things I've learnt from using no heat for a month

if you follow me on Instagram (shameless plug), you'll know at the beginning of February I vowed to not use heat on my hair for an entire month. Of course, I picked the shortest month in the year to do it because my willpower is non-existent. 

Let's start with the why. My hair has been bleached a few times in the past two years and I would say I use heat on my hair pretty much every single day and that's without any heat protectant. I know, you're probably gasping and questioning how there is even any hair left on my head. It's dry, brittle and breaking up more times than Chris and Olivia from Love Island. 

In all honesty, I hate my natural hair texture. It's curly, frizzy and naturally dry so I never leave it natural because it looks like I've been dragged through a hedge backwards... repeatedly. However, I guess you could say it's unique? apart from my mum and my older sister, I don't know anyone personally with my exact hair texture. Plus, it's easy to maintain. 

Ok, the first thing I learnt was how much time I saved on not doing my hair. I wash my hair the night before, leave it to dry, sleep, wake up looking like I've been electrocuted and then splash some water on it to tame the curls = done. Zero heat, zero brushing, zero effort - win win. To style, I've been wearing it half up, half down, it stops it from looking like it's taking over my face. All in all it means extra time in bed which is never a bad thing.

The second is sometimes you have to appreciate what you've got. I get a lot of compliments on my hair when I leave it natural and I think it's one of those things 'you always want what you can't have' like I dream about having naturally straight hair, whereas those blessed with naturally straight hair dream of having some kind of volume and curl without having to use heat.  As I said before, it sets me aside from others which comes in handy in the industry I want to go into. 

and finally, my hair has definitely benefited from no heat or styling in general really. It feels healthier, I've noticed less split ends and the breakage underneath my hair has grown considerably. In future, I aim to limit the amount of heat I use on it and appreciate the natural curl a little more often. 

SHOCK right? using no heat has been a blessing for my hair. Who knew?

However, if you have any recommendations for hair salvaging products/masks/treatments send them my way! 

Olivia | Deliciously-Floral

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