Do you know that wearing the wrong scarf can rob your hair of its natural moisture and cause it to become dry and brittle or hair can get caught in the material causing it to fall out? When wrapping your hair steer away from cotton scarves and/or lying directly on cotton pillowcases. Opt for a silk scarf or silk pillowcase. Quick solution; visit a fabric store (Walmart has a section in most of it stores) purchase about a yard or of low cost silk material. Have it cut into several scarves and a big square piece to place on top of your pillow while sleeping.
Losing hair? Did you know that Traction Alopecia is one of the most common forms on hair loss in African American women? It is gradual hair loss caused by pulling and applying excessive tension and force to the hair. E.g. ponytails (especially worn in the same spot daily), too tight braids, weaves, etc. If you notice hair loss, immediate actions should be taken so that you will not cause permanent damage to the hair follicles. Give your hair a break, loosen up the braids and don't place your ponytail in the same spot every day. Be careful along the hairline, especially when wearing micro braids. If you wear a wig daily, alternate placing the comb in your hair to secure wig in place using bobby pins and stocking cap as the alternative method, pay close attention to breakage in the area of where the combs secure the wig.
Have you reminded your customers to protect their hair for the winter? This is the time where people are pulling out their wool hats and coats. A scarf should be placed around the collar of the coat or hair should be wrapped in a silk scarf before putting on a wool hat
Pre-condition hair to soften and make more manageable during the shampoo process. Works well for detangling hair before shampooing. Apply conditioner and let sit on hair for 5 to 10 minutes, rinse, shampoo and apply a moisturizing conditioner or leave in conditioner.
Always use a wide tooth comb to detangle hair.
Trim hair every six weeks. Trimmed end improves hair appearance and promotes healthy hair. It also helps eliminate damage caused by split ends.
Healthy hair starts on the inside. Begin with a proper diet. Certain medications can cause hair loss. If you experience hair loss after taking medication, consult with your doctor to see if dosage adjustment is possible.
For natural texture hair, don’t try to go against the grain during high humidity, rainy weather? Work with your texture using anti-frizz or humidity resistance products to work with your hair natural tresses.
Brushes: Use a Natural Boar Bristles to avoid breakage.
What causes breakage?
There are many common factors that cause hair breakage. Such as chemical processes, excessive thermal styling and applying tension to the hair by excessively combing or brushing the hair. These factors depletes the hair of moisture which causes dryness and brittleness. The entire family of Vitale Pro products is formulated to restore moisture balance that is necessary to prevent breakage.
2. How can I keep my long hair healthy?
Continue to take care of your hair properly and use a moisturizer daily, like Vitale Pro Gold Shinning Gloss that softens and detangles the hair infusing moisture while adding volume.
3. How can I add shine to my hair without weighing it down?
Use products that are non-oily. Try Vitale Pro Shinning Mist. This light formula mist provides an instant radiant shine without the oily residue.
4. What is the best way to moisture highly textured hair?
Use a hot oil treatment every 2 weeks. The Vitale Pro Botanical Oil absorbs deeply into the hair providing strength and moisture.
1. Shampoo your hair. No matter your method (meaning whether you’re using a shampoo bar, cleansing cream or some other gentle sulfate-free product), keep your hair clean. Although it seems counterintuitive — since the wash process can be drying — shampooing your hair removes product buildup that prevents products from penetrating your hair shaft.
If your efforts to add moisture to your hair seem in vain, then it maybe time for a shampooing session. Your products may simply be sitting on top of your hair, rather than moisturizing it.
SEE ALSO: 5 Signs You May Need A Clarifying Shampoo
2. Pre-poo your hair. If you hair feels excessively dry during the wash process, then consider pre-pooing your hair with an oil of your choice. Coconut oil is a great option for pre-pooing hair since it reduces protein loss that occurs during the wash process.
SEE ALSO: 5 Reasons Coconut Oil Rocks For Natural Hair
3. Co-wash your hair. Does your hair feel excessively dry in between shampoos? Need an extra boost of moisture? Then try co-washing your hair for that extra boost. Many times, if your hair is very dry, the only way to regain moisture is for it to be soaked in water. The important thing is to seal in that moisture with an oil or butter like shea butter.
SEE ALSO: 10 Co-wash Conditioners You Should Know | 10 Oils Great for Natural Hair
4. Steam your hair. Don’t want to co-wash your hair mid-week? Consider steaming your hair. The QRedew Handheld Steamer is a great way to steam your hair on the go.
Another option is to steam your hair in the shower. Steaming your hair is a a great way to lift the hair cuticle so that products can better penetrate the hair. Furthermore, steaming is much less wear and tear on your hair than co-washing your hair.
5. Deep condition your hair. If you’ve been skipping the deep conditioning portion of your wash, then it’s time to add this important step back to your hair regimen.
For even better results, use indirect heat so that the conditioner can better penetrate the hair. When selecting a conditioner, pick one that specifically states “deep conditioner” or “conditioning masque” on the bottle. These conditioners are specifically designed for deep conditioning. Here’s a list of our 5 Favorite Deep Conditioners.
6. Use the LOC (Liquid-Oil-Cream) method to moisturize your hair. In this method, the water moisturizes your hair, the oil helps your hair hold onto the water molecules, and the cream locks in the moisture. For more information about the LOC Method, read LOC Method for Natural Hair.
7. Use a water-based moisturizer. Water is the key to moisture. So, no, grease will not moisturize your hair. Instead, find a daily moisturizer where the the first ingredient is water or make your own with these 5 DIY Moisturizing Sprays.
If you like products like shea butters and oils, remember to spritz your hair with water then seal in that moisture using the LOC method described above.
8. Don’t be afraid of water. I know I just mentioned it, but it’s worth repeating. With a relaxer, water is not your friend. But with natural hair, water is your best friend. Yes, humidity, will frizz out your hair. Rain will ruin your blow out.
In time, you will learn the tricks for styling your hair under these conditions. But while you figure it out, don’t forget that water is still your friend.
9. Drink water! Healthy hair begins with a healthy diet. And since our bodies is over 80% water and is needed to for almost every bodily function, you shouldn’t forget to drink it. Drinking water and eating a healthy diet are much more effective at growing healthy hair than any vitamin.
10. Pay attention to your hair’s moisture. If your hair feels dry and brittle, make sure that your properly moisturize your hair. If you hair feels limp and lifeless, then you hair may actually over-moisturized. [It's possible.] Constantly assess your hair needs and act accordingly. Don’t wait until major breakage occurs before you act.
SEE ALSO: Your Hair Isn’t Unmanageable - It’s Dry.
So there you have it! 10 tips for moisturized hair. Tell us in the Comment Section below
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