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You know that healthy hair is a vital part of looking your best. But, if you’re like me, you’ve often been at a loss for what to do to keep your locks in shape. I’m here today with some easy tips on how to maintain healthy hair – from washing it and conditioning it regularly to avoiding heat damage and more!

Wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo once a week.

Washing your hair is an important part of maintaining healthy hair. You should wash your hair at least once a week, but it’s even better if you can do it twice a day! This will help keep the scalp clean and prevent any build-up on the follicles that can lead to dandruff.

As for what shampoo to use, there are several options available:

  • Clarifying shampoos — These types of shampoos contain ingredients like salicylic acid or sodium laurel sulfate which help remove oil from the scalp by breaking down sebum (the natural grease produced by our skin). They also contain other ingredients such as tea tree oil or witch hazel extract which help combat bacteria in order to prevent future breakouts.* Deep cleansing shampoos—These types of shampoos focus more on removing dirt & dead cells rather than removing oils.* Anti-dandruff formulas—These formulas contain ingredients such as zinc pyrithone chloride or ketoconazole nitrate which are proven anti-fungal agents used against dandruff caused by Malassezia furfur lipolysaccharide

Use conditioner every time you wash your hair.

Conditioner is not a styling product. It’s not meant to be used as a deep conditioner or leave-in conditioner, but rather as a way to help your hair stay moisturized and soft.

Use conditioner every time you wash your hair (every other day is ideal). Conditioners contain ingredients that help retain moisture in the scalp, making them great for those who have dry or damaged locks!

Rinse your hair thoroughly in between each wash.

You should also rinse your hair thoroughly in between each wash. This will help to remove any residue that may be left over from the last shampooing. It’s especially important to do this if you have dyed or gray hair, as chlorine can cause these colors to fade more quickly than red or brown shades.

You should also use a shower filter to make sure that there are no harmful chemicals in the water supply when you take a shower or bath—it’s very easy to accidentally forget about this step!

Brush your hair from the bottom up when it’s wet. Be gentle on your strands – use a wide-toothed comb or a brush with soft bristles.

Brush your hair from the bottom up when it’s wet. Be gentle on your strands – use a wide-toothed comb or a brush with soft bristles.

Do not brush wet hair, as this can damage the cuticles and cause breakage. Instead, wait until after you have finished showering and dried off before brushing outwards gently in one direction starting at the root and working towards ends.

Work small amounts of leave-in conditioner or hair oil through damp, unbrushed hair to keep it soft and moisturized.

  • Apply a leave-in conditioner or hair oil to damp hair.
  • Do not brush the area after applying this product.
  • Apply product to ends only, since that’s where dryness often happens first. A small amount will suffice for this purpose—a dime-sized amount should do it!

Protect your hair from heat damage by using styling products that make hair less prone to harm, and by using a therapeutic heat protectant spray before styling with hot tools.

Protect your hair from heat damage by using styling products that make hair less prone to harm, and by using a therapeutic heat protectant spray before styling with hot tools.

  • Use a leave-in conditioner or hair oil to keep hair moisturized and help it retain moisture. Avoid over-conditioning as this can cause frizziness in dried out strands.
  • Clarifying shampoos once a week will remove build-up and residue from the scalp, which can result in dullness or brittleness if left unchecked for too long

Avoid tying up damp hair or wearing it in tight braids or ponytails, which can put too much stress on the strands and cause breakage.

  • Avoid tying up damp hair or wearing it in tight braids or ponytails, which can put too much stress on the strands and cause breakage.
  • If you must tie your hair up, use a silk or satin scarf to keep moisture away from the scalp. It’s also important not to sleep with your head covered by a hat (even if it’s cotton), as this can cause swelling of the roots—a condition known as cradle cap.
  • Don’t pull at your hair when trying to manage it; this can damage hair follicles and lead to breakage.

Get regular trims to get rid of split ends and keep your ends healthy.

