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    36 Incredibly Easy Ways To Get The Healthiest Hair Of Your Life

    BRING. ON. THE. SHINE.

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    1. Go straight to the source — your scalp — with some OGX tea tree mint scalp treatment. It's infused with *tingly* tea tree leaf oil extract, peppermint, and witch hazel extract to remove oil and buildup, and soothe your head so that your hair is free of dulling components. It's also great for cancelling flaking and itchiness!

    2. *Define* a new relationship with your ringlets: A bit of the popular de-frizzing DevaCurl curl styler (that's rich with coconut oil) will quickly reunite you with the shiny locks you've been missing. All this time, and this is all it took.

    3. Comb a treatment mask through your hair from root to tip to a) prevent waste and b) fully treat your bleached, dry, or frizzy tresses with the repairing product. It's actually a lot more effective than just trying to massage it with your fingers, meaning you'll see results STAT.

    4. Promote natural hair growth with castor oil, aka an easy, all-natural way to restore a fuller mane. It's rich in vitamins and fatty acids to balance your scalp's pH levels (goodbye, itchiness), which in turn will lead to soft, healthy tresses.

    5. Opt for a cotton T-shirt for a gentle way to dry your hair. It prevents breakage and any more split ends from magically appearing. Some news: towels can actually be pretty damaging to fragile (especially curly) hair!

    6. Or! If you're short on time, try this super-absorbent and lightweight microfiber towel. It cuts drying time *in half* and is much more gentle than the traditional cotton towel, so you and your hair are both happy and in one piece.

    7. Transform your tresses from weak to sleek (for cheap!) with Pantene's three-minute deep conditioner. 180 seconds of singing in the shower and it's SO LONG, FRIZZ. Bring. On. The. SHINE.

    8. Space out the amount of time in-between your trips to the salon with a purple hair mask. It'll reduce bleaching sessions by brightening your blonde hair to fully platinum in just five minutes. Meaning: you get to maintain platinum blonde tresses ALL THE TIME and cut damaging coloring sessions in half.

    9. Or! Spritz on some John Freida lightening spray to gradually brighten blonde hair without the need for drastic bleaching. It'll lighten your hair up to ~two shades~ thanks to a blend of citrus and chamomile — and leave your mane damage-free.

    10. Take a break from damaging hot tools and achieve effortless beach waves by simply putting your (slightly damp) hair in twists before bed. All it takes is some bobby pins at night and a little hairspray in the morning!

    11. Switch to an all-natural dry shampoo that's formulated to perfectly match brunette hair (so long, annoying white streaks) AND add major volume in-between washes so it seems like we totally shower every day. Its vegan formula is a lot more gentle than sprays, and will ~treat~ your hair instead of simply masking an oily scalp.

    12. Remove dulling components that you probably didn't even know impact your shine (looking at you, built-up dry shampoo, conditioner, and coloring) by using Neutrogena's anti-residue shampoo. If you hair is feeling weirdly dull and heavy, this is here to help.

    13. Nourish the heck out of your hair and say goodbye to dry, frizzy manes with nothing more than a Garnier leave-in conditioning cream. Its formula of vitamins B3 and B6, plus argan oil and citrus protein keeps your hair shiny and soft even in the face of humidity. The best part? You can use this on dry hair.

    14. Give your hair a break from hot tools from time to time — we all need days off, your mane included. Instead, style it with a headwrap to win the best of both worlds: style and recovering hair.

    15. Don't forget the importance of a heat protectant spray — spray this on before styling with tools so you can put a barrier between your delicate strands and red-hot plates. This one is even chock-full of argan, coconut, and olive oil to not only guard your hair, but cancel frizz and make it s-h-i-n-e.

    16. Hit the reset button on fried, over-processed manes with a dollop of L'Oréal repair treatment. Its blend of almond extracts and protein elixirs both strengthens your hair and protects it from further heat damage — it can even withstand bleaching! Talk about multitasking.

    17. Minimize tearing by switching to a widely-loved Wet Brush that'll detangle BOTH wet and dry hair, minus any painful pulling or breakage. Aka you'll still have every strand of hair you started with.

