I realize that while I believe myself to be an expert on absolutely everything – this really is kind’ve true, in “real life” I can be quite the know it all but my friends put up with me nonetheless (love ya’ll!!!) – there are many many readers who have been on their hair journeys for as long if not longer than I have, who also author hair blogs, and who generally take excellent care of their hair. Since I know many of you are extremely knowledgeable, I’d love for you to share your 3 best pieces of healthy hair advice in the comments below. Allow me to go first!
ECP’s 3 Best Pieces of Healthy Hair Advice
- Avoid Direct Heat. Nothing dries my hair out faster than flat ironing, curling and/or blow drying my hair. There are very few styles I am unable to achieve without direct heat (rollersets, braid/twist/bantu knot outs, rod sets, etc) so I try to avoid direct heat as often as possible. This definitely isn’t a one size fits all, some ladies’ hair tolerates direct heat well but not mine!
- Moisturize AND Seal. Prior to my HHJ I moisturized daily but used products with a large amount of mineral oil and did not seal my hair. I was always left wondering why my hair seemed to always feel dry despite my best efforts. Moisturizing with water based products and sealing with an oil or butter made a huge difference in my hair.
- Deep Condition Weekly. My hair is at optimal hair when I shampoo and deep condition weekly. I know some ladies wash & condition biweekly but by the time I reach the second week, my hair begins to feel dry and this is unacceptable as stated in my Prevention versus Reaction post.
So, there you have my 3 best pieces of healthy hair advice – if you agree or disagree with mine let me know, but also please share yours! And if you do have a blog, leave the URL as well, I love finding new ways to feed my hair obsession blogs from which to learn!