Written By: Deanna
1) Use good products. I don't care what the product is for or how much it costs, just make sure it is going to be good for you, your hair type and whatever it is supposed to do.
2) Same goes for tools. A good brush, bobby pins (and other clips), sleeping cap (if you're into that) and anything else you use. Again, I'm not saying it has to be the most expensive thing out there and I'm not going to tell you what to get because it's not going to be the same for everyone.
3) Give yourself a scalp massage. It relieves stress (even if you don't know it is there), loosens your hair that is ready to fall out (remember this is normal. We shed 250-1000 strands a day) and promotes healthy hair growth by getting the blood flowing to your scalp and that will deliver nutrients to your scalp/hair.
4) Your diet counts and you know it. Diet counts for everything and your hairs health is no different. Make sure you get lots of protein, lots of water and keep your body somewhat toxin free. This means less crap/processed food/etc.
5) You have to be careful with wet hair. If you don't already know this, I go into it more here. If you don't want to read that, I will give you the short version: It's easier for your hair to get damaged when it is wet. Don't use a brush on it, don't rub it (massage or come your shampoo through and "dab" your hair with the towel) and don't be rough with it.
6) DIY your own stuff. It's cheaper (like a lot cheaper) and if you're making all your own stuff, you know exactly what is going into/onto your hair.
7) Trim your split ends at home. It's going to save you a lot of money if you like to trim your ends, plus you will never have to worry about someone taking too much off!
8) A little damage won't kill you. Take it from me, my hair is so healthy that dye won't penetrate it and just washes out. Healthy hair is great, but a little damage won't kill you.
9) Always use heat protectant. Yes, I just told you to damage your hair, but I'm not saying you can't be safe about it!
10) Use a clarifying shampoo or rinse. This is very important if you use a lot of products. A simple rinse is just to mix cold water with apple cider vinegar and rinse your hair with it. ACV can also be used to clean the hair if you don't use shampoo.
11) Oil your hair before washing it. Oil is incredibly good for your hair and skin. Most are packed with vitamins and nutrients, oils are also check and last you a long time. They make an amazing form of conditioning.
12) Keep your hair up often. It's going to prevent a lot of splitting and damaging.
13) If you have frizzy hair, try using more products with protein or silicone.
14) Don't use too many products. Yes, products are good, but if you use too many they will just cancel themselves out. You'll use more money and it will be bad for your hair.
15) When you are using a hair mask, either heat the mask up or heat your hair (either with a blow drier or with hot water) to help the product seep into your hair and it works like magic.
16) Don't wash your hair too often. Only your hair creates it gooood for it, I cannot stress this enough. Of course, I'm going to encourage you to look nice and not look gross, but the less you wash your hair, the less you will need to (so, we're back to saving money and time).
17) Are you going to dye your hair at home? Don't forget to take as much time as you need to. To avoid getting any dye on your scalp, apply a little Vaseline to your scalp.
18) Cold water before getting out of the shower can be helpful if you have curls, if you just want to make sure your hair is shiny or if you get damage or frizzy hair easily.
19) Avocado is also called the "hair food" with good reason. They are packed full of nutrients that are essential to long, strong and healthy hair.
20) Use a satin pillow case or bandana when you are sleeping to avoid any breakage.
21) Nettel is an amazing supplement. You can get it in tea, juice or pill form (or you can pick your own and use it however you want!) I like the pill form because I do some traveling, but anyways, nettle is great for your hair and for getting flawless skin.
22) Get physical. Working out is good for you, but it's also good for your hair. It gets the blood flowing and remember, the healthier you are, the healthier your hair will be.
23) Don't share your comb and brush - and get yourself a personal towel. Then you don't have to worry about what other people are doing with their hair and you are sure that is going on yours. Same with hats or anything else you put on your head.
24) Learn your hair type.
25) Mix a little oil with your conditioner for the ultimate detangling.
26) Give steaming your hair a try.
27) Give yourself a weekly moisture treatment. If you need ideas, click here for a list of ingredients you can use.
28) Parfin oil is sworn to help rid your scalp of dandruff.
29) Out of shampoo and need to wash your hair? Mix your egg into a frothy mixture, add half a teaspoon of salt. Wet your hair and apply the mixture to your hair, leave it for a couple of minutes and rinse it out.
30) Rock your hair no matter what it's like. You can get your hair in better condition, dye it, cut it or grow it, but whatever your hair is like right now, start rocking it!