Do You Want Healthy Hair???
When it comes to your hair goals, the goal shouldn’t be length or thickness; it should be HEALTHY HAIR!
Health over everything! Making this your main goal will give you the length and fullness that you desire. I know this from experience!
Before I go into today’s tips, let’s cover healthy hair and what that looks like.
Healthy hair is soft and shiny with minimal breakage and normal shedding of about 100 strands a day.
What can you do today to achieve these results?
Schedule a Trim
I don’t care what anyone says this is step one and getting your hair healthy and keeping it that way. The main culprit of split ends and breakage is skipping routine trims.
It doesn’t matter how gentle you are with your hair or how well you take care of your hair, split ends happen. The only way to get rid of them is to trim them regularly before they travel up the hair shaft causing more damage.
Yes, you can trim your hair at home but it’s best to have a professional who can get a good assessment of your hair and give you an even trim.
Incorporate a Protein Treatment
Protein is the building block of the hair. Unfortunately, it’s loss during regular maintenance such as combing and shampooing. It needs to be replaced in order for the hair to remain strong and retain moisture.
Most people completely skip this step altogether. Your hair cannot stay healthy without a protein – moisture balance. We all moisturize our hair but we don’t all add protein to our hair routine.
If your hair is popping like popcorn or you’ve noticed that it’s damaged from heat or coloring, it’s a clear sign that you need a protein treatment.
Here are protein treatments I use and love:
ApHogee Two-Step Protein Treatment (ATSPT)
ApHogee Keratin 2-Minute Reconstructor
Organic Root Stimulator Hair Mayonnaise Treatment
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Take a Multivitamin
There are tons of hair vitamins on the market. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against them. They cater specifically to growing hair. Your body needs more than that!
Your body needs the daily value of multiple vitamins and nutrients for overall health.
A daily multivitamin is good for your entire body and has the daily recommended dosage of biotin, Vitamin B-Complex, Vitamin A, Zinc and other vitamins that support hair growth.
You need adequate amounts of water, in general. But it’s equally important for healthy hair. Drinking water is the best way to moisturize your hair from the inside out.
When your body is missing important nutrients it begins to compensate by taking from the hair and skin.
Your hair is a good indicator of how much water you’re drinking daily.
Have you had your water today?
Eat a Well Balanced Diet
There are tons vitamins and minerals that work together to support and maintain the growth and health of hair. Even with a multivitamin, you want to make sure that you’re eating nutrient rich foods.
These are of course foods with amino acids, proteins, vitamins, and minerals. I don’t have to stress the importance of eating healthy. It’s a no-brainer!
Proteins, antioxidants, trace elements, amino acids and a host of minerals all work together to maintain hair growth.
Healthy Body = Healthy Hair!!!
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Jane Grates says
This is really informative one and I’m gonna definitely try this! Thanks
I really want to thank you. I’m older and have gray hair. I’ve been natural for some time but was getting discouraged because my hair seemed to be dry and not growing. Today, I was going to put chemicals back into my hair, but I read your blog and didn’t proceed. I downloaded the free Guide to Moisturized Hair. I’m going to use the LOC method and hope to see improvement. Soon I’ll do a protein treatment.
Debra june says
I’m also a grey natural. I use thirsty roots apricot castor oil and TGIN products. Both have helped my hair.
How do I care for my 3 year old daughter’s hair? What product should I use? From shampoo,detangler, moisturizer?