When starting a hair regimen, you might want to ask yourself: What should I do every day for natural hair? Are there specific things that you can do every day to promote the health and growth of your hair? Is it important for me to know how to care for my hair each day?
These are just some of the questions that you might want to consider in advance. Since your hair is one of your most noticeable characteristics, you have to make sure that you take good care of it.
The most common things that people do to their hair are the application of styling products such as gel, mousse, hairspray, and wax. Although these products might make your hair smooth and shiny, it still requires gentle washing and detailing during the day.
The goal here is to keep your hair from being dry and brittle. Aside from using gel, you may also apply shea butter or olive oil on your hair to moisturize it. To further help your strands maintain their moisture, apply avocado extract, mustard oil, or jojoba oil once a week.
One of the major causes of split ends is excessive cleansing, which makes it difficult for your scalp to properly absorb the nutrients it needs to grow. If you want to effectively manage your hair, you need to limit its exposure to chemicals as well as heat styling.
There are many cleansing agents that will reduce dryness, so make sure that you look for those that are suitable for your type of hair (i.e., oil-based cleansers are not as good for human hair as those with water-based cleansers). Once in a while, however, it is alright to massage your strands using your fingertips because they can stimulate blood circulation.
It is important for your hair needs to stay away from heavy conditioners and use only water-based ones if you wish to avoid tangling and frizziness. However, you don’t have to limit yourself to just shampoos and cleansing agents; in fact, you may add a bit of extra conditioning treatment to your wash routine to keep your locks shiny and soft.
An excellent conditioning treatment to add is the use of heat styling tools such as blow dryers. They can help minimize frizz and protect your mane against dryness caused by shampoo and other chemical treatments.
You can skip the use of shampoo altogether if you prefer. However, using co-wash instead will prevent your hair from becoming too dry. To use organic hair care products such as a co-wash, all you need to do is get a cheap or discount organic conditioner and apply it to damp hair before washing it away.
To make sure that the co-wash works best with your hair type, experiment on a small section of hair first before trying on a whole head of hair. You may want to use an old wash towel to massage the co-wash product into your tresses to ensure that it works best with your skin.
Oils For Health
Many professional stylists say that regular use of organic coconut oil on the scalp will help keep your tresses healthy. The same goes for other healthy oils like wheat germ oil, tea tree oil, lavender and maracuja oils. You can also add a bit of olive oil to your hair moisturizing routine if you have extra money to spend.
Hair Care Routine
Your hair should receive a minimum of five to ten minutes of intense moisture every day to maximize its health and save it from drying. If you find your hair dries too fast, you should add a little more conditioning treatment to your routine. A good styling routine should include washing your hair with a moisturizing shampoo and then conditioning it with an organic conditioner or oil.
It is also recommended that you apply a leave in conditioner afterwards to lock in the moisture. Styling products such as blow dryers and curling irons should be used sparingly for best results. They should only be added to your hair care routine when absolutely necessary.