    18. Wash natural hair once every seven to ten days to avoid drying out. If you find your hair is actually more on the oily side, switch to washing it twice a week.

    19. And when you DO wash your natural hair, use strictly curl-specializing formulas like a cult-favorite As I Am coconut cowash. Its blend of tangerine, coconut oil, and castor oil detangle and condition, while gently cleansing your scalp. So long frizz, hellooooo definition.

    20. Scrub away dandruff and dullness with a shampoo brush — it'll gently deep-clean, exfoliate, and stimulate blood flow to your scalp to make sure every strand of hair gets the ultimate level of restoring treatment.

    21. Limit the amount of product you use per wash. I know it's tempting to use a truck-load of conditioner, but all that residue weighs down your hair. So it's actually doing more harm than good. Sad face.

    22. Drop the curling iron in favor of flexible curling rods. Your waves will have a chance to come back to life thanks to the lack of consistent heat damage, not to mention you can better customize the kind of curl you want with these anyway.

    23. Rid your hair of split ends without having to get a full cut with some nourishing argan oil. Its formula has damaged, broken hair in mind to both restore shine and softness — aka you can maintain your mane's health even if you REALLY don't want to snip it yet.

    24. Update your look while also leaving your curls free of sizzling heat products with a surprisingly simple faux hawk. The best part: you can even rock this when faced with humidity (especially when you wear a little hairspray). WIN.

    25. Confront bleach and coloring damage ~head on~ with a cult-favorite at-home Olaplex hair repair treatment. It quickly gets to work on strengthening each and every strand with bond-building technology to bring your mane back to shiny and new, no matter how many dang times you've dyed it.

    26. Define *beauty rest* with a satin pillow case. Not only will you feel like royalty, but you'll also naturally wake up with frizz-free hair, thanks to a total lack of breakage and tangling.

    27. Don't blow-dry your hair every day after working out (or even just showering). Instead, quickly style it into a braided bun that'll stay in place if your hair is still wet (but you can use a styling serum just in case).

    28. Keep a set of coil hair ties ~on hand~ that'll not only cut hair creases out of your life, but treat your tresses much more gently than traditional elastic bands. It can hold even heavy hair, won't pull on ponytails (goodbye, headaches), and prevent breakage.

    29. Save yourself from frying your hair by using a flat iron with ceramic-coated plates that are infused with nano silver, argan oil, and tourmaline to avoid pulling and damaging your locks while you style.

    30. Enlist the help of a leave-in argan oil treatment — a well-loved and simple solution for many a frizz and damage fighter. Why? It starts at the the scalp to restore shine to even the most over-processed, burnt hair.

    31. End your hair's ~dry spell~ by treating thirsty strands with some Aussie hydration oil. Its moisturizing blend of jojoba oil and avocado works on both wet and dry hair, meaning you can add all-day shine as you walk out the door.

    32. Start a holistic vitamin regimen from Care/Of. You can even tailor your subscription to meet specific goals, like shinier hair. Their Glow Trio option includes biotin, astaxanthin, and sea buckthorn to strengthen and maintain healthy hair, skin, and nails!

    33. Restore damaged strands with a super easy DIY hair mask. It only requires TWO ingredients: honey (to moisturize and feed your tresses natural antioxidants) and baby oil. Yep, you read that right. It's gentle, hydrating, and already softens the skin — so why not the hair?

    34. Set your diffuser on its lowest heat setting to avoid too much frying (heat tools = more frizz). And if you're saying, "Do I need a diffuser?" then let me just tell you — YES. It's a one-way ticket to smoother, glossier 'dos. Plus, it applies uniform heat for less damage.

    35. Pack on a collagen-infused Elizavecca protein treatment to turn back the hands of time and bring back the shine you DESERVE. Five minutes of wearing this mask, and your mane will be ready for its shampoo commercial debut. Commence slow-mo hair toss.

    36. Identify your ~hair type~ so you can better shop for specific products that have you in mind. For example, Shea Moisture styling milk is a great tool for defining natural, curly hair. However! John Frieda voluminous shampoo and conditioner is better for giving fine, straight hair more shape.

    You and your hair from now on:

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