How To Keep Your Hair Healthy

It’s been quite a month for me and personally, I have to admit, each day every comes with a surprise. I had been receiving emails and feedback from all my readers across the world right after publishing the recent article MY STORY: HOW I OVERCAME PCOS (Part 1) and I want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to those who reached out to me, it has helped me grow emotionally with each one of you!

Now, let’s get back to the highlight topic of the day! HAIRCARE.

I get many requests from my followers and readers about my hair care routine, here are the religious steps that I follow since I was a little girl. Let’s get right at it.

Healthy Hair Routine Youtube Video

My hair concept is pretty simple, care for your hair as much as you care for your skin. Most of us neglect the fact of taking care of our hair thinking it is the least important list in our health benefits cause hey, it’s just ‘the hair’ and if we shampoo them every twice a week it’s all good. No! My friends, just as the skin our hair needs the same nurture and care and it is an absolute important beauty feature, belief or not that’s our crown of glory.

It is important to first understand what is your hair type in order to to use the right shampoo, hair mask and even getting the correct hair oil. As a child, I was born with a luscious lux wavy hair and they happen to be silky! (thank you, mommy).

The common myth buster people think is that wavy hair has s-shaped curls down its length, it’s the perfect blend between straight and curly. Sometimes the hair can appear straight with slight bends towards the ends of the hair, or it can have consistent waves throughout the shaft. This hair has ultimate flexibility and is easy to straighten, keep wavy, and curl. But, on the other hand, the struggles are sometimes it does get greasy on the top and dry at the bottom and it is much more prone to frizz than any other hair type.

How I Clean My Hair?

I wash my hair 3 times a week (alternate days). Personally, it differs for an individual but I like to keep my hair healthy at all times to avoid the greasiness.

HOW I CARE: I would absolutely

  • Avoid hot shower directly on my head. Never do that!
  • Shampoo my scalp and massage it in a circular motion. This is to improve blood circulation.
  • Deep hair masking only twice in a month just to keep my hair soft.
  • NEVER comb my hair using a brush when it’s wet. I’ve once read on the magazine that when our hair is soaking wet, it is weaker, fragile and more susceptible to breakage.
  • Always brush from the bottom and work up.
  • Keep my brushes clean. I wash them every weekend.
  • Use a low-heat setting for hair drying and point the nozzle down. Most of the time I leave it to dry on its own to avoid the heating on my hair much.
  • Always deep soak my hair with organic coconut & almond oil. The coconut essence helps the hair for thickness and growth whereas the and almond oil is for a smooth and silky texture. I do this every weekend and washes off with lukewarm water first before shampooing my hair, I will never use the conditioner while doing so to keep the goodness of the oil on my hair.

Which Products I Use ??

  • Since my teenage years, I am a faithful Sunsilk girl. First of all, it leaves my hair really smooth, shining and the smell! My hair smells like a sakura flower! It’s amazing especially when I am out on a date with my man, he always gets smitten away with my hair smell. It’s been years now and this product is still the best!
  • And recently I’m trying out the Hask Argan oil hair shampoo and conditioner. They are pretty great too.
Viva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
  • I would use the Viva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil & Almond oil. The Viva Naturals range oil is 100% Pure and Hexane-Free, ideal for Skin and Hair DIYs.
Viva Naturals Sweet Almond Oil

How I Style My Hair

L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hairspray – Color Treated Hair 11

Since wavy hair has many choices, I can choose whether to straighten it, I always use the Loreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray to set my hair in place. Watch my Youtube video How I Curl My Hair.

Based on my experiences, I would suggest to all women who have wavy hair – keeping it natural and spritzing some texturizing or salt spray gives you a beachy look. And there you have it! My hair care routine.

Add these extra universal rule of thumb to help your hair stay it’s most healthy and beautiful:

  • Invest in a silk pillow to prevent hair breakage.
  • Eat healthy foods and drink water to help new hair grow beautifully.
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A Christmas Day Out

It’s officially December! With Christmas looming over us, it’s a great time of the year to spend time together as a family or get away from it all with a last minute break or holiday. December is the most awaited month of the year for me. I like the feel of freshly baked cookies in the house or listening to Christmas songs at the background while putting up the decorations.. everything about December is BE-AUTIFUL!

I promised my little brother I would take him to the city for the sake of delicious pancake and it will be an early Christmas shopping for him, I like planning my days ahead so by the last week of November, I planned our perfect day out to the city of lights – Kuala Lumpur (KL).

To make it even more interesting we decided to travel by the local train all the way to the City to re-live memories as it’s been ages since I last took the inter-city train. (just so you know I usually drive to the city).

20171128_155535YELLOW BRICK ROAD @ BATAI VILLAGE, DAMANSARA HEIGHTS

We started off our day at the Pancake Shop also known as The Wicked Pancake Parlour as it is the main highlight of our day! With so many social media hype over their food, I had to head down to the place to check it out on my own. It’s a family friendly environment, the ambiance of the place as it’s crafted with good quality of wooden palates as ceiling and wall decor and crates as their bar drinks counter.

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Drew Berry More Pancake

Truly this place is pancake heaven for pancake lovers! They have every imaginable yet interesting combination of pancake formula to make you wonder and excites you to try it. We sure had a tough time choosing our pancake, as they had too many choices! Among the names that I could remember is Peter Pandan…. Chocoholics Anonymous but the berry choice does win over always!

We went it for Drew Berry More pancake which is packed with loads of berries from raspberry to blueberry and I could say that it is delicious and light and fluffy pancakes that is like eating clouds with a touch of sourish berries that are macerated and to top it off with some sweet meringue that is truly a marriage of great taste! Well the whole plate was cleaned with no traces of the pancake or berries!

Next stop… Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia generally is all about tourism/seaside and food…more food together with big sky scraper buildings. Especially when there is celebration, the wall…streets and shopping mall are well decorated! Hands down, they look so beautiful.

Since the whole day highlight is my little brother’s wishes, we first went on and played arcade charity Christmas games that support the orphanage home’s wellbeing. So every proceeds from the games go to the betterment of the homes. I felt like I was back in my childhood times, playing the toss ring into the reindeer horn and even throwing the ball to stacks of the can to win some cute miniature bears. When life is so caught up with responsibilities I felt that we are never too old to do goofy stuff.

After our adrenaline was pumped up after the games we went ahead to get started with our shopping. My brother always loved the choice of clothes that are provided in H&M we went ahead to get major stuff done for this young man and teenagers’ choice of fashion is always a fun wear, ….

We ended our day with a much-relaxed environment having some tea and light meal before heading home!

It is always right to put the need of our loved ones before ourselves in this season of love to show that they are appreciated and worthy. I always learn something new when I am out with this fine young man and today I learned that my childhood may be over, but that doesn’t mean playtime is. The best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms, allow them to take the subway… let them be better people, let them believe more in themselves

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas now.