2016 is here, and this should be the year you truly let your hair get to its healthiest. So here are 5 healthy hair habits you should embrace to make this year fantastic for your hair.
1. Question Your Stylist
Before your stylist makes any change to your hair, ensure you have asked them more than enough questions about it, like how to maintain it and how long you should have it.
They might get annoyed if you keep doing this, but it will give you peace of mind as you’ll know precisely what to expect every time you change your hair. After all, if anything goes wrong or the new style ends up looking unflattering on you, it’s you who will have to live with it–and pay for it.
2. Trim It
Black hair tends to have fragile ends. These ends are the driest part of your hair because they are the oldest. However immaculately you care for your hair, you will still need to trim your hair.
The ends might split or they could become dry enough that they won’t look different even if you use tons of daily moisture. Just keep trimming your ends between 1/4 and 1/2 after a few months.
3. Gentle Treatment
Use wide tooth combs, which will minimize the pain you experience when combing. You should also try finger combing. Your fingers will detangle your hair better than any comb can, and will cause a lot less breakage.
4. Use the Best Tools
The wrong tools can be disastrous to your hair. They include combs whose teeth are too closely spaced, brushes with hard bristles and ponytail holders with metal pieces. The tools you use should not rip out, tug or pull your hair.
5. Cover Your Hair
Cover your hair when you sleep. This might be simple, but it’s quite effective. Get a satin or silky hair cover. But if you don’t want to cover your hair, you can also get a satin or silky pillow case. It will work just as well and prolong your soft hair from drying.