The resurgence of women rocking their naturally textured hair is a beautiful thing! But somewhere along the line, many have become more preoccupied with length than with the health of their hair. What they don’t realize is that once you focus more on maintaining its health, the length will come. Here are some healthy hair tips and healthy hair products you should practice that will ultimately give you long and lustrous hair like Disney princesses!
Feed Your Hair
Always remember that healthy hair starts from within. We’re not saying you have to become vegan, but you should include healthy fruits and veggies in your diet and drink lots of water. If you are someone who has a hard time with vegetables, blending up a fruit and veggie smoothie is an easy and tasty way to get your daily dose. This will give your hair follicles the nutrients needed to help your strands thrive.
Be Careful with Heat
As an old saying said that too much of a good thing can be bad for you. Too much heat too often can lead to damage, 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. You don’t have to swear off the heat for good, but you should be careful with your technique and how much you use. Here are a few tips:
- Use heat tools that have clear settings (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.
Cleanse Hair & Scalp Regularly
Hair 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. And frankly, dirty hair is just not sanitary! How often you wash your hair is totally up to you, depending on your daily routine (maybe you work out daily), how much healthy hair products you use, and so on.
Use Fingertips When Cleansing
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.
Use Sulfate-Free Shampoo
Shampoos, which contain sulfates, will strip the hair of its natural moisture. Instead, reach for a moisturizing shampoo to gently cleanse while moisturizing the hair.
Use Deep Conditioner As Directed
Our hair needs help in the moisture department because of the shape of our hair. Remember don’t deep condition overnight or for hours on end because it could cause damage to your strands. There’s no need to leave your deep conditioner on for longer than the time period recommended in the directions.
Moisturize & Seal
Continuing the process, applying the product to your hair while it’s still damp is the most effective way to retain moisture. Use a leave-in conditioner with your choice of style, along with organic hair oil to seal in moisture, to keep your hair healthy, soft, and manageable.
Get Regular Trims
Some may find this counteractive to growth, but trimming your hair gets rid of broken and split ends that could lead to more damage. Trimming your hair 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 months will help you retain length.
Protect the Hair at Night
Keep 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 our post on protecting your natural hair for more tips.
Massage Your Scalp
Try to massage your scalp as regular as you can because a soothing scalp massage every few nights will stimulate the hair follicles and help with blood flow to the scalp to encourage healthy growth.
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.
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! By treating your hair with kindness and using the right beauty products, you’ll have your wishful hair! If you have any hair problems, contact us. Our well-trained and thoughtful staffs are always ready to help you. From 100% Vietnamese human hair, MACSARA hair extension will surely fix all your hair problems.