Once you decide that it is time to get your hair healthy again it might be confusing on just where to start. I remember there was a point in my hair journey right in the beginning when I stared at the mirror asking myself what in the world was I going to do about my hair.
My hair was breaking, it was shedding like crazy and I was suffering from hair loss due to a bad perm. Where do I start?
In this post I want to answer just that question because getting your hair healthy, believe it or not, is a process. It takes time and you have to have a plan in order to be successful.
I know that everyone’s situation is different so my level of ‘un-healthy’ might not be the same as yours or vice versa, but there are a few general things everyone needs to consider when they decide to start a healthy hair journey. Here are the top 7 things you need to do to start:
1. Get a detailed consultation from a recommended stylist
Even though we are a family of DIY’ers, it helps to get help from a professional who will assess your hair and scalp and give you a list of recommendations.
We suggest getting more than one consultation so that you can cross-check between stylists and check off what was common between both. You have to know where you are to determine where you are going so a consultation is a great place to start.
2. Say no to chemicals
I know it is hard to hear but you cannot fix damaged hair with more damage. Chemical treatments like, relaxers, color or extreme heat treatments demolish the structure of the strand. This means that if your hair strand is so thin that it is breaking without a relaxer if you add a relaxer to your hair you are only making things worse.
There is no such thing as a healthy relaxer, but there are relaxers that have been developed to cause less damage in comparison to others.
If your hair is struggling to get healthy do not use any relaxers, color or extreme heat in an attempt ‘to fix’ it.
3. Get a hair cut
Some women need just a trim others need a down right cut, when you consult with a stylist on the state of your hair they will make the best recommendation for you.
Hair cuts are not a bad thing especially if you are starting over from heat damage, chemical damage or haphazard hair loss.
To start out fresh you need to cut off all the damaged ends, and give your healthy hair a chance to thrive, it is much better to have healthy shorter hair than long unhealthy hair.