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.