Hope you remembered the first four of these easy steps. Here are four more to keep your hair growing with shine and less breakage.
1. Shampooing traumatizes your hair because of its added chemicals. As much as possible, try shampooing your hair only three times a week. This is to retain its natural oils and lessen the chemicals you feed on it to avoid dryness.
2. Try to put natural or organic oils like jojoba, coconut, cedar wood, or lavender into your hair at least once a week to get some of those oil nutrients. It’s also great if you leave it on and steamed for about 10 minutes.
3. Avoid hair irons, blow dryers, styling gels, and salon hair styling. If there’s no special occasion, learn to love your hair as it is. Hot irons are too harsh, styling gels coat your hair and most of the time have no nutritional properties, and salon hairstyling gives you the advantage of getting a nice hair for that certain day, but with disadvantages that could last a lifetime by not knowing what commercialized chemicals they’ve been forcing in your scalp and hair strands.
4. Try applying a hair mask once a week. Some common recommendations are eggs to give your hair some protein. You can also try mayonnaise because of its hair nurturing ingredients like vinegar, eggs, and some spices. The vinegar’s acidic properties will create a natural ph and conquers dryness while cleaning your hair, mayonnaise also contains eggs that give protein. You can also try mashing an avocado, put some honey, and apply it on your hair and leave it for about 30 minutes to make sure the nutrients are well-absorbed. Avocados are rich in vitamin E and honey will serve as an anti-bacterial property.
So next time you get a boring weekend, I strongly recommend trying out the last suggestion, and build a habit on the other options for your hair growth maintenance.