Daily hair care is not always an easy task. But creating a regimen can help encourage hair growth and maintain healthy hair. This month I’m sharing my hair care regimen that helped restore my hair. Keep in mind that everyone has different textures, so you may have to modify your routine.
SHAMPOO: Although there are recommendations to wash your hair every three days, I opt for a more feasible routine- once a week. I stay away from products that contain sulfate, polyethelyne glycol, alcohol, propylene glycol, and petroleum/mineral oil. I search for hydrating shampoos, which leave my hair and scalp moisturized. Tip: Give your head a massage (with your fingertips- not your nails) while washing your hair. Massaging your head in circular motions can help detoxify the scalp and boost blood circulation.
CONDITION: I use a conditioner (weekly) that stimulates the scalp to help my hair grow. I look for conditioners that include ingredients such as coconut oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, and menthol. The conditioner is applied from my roots to the tip of my hair. Depending on the amount of time I have, I’ll leave the conditioner in for 10 to 25 minutes, covered with a plastic cap. However, if you own a hooded dryer, that works as well. Tip: I rinse out the conditioner with cool water to close my pores, and lock in condition agents.
MOISTURIZE: I apply hair lotion to the ends of my hair daily. I’ve abstained from greasing my scalp (usually related to ethnic hair) because it can clog your hair follicles. As a result, existing scalp conditions can worsen. By using the hydrating shampoo and conditioner, my scalp can absorb moisture.
STYLING: I use a flat iron two to three times a week (not consecutive days), depending on the cooperation of my hair. However, it is recommended to use a flat/curling iron once/twice a week.
DIET: How we treat our bodies from the inside effects the health of our hair. Our eating habits are just as important (if not more) as the products we put on our hair. Eating healthy food can help hair follicles grow, and maintain healthy hair. In addition to juicing (see article here), my weekly diet includes foods with biotin, iron, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids (ex: salmon).
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