After a long, harsh winter my hair needs a lot of help this spring. I recently straightened my natural hair (after declaring war on direct heat) and I'm not liking the aftermath. Maybe it's the weather, maybe it's heat damage, maybe I'm just being paranoid, but my hair doesn't feel the same way anymore. One thing I do know is that my hair was starting to feel limp and lifeless so I was thrilled to get a chance to try Hask's Bamboo Oil Strengthening collection. The line features a Shampoo, Conditioner, Deep Conditioner and Shine Oil, all formulated with ProDefense Complex that penetrates hair to strengthen, reinforce and protect. Bamboo oil, known as one of Asia’s natural treasures, is proven to strengthen hair and deliver essential nutrients that revive weakened and lifeless strands. Combined with biotin and collagen, silicon-rich bamboo oil gives hair a strong foundation, improves flexibility and prevents split ends so damage caused by every day styling is a thing of the past! Continue reading for my 4 tips for stronger natural hair with Hask!
- Deep conditioning is a major key! - As newly natural babe my hair is still a mystery to me. What's not a mystery is that daily styling can take a toll on any type of hair. When I need to give my hair a little extra TLC I love to apply a deep conditioner and get some chores done around the house. This Bamboo Oil Strengthening Deep Conditioner builds strength, reinforces, and protects fragile hair and it leaves hair less prone to split ends and breakage. Bamboo oil is silicon rich which means it provides a strong foundation for hair. I love to use this deep conditioner right before I blow dry or straighten my hair - I never do both in an effort to reduce heat damage and split ends.
- 2. Co-washing isn't always your friend. - Most naturalistas know that co-washing (washing your hair with conditioner instead of shampoo) is great for maintaining moisture and keeping your curls soft and bouncy. Sometimes too much co-washing can be a bad thing. If your hair is mushy or overly soft when went then you've got moisture overload and your hair needs protein stat! Don't reach for that conditioner in the shower and grab a bottle of Bamboo Oil Strengthening Shampoo instead. This shampoo will clarify all the build-up from your hair and will give you stronger, healthier looking hair.
- 3. Detangling makes everything easier. - Before I attempt any style I always make sure my hair is fully detangled and free of any single-strand knots. The easiest way for me to do this is in the shower with my conditioner of choice - the Bamboo Oil Strengthening Conditioner. It has great slip which means my fingers or combs slide right through my curls! The strengthening properties of the bamboo oil can also reduce breakage from using combs, brushes, and other hair tools.
- 4. Oil up! - Don't be afraid to experiment with different oils. Each oil has it's own unique properties and benefits for your hair. I love coconut oil for it's moisturizing and nourishing properties. It's also a great body moisturizer! When I'm looking for an oil that fortifies my strands I use the Hask Bamboo Oil Strengthening Shine Hair Oil for added protection against breakage and great shine.
I love Hask products because they are free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, gluten, drying alcohol, and artificial colors. The Bamboo Oil collection is my go-to regimen when I plan on blow drying or straightening my hair and I get amazing results. I don't have to apply as much heat as I usually do and my hair is sleek and shiny. What are some of your favorite tips or products for stronger hair? Let me know in the comments below!
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