We all want to wake up to naturally beautiful hair every day. But having perfect hair is not something that happens overnight. It is always considered as an important factor in a great first impression. The first thing that people notice is hair. So, it is imperative to take proper care of our tresses for the natural lustrous, and glossy good hair day. Your natural hair journey requires some healthy habits for you to have that longer healthy hair care. Also, you need to work on improving some of the habits that hinder the healthy growth of your hair. Let’s talk about some Do’s & Don’ts for your healthy natural hair growth.
How to keep your hair healthy?
1. Do wash your hair on a regular basis
A clean scalp is very important to have a healthy scalp. If your scalp is healthy, only then you can expect better hair growth. So, make sure, you are not washing your hair after many days. Wash your hair on a regular basis for happy and healthy hair care.
2. Do go for a good trim
Ideally, you should get rid of the split ends every six to eight weeks. Although you can extend it to 10 weeks if you are trying to maintain some length. Trimming your dead ends regularly is important for the hair growth as it prevents the split ends from splitting even more. If you use chemicals or heat on your hair then you need to head to the salon more frequently than those who keep their hair natural.
3. Do use good products
Always remember to buy only good products for your hair. Identify your hair type and buy products according to that. If you have dry hair, make sure that the hair products that you buy help in retaining the moisture in your locks. But if you have oily hair, you need to make sure that the product doesn’t add more grease to your hair while retaining the balanced oil in your tresses. Also, always look for the ingredients and avoid buying such products that have harsh chemicals in it.
4. Do oil your hair
It is so important to keep your hair and scalp nourished. This is undoubtedly one of the best and natural methods to improve hair growth. It also prevents your hair from getting more damaged. Do apply oil and massage your scalp at least twice a week for great results in healthy hair growth. There are many oils out there to increase and repair your scalp and hair. If you want to know more about this then you can read our article Try These Best Proven Hair Oils For Hair Growth And Say Goodbye To Hair Fall.
5. Do steam your scalp
Steam is the best method for your ingredients like oil or mask to dive deeper into your scalp. Once you add steaming for 5-10 minutes in your hair care routine once or twice a week, you can see a major difference in your hair with the same products and oils that you’ve been using. Steaming increases the blood circulation in your scalp and also helps in unclogging the pores in the scalp and promotes new healthy hair growth without damaging them.
6. Do apply Hair serum or heat protectant before styling
Direct heat on your hair is extremely harmful to your hair. You surely don’t want to damage those locks but love to style your hair. So, make sure you always use protective serum or heat protectant to create a layer or barrier between your healthy hair care and heating tools.
7. Do apply Hair masks
If your hair is dry, you need to provide proper hydration to your hair. You can use ready-made masks available in the market or you can also make hair masks at home using natural ingredients. You must use the hair mask once a week for good results. Also, if you are confused about which masks are good for your hair, then we can help you with that as well. Read our article 10 Best Hair Masks in 2020 For Dry Hair.
8. Do Go for Wide combs
Always use wide or teeth combs to detangle your hair. It makes it easier to detangle them without breaking. It is gentle on your hair and you don’t need to pull your hair harder to detangle them thus preventing a lot of hair breakage.
9. Do Eat Healthy
Inner health of your body determines the health of your scalp and thus the quality of your hair. Make sure that you eat all the necessary nutrients. Drink 6-8 glasses of water every day and eat foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, iron, Vitamin E, A & B, and protein.
10. Do Wash your hair after swimming
Mostly swimming pools contains a lot of chlorine which is a harmful substance for your hair. If you leave your hair with chlorine then you will suffer from intense hair fall. So always wash your hair after you come out of the swimming pool.
11. Do sleep on a silk pillowcase
Sleeping on a silk pillowcase is also important as a normal pillowcase causes friction on your hair while sleeping which increases hair breakage and split ends. Smooth silk pillowcase helps in reducing these factors and also retains moisture in your hair.
What not to do to your hair?
1. Don’t brush or style wet hair
Your hair is the most vulnerable when they are wet. They are very delicate at that time and if you comb or style your hair when they are wet, you will only add to the hair breakage and reducing the strength of your roots.
2. Don’t apply too much heat
You might have heard this from almost every hair expert and they all are right. Stop using excessive heat on your hair. It only adds in making hair rough, dry, and damaged. Try to find natural creative ways to style your hair without applying heat on them.
3. Don’t apply conditioner on the scalp
Conditioners are used to provide hydration to your strands and end only. Do not apply this on your roots as it will make your hair greasy and can also cause damage to the scalp.
4. Don’t tie hair tightly
Once in a while, that cute tight ponytail is alright but don’t make it a habit. Do not tie your hair too tightly as it can reduce the strength of the roots and cause more hair to fall. Also, make sure you keep your hair loose while going to bed.
5. Don’t over-wash your hair
It’s good to keep your scalp clean by washing it on a regular basis but do not over wash them. You don’t want to dehydrate your tresses by washing them daily unless they are extra oily. It can cause more dryness as it pulls the natural oil out of the hair and reduces the natural shine.
6. Don’t stay under the sun too much
Do not go under the sun too much as the harmful UV rays will damage your hair. Always apply heat protectant or UV protectant to your hair. Remember to wear caps or hats whenever you are going out in the sun.
7. Don’t towel dry your hair
Never use or rub a towel to dry your wet or damp hair. Wet hair is very weak and if you towel dries them, you will lose a good amount of hair and weaken your roots. It also makes your hair dry and frizzy because it absorbs all the moisture from the hair.
8. Don’t detangle dry hair
Just like wet hair, do not detangle your dry hair. It will cause hair fall & breakage. Apply some serum on your hair first and then use a teeth comb to detangle your hair to cause minimum breakage.
9. Don’t use too many chemicals
Try to avoid using harsh chemical treatments on your hair. Also, use products that are organic and do not contain any chemicals in it. Once you start healthy hair care of it, you’ll see a noticeable difference in the quality of your hair.
10. Don’t Use Dirty Combs and brushes
Although it is a common hygiene practice some still don’t commonly do it. Make sure your clean your hairbrushes and combs regularly so that old residue doesn’t stick up to your hair again which reduces the quality of healthy hair care as well as the shine of your hair.
11. Lastly, don’t criticize your hair
I cannot stress on this enough but you need to fall in love with your hair. You cannot change the hair type that you are born with. Also, you need to understand that every hair is beautiful. The only thing that will define the standard of beautiful hair is your love and acceptance towards your tresses and nothing else matters. Once you understand what I am saying, you will feel a new sense of confidence in you. Give immense love to your hair by taking great care of them.
I was the president of the Fashionista Club at my college. That is when I discovered my love for writing on fashion and beauty, mainly to inspire others. Since then, I love to constantly lookout for fashion trends and beauty secrets. I am in love with the idea of going organic in terms of beauty. If I were a beauty product, I’d be Essential oil. Beauty is a healthy state of mind and the only beauty standard that I follow is anything that makes me happy and confident. I love to inculcate positive habits in me and have an optimistic attitude. I live by the idea of living life in harmony and to bloom with grace. I believe that the concept of Beauty & Style of anyone is something that is very personal and it starts with loving yourself. Afterall Bosswoman Vibes are the most sexy and you gotta believe in your inner Beyonce.