We cant even front, we all have those bad hair habits we know we need to break and we know deep down that without these habits our hair would be further along, growth and health wise. If only we would just do exactly what we need to do to achieve our hair goals we wouldn’t even have to read this post.
You want healthy hair right? Surely there are some things you do to your hair that are not so healthy and if you have any of the following habits when it comes to your hair, stop it now, missy you will be glad you did.
1. Constantly touching your hair
Hand in hair syndrome is a real ya’ll, we all love to touch and feel our kinks and curls and yes, this can be strenuous to your strands. Any kind of pulling, tugging and excessive manipulation needs to remain limited. Try protective styles (braids, weaves*, wigs,etc) to keep your fingers from always messing with your hair.
2. Going weeks without washing your hair
We all do it every now and then, our lives get busy, and we just throw our hair up into a cute bun and go about it not giving a second thought to a wash day.
Do not abandon your hair…ever, if you do not have all the time in the world to follow through with your hair washing regimen, just do a quick co-wash or ACV rinse (Apple Cider Vinegar* & Water) to remove the old products from your hair and scalp so your hair can continue to grow and remain healthy. Do not forget to throw a moisturizer on your hair, too.
3. Neglecting the scalp
The scalp is the most important part of hair growth do not neglect it or feed it products that will clog your pores such as mineral oil*. When washing, work in small sections to ensure that you are reaching your scalp massaging the scalp to get the blood flowing and for goodness sake, no scratching your scalp.
Scratching with your fingernails damages your pores there are healthier ways to scratch is by rubbing the area or massaging the area with Extra Virgin Olive Oil*, Tea Tree Oil*, Avocado Oil*, or do a hot oil treatment with your favorite oil.
4. Sleeping without a satin bonnet*
If I sleep without my bonnet one time it wont kill me
yup the ultimate cardinal sin and number cause of dryness and ultimately breakage. When sleeping, napping, or lounging on the couch, do not forget to tie your hair up and make this a habit. This prevents breakage, it also prevents you from putting your hands in your hair.
Originally posted 2014-06-13 15:00:00.