#TheSundaySeries: Healthy Hair

We're back with another instalment of #TheSundaySeries talking all about healthy hair! Like most girls, we both love to have perfectly coiffed hair on a daily basis and that all starts with having healthy hair to work with. Keep reading for our tips and tricks on ensuring we have healthy hair. 

What is your daily/weekly hair routine?

Pepper: On a weekly basis, I try to limit washing my hair and the use of heat to three times and will blow dry my hair roughly every two days. I do not use dry shampoo between washes as I find it makes my hair gritty and leaves my scalp feeling uncomfortable. I use my Baybliss Pro Blowdryer and round brush with a heat protectant and it can take me up to 35 minutes to blow out my locks. On a daily basis, if my hair has already been washed, I make sure to brush my hair in the morning and add some AVEDA dry remedy oil to keep my ends looking fresh. I also pack a brush in my bag to remove tangles throughout the day. I've outlined my 'nighttime' hair routine below.

Piper: Similar to Pepper, I schedule a week of workouts around when I can wash my hair to never apply shampoo or hot tools more than three times a week. Following a quick 5-10 minute towel dry, I run moroccan oil or marrakesh oil and my Neuma neustyling Blow Dry Lotion through my ends.  I use my Elchim 3900 Healthy Ionic Dryer after allowing my hair to air dry for roughly 15-30 minutes depending on how much time I have. I usually throw my hair up into a loose low bun to further exaggerate my blow out. This gives my ends a little more of a voluminous look than normal. My favorite tools are all linked below.

Healthy Hair

What are the changes you've made in your hair care routine that have resulted in the 'healthiest' changes?

Pepper: I’ve reduced my use of direct heat (flat iron and curling iron) from nearly every day to no more than once a week and this had made a significant difference in the healthiness of my hair. Additionally, I’ve been better at incorporating a heat protectant into my routine before a blow dry to guard against the indirect heat. As much as I do blow dry my hair, I do like to let it air dry for about 20 minutes before taking my dryer to it.

Piper: I used to straighten or curl my hair after every wash. It took a while to perfect, but now I can achieve a similar look with my blow dryer and a collection of different round brushes. The straightener and curler are now only used briefly to put finishing touches on when I'm going to an event or a special occasion. I ALWAYS put my hair up in a high loose bun when sleeping. I fasten it with two clips to avoid using a tight elastic, so my hair still has room to wiggle around. 

What are your favorite hair care products?

Pepper: I’ve linked a lot of my favorite products in the shopable links below but want to highlight a few here as well. I cannot live without my Tangle Teezer; I use it right after I shower to detangle my hair as well as every morning to get rid of my bed head. I’ve been a fan of Pureology shampoo and conditioner for years but have added a few other options into the mix as well that are linked below. Since I blow dry my hair close to three times a week, a heat protectant is key to keeping my hair healthy. I love this one from Kiehl’s and dry remedy oil for post blow out from AVEDA.

How do you keep your styled hair in place overnight to be 'wearable' the next day?

Both: One of my secrets for healthy hair has been religiously putting it up in a loose bun overnight. Lauren from The Skinny Confidential goes into great detail on how to achieve a bun for maintaining healthy hair below! 

Who is your hair stylist and how often do you get your hair cut/colored?

Pepper: I like to cut my hair every three months. Anything longer than that and I really notice my ends drying and splitting. In my 26 years, I’ve never colored by hair! I’m lucky with my brunette locks and love the color. Since moving to SF, I’ve bounced around to a few hairstylists. I’ve seen Teddy at Spoke and Wheel in North Beach and Courtney at Wanderlust in Cow Hollow; I loved the cuts and shaping I received from both of them. You’re getting a professional with either one of them and it will also cost you – about $120 after tax and tip. 

Piper: I started seeing Jenna from Lac+Co roughly a year ago and have been so happy with her work. Lac+Co is known for their balayage and ombré, which is exactly why I made the switch. I've put together some of my favorite looks from their Instagram below. You can't go wrong with a colorist or stylist there, so regardless of who you see; you're in good hands!

Let us know if you have any other healthy hair questions in the comments below! We'd love to hear what your routine and healthy hair tips are. PS. Piper wrote all about her hair routine last year and has seen some drastic improvements since then with the tips above. 

As always, thanks for stopping by!
Pepper & Piper XX