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Six Tips To Get Amazing Hair!

Want to achieve frizz free hair that looks shiny and silky? Who doesn’t! Read these tips and get ready to rock hair like the models in the hair commercials. (or almost- since you won’t have airbrushing 😉

1. Don’t shampoo everyday! I’ve always heard this tip and thought it just sounded gross. I thought “of course I need to shampoo my hair every day, or it will get dirty!” So one day I finally tried it, and I must say my hair is much less frizzier. When you shampoo too often, the chemicals strip hair of its natural oils and leaves it dry and brittle. It’s enough to run your hair in the hot water and massage your scalp with your fingers. And still condition, but only the bottom half of your hair so it doesn’t look too greasy.

2. Stay away from sulfates! Or better known on shampoo bottles as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. It strips hair from the cuticle and although your hair may smell great, it’s not very good for your hair. Try Mastey Restore Sulfate Free Shampoo– it will leave you hair soft and silky, and help with damaged ends!

3. Don’t rub your hair with a towel after the shower! Vigorously shaking your hair dry from the towel creates more frizziness than you want. Instead, squeeze out the excess water and then twirl your hair, and pat with a paper towel. Change into a bathrobe while you’re doing your makeup so your wet hair isn’t making your back cold!

4. Try to cut out the heat! Constant use of a hair straightener, blow dryer, and curling iron damages the hair, which makes it look frizzer. I always let my hair air dry because of this, and I notice it’s healthier since I started doing so. If you absolutely need to blow dry, use a heat protector. Frizz-Ease Thermal Protection Serum by John Freida is great for this.

5. Use a leave-in product! A leave in treatment that contains silicone is amazing for creating long-lasting shine and also defrizzes hair. I have tried many, but the one I like best is by a company called Moroccan Oil, the Original Oil treatment. Also, try using their Glimmer Shine Spray, it works perfectly with the oil.

6. Get Glossy! Once a week, use a gloss-specific product to make your hair shinier, which gets rid of frizzies. Apply the gloss glaze on dry, unwashed hair, leave on for 20 minutes and then rinse out. This makes your hair gorgeous and healthier looking! I like John Frieda Color Glaze for this.

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  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by UchihaKaida7 on October 18, 2012 at 10:48

    I’ve heard of a lot of these tips & use them a lot too :3 I haven’t blow dried my hair in years cause I never like waisting my time doing it & I straighten my side bangs once in a while but not a lot

  2. Project Inspired

    Posted by No More Tears for the Awakened on September 27, 2012 at 18:09

    Eating/drinking (unchilled) Jello is also good for the shine 😉

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by ForeverForgivenJ14 on September 27, 2012 at 16:47

    I straighten my hair every morning, and I know it’s DEFINITELY not good for it, but otherwise I have to get up super early to take a shower so I can do my hair while it’s wet. :/
    Any tips for straightening hair to protect from the heat or otherwise maintaining it for over one day?

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by lililove97 on September 27, 2012 at 14:57

    Any tips on how to add volume? My hair is pretty flat.

  5. Project Inspired

    Posted by on September 27, 2012 at 14:39

    I have long hair, so it would get dirty often, so I decided to ask my big sister who is a cosmetologist what I can use to keep it clean, she said that Tea Tree oil shampoo works great so I asked my mom if she could buy it for me, I use it every two to three days, and it makes my hair shiny and clean. 🙂 I also condition with a good conditioner which makes it silky smooth 🙂

  6. Shevtrixie

    Posted by Shevtrixie on September 27, 2012 at 08:09

    I do most of these I just wish I would stop ironing my hair so much but I can’t!

  7. Project Inspired

    Posted by River Runner on September 26, 2012 at 18:48

    I run cross country and shower at school in the mornings every day, I brush my hair wet then throwing the day as it dries it tangles and frizzes again, any advice?

  8. Project Inspired

    Posted by heartshavewings on September 26, 2012 at 16:33

    How does one use a leave-in product? My daily hair routine is usually shower and put mouse in it immediately after, and that’s it. How would I use a leave-in?

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by heartshavewings on September 26, 2012 at 16:35

      *mousse

      • Project Inspired

        Posted by Amber on September 28, 2012 at 02:02

        Put the leave-in conditioner in your hair before the mouse. Most directions say put it in damp (wet but not dripping) hair then style as usual. 🙂

  9. Project Inspired

    Posted by claireslover7 on September 26, 2012 at 15:31

    What about for verrryy thick hair? Does it look nice for that? Have any tips for really thick hair?

  10. Julez22

    Posted by Julez22 on September 26, 2012 at 15:13

    I wash my hair with baking soda and it works really well. Sometimes I only wash it every three days and my hair still looks great. Some people condition with vinegar, but I still use conditioner.