  • Get regular trims to keep your ends healthy. Split ends can lead to breakage, making your hair look dull and unhealthy.
  • Split ends make it harder for you to achieve the style you want and can make you feel insecure about how much time and money it takes to maintain healthy hair.
  • If you have thinning or damaged hair from excessive heat styling, getting regular trims is especially important because this damage may not be visible until later in life when the strands begin breaking off at a greater rate (see “What Causes Thin Hair?” above).

Your hair will take all the care you give it and then some, so don’t ever go lazy on taking care of it!

It’s important to take care of your hair. Your hair will take all the care you give it and then some, so don’t ever go lazy on taking care of it!

Your hair is a reflection of your health, so treat it as such. If you’re feeling tired or stressed out, make sure to keep regular appointments with a professional stylist who can help you find ways to relax in between sessions (and if possible, get them booked ahead). Your hairstyle should always match what’s going on inside—whether that means adding extensions for an extra boost of confidence during job interviews or straightening out problems caused by curly locks—it’s all about balance!

When thinking about how much time & money goes into maintaining healthy locks every day (and let’s face it: sometimes even just washing), think about how much effort goes into keeping up appearances too…

Maintaining healthy hair can be achieved through a combination of proper hair care techniques and a healthy lifestyle.

 

Here are some quick tips for maintaining healthy hair:

  1. Use a mild shampoo and conditioner: Choosing the right hair care products is essential for maintaining healthy hair. Look for shampoos and conditioners that are designed for your hair type (e.g., oily, dry, or damaged) and avoid products that contain harsh chemicals, such as sulfates and parabens, which can strip your hair of its natural oils.
  2. Avoid heat styling: Using heat styling tools, such as hair dryers, straighteners, and curling irons, can damage your hair. If you must use these tools, be sure to use a heat protectant product to reduce the damage. Also, avoid using these tools on a daily basis and allow your hair to air dry whenever possible.
  3. Brush your hair gently: Brushing your hair can help to distribute natural oils and keep your hair healthy, but it’s important to do it gently. Avoid brushing your hair when it’s wet, as this can cause breakage, and use a wide-tooth comb to detangle knots.
  4. Protect your hair from the sun: Just like your skin, your hair can be damaged by the sun’s UV rays. To protect your hair, wear a hat or scarf when you’re outside for extended periods of time, and use a hair care product that contains UV protection.
  5. Eat a healthy diet: Your hair is made up of proteins, so it’s important to eat a balanced diet that includes plenty of protein-rich foods, such as lean meats, fish, eggs, and nuts. In addition, foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals, such as fruits and vegetables, can help to keep your hair healthy.
  6. Avoid Making tight hairstyles: Tight hairstyles, such as ponytails, cornrows, and braids, can cause hair damage and hair loss. If you must wear your hair in a tight style, be sure to let your hair down and give it a break every few days to allow the hair and scalp to rest.
  7. Limit the use of hair products: Overusing hair products, such as gel, hairspray, and mousse, can weigh your hair down and cause build-up, which can make your hair look dull and lifeless. Use these products sparingly and be sure to wash your hair regularly to remove any excess product.
  8. Avoid using hot water: Hot water can strip your hair of its natural oils and cause it to become dry and brittle. When washing your hair, use lukewarm water instead of hot water, and rinse your hair with cool water to help seal the cuticle and make your hair shiny.

By following these tips and incorporating them into your hair care routine, you can maintain healthy, beautiful hair. Remember to choose the right hair care products, avoid heat styling, brush gently, protect your hair from the sun, and eat a healthy diet to keep your hair looking its best.

You can do all of this on your own or with the help of a stylist if needed. Just remember, less is more and keep it simple!

 

Hope this article helped you. Let us know in the comment section below

 

See you next time

Xoxo

Lemuel Yole-Odior

C.e.o Ewoma Organics

Certified Cosmetologist, Natural Hair Enthusiast

 

I’m passionate about healthy natural hair and

I do my best at all times to ensure I pass the knowledge

So we are all aware and rightly informed on proper

Natural hair care.

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