If you want soft, shiny, full hair… but it’s frizzy, flat, greasy or dry instead… here are five reasons bad hair days happen, plus how to avoid them!
Do you have “bad hair days” more often than you’d like?
Let’s go through 5 possible reasons this might be the case… plus, I have ideas to help you have “good hair days” instead!
There is hope!
How to Avoid Bad Hair Days (5 Reasons “Bad Hair Days” Happen)
Some days, you wake up and you can just tell… it’s going to be a bad hair day.
Maybe your hair is frizzy, maybe it’s flat, maybe you just slept on it wrong! This happens to the best of us, but when it starts to happen more often than not, it’s time to make some changes.
I’ve been there, hating my hair and the misery of dealing with washing, tangles, tearing, static, and frizz. I even told my husband once that I now know why women cut their hair off when they get older. Thankfully, my hair has recovered and I’m not chopping it off!
If you’re curious, you can read about my hair journey here, including what routines and products made such a difference!
Now let’s dive into WHY we have bad hair days, and my best tips for turning them around into great hair days, instead!
1. You need to use a clarifying shampoo to remove build-up.
No need to switch shampoos, just remove build-up and your favorite products will work like new again! Here’s how to use a clarifying shampoo for soft, shiny, full hair again, with instructions for each hair type!
2. You need more hydration.
All hair types benefit from some degree of hydration, but high porosity hair, curly hair, and/or coarse hair NEED it. If your hair feels especially dry or frizzy, it will be a game changer to incorporate a better conditioner, hair masque (here’s how to use a hair mask/masque for deep conditioning!), hair oil, etc. into your hair care routine!
No matter what type of hydration you choose, it MUST be suited to your hair type! Here’s how to figure out your hair type.
And here are my best tips for extra dry hair or frizzy hair.
3. You aren’t using the right products for your hair type.
Yes, the wrong shampoo and conditioner (and other products) for your hair can make your hair look worse than it actually is! I experienced this for many years. You can read my process for choosing the best products for my hair type, as well as photos of my hair journey along the way, here!
4. It’s time for a hair cut!
Don’t underestimate the power of getting a trim or updated hair style! I was shocked by the results of my first DevaCut (the RIGHT way to cut curly hair).
5. Your hair is damaged by illness, nutritional or hormonal deficiencies, stress, lack of sleep, heat tools, coloring, etc.
Use heat protectant when using heat tools. Try evidence-based therapies for hair loss such as head massage to improve your scalp and follicle health. Address your hormonal imbalances. If you’ve been ill, give your body time and support to heal.
Need Any Help?
If you’re struggling with bad hair days and would like to get better results with your non-toxic skin, hair, or makeup routine or products, please reach out. I’m happy to help.
If you’re interested in learning more about the skin care, hair care, or makeup products I use and recommend, just go here to answer a few quick questions to see if it even makes sense for you and then we’ll decide where to go from there!
How do you avoid “bad hair days”? I’d love to hear. Feel free to text (1-208-516-3615) or reach out by email right here.
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