GENERAL HAIR TIPS FOR ALL GENDERS





A year ago I didn’t know pretty much how to properly take care of my hair. Coming from Kenya all I knew was shampooing and the shampoos I used were full of sulfates, then conditioning and oiling. And I considered that a pretty solid hair routine. A year later I’m proud to say that I know how to properly take care of my hair and identify what’s good and what’s not good for my hair.


This is what I learnt from my one year experience as a natural hair enthusiast:-

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  1. Genetics play a key role to good and healthy care. Most people don’t really acknowledge this fact as a key to hair growth but it truly is.
  2. Water. I can’t stress this enough but this is the plug to healthy hair. Not only does it play as a good moisturiser it also promotes healthy hair and skin. You have to start taking of your inner beauty before seeing a difference in your outward appearance.
  3. Don’t over wash your hair. Washing your hair once or twice a week is okay or even once a month is fine but don’t over wash it. You’ll be stripping your hair of its natural oils making it dry and unhealthy. 
  4. Avoid over brushing your hair. Unless you really have very strong hair that doesn’t shed nor break, you have my blessing if you want to over brush your hair. 
  5. Do a snippy-snip to avoid split ends. Cut off your split ends the same way you cut off fake friends Thank me later. 
  6. Deep condition, deep condition, deep condition! To promote hair growth and encourage healthy hair growth this should be in your routine every week.
  7. Use sulfate free products. Sulfates remove your natural oils and personally once I use a sulfate product my hair and scalp feels so nasty and crispy. Throw the ones you’ve and thank me later! 
  8. Scalp massages.  increase circulation to your head and in turn promote healthy hair growth and if used with an oil it can help get rid of dandruff. 
  9. Avoid heat as much as you can. This was my hair poison because I was so used to straightening my hair that I suffered from heat damage. 
  10. Use a satin bonnet or a silk scarf or satin pillowcases  or durags for the men to protect your hair from losing moisture. Moisture is important to your hair. Don’t rob your hair from that.
  11. Eat healthy! I wish I could scream this but healthy hair comes from a healthy body. Don’t put poison in your body and expect to reap healthy fruits. 
  12. Reduce stress. Whatever is stressing you please fling it to the bin because you don’t need that negativity in your life especially if you want a healthy mane.
  13. Exercise. It helps promote a healthy growth cycle and increases blood flow to the scalp and promote circulation to the scalp resulting to better hair
  14. Patience and consistency because change doesn’t happen overnight unless you’ll be using miracles to grow your hair. 


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