15 Healthy Hair Habits You Should Practice
1. Feed Your Hair
We’re not saying you have to become vegan, but you should include healthy fruits and veggies in your diet and drink lots of water. If you’re someone who has a hard time with vegetables, blending up a fruit and veggie smoothie is an easy and tasty way to get your daily dose.
2. Take Your Vitamins
Advanced Healthy Hair Vitamins will act along with your diet to fill in whatever nutrients you might be lacking and promote healthy hair growth.
3. Be Careful with Heat
Also, too much or improper use of heat can lead to dry, brittle hair, breakage, and split ends. You should be careful with your technique and how much you use. Here are a few tips: Use heat tools that have clear settings (not just “on/off”), and use the low or medium settings at most. Always use a heat protectant!
4. Cleanse Hair & Scalp Regularly
A dirty scalp full of buildup can clog pores and follicles and essentially slow down healthy growth. And frankly, dirty hair is just not sanitary!
5. Use Fingertips When Cleansing
Depending on how your scalp feels come wash day, a good scratch might feel really good. But using your fingernails could cause unnecessary damage to the scalp. The pads of your fingers, along with a little pressure, is all you need for a thorough cleanse.
6. Use Sulfate-Free Shampoo
Use a moisturizing shampoo like our Babassu Oil Conditioning Sulfate-Free Shampoo to gently cleanse while moisturizing the hair.
7. Deep Condition
The final step in your care routine, follow up with a good deep conditioner to infuse moisture into the hair.
8. Use Deep Conditioner As Directed
Overnight conditioning may be popular, but it’s unnecessary, and it could cause damage to your strands. There’s no need to leave your deep conditioner on for longer than the time period recommended in the directions.
9. Gently Detangle From End to Root
Curly and kinky hair needs lots of TLC. When getting the tangles out, start from the very ends, then slowly and gently work your way up to the roots to cut down on breakage.
10. Moisturize & Seal
Continuing the process, applying product to your hair while it’s still damp is the most effective way to retain moisture.
11. Get Regular Trims
With a trim about once every month or as needed will keep the hair at its healthiest.
12. Wear Protective Styles
Tucking your hair away in styles that require little to no manipulation for a few days or a few months will help you retain length.
13. Protect the Hair at Night
Keep hair moisturized and less prone to breakage by wrapping it up with a satin or silk scarf or bonnet at night.
14. Massage Your Scalp
Every few nights a soothing scalp massage will help stimulate the hair follicles and help with blood flow to the scalp to encourage healthy growth..
15. Don’t Stress
This is easier said than done, but the best thing you can do for your hair is to simply relax. So try to reduce your stress as much as possible.