Many women dream of having long healthy, hair but not many are willing to do the work that is required to achieve this. Most of the things we do to our hair reduces the quality and stunts its growth.
Things like using too much heat while drying or flat ironing makes the hair weak. To have healthy hair there are things you need to do.
Drink water – We have been told time and again that water is good for our bodies, what they forget to say that it’s also good for the hair. It keeps it healthy and helps with the scalp. In addition to that use natural hair moisturizers like coconut oil, olive oil, and the purest Shea butter, do this as often as possible.
Deep Condition your hair – Deep conditioning treatment moisturizes and restores balance to your hair and should be done no longer than 3 weeks for 30-40 minutes. You can stay in the dryer however if you don’t just wrap your hair and sit under the sun for about an hour.
Trim and Dust your Ends – It’s important to trim your ends every month to achieve a certain balance. Alot of women don’t believe in trimming and dusting their hair but one thing you should note is that this is really important and scientifically proving that it improves hair growth.
Untangle your hair – Untangling your hair helps to reduce hair breakage, helps to manage your hair and also you will be able to comb through your hair easily, its best to untangle your hair in the showers using a wide tooth comb. Start from the outer part going in to reduce breakage.
Protective Hairstyle – There are a lot of hairstyles that are considered as protective asides from being protective this hairstyles also save time and money and are also low maintenance. Some of this hairstyles include big braids, crotchets, buns, human hair weaves and wigs. Weaves and wigs are especially used for growing out hair. However remember to treat your hair every three to four weeks.
Avoid Blow Drying – The tugging and excessive heat from blow drying can be very damaging to your hair, its better and safer to air dry your hair although its time consuming but it saves your hair from damaging and its less stressful.
Avoid highly chemical hair products – You work against your hair when you use products with very high chemicals, instead opt for simple and natural products like essential oils and Shea butter , olive oil, grape seed oil etc that would help nourish and balance your hair, helping it to grow health.
Wash your hair – Letting hair stay for long without washing it will not only allow dirt to build up but will also increase chances of dandruff and scab. This will in turn cause you to have irritated scalp and poor quality and weak hair. Wash your hair on the regular and condition it to keep it soft and easy to maintain.