Navigating the world of natural hair can be daunting at times, but as long as you are able to understand what things you should not do with your hair will make the natural hair world easier to navigate through. If healthy hair is what you are trying to achieve then you must understand what not to do to your hair. Understanding this will help you to know what you can do to help prevent damage with your natural hair.
1. DEEP CONDITION WEEKLY
Deep Conditioning is an important part of having, keeping and maintaining healthy natural hair. Deep conditioning helps to add moisture to your scalp and strands, prevent split ends and helps repair broken bonds with in the hair. Products quickly absorb onto the hair in as little as 45 seconds, so deep conditioning can be done for a short or an extended period of time. There are two types of deep conditioners that can be used in the hair.
A. Protein Deep Conditioners
Protein deep conditioners are used to infuse our hair with hydrolyzed protein and sometimes ceramides. If you have color-treated hair or show signs of dry brittle hair, then you need to try a protein deep conditioner.
B. Moisturizing Deep Conditioners
Is simply A conditioner that is moisturizing and infuses the scalp and strands with moisture.
2. Low Manipulation Styles.
One of the best ways to have and maintain healthy hair is by doing low manipulation hairstyles. Adding styles in your routine that do not cause excessive tension and stress to your strands is highly important. Less tight braids buns and weave can help keep your hair healthy and your edges strong.
3. Less Heat
The less usage of heat when styling your hair can help you to maintain a healthy hair and scalp. Excessive use of heat can cause breakage with your strands as well as cause heat damage, which can set back your healthy hair journey.
4. Have Realistic Expectations.
One important thing to remember is that everyone grows there hair at a different rate and speed and no two people have the exact same hair structure. We tend to lose anywhere from 50 to 100 strands of hair a day and on average grow one to two inches of hair a month depending on what healthy habits you have incorporated in your routine. With that being said you have to be honest with yourself in terms of how your hair growth journey is going, as well as understand that your hair growth journey is unique to you. If you are incorporating healthy hair practices then your hair will grow and it may be a slow process but it will grow. Many times we look at others hair growth journey and we become jealous and angry that our hair is not growing as fast as someone else. As long as you are practicing healthy hair habits then you will see progress.
This is one of the hardest thing to do when it comes to dealing with your natural hair journey. We are always looking for instant results and we have to understand that healthy hair takes time to achieve. Just like it takes time to develop a healthy hair routine and find products and techniques that work for your hair.
In conclusion These are the most basic rules that you can follow in order to develop a healthy hair journey. Take your time, learn your hair and make sure that you are doing the very best that you can do in order to achieve your healthy hair goals.