Jungle Barbie: run wild in fashion, beauty, health, hair and style: 7 habits to maintain healthy hair

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

7 habits to maintain healthy hair

Last year, I came across a hair article on Coco&Creme entitled “7 Habits of Women with Perfect Hair.” The article gave the 7 top tips on how to achieve healthy natural hair even though I think these tips apply to all hair type and textures.

This article hit the nail on the head because these are some of the things I do to maintain healthy locks seeing that they are very small and tend to break easily. See which habits made the top 7.

Number 1
Eat healthy and exercise. We all know that exercise plays an import role in our overall health. Moderate exercise, including simply walking 20 to 30 minutes a day, promotes healthy hair. Eating a balanced meal, including fruit and iron-rich leafy green veggies also promotes healthy hair. (See this post)

Number 2
 Maintain a healthy scalp. Keeping your scalp clean—free from dirt and product build-up—will help prevent scalp conditions such as dandruff and psoriasis. A clean scalp promotes healthy hair growth. (See this post)

Number 3
 Protect your ends. Keeping your ends moisturized and protecting them by wearing “protective styles,” i.e. updos, buns, braids etc., all help to prevent split ends and length retention. (See this post)

Number 4
 Moisturize. Moisturizing your hair with water and sealing in the moisture with oil or a pomade also promotes healthy hair growth. Make conditioning and hot oil treatments a part of your monthly wash routine also. (See this post)

Number 5
 Avoid heat appliances. Also, whenever possible “air dry” or use a bonnet dryer to dry your hair. Using no or less heat on your hair promotes healthy hair growth.

Number 6
 Keep your strands stress-free. Fine-tooth combs, rubber bands, tight braids, etc., all put stress on your hair strands and will cause them to break.  Staying away from these things will promote healthy hair growth.

Number 7
 Know your hair. We all know that what works for some doesn’t work for everyone. Experiment and learn what your hair likes and doesn’t like. If your current hair regimen is producing good results, stick to it—be careful about trying the “latest” styling fads.

Do you have any of the above habits? What are some of your habits you practice in order to achieve healthy hair?

Thank you for reading. Please remember to leave your comments below and subscribe to get trendy hairstyles and useful haircare tips. Until tomorrow, stay fab and be creative.

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