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Women’s Hair Care

Women’s Hair Care

Answer these questions. Do you avoid water like the plague? Do you comb through your hair several times a day? Do you leave your ends loose when going to bed? Do you use lots of heat?

If you’re of kinky hair descent and you answered yes to any of these questions, then you’re following the wrong set of rules and could be severely damaging your hair! Those rules work for people with straighter hair, but trying to make it work for kinky hair is the same as a diver trying to live permanently underwater. When you take him or her out of their element, they will, at best, only kinda survive.

If you want your hair to grow, I mean REALLY flourish, learn it’s own set of rules, which are as follows:

  • Healthy hair starts from the inside out and benefits from all the food groups. So start and maintain and healthy balanced diet.
  • Your hair eats as much as you do. Keep it satisfied with its daily dose of moisture.
  • Cotton and rough textured fabrics tug and break hair. When out and about keep your hair off of cotton collars by wearing it in a ponytail or bun. And if your sheets are anything other than satin and silk, protect it by wearing a satin cap to bed.
  • Your hair hates to be handled, so utilize protective styles like twists and braids that will look good and last long.
  • Shampoo was designed to remove dirt, grease and oil. Unfortunately, one of those oils is sebum, which is naturally produced to lubricate the scalp, and too much washing robs you scalp of its natural moisture. Instead try cowashing, or washing with conditioner, by massaging it into scalp and hair. It cleanses the scalp while regulating moisture.

Keep in mind that your hair is just as unique as you are, so don’t expect a one size fits all. Get to know your hair like you know yourself. After all, this is going to be a lifelong relationship!

Click here for ways on how to love those locks, and here on ways to show them off!