding the scalp area at all costs.

 

Safe Products 

 

 

As I’m getting older, I’m becoming more aware of the beauty products that I use and the ingredients that goes into them. I recently discovered the new Biotera Natural Origin Restore line at Sally’s Beauty. Biotera products are free from harsh sulfates, parabens and dyes and completely safe for color-treated hair which is something that I always look for. Did I mention the packaging is also 100% recyclable and features biodegradable formulas? Amazing! I purchased the Biotera Restore Strengthening Shampoo, Conditioner and Masque which is packed with delicious-smelling goji berry and chia extract.

Since the first day I started using these products, I noticed my hair was shiny, smooth and bouncy again. I hate products that weigh my hair down and results in using more products and heat on my hair afterwards. By the way have you ever noticed that sulfate-free shampoos don’t foam up as much and leaves your scalp with a thin film of grease after you get out of the shower? This one doesn’t!

 

 

I can finally feel how healthy and clean my scalp is and the best part is that I can leave my house with my naturally curly hair and don’t have to worry about taking extra steps to make it look good. Of course, check out how AMAZING my hair looks when it’s straightened with my go-to blow-out technique that I’ll talk about on the blog soon. Just look at how healthy it looks compared to how it used to be!

Check out more products from Biotera at your local Sally’s Beauty and try their other new lines such as the Biotera Natural Origin Nuture Masque or the Biotera Natural Origin Renew Leave-in Silky Milk.

 

Thanks for reading,

-Ruya

Four Ways to Keep Your Blonde Hair Healthy w/ Biotera Natural Origins

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Where are my blondes at?! I had no clue how hard it was to keep my blonde actually blonde until I took the plunge and caught onto the Blonde Train. While I had virgin hair and it took two sessions to get to my blonde, I’m not naive to know that going blonde and staying blonde (through toning) can be hard on your hair. The bleaching process is more damaging and delicate than any other color.

 

While you should always get professional advice from a licensed hair stylist, here’s a few easy tips with Biotera Natural Origins on how to add strength, softness and health back to your hair in between toning!

1. Tone down the toning shampoo.

Truth be told, I didn’t know how purple shampoo exactly worked until recently. In case you weren’t in the know like I was, purple neutralizes yellow (they’re opposite from each other on the color wheel). So when you shampoo with purple, it deposits a small amount of violet pigment to neutralize the yellow. Try using your toning shampoo once a week, if you can. Using toning shampoo more often than needed can actually dry out your hair!

2. Dry shampoo is your best friend.

I mean, if you’re a mom, you already knew this one but this is actually a tip straight from my hair stylist! Dry shampoo is great for in between shampoos (obviously) and the less you’re shampooing your light hair, the better as it preserves your color.

 

3. Find a cleansing, sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner.

When looking for a shampoo to use in between toning, you really want to find a color-safe, sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner! Personally, I like one that’s all natural and strengthens my hair as well. That’s why I love Biotera Natural Origin’s RESTORE line, that you can find at your local Sally’s. It’s free of parabens, sulfates, silicones and dyes. Each bottle shares the percentage of naturally derived ingredients! The line includes a strengthening shampoo and conditioner enriched with nutrient-rich Goji Berry and Chia Extract as well as a hair masque but I’ll get into that in a second. I love using this shampoo and conditioner together as it cleanses my hair (which is something I need, using as much dry shampoo as I use) but is gentle enough that I don’t have to worry about it stripping my color. I like to use these two and then rinse with cold water to lock in my follicles, ensuring super soft hair.

4. Masque it.

Hair masques are a blonde’s best friend! If you’ve ever wondered what liquid silk in a bottle feels like, just try out Biotera Natural Origin’s RESTORE Masque! Directions say to use it on damp hair and leave it on for three minutes but I suggest, for super hydrating powers, to leave it on for about a half and hour and thank me later. The scent is out of this world and the masque is the icing on the cake from this powerful trio of products to keeping my hair strong, soft and hydrated.

Before / After Using the Biotera Natural Origin RESTORE Line

The before is about day three hair with copious amount of dry shampoo in it. It’s lookin’ pretty – uh, rough? The after is directly after using the Biotera Natural Origin RESTORE Shampoo, Conditioner and Masque. It’s SO soft to the touch and fluffy!

 

There you have it, guys! Four super easy ways to help keep that blonde light, hydrated, soft and strong. I love using the Biotera Natural Origin RESTORE shampoo, conditioner and masque as it’s affordable (all the products are under $10) and really help my hair maintain it’s color! You can find them at your local Sally’s or shop the image below!

 

Natural Haircare Line for Color-Treated Hair

  

     

 

Natural haircare line for color-treated hair