Real Talk Wednesday: My Latest Article for Fresh Magazine!

This week is a little bit different, fun and light hearted! I wanted to share my latest hair article that was published to Fresh Magazine .  Our very own Vancouver Canada based Magazine, which is now National! 

I am thankful to be making such amazing connections with other wonderful business women!  I encourage each one of you to make steps towards your own goals and inspirations.  The power is lying within you.  If you listen to that little voice inside, it's usually right and will guide in the direction you need to go.

Push yourself out of your comfort zone a little each day.  Like I always say, we may not all have the same goals, but we can encourage and cheer one another on.

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How To Achieve and Maintain Long, Healthy Hair.

For years, I thought my hair would never grow past my shoulders.  When I was younger I had such long healthy hair. What was the problem?

It had everything to do with my hair routine and not having a plan.  If you are stuck growing out your hair and cannot get it long, then here are 10 tips just for you!

VISION: Find a hairdresser that gets your vision.  Whether it is color or length, there has to be a plan that both of you and agree on and work towards each visit. 

PATIENCE: Nothing happens over night.  While I was growing my hair out, I used high quality clip in extensions.  Honestly, the clip ins got hot and time consuming. I did not wear them everyday, but it got me excited to grow out my hair and have naturally long hair myself!  It takes months, not weeks.    

CONDITION: Deep condition at least once a week.  I have been using Olaplex treatment at home in between colors.  Ask your hairdresser if they carry Olaplex, it’s a game changer and can help repair damaged hair..  

GET CREATIVE:  Avoid using heat everyday.  This one is important.  If you blow-dry and use either a curling iron or flat iron every single day, then you need to change up your routine.  I get creative with buns, braids and ponytails.  I will blow-dry and straighten or curl my hair twice a week, then alternate with different styles that do not include heat.  

BE REALISTIC:  Be realistic with what you can achieve with your hair type.  Talk to you hairdresser about what might not be attainable to avoid disappointment.   

BAD HAIR DAYS: Avoid any last minute hair decisions when you are having a bad hair day. Save pictures of what you want your hair to look like and share them with your hairdresser.  That way, when you go and ask to chop it all off, your hairdresser will easily talk you out of it. 

COLOR: If you color your hair like me, it’s important to avoid dying over your length every time you go for a root touch up to prevent breakage.

TRIMS: Getting to many trims, to often?  Before I found a consistent hairdresser, every time I went to get roots done, they would “trim” my hair.  Which left it the same length!  Now I trim my hair every 3rd visit.   

DRY SHAMPOO:  This is a lifesaver and hair saver!  I never wash my hair everyday to prevent breakage.  The natural oils from your own hair can contribute to keeping it healthy! The healthier your hair, the less breakage and the longer it will be.  So, feel free to add a little dry shampoo into your life.  You will thank me!

CONSISTENCY: If you stick with your plan, you are going to see your hair respond in a positive way.  You can have long hair that is colored and healthy. 

Overall, it’s all about having a plan, sticking with it and being patient!  If you need more hair inspiration please come visit me at www.kerilynne.com or follow me and connect on Instagram @klynne_love.  Every Monday, I post a new hair video with fun styles and ideas to help you get through the week!  Have questions or want to see a certain style?  Would love to hear from you!

Lots of Love,

Keri