My College Graduation & Tips For Brittle Hair

Last week I graduated from college which was a momentous and God-glorifying occasion, to say the least. Graduating with a true sense of purpose as a believer + young mom gave all the more reason to joyfully celebrate the completion of my college career with my family.

That being said, about 3 months ago, I wanted to change things up a bit in time for graduation, so a colorist at a nearby salon added some caramel + blonde highlights to my dark brown locks. Long story short, the first colorist botched the back area of my hair, so after giving my hair a little time to recover, I went to a different colorist in hopes of redeeming all the uneven patches.

Thankfully, Natalie from Luxe Salon & Design revamped my hair and did a beautiful job. But inevitably, my hair suffered as a result of all the dyes and chemicals it was exposed to in such a short time period. So naturally, I tried a bunch of different products, and stuck with a routine that helped transform my dry, brittle straw-hair into shinier, hydrated, and more voluminous hair.

A picture of my hair as of recent:

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Here are three simple steps (+ products) that have gradually improved the health of my hair:

1. The Living Proof System

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I’ve always heard great things about the Living Proof line, but I didn’t want to make the investment, as they’re on the pricier end of hair care products. My mom ended up gifting me with the 8 oz. Perfect Hair Day shampoo and conditioner (which is both color-safe and sulfate-free) and my hair has been softer and shinier ever since.

If your hair is relatively healthy and you’re on a budget, this may not be the most practical choice for you. But in my case, with dry and brittle hair, it’s definitely worth the investment!

2. Coconut Oil + Biosilk Serum

I was skeptical that coconut oil would help very much, as my hair was pretty much the texture of a nest. But using coconut oil along with a richer serum (I use Biosilk) drastically helped in hydrating my locks.

3. Cold Showers

Being a chronically sleep-deprived mama, I used to take refuge in my hot, relaxing showers. But I realized that the temperature was way too hot for my head and scalp, so my hair dried out even more. Since I still love my hot showers, I just avoid wetting my hair with the hot water (would recommend using a shower cap), and wait until the end to shampoo and condition with cooler water. It doesn’t have to be ice cold, just cooler than room temperature.

As I mentioned in my previous post about how I got rid of my severe acne, a nutritious diet + lots of water is always beneficial for the body, and it’s no different when it comes to hair.

I hope these simple tips come in handy- would love to know what works best for you down below!

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47 thoughts on “My College Graduation & Tips For Brittle Hair

  1. Yasmin says:

    Congrats on graduating!!! I love all of these great hair care tips! I actually recently purchased the no frizz hair oil from living proof but I haven’t tried it yet but now after reading your post I am excited to give it a try!!!

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  2. AlifyaLifestyle says:

    First off congrats on your graduation!! A big achievement! Never heard of this line before; will keep it on my list! I love my hot showers too, not matter how warm it is outside lol but I try my best to shower in semi-warm water when I wash my hair.

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  3. No Size Two says:

    Love the tips! I actually wash my hair first with cooler water, put on conditioner and then turn up the heat and keep my head out of the water, because man I love me my hot showers. At the end I cool it down again to rinse off the conditioner 🙂

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  4. Robin says:

    Congrats on graduating! These are great tips. I’ve been dying my hair for 5 years now and I’m always afraid of it getting dried out and dying. I’ll keep these tips in mind for that.

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  5. kassondrakbeauty says:

    great post! i love the light morroccan oil for my hair! i have a weave and it can get extremely dry! i also rinse my hair in cold water instead of hot and i found the best condiioner ive ever used for more moisture without weighing my hair down or making it greasy is Biolage! its by Matrix! its the BEST!
    cheers!

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