- Know your hair. When I bleached my hair for the first time I knew that it could withstand bleaching a few times in one day. But if your hair’s already brittle and weak you wouldn’t want to take that chance.
- Deep-conditioning, or just conditioning in general is godly for hair.
- My favourite treatment that does the most good to my hair is keratin treatment. Keratin/collagen occurs naturally in the hair to build strength throughout it. It’s also present naturally in skin, nails, etc.
- Try looking into natural dyes (such as Henna or Indigo and Henna for black hair) or even semi-permanent.
- Don’t brush while your hair is wet and try to use a comb.
- Most hair types don’t need you to wash your hair everyday.
- Damaged hair can go days without washing.
- Trims are good for hair growth! Not because trimming your hair makes it grow faster, it only gives the illusion of it. But because unhealthy hair stops growing.
- Your hair will only grow to a certain length. Every person has genes that dictate how long your hair will grow before the follicle expels the hair. (I’m explaining it in basics so look it up!)
- Split-end removers are bullshit. But I do use one because it softens the hair, reduces frizz and strengthens hair.
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Conditioner Only Washing (CO-washing)
Personally, this is gold for my type of hair, which happens to be fine, dead-straight and dry. It includes using conditioner as a shampoo. You massage the conditioner into your scalp and the lengths of your hair, leave it to settle for at least fifteen minutes and then rinse immensely well. Rinsing is the key to this kind of washing. If you don’t wash all the conditioner out your hair will be flat and get oily again quickly.
- It doesn’t destroy as many nutrients as shampooing does and or strip the outer layer of the hair shaft.
- You only have to shampoo once from every two weeks to every six months when the oils in your hair build up.
- It can build your resistance to oils. The more you shampoo your hair and strip the natural oils away the more oil is produced. Since you aren’t stripping away all of the nutrients it means your hair will produce less oil without having to go through as much of an awkward-oilish period. I tried not washing my hair for even a day before Conditioner Only washing and could not withstand the oil. But now I can go at least three days without having to Conditioner wash again and my hair will be as dry as it was when first washed.
- Great for dry hair types.
- It can cost a lot for conditioner.
- It takes a long time in the shower.
- Awkward week or so of adjustment to the natural nutrients being left in your hair.
Everyone’s hair is different. Your hair may just be the exception to these rules. What do you do to control and maintain your hair?