Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness. Proverbs 16:31
Even the Bible talks about hair. Okay, so maybe it’s in the context of us going gray and being righteous and all, but I like that even if I can’t get to my stylist when my hair turns silver others will see that it’s really a crown, and hey, I always wanted to be some kind of queen so I could wear a tiara, didn’t you? And honestly, if it’s God’s way of rewarding us for being His daughter, then I’m pretty stoked about that.
What? You’re not ready to go gray? Me either. So maybe you’ve decided, like me, that gray hair isn’t for you while you’re in your 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and beyond and your hairstylist is still going to get big bucks from you. Or maybe you don’t think much about your hair and haven’t been to a hairstylist in ages and quickly toss it into a ponytail every day.
As Christians, should we really care about our hair?
Absolutely. We can, and should look fabulous. Not only for our husbands and family members, but for ourselves. When I look and feel good on the outside, I feel a whole lot better on the inside and you will too.
When was the last time you received a compliment on your hair? I mean a genuine, “Wow, I love your hair” kind word? If it’s been awhile, it’s likely time for a change.
Here are some simple steps brought to you from Cosmopolitan Magazine to help bring your lacking tresses back to beautiful!
1) Find a shampoo that lathers less. Sudsy doesn’t necessarily mean clean—sometimes, it means the opposite. Shampoos that lather too much are often overloaded with moisturizing products, which can leave build-up in your hair, making it look and feel dirtier quicker. So opt for a sulfate-free formula.
2) Give your locks a burst of cold. Before you hop out of the shower, turn the cold water on for a second and quickly rinse it through your strands. It helps seal the cuticle, adding a sleek finish to your locks.
3) Drop the towel. Keeping wet strands wrapped in a towel for a half-hour as you do your make-up will just cause frizz! The roughness of the cotton forces your hair cuticles open, making them more likely to go every-which-way. Instead, squeeze out excess water as soon as you’re out of the shower, then let your hair air-dry for five or ten minutes before blow drying.
4) Use spray bottles as your new lazy-day BFF. If you wake up and your locks are totally flat or grungy from the day before, just spray the top layer of your hair until damp, and then use a big barrel roundbrush (2 inches or more) to blow your locks dry. You’ll score high volume on that top layer, and since it’s freshly blown out, you’ll create the illusion of all-over smooth hair.
5) Use dry shampoo a different way. Instead of waiting until your locks need a dirt-fighting pick-me-up, apply a dab of dry shampoo to your roots immediately after you wash and dry them. Though your hair’s already clean, the barrier will stave off the debris and oil your strands will collect throughout the day before it hits. Bonus: It also gives you killer volume.
And finally, if applying one or two of the above tips doesn’t do the trick, then it’s time to schedule an appointment to update your hairstyle, color or both so you can rock your locks just in time for Summer!