Having a hair-hangover? Here are some things you might be doing wrong.
1) Routine, routine... routine. Drop the routine.
Yes, as crazy as it sounds, routine can be unhealthy for our hair. A routine hair-style can interfere with our natural hair growth and can even cause baldness! Don't get me wrong, nothing wrong with a bald babe. But it’s important to switch it up and let our scalp recover. Try a low-ponytail or a different braid, or what the heck, just let it down every once in a while!
2) Put down the weapons. Rock your natural hair.
Curling-irons, blow-dryers, straighteners, crimpers, heat-wands; what else haven’t they come out with to completely destroy our hair? There's nothing to it, just go all natural. Be sure to give your hair a break.
3) Still towel drying? Old news.
Our hair is most vulnerable to damage when wet. Regular ol’ towels draw moisture right out of the hair-shaft, creating a perfect environment for split-ends. Instead use an old 100% cotton t-shirt to wrap your hair in and be gentle.
4) Happy, Healthy. And just a tid-bit dirty.
Stop washing your hair daily; you need your natural oils. Our natural scalp oil, called sebum, protects our hair and repairs damage, take advantage of it! Plus, too much washing can cause overly active oil glands making your hair greasy.
5) Magic tool. Detangleing brush.
Yes, it works and it's like 4 dollars at target. Stop scaring everyone in the guest bathroom with that rat-looking, resemblance of a brush. The detangling brush is a wide-toothed comb, start at your ends and work your way towards the top, and wallah, that wasn't so bad.
6) We naturally use sunscreen on our face, lips and body. Why stop there.
Stop neglecting your hair! It needs sun protection too. UV rays have everlasting effects on our hair and scalp. Virgin coconut oil has natural SPF of 10. Before heading out to the lake or beach run some coconut oil through your hair and put it into a braid or topknot.
7) You are what you eat. Yeah, a little bit of mom-advice didn't hurt anybody.
When it comes to our bodies, we can only get out what we put in. Eat your greens; they are full of iron, an essential mineral for our hair cycle. Proteins keep your hair from becoming brittle. Everyone likes avocados; they are high in omega-3's, the fundamental building blocks for our body.
8) Have you read the back of your shampoo bottles? Oh nevermind you probably can't.
Chlydrodi-whauh? No thanks. I can't even pronounce the second ingredient. Just by the looks of them you know these ingredients are nothing but chemicals and fillers. These chemicals strip our hair of natural oils, moisture and important nutrition.
9) Be like a fish. Drink tons of water.
Staying hydrated keeps our bodies in balance. Each hair shaft on your scalp is made up of 25% water. Without enough H2O our cells become weakened and are unable to perform properly.
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