Tip 4: Keep Ends Moisturized
The best way to keep your ends moisturized is to have a bottle of water to spray your ends with. Even though wet hair is said to be more fragile, dry hair can have friction against your blouse or other hair causing it to break.
You have to baby your ends because they are so much older than the other parts of hair and more fragile as well. Hair that is nourished with water and oil is healthier and stronger.
Tip 5: Trim Split ends
Do not leave rough ends untrimmed because you’re afraid your hair will not grow. Your hair will retain more length if it is taken care of so please do trim your hair either at the salon or yourself if you are able to do so.
A light trim every 3-4 months will rid your hair of any heat-damaged or split hairs. If you don’t have any heat damage, split or damaged ends then you can extend trims longer.
Tip 7: Use Gentle Hands
Be patient with your hair! I know it may take a little more time, but being gentle and coddling your hair like a baby is the best way to retain length. Ripping through your hair’s roots can cause major pain and breakage. Please use gentle hands when combing.
Tip 8: Scalp Massages
Pamper your scalp by using gentle hands to give your hair scalp massage. Rub some of your favorite oil onto your fingertips and massage your scalp for fifteen minutes. You can use essential oils*, but make sure to dilute them with other carrier oils*.
Scalp massages are great for hair growth more so than retention but if you get into the habit of pampering your hair and scalp you will be more inclined to be gentle with it.
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