Six basic care tips for healthy natural hair
Every woman wants her hair to be as healthy as possible, no matter the texture, colour or style of the hair.
Unfortunately, in today’s society of the working woman, chances are that not every woman has the time to stick to a hair care regimen.
Experts have observed that many times, women have tried to follow a hair care routine, but due to the nature of their work and not having set off days, they often fall off the wagon.
Bunmi Romiluyi, a Trichologist (hair and scalp specialists) with the Natures Gentle Touch Hair Care Institute, here highlights six basic hair care tips you should follow to improve the quality of your hair.
Wash your hair at least every two weeks
That old saying that says “dirt helps hair to grow” is NOT TRUE!!! Your hair needs to be clean to thrive.
You can switch between two types of shampoos every two weeks. First a conditioning shampoo, then in two weeks a moisturizing shampoo; switching back and forth every two weeks. Following the shampoo with a regular conditioner.
Treat your hair once a month
Applying a deep conditioning treatment to your hair once a month is a great way to ensure your hair stays strong.
A deep conditioning day is a whole day experience for me; I have to have the entire day to myself with no plans in order for me to do this.
It’s more effective to use two types of conditioners.
First apply an anti-breakage deep conditioner, put on a shower cap, and do about an hour and a half of house chores (laundry for example). Then rinse and apply a moisturising deep conditioner and while that sets try cooking something to eat.
Using this method is a good way to promote growth for your hair.
Protective styles are hair styles that require you not to have any harmful contact with your hair. One form of protective hair style is wearing a lace front wig. Having your hair cornrowed, twisted, or weaved under the wig and not having to comb it, apply heat, or mess with it daily can help with growth.
Use as little heat as possible
Heat damage can be one of the biggest things that stunts hair growth. Only apply heat to your hair for special occasions if needed. Even after you wash your hair, opt out of using a hair dryer and let your hair air dry.
If you must apply heat to your hair, be it a hair dryer, curler, or flat iron, always use a heat protector.
Visit the hair saloon
As much it’s good to get into personal hair care routine, there’s nothing better than getting that professional hair care treatment.
Visiting the saloon is best saved for every two or three months.
Don’t stress it
Do not stress it. Just relax and go with it; you may miss a wash day or you might not have time to deep condition and that’s okay.
After all, it’s just hair.