7 Deadly Sins of Hair Care

Black woman in  purple top prayingItem 2- Winging It

…that winging it won’t fly. You must have some semblance of a regimen in place that you adhere to on a consistent basis. Without a regimen you won’t be able to properly assess what works and what doesn’t.

A sound regimen, and it doesn’t have to be anything elaborate either, is the staple of any healthy hair journey. Even minimalists have some basic steps they routinely follow in order to achieve health and length.

Just remember, if you approach your haircare with a willy-nilly attitude you are likely to get helter-skelter results.

Item 3- Over Processing

…that over-processing the hair is one of the sneaky sins of haircare. There is a very delicate balance between just enough and too much.

Quite often we do so much to our hair that it can be challenging to track the many processes, it’s a wonder our strands rebound from it all. While our hair might be quite resilient it is imprudent to continually subject it to the number of processes that we often do.

For instance placing color on top of relaxed hair may not be such a great idea since it gives the hair far too much to contend with. Also, be sure to seek the assistance of professionals rather than attempting to do it yourself since you may end up leaving your chemicals in a tad too long.

If you are a naturalista who likes to make your own stuff, be sure you get your measurements and methods right. The last thing you want is to come out with a mass of steel wool curls because you left that protein treatment in too long or cotton candy hair because your conditioner did too good a job.


Item 4-Under Moisturizing and Neglecting the Moisture Locking Process

…that water is life and the main source of moisture for our thirsty roots. In times gone by, we were told that water is the aggressor now we know otherwise that water is in fact the best source of moisture.

Robbing your hair of moisture, you are leaving it susceptible to dryness, weakening its tensile strength and incapable of length retention. Perhaps you prefer to rock straight styles so to you, adding water periodically would be counter productive to the sleek look you want to achieve but if this is your priority instead of healthy hair or length retention, you can prepare to contend with split ends and being stuck in a length plateau.

Your hair needs water, plain and simple. Apply the principle of all living things in nature; they require the life-source that is water in order to replenish themselves and get on with the business of growing.

Originally posted 2013-10-27 15:00:27.

About Marsha Buchanan


As a Jamaican girl raised in a devout church family headed by my mother, I have always had my natural hair, no chemical processing. After years of mistreating it , often ignorant of that fact, I began my healthy hair journey in January 2013 in fact, I have seen to it that my entire household falls in line where this is concerned. When I am not poring over some hair blog or forum I spend my time teaching English to rowdy high school students (ok maybe I have some little sweethearts in the mix), mothering the most adorable two year old on this globe, or rushing to meet the deadline for a writing project on Elance. In my spare time I enjoy a stroll along the beach with my doting husband.

About Marsha Buchanan


As a Jamaican girl raised in a devout church family headed by my mother, I have always had my natural hair, no chemical processing. After years of mistreating it , often ignorant of that fact, I began my healthy hair journey in January 2013 in fact, I have seen to it that my entire household falls in line where this is concerned. When I am not poring over some hair blog or forum I spend my time teaching English to rowdy high school students (ok maybe I have some little sweethearts in the mix), mothering the most adorable two year old on this globe, or rushing to meet the deadline for a writing project on Elance. In my spare time I enjoy a stroll along the beach with my doting husband.

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