Damage once done, is irreversible. But hey, we are here to change that for you! Show some love and care to your hair and it will look as fresh as ever. So before you decide to use that flat iron, take a look below.
1. Proper Nutrition AKA Protein
Not a huge problem for natural afro hair, but relaxed tresses may notice some traces of protein deficiency. This leaves your hair weak and more prone to breakage. Slip in some protein treatment with your relaxing regimen and maintain plentiful nutrition to minimize your hair damage.
2. Avoid Hard Water
Hard water is a toughie! It builds up a mineral deposit on your strands and weighs your hair down. Your restless hair days and undesired results from styling are the consequences of using hard water. Either avoid it fully or use a top-notch mild cleansing shampoo which will cleanse these mineral invaders.
3. Moisturizing Is Key
There’s no escaping this. Spraying your hair with a water-based product is the best venture for moisturizing your afro. Your own concoction of water and essential oils works just as well.
4. Let Go of The Ends
You’ve probably heard this before, letting go is hard but that will only make you strong. Well, same goes for ‘em split ends. Trimming them regularly. If not removed, these ends will make their way to your otherwise healthy hair. Trimming not only ensures strong hair but also promotes hair growth.
5. Pillow Talk
Serenade that mane, ‘cause it will love you right back! Make sure your hair is covered with a satin scarf or sleep on a satin pillowcase to avoid any damage caused by friction while you toss and turn in your sleep.
6. Grab a Sulphate-Free Shampoo
Sulphate strips your hair of moisture and makes it dry. Getting rid of sulphates in your shampoo will be your first step towards healthy hair.