Isn’t Scandal just the best thing on TV at the moment? OK I may be exaggerating a little. I am also a huge fan of The Game of Thrones, The Newsroom and Downton Abbey.
But curling up in front of the box and watching Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope fixing other people’s problems while trying to get over the love of her life President Fitz…. well that’s just a perfect evening.
What all good TV shows have in common is that the creators have stumbled on a recipe that speaks directly to a particular group of people.
Mix in ingredients like good writing, drama, intrigue, conspiracies, love and a touch of sensationalism amongst other things then you are guaranteed to create a hit TV show. Well that’s the theory anyway.
I got to thinking about what makes a good hair regimen. Is it the major things we do like long term protective styling and protein treatments that make the most difference or is it the little things like moisturizing and sealing daily and deep conditioning* often?
There is something to be said for each approach of course but I truly believe that the little things matter every bit as much as the big things. By complimenting each other at different times, the little and big things we do to our hair come together to create a great regimen and as such you really start to see progress in your hair’s length and health.
With that in mind here is my list of the top 10 black hair tips that you really ought to know:
1. Water is the best moisturizer – Surprise surprise (not). Water is what moisturizes your hair best, not oil, not hair creams or leave in conditioners. When your hair has been freshly washed, it has the maximum amount of water it can hold and the percentage only goes down in the days following your wash.
Expect to lose a large chunk of that moisture if you use heat to style your hair and just as large a chunk if you don’t seal the moisture into your hair with an oil or butter.
Think of leave in conditioners as a way of topping up the tank during the week but don’t expect them to completely take the place of the true moisturization that can only come from H20.