There are some bad habits that leave your hair in a bad state or make it less moisturised.
If you have not been properly taking care of your hair, this article contains list of things you need to stop doing if you want to achieve that long hair and healthy hair.
Practicing good haircare routines will make your hair healthy, making it grow without ibreaking or sheding.
1. Going to bed without satin bonnet
Satin bonnet is made of satin or silky materials. It prevents frizz which makes your hair experience less breakage, It also helps your hair to retain moisture.
The more you rob your hair on those fabrics, the more you risk damaging your ends, your ends are the oldest part of your hair and they are very fragile.
Satin bonnet also helps to prevent split ends.
When your hair is protected against breakage and split ends, you’ll definitely retain more hair length.
2. Using oil to moisturise your hair
The word moisturise comes from moisture, or water.
That means when you want you moisturise your hair, it should be water based content, it could be a leave in conditioner or an hydrating spray. Oil is a sealant, it helps to seal in moisture and makes sure your hair stays moisturised for days.
Once your hair is moisturised it won’t be prone to hair breakage and it will be easy to handle.
How to seal in moisture.
- Warm water
- Get a leave in conditioner
- Hair growth oil
- Hair butter.
Firstly, part your hair into sections – four or five.
Take a section, Spray the warm water to your hair, apply the leave in conditioner gently working from roots to ends, make sure you saturate that section properly with the leave in.
Apply the hair growth oil from roots to end, don’t forget to massage the oil to your scalp,after you’ve applied the oil,gently rub it in.
Thirdly, scoop small of the hair butter to your hands and use your two hands to rub it in massage it well to your hair strands.
P.S: Don’t forget to apply your oil to your ends, they are the oldest part of your hair and they need strength.
3. Not deep-conditioning your hair
Gone are the days when you would just shampoo your hair and go.
Deep Conditioners help to restore strength and luster back to your hair.
If your hair breaks easily, it’s a sign that you need to deep condition your hair.
A deep conditioner could be either a moisturising deep conditioner or a protein deep conditioner, depending on your hair needs.
After applying your protein deep conditioner it is advisable you follow up with a moisturizing deep conditioner to balance your scalp PH.
4. Always touching your hair
Touching your hair everyday, restyling every day could lead to hair breakage and you’re also manipulating your hair.
Let your hair breath once in a while.
Make hairstyles that will last you for a week without you having to manipulate it and stressing it.
When you stress your hair strands too much it causes breakage, leading to lesser hair length and you don’t want that right?
5. Making Tight Hair Styles
Your baby hairs are fragile you know. Be careful while making any hair style. Tight hair styles can break your baby hair (edges) leading to alopecia and edges are the headest to grow back.
Prevention is better than cure, whenever you want to make a new hair style always look out for your baby hair, make sure the hair style doesn’t pull your edges and the hair style isn’t too tight.
Tight hairstyle doesn’t actually grow the hair, it does more harm than good, so before you make that hairstyle, try considering your edges.
6. Detangling dry hair
Dry hair are prone to hair breakage.
Before you either comb or detangle your hair, make sure your hair is well moisturised. Moisturising your hair makes it soft and easy to handle.
Also, while detangling your hair, start from the tip of your hair down to your hair root.
This makes it easy for you and you won’t have to be dealing with hair breakage and strong hair like people call it.
Hair that doesn’t break will definitely retain its hair length and grow well.