1. Develop a hair regimen and stick to it!
I was once a product junkie to but once I started to take time and see what actually worked for my hair thats when I decided to see major changes in length and health. For a basic regimen you will need:
1 Clarifying Shampoo
1 Moisturizing Shampoo
1 Moisturizing Deep Conditioner
1 Protein Deep Conditioner
A Leave-in Conditioner
1 Natural Oil1 Wide tooth comb for detangling – start at the ends and work your way up – less breakage will occur.
1 Satin/Silk Scarf and/or Satin Bonnet to ease friction while sleeping
2. Moisturize and Seal your Hair Daily
Unfortunately, I suffer from dry hair. By moisturizing and sealing daily I am able to cut down on breakage so I can ultimately retain length and my hair feels soft.
3. Limit The Use of Direct Heat
I use heat about once a month (for my aphogee protein treament). Other than that it is a rare occasion where you would catch me blow drying or flat ironing my hair. Back in the day I use to do this once a week if not every day. Making this change has definately contributed to the health of my hair today.
4. Keep Moisture & Protein Balance in Check!
Hair is made up of 2 things: Protein & Moisture. Chemicals and or products that are put into hair can cause an imbalance of the two. That’s why it is important to have products that contain protein while others that are without and are soley for moisturizing purposes. Being that my hair is protein sensitive, I do a heavy protein treatment (Aphogee) once a month while I dedicate the rest of the month to what my hair loves most: MOISTURE!
5. Protect that Hair!
Protective styles include bunning, braid-outs, twist-outs, cornrows etc.!!!!!! PSA!!!!!!!!!: Wearing sew-ins, weaves, and or wigs protect the hair as well. But make sure you are taking care of the hair underneath it.