School is back in swing, and the beginning of the year is prime time for a glow-up. Why not start with your hair! In this article, we’ll share some back-to-school hair glow-up tips to bring out the best in your hair and put your individuality on blast. Let’s get right into it!
Get Yourself a Leave-in Conditioner
If you don’t have a leave-in conditioner in your hair stash, the time to get your hands on one is now. It has some amazing benefits, from frizz reduction to shine enhancement to moisturization. And the water-based ones are also hydrating to the hair, resulting in less dryness throughout the day. The result is touchably soft, beautiful hair that’ll make you the envy of your school.
Switch Up Your Hairstyle
The beginning of a new school year is the perfect time to experiment with a new hairstyle. The one you choose is totally up to you. If you don’t already have a style in mind, look around on social media and blogs to get an idea of what styles are trending. But when it comes time to select your style, remember to choose one that you think would make you feel stunning.
Drink Enough Water
Dry hair that doesn’t respond well to your hydrating and moisturizing products could stem from insufficient water in your diet. If you know you haven’t been getting enough water (8 cups a day for an adult), it’s time to increase your consumption. Believe it or not, making this change can give you healthier hair through better scalp hydration.
Shampoo Your Hair Less
Cleansing your hair regularly is essential, but doing it too often can ruin it in a hurry. It can dry out your strands, making them more prone to frizz and breakage. So, it’s wise to only wash your hair as needed, and whenever you do, use a shampoo that’s free of sulfates and other harsh ingredients that could leave your hair dry. If your hair is usually too oily, cutting back on shampooing may sound like a bad idea. But your scalp operates based on demand - if you reduce the number of times you wash away the oil, your scalp won’t produce as much oil.
Get Into Hair Masks
Hair masks could be your hair savior this school year. They are jam-packed with ingredients that make your hair look and feel amazing. They often contain hydrating and moisturizing oils, extracts, butters, vitamins, minerals, and more to give your hair the pick-me-up it needs. After a hair mask, your hair may be smoother, shinier, better hydrated, and easier to style.
Play with Accessories
Playing around with accessories is a surefire way to stand out from your peers. And we’re not just talking about headbands and pins - we’re also talking about fun scrunchies, jewel-toned clips, barrettes, and more. The best thing about accessories like these is that you can use them to create looks totally unique to you.
So, there you have it - 6 back to school glow-up tips you can use to up your hair game this year. We hope you found information you can use, and we wish you the best with your hair all year long!
Author: Andrea Reyes
Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of NaturallyTextured.com, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.