Healthy hair is what we all want. We want our hair to be perceived as strong (elastic, resilient and resistant to breakage), Soft, (Silky to touch and bouncy) and Shiny, with a smooth texture and clean cut-cut ends.
However, the health of your scalp determines the health of your hair; which means anything that would cause scalp inflammation can be harmful to the existence and well-being of your hair.
Please see below tips on how you can maintain your scalp/hair (either permed or unpermed) for healthy growth.
TIPS ON HOW TO MAINTAIN HEALTHY HAIR
- Eat Fruits and Veggies Regularly
Healthy hair is reliant on your food intake, hence there is a need to eat healthy. Ensure to add fruits and veggies to your diet and drink lots of water if you want to have a healthy scalp.
- Take Vitamins
When it comes to learning how to keep and grow your hair healthy, vitamins/supplements can really help strengthen your overall hair health. If your hair isn’t growing well, it could be because you are lacking essential vitamins and healthy fats in your diet.
- Reduce Exposure to Heat
As the saying goes, too much of a good thing can be bad for you. When it comes to creating a healthy hair care routine, make sure you use a heat protectant to prevent hair breakage and damage.
If you want to promote a healthy scalp and prevent split ends or dry hair, use heat tools sparingly. Too much heat too often can lead to damaged hair, and eventually your hair won't revert back to its natural state. Also, too much or improper use of heat can lead to dry, brittle hair, breakage, and split ends, no matter your hair type.
You don't have to swear off heat for good if you want healthy hair, but you should be careful with your technique and how much you use in order to prevent damaged hair.
Here are a few tips:
-Use heat tools that have clear settings with different temperature readings (not just “on/off”), and use the low or medium settings at most.
-Prepare your hair for heat styling at the cleansing and conditioning stage to make sure it is well hydrated.
-Always use a heat protectant! This will serve as a barrier between your hair tool and your hair to prevent damage.
-You can always book an appointment at our 10x10 salon, so we take off the burden by advising, treating and monitoring your hair/appointment for continuous growth.
- Clean Hair & Scalp Regularly
Yes, healthy hair starts from within, but it also needs a clean, healthy environment from which to grow. A dirty scalp full of buildup can clog pores and follicles and essentially slow down healthy growth. Frankly, dirty hair is just not sanitary!
Also ensure you use conditioner after you shampoo your hair, which will keep your hair soft and healthy looking. Most shampoos containing sulfates which strip hair of its natural moisture. So next time look out for a moisturizing shampoo to improve hair texture, prevent hair breakage, and help you grow your hair.
- Scrub Your Hair Only with Fingertips
Depending on how your scalp feels come wash day, a good scratch might feel really good. But using your fingernails could cause unnecessary damage to the scalp. The pads of your fingers, along with a little pressure, is all you need for a thorough cleanse.
- Deep Conditioning
Our hair needs help in the moisture department because of the shape of our head, especially if you have textured hair. So, as the final step in your wash routine, follow up with a good deep conditioner hair product to infuse moisture back into each hair strand.
- Gently Detangle from hair Tip to Root
Curly and kinky hair needs lots of tender love and care. When getting the tangles out, start from the tips, then slowly and gently work your way up to the roots to cut down on breakage.
- Trim Your Hair Regularly
Some may find this counteractive to growth, but trimming your hair gets rid of broken and split ends that could lead to more damaged hair. Nipping damage in the bud with a trim about once every season (or as needed) will keep the hair at its healthiest.
- Wear Protective Styles
Tucking your hair away in styles that require little to no manipulation for a few days or a few weeks will help you retain length and support healthy hair growth, especially if you have curly hair.
- Keep Your Hair Moisturized
Keep your hair moisturized and less prone to breakage by wrapping it up with a satin or silk scarf or bonnet at night. If you prefer to leave your hair free, a satin pillowcase will do just fine! Check out
- Massage Your Scalp
A soothing scalp massage every few nights will help stimulate the hair follicles and help with blood flow to the scalp to encourage healthy growth. After a shower, massage your wet hair after detangling. For added protection, rub in a hair mask for extra hydration.
- Reduce Stress
This is easier said than done, but the best thing you can do for your hair is to simply relax. Whether it's worrying about your hair length or anything else, stress will often show up in our skin as well as our hair. So try to reduce your stress as much as possible if you want to achieve healthier hair. Once again, the health of your hair is more important than how long it is. Focus on its health and before you even realize it, the length will come!
Thank you for reading. We hope you find these tips helpful!................
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The stress is taken off you!
We @ 10x10 wish you a great week ahead.