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How to appreciate the hair you have today

 How to appreciate the hair you have today

Have you ever thought to celebrate the uniqueness of different hairstyles and hair types? It’s not about wishing for the style du jour, but about embracing the natural hair you were born with and loving it for what it is.

 At Hair La Vie, we are all about expressing who you are through hair and loving the locks you live in. It’s not about trying to be someone you’re not. Your life journey is about being the best you you can be. Part of that self-love is embracing your hair. 

No matter where you are in your hair journey, there are three things you can do to better appreciate the hair you have and to make the most of it.

Healthy roots

Supporting your hair’s health at the root does so much for the overall appearance, texture, and satisfaction. Healthy roots give your hair a youthful bounce, a silky shine, and the power to grow longer and stronger. 

Your hair root, or follicle, is where your hair is nourished, and then it sprouts. Making sure you’re fueling your body with healthy ingredients also ensures that your hair is getting the best nutrition possible. 

One way to focus that nutrition on your hair, without shifting your diet, is by adding Foundation Beauty Elixir to your daily regimen. This all-natural powder can be mixed into a drink, or you can sprinkle it into your smoothies and other foods to get a daily dose of ingredients your hair and skin will love.

Another great way to immediately give your roots a boost is by switching your part. It has nothing to do with style and everything to do with giving your hair a break. 

Keeping the same part every day pulls your hair in one direction and can cause breakage and pressure that stifles natural hair growth. If you have traction alopecia, which is hair loss from tight braids, this is even more important as you can literally prompt that missing hair to grow back.

Smooth strands

Not straight, but smooth strands is the goal. You want your hair to look like it’s been polished with noticeable health and vitality and no frizz, dullness, or limpness.

In five minutes, just once a week, you can give your hair deep, salon-style conditioning at home with a Hair La Vie Mask. All-natural botanicals give hair an instant dose of hydration that improves manageability, shine, and smoothness. Continued use lets the strengthening keratin proteins do their job, and you’ll see a steady improvement in natural strength and less breakage.

To instantly see improved smoothness in your hair, change the way you dry it. Stop using a towel and rubbing your hair. Instead, loosely tuck it into an old, soft cotton t-shirt or smoothing hair wrap (like the one found in the HLV Journey Box). Let your hair dry naturally until it’s about 70-80% dry, then finish the job with your blow dryer. This prevents breakage and holds on to moisture. 

Sealed ends

Split ends are a constant battle for most people. Staying on top of hair trimmings and using the right products can keep them at bay, so your hair looks sleek and healthy. When left to run rampant, your hair appears choppy and dry.

Eliminating or reducing split ends is really about keeping your hair healthy and hydrated. Remember that the ends of your hair started at the root a very long time ago. Changing the way you nourish your body and hair is what’s going to lead to great ends, but it’ll take time. 

There’s also a lot of damage that you do along the way with tight braids, ponytails, blow-drying, and product. All of that said, you can change the future of your hair by keeping the ends in mind from their very beginning and creating a healthy approach to styling and nutrition.

If you want to instantly improve the look of split ends, but don’t have time to visit the salon, try Hair La Vie Serum. Switching from heavy, silicone-based styling products to this lightweight, all-natural product will help support your hair’s strength in several ways, which will lead to fewer split ends and a sealed finish. 

The restorative oils in the serum add shine and manageability to your strands. If you have hair that tends to dry out throughout the day, add a little more serum to the ends midday, and you can refresh that early-morning shine.

Final thoughts

Taking steps to improve your hair’s health and working with what nature gave you from the root, through the strand, and all the way to the ends can help you feel real love for your hair. 

There are three focus areas when you’re determined to have the best hair possible: the root, the strand, and the ends of your hair. The great news is that there are long-term solutions and some short-term fixes you can employ to boost your hair’s health from beginning to end. 

Once you make the commitment to treating your hair right, it will continue to thrive as it grows. What you do today to support your hair at the roots might not show up as a big improvement immediately, but the benefits grow exponentially, and your end results will be worth all the effort!

Fighting nature is a battle that’s just too difficult to be worthwhile, the more empowering journey is one that focuses on highlighting who you were born to be and making the most of it. You’re beautiful, inside and out, and when you nurture that, you’ll begin to really appreciate your hair and the rest of you–just the way you are.

At Hair La Vie, we know that your hair is an integral part of how you present yourself to the world and shape your authentic style.

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