  11. Paris

    Posted by Paris on September 26, 2012 at 14:48

    Great tips! But dang,I have dreadlocks!

  12. Musician4Life

    Posted by Musician4Life on September 26, 2012 at 14:40

    I have really fine, soft hair that likes to go flat, but my style it to keep it kind of messy and the ends spiky. The only way I get the look is if I blow dry it and not brush it after. Will these products make my hair straight? Most shampoos I use make it go straight and flat, and I don’t like that. Also, I’ve tried washing my hair every other day but it gets really really greasy if I do that. Any suggestions?

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Amber on September 28, 2012 at 01:59

      Everyone’s hair is different. Some people’s hair DOES need washing everyday. It all depends on how much oil YOUR god given body releases into your hair. I hope this helped. 🙂

  13. HurricaneMurphGirl

    Posted by HurricaneMurphGirl on September 26, 2012 at 12:58

    Those are great tips! And I didn’t even know I was already following some of them, like not shampooing every day, and letting your hair air dry, and not using heat. Thanks so much for sharing the others!

  14. Project Inspired

    Posted by Julse on December 6, 2011 at 04:23

    Where can I buy all of these products?????/

    • Posted by Nicole on December 9, 2011 at 23:52

      you can get the moroccan oil at beauty stores, my advice is to use the shampoo and conditioner by Moroccan Oil, (you can buy it online too) they are the BEST for making your hair soft and smooth!

  15. Posted by on August 23, 2011 at 15:34

    Thanks for the tips! I have extremely frizzy hair when I go outside, so I bring a brush alomst everywhere I go. Hopefully I won’t have to do that now!
    Do you have any recommendations for conditioners?

    • Posted by Nicole on August 26, 2011 at 13:54

      I really like the Moroccan oil conditioner, it really leaves your hair soft and shiny. Also, use a gloss creme when your hair is wet to keep it conditioned so its not frizzy. John Frieda makes some really great products for this!

  16. Posted by on June 24, 2011 at 18:27

    OH! A GREAT frizz tamer and hair glosser is Got2b glossy. It smells like nature and it doesn’t have a whole lot of perfume in it, but it smells GREAT.

  17. Posted by on May 31, 2011 at 14:36

    Oh and I forgot to add to my other comment, you put it in your hair. At first I thought you would eat or drink them, but apparetnly not. 😀

  18. Posted by on May 31, 2011 at 14:34

    Well I was watching something, a few days ago, and it said that Apple Cider Vingear (< I think thats how you spell it),Yogurt, and something else, but I forgot what it was. But it said that those things help your hair, not together, I don't think. But yeah, oh it was on a Racheal Ray, morning thing. Yup!!

  19. Posted by on May 25, 2011 at 15:17

    A more affordable sulfate-free shampoo I’ve been using is by a brand called Renpur. It can be found at Walgreens, along with another brand called Organix. They’re both sulfate-free, color-free, completely organic products that are $6.99 each. The only difference is that Organix has more scent options, as well as other products. One product is their shine spray, which is great for spraying before straightening hair. It acts as a heat protector while giving great shine

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by heartshavewings on September 26, 2012 at 16:32

      I love Organix! Especially the coconut scented one. And if you look at the ingredients, it makes you feel even better about what you put in your hair! 🙂

    • Posted by Nicole on May 25, 2011 at 16:04

      Thanks I will try it out!

  20. Posted by on March 11, 2011 at 11:34

    I’m a new convert to Moroccan oil too!

  21. Posted by on March 11, 2011 at 00:50

    If only I could get my hair like this. God Bless Nicole! Your website is so pretty I’m a fan…

  22. Posted by on March 11, 2011 at 00:49

    I always let my hair air dry too, and using a diffuser is also great to prevent frizzies!

  23. Posted by on March 11, 2011 at 00:49

    I’ve been using Miracle 10 shine spray for my hair after its dry, and I’ve noticed it makes my hair look way better and healthier. You should buy that as well!

  24. Posted by on March 11, 2011 at 00:48

    I’ve never heard of Mastey or Moroccan oil but i’ll check it out 😀

  25. Posted by on March 11, 2011 at 00:47

    These are excellent tips- thanx Nicole!

  26. Posted by on March 10, 2011 at 21:11

    I am in love with Moroccan Oil. The smell is amazing.

  27. Posted by on March 10, 2011 at 19:35

    I’ve got really curly long hair, I use a leave in product that keeps the frizz down and the curls in. What do you think of John Frieda’s Dream Curls, Curling Perfection Spray? And I definitely agree that drying your hair naturally is much healthier for your hair than blow drying or straightening. Thanks for this great post and awesome blog! Blessings!