Natural Hair Care 101
1.What constitutes as healthy hair?
There are some universal truths about healthy hair. No matter your texture, healthy hair has an energy that gives a soft luster, is easy to manage when combed, has seasonal shedding, great elasticity and is void of split-ends that diminish form and style. Healthy hair can be either chemically treated, heat treated, have color or can be totally natural. All healthy hair has one thing in common, a good hair regime. A good hair regime is practiced daily, weekly and monthly. Your daily weekly, monthly hair regime will support healthy growth, shine and reduce breakage.
2. What are some steps/tips to help promote healthier hair?
Create a “healthy hair regime” to help promote healthier hair.
Daily Regime: Keep tips of hair protected from heat, combing or brushing by applying a “leave in” sealant or moisturizing conditioner.
Weekly Regime: For textured hair shampoo once and restore with a moisturizing treatment. For straight or chemically treated hair replenish hair with a gentle cleansing conditioner and an oil free leave in conditioner.
Monthly Regime: Protein treatments are great to restore strength and elasticity to any hair. Steam treatments help to open the cuticle for a super treatment for your hair.
3. Can “heat damaged” hair be healthy?
Heat-treated hair can be healthy if excessive heat is not routinely used. Flat ironing your hair daily is the path to destroying your hair. Excessive heat can reduce your texture and increase breakage. Beware of “heat protectants”, even the best ones can not protect your hair from extreme heat, 350 degrees or more.
4. What are some things one can do to promote healthy hair in the colder months?
Protect your hair in the winter months by:
Getting a winter hair regime. Your routine must include a daily, weekly, monthly routine, one that provides moisture, oil and protein.
You may need heavy oil based products to restore elasticity in the colder months.
Find a good leave in conditioner to seal in moisture and to prevent it from the harsh cold air outside and the dry air inside.