Healthy Hair Care Tips:
Hair typically grows at a rate of ¼ to ½ an inch per month. Be patient with your hair growth process. Daily hair loss (shedding), up to 80 - 100 strands per day is normal, so don’t be alarmed because you lose a few strands each day. This is part of the hair growth cycle. When hair strands fall out, new ones grow in its place, restarting the growth cycle.
  • When possible, choose protective styles (i.e. braids that aren’t too tight, wigs, weaves) by shielding your hair from the elements.
  • Sleep on silk or satin pillows and/or wear a silk or stain hair scarf or bonnet, because they help retain moisture and prevent hair breakage.
  • Seal in moisture after every wash by, towel blotting your hair dry, and not rubbing. Seal in the moisture by applying a hair serum, oil, or hair butter (see Hair & Scalp Serum, and Moisturizing Hair Butter by Lavish Crown).
  • Cut off split ends. I know we like to hold onto our tresses, but once the hair is split, there is no way to get rid of the split ends except to cut them off. By trimming off the unhealthy split ends, hair will have less breakage, look thicker, and shinier, and grow longer in a shorter amount of time.
  • Healthy hair starts from within. Eat a balanced diet enriched with protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Omega-3 (fatty acids), and iron. Drink plenty of water, and take multi-vitamins. A few vitamins or supplements that promote healthy hair are Biotin, Zinc, Magnesium and Vitamin B12.
  • Hair is primarily made up of protein. Inadequate protein can result in weak, brittle hair, and even hair loss. Eat at least 45 grams of protein daily. Good sources include: lean meat, fish, eggs, and beans.
  • Hot water not only causes dryness on your skin, but it can also be damaging to your hair. Rinsing with cool water will help close up the cuticle and strengthen hair follicles