Black hair needs constant attention to maintain its vitality, strength and retain length. Adopting a consistent pattern of maintenance is one of the best things you will ever do for your hair.
This probably seems like a strange thing to do but it really does make sense. Having a regular maintenance programme for your hair makes a real difference to the quality and health of your hair- whether you are natural or relaxed.
Hair GROWING LONG n STRONG...with a haircare regime!
Limit the amount of heat you put on your hair!
I want a regime for my hair- where do I start?
To be healthy hair needs a combination of the following essential things:
HAIRCARE REGIME ESSENTIALS:
- A mild Moisturising Shampoo
- A good Moisturising Conditioner
- A good Protein conditioner for treatments
- A good Daily Moisturiser/leave-in conditioner
- Oil /Grease for sealing in the moisturiser-
- GROWTH STIMULATING Oil- for Stimulating and massaging the scalp
Let me break it down!:
Water is essential to black hair, as it is moisture. The myth that washing your hair too often dries it out is wrong!...black hair is inherently dry all the time, so any chance it has to get wet- go for it!
Its more likely to be a harsh shampoo that is drying out your hair. Unlike gremlins we will not multiply if water touches us!!
H20- your hair needs it!
A Leave-in Conditioner or Hair Moisturiser...
is one of the most significant products your hair will ever need. Hair of Afro descent gets very dry, even more so when it is chemically relaxed. We need to apply moisture directly to the hair everyday. Daily moisturising is what will make the difference between your hair growing and retaining the length or growing and constantly breaking off at the ends. You can seal in the moisture with a final layer of hair oil or a light hair grease, pay close attention to the ends.
A Healthy Oil or A Light Grease- (never on the scalp)...
is very essential for black hair as our hair is curly by definition so the natural oils in the scalp do not travel down our hair strands the way in which it does for a person with naturally straight hair. Oil can be used to moisturise the scalp and also seal in moisture(as above) to the hair. A stimulating scalp oil not GREASE helps to promote hair growth, if your hair grows slowly or not noticeably to you at all, then a stimulating scalp oil that works on the hair roots, can help to improve slow hair growth and thinning hair in some cases.
A Mild Shampoo...
is one of the greatest gifts you can give your hair. A harsh shampoo will only strip the natural oils from the hair, making it even drier, and prone to breakage-which is never good.
If your hair feels stripped after washing normally, then your shampoo is too harsh. Your hair should feel a little slippy after washing not stripped bare!
A good Moisturising Conditioner...
should also be your hairs best friend, this will coat your hair after washing and depending on the ingredients can make your hair appear shinier and smoother.
A good Protein Shampoo...
is what every head of hair needs to survive!! Protein is what naturally gives our hair strength, as its naturally already present within your hair strands. If your hair is breaking- it may be in need of regular protein treatments, at least fortnightly or monthly depending on the level of breakage. If your hair is not breaking then a good protein treatment monthly is fine. Protein is like a tonic to a weak body!
I could suggest lots of different products to use but it depends on your hairs current condition as one thing does not fit all!
However a good mild shampoo to use is 'Creme of Nature's Detangling Shampoo' it does not contain the ingredient Sodium Lauryl Sulphate or SLS, which is often found in most shampoos. The SLS is very harsh for black hair and should be avoided at all costs.
A powerful Growth Tonic for Your scalp and thinning hair-line
A SAMPLE HAIRCARE ROUTINE:
3) Moisturise your hair with a leave-in conditioner or creamy moisturiser- daily... next apply a coat of oil/light hair grease-
massaging with the oil and their specially formulated GROWING HAIR INGREDIENTS means both the ROOT ENERGiZER and the GROW-it-LONG serum- both promote a healthy scalp and great hair growth.
Hair is like a car...it needs maintenance and a good MOT to keep it in good working order - be consistent.
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