A cool hair rinse will also remove excess product without stripping away all the moisturizing ingredients. Curly-haired ladies know that more moisture equals less frizzy-looking hair too. It will also close down the cuticle cells, which has two benefits. For one, it locks those ingredients and water inside the hair strand. And when the cuticle layer is closed, the cells lay more smoothly, which makes light reflect better off the hair. More reflection equals more shine.
So, by all means, you can take a warm shower, but at the end, rinse with cold water. Mama used to do it, and I still do it now.
3. Give Your Hair A Break
In 2009 Oprah said, “I have worn weaves, I have worn wigs, I have done all of it, because in order to keep your hair, you can’t put heat on your hair every day! You have to give your hair a break.”
It’s important for long-term hair health to give our hair an extended break from daily combing and heat styling.
2. Old School Secret: Wrap Your Hair At Night
This one still gets me, because it reminds me of my mom so much. It not only maintains your hairstyle but also keeps your hair from drying out.
The emphasis now is on sleeping with a silk cap or on silk sheets. This inevitably prevents your hair from losing moisture. Silk pillowcases are also a nice alternative.
1. Don’t Jump On The Bandwagon
There’s always some new products, some new method, some “hair breakthrough” they say is gonna change the game and change your life.
You don’t need to jump on every new trend and new finding product. If what you’ve been doing has worked, then just keep doing that.
New doesn’t always mean better and old doesn’t always the best too. Find your middle ground.
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