It is important to establish a healthy hair care regimen that is simple to approach and easy to maintain. If you can afford it, make sure to find a professional stylist who knows the most current information when it comes to caring for and styling your hair. But, if you can't afford a stylist, here are some tips to help you get started on your healthy hair journey.
Whether you wear your hair natural, curly, relaxed, or if you wear it straight, these tips are straight-forward and can be used by anyone regardless of your hair type. Make sure to ask yourself these questions, as you consider what approach you want to take when it comes to starting healthy hair habits.
- How often are you applying heat to your hair?
- Are getting your ends trimmed every 6 - 8 weeks?
- Are you taking a daily multi-vitamin and drinking plenty of water?
Minimize the use of heat
This has to be a no-brainer, right? Heat causes damage. There are other ways to dry and straighten your hair besides using blow dryers and flat irons. Get creative! If you're not interested in wearing your hair in more natural styles then try other alternatives when it comes to straightening. A good roller set can last up to two weeks before it's time to do another one. Protective styles, like a bun or a ponytail are also good ways to stay away from heat. If you have to blow dry and/or flat iron your hair, make sure to use a heat protectant. Keep your hair wrapped up at night with a silk or satin scarf or bonnet; this reduces how often you need to use heat.
Trim ends every 6 - 8 weeks
This should have been listed first in how to start new healthy hair habits. Some people who wear their hair naturally curly may dust their ends less frequently than those who wear their hair in straightened styles. Dusting is when you would cut a little less than ¼ of an inch from the ends of your hair. Because damage is more inconspicuous in naturally curly hair, some may opt to not dust or trim their ends as often (mostly to save length). Trimming is important, not because your hair will grow faster, because it improves the overall health and appearance of your hair. Ever straighten your hair and all of it but the ends was silky and manageable? And once you trim those straggly ends--the entire look was smooth, right?
Take a daily multi-vitamin, drink plenty of water
No need in spending a lot of money on hair, skin, and nails vitamins. Just take a daily multi-vitamin. All the minerals contained in a multi-vitamin are sufficient when it comes to maintaining healthy hair. There's no magic pill that will increase hair growth. However, if you take care of your hair by creating a regimen that is simple and easy to stick with, take a multi-vitamin, eat healthy, and drink water, you're already on your way to achieving the kind of hair you've always dreamed of having. Stop obsessing over your hair! If you're doing the right thing your hair will let you know.