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Essential tips for growing healthy afro and mixed textured hair

A queen’s or a king's crown always gets polished before it is worn

You know that you are a queen/king and your hair is your crown.

Your crown must be polished, your hair properly taken care of every day.

Even if you wear wigs and other protective hairstyles like braids, be transitioning, have relaxed afro or curly hair or just have your natural curls out. Your hair needs your attention. To have a good relationship with your hair, you have to learn to listen to what it wants. To help you understand your crown (hair) better, I want to share some general Dos and Don’ts for healthy hair. Enjoy!


DO

  • Shampoo your hair once every 10 days depending on how much your hair needs it.

  • Use a good moisturizing shampoo and conditioner.

  • Have a hair care routine

  • Use specific products for your hair to keep moisturized, to enhance the strength of your strands in so doing promoting length retention. Natural is always better

  • As part of your daily routine, use creams to moisturize and oils to lock in moisture

  • Treat your scalp right, keeping it clean. Healthy scalp, healthy hair.

  • Drink a lot of water as this helps to retain the length of your hair. See your hair as a plant that needs watering every day. Do trim every 2 to 3 months

  • Be patient and invest your time in learning about your hair.

  • Love your hair with all your heart!



DON’T


  • Dont put much direct heat to avoid hair loss and breakage.

  • Don’t over-wash your hair. Washing to often can lead the natural oils to be stripped from the hair and scalp.

  • Don’t change your hair products recklessly.

  • Avoid hairstyles that pull your hair and cause a lot of pain to your scalp. It can lead to traction alopecia- in other words, gradual hair loss

  • Avoid applying mineral oils on your hair and scalp. It could lead to scalp irritation and dryness

  • Avoid over itching. If it itches you badly, it’s probably due for a wash or needs to be moisturized.

  • Dont comb your hair dry unless its absolutely neccesary.

  • Do not change your hairstyle too often or repeat the same hairstyle as it could put pressure in the same areas leading to hair loss. You could wear your hair out

  • Never compare your hair with anyone’s hair. Your hair is unique and beautiful.

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