Many of you guys have asked me how I get my hair so long even after I cut it. Aside from maintain a healthy diet and drinking lots of water, I also follow an easy hair regimen. I have created some DO's and DON’Ts that I follow to ensure that my hair is healthy and now you can follow along too!
Avoid silicone, sulfates, and alcohols in your shampoo and conditioner.
Choosing products for your hair type is important and makes a big difference for your regimen. Shampoos and good conditioners that don't contain silicone, sulfates, and alcohol are the best options. Silicone is a mineral used to make your hair seem silky and smooth but it builds up over time and dulls your hair. Sulfates are an ingredient used to make the products lather and may be toxic to your health. And last but not least alcohol is an ingredient that causes the hair to dry out. It may be located in conditioners to help your hair dry quicker, but the after effect is worse than the actual benefit.
Do not wash every day.
Once you get your products down, you need to start having a regimen which you would follow every week to make your life easier. You may want to incorporate washing, treatments, deep conditioning, moisturizing and even hot oil treatments bi-weekly to ensure healthy locks. Having a regimen that suits your hair and schedule is the quickest and easiest way to maintain healthier hair, every day.
Try not to brush your hair when it's wet.
When your hair is wet, it's weaker and more vulnerable. However, if you believe this is the easiest way to brush your hair, then by all means, do so but lightly. Brushes contain so many bristles that your hair can easily get damaged. When your hair is wet, try to only use a comb. Remember to start from the ends and work your way up instead of pulling from the scalp. This will help you retain your length and cause less damage.
Carrier oil to retain moisture.
Depending on your hair type, water just isn't enough to keep your hair moisturized. No worries, you can lock in the water content with a carrier oil. However, choosing the correct hair oils is important to your hair type. I would recommend our Fractionated Coconut Oil for normal hair, USDA Organic Argan Oil for dry hair, and USDA Organic Jojoba Oil for normal/dry hair. Be sure to moisturize your hair three to four times a week depending on how much your hair needs.
Back away from the heating tools.
Hair loves to stay in its natural state. Introducing our hair to blow dryers, flatirons, and any form of heat styling can cause damage to the hair and make it brittle and weak. So try to stay away from any heating tool on your hair if you can and air dry if you have the time. If not, be sure to use a heat protectant spray and be use to moisturize your hair ends.
Don’t be afraid to trim.
Yes, people, for your hair to continue growing and stay healthy I recommend trimming your hair once every three months no matter how well you've been taking care of your hair. Trimming your hair will ensure that your locks are strong and healthy from the roots to the tips. Breakage won't stand a chance.
Love your natural hair and embrace your natural beauty. After all, it is what makes you, YOU. If you also have the desire to cut, color or change it up, do it. Hair is always growing and will come back as long as you show it some tender love and care.
Until Next Time Beauties,