Finding it difficult to grow your natural hair? Find your hair can easily break? Why not try some of these simple hair care tips, which can help on your hair growth and hair care journey.
#1 Going to bed with your hair wet can cause your hair to break. Your hair is at its weakest when it is wet, and can therefore be more prone to breakage, whilst you sleep on your wet hair. Try to avoid going to bed with wet hair.
#2 Use only a silk scrunchie or hair clip to tie your hair up. Elastic bobbles can often get tangled in your hair, pulling out and breaking your strands.
#3 Use a silk pillow or silk hair bonnet to sleep on. This way your hair will not be rubbing against any rough fabrics. The friction against your hair and certain fabrics can cause your hair to break. Also use a microfiber towel to dry the hair. This way the towel fabric will not pull on the hair.
#4 Opt for a silicone, sulphate and paraben free shampoo and conditioner. Silicone, Sulphates and parabens can be damaging to the hair when used over time. Silicones put a waterproof coating around your hair strands. This prevents moisturising products from penetrating the hair shaft, whilst sulphates and parabens can strip your hair and scalp of essential oils, which can then lead to breakage, can also cause skin irritations.
#5 Always condition your hair after shampooing. Shampoo can strip your hair of moisture, which then needs to be replaced by conditioner. This will keep your hair moisturised and will prevent breakage.
#6Use a deep conditioning hair mask on your hair about 2-4 times per month. Curls N Lengths have a range of deep conditioning treatments plus the mint and cocoa Ayurvedic hair mask, which will deeply condition your hair.
#7 Use lukewarm water when washing your hair, as hot water can cause hair damage, just like when heat from the hair dryer or straighteners are used on the hair.
#8 Avoid brushing your hair whilst conditioner in your hair, as this can cause more hair fall whilst brushing. Your hair is weak whilst conditioner is in your hair, so the hair can easily slide out with the comb teeth. Instead use a detangling hair cream, leave in conditioner or hair oil.
#9 Use Curls ‘N’ Lengths Ayurvedic oils 2-3 times per week, which will keep the hair and scalp moisturised, also encourages hair growth.
#10 Trim hair ends every 3-6 months to ensure the hair remains in a healthy condition and does not have split ends.
#11 Wear your hair in protective styles. Hair can tangle and become damaged very easily when it is not in a protective style, leading to hair breakage.
#12 Avoid tying your hair up when it is wet. The hair is at its most fragile when it is wet, so therefore tying your hair up whilst it is wet, can cause your hair and root to become weaker, which may lead to more hair loss.
#13 Ensure you are washing a cleaning hair brushes and hair tools, on a regular basis, to prevent bacteria and product build up.
#14 Avoid using heat on your hair. Heat can cause hair damage and breakage. If you need to use a hair dryer, use on a cool setting. Air drying your hair is recommended.
#15 Eat a balanced diet and consume lots of proteins and vegetables. The majority of the hair is made of protein, so therefore needs protein for growth and repair. Vegetables contain essential vitamins and mineral that we need for healthy hair and skin. Diet is very important, as healthy hair and skin comes from within.
#16 Consuming Vitamin B, E,A,C, Iron, Zinc, Omega 3 and protein supplements can be an alternative to food, which can also help with hair care and hair growth, However I recommend food intake being the first option.
#17 Drink plenty of water daily, recommended 2 litres per day. Water keeps the skin and hair hydrated. Dehydration can lead to dry, brittle hair