How to build a basic hair regimen


So you've been staring at your hair and your just not happy with the way it’s been growing. Maybe you are suffering from split ends, breakage, a thinning hairline or even hair loss. It's probably time to start a healthy hair journey, but where exactly do you start? Right here! I am going get you started on your journey with the basics. Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 12.15.20 PM Cut The Crap! The crap I am referring to would be the damaged hair you've been holding on to for so long. Contrary to popular product claims, split ends cannot be repaired by slathering pricey serums over them. The best thing to do with those split ends is to cut them right off. Once the general damage has been cut away, you will have a clean slate to start with. Clean Up Your Body and Diet A healthy hair journey doesn’t just begin with what you do to your hair, but a large part of it has to do with your health. It’s far more important to keep a healthy body and diet so that what grows out of your scalp is in tiptop shape. Here are a few tips to get you started. · Drink at least 2 liters of water a day · Be sure to eat lean protein such as chicken, fish or tofu. · Break a sweat with exercise for at least 20 minutes a day. Get The Goods Now it's time to get a few products to help you along the journey. Here are the products you need and their specific purposes. · Moisturizing Shampoo - The color of this shampoo is usually opaque, and will be used weekly or biweekly to cleanse the scalp only. · Clarifying Shampoo - The color of this shampoo should be clear, and will only be used on a monthly basis to remove product build-up. · Moisturising Conditioner Your moisturizing conditioner is used after every shampoo in order to keep your hair soft and manageable. · Protein Conditioner - A protein conditioner is for hair that is suffering from breakage and damage. Use this product after cleansing and follow-up with moisture. · Leave-In Conditioner - A leave-in conditioner should be applied to the hair in order to prepare the hair for styling and manipulation. It can also be used throughout the week for general moisture. · Natural Oil - Use natural oils such as jojoba, coconut or olive oil to apply on top of your leave-in conditioner in order to seal in moisture. By: Kavuli Nyali (Writer, Consultant & Afro Textured Hair Expert)

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