Oh, she has good hair!
I Want her Hair!
You KNOW who I’m referring to. The beautiful brunette woman who sits in front of you at church service on Sunday. Or maybe its's the red-head at the grocery store. Oh no, I got it, it’s the blond at the car wash. Every time she moves, it’s as if time has slowed up. You get a glimpse of every perfect detail in her hair cut. You can't seem to tell if the shine reflecting from her hair is real or imaginary. Inside, you secretly wish that you could achieve her voluminous and shiny hair.
Then you secretly say to yourself "she has good hair". Ladies let me tell you; there is NO SUCH THING AS GOOD HAIR! Healthy Hair IS Good Hair! Now take a deep breath, exhale, and say it with me... I can have healthy hair too! With the proper care, diet, regimen, and professional insight, you can reach your personal hair goals!
A head full of healthy hair is normally a sign of overall physical health according to dermatologist Amy McMichael. "To a doctor, healthy hair is hair that's growing appropriately out of every follicle, not easily broken, and connected to a healthy scalp.... it's bouncy, shiny, and manageable”, says dermatologist Amy McMichael, MD.
In my previous post "Top oils for healthy hair” I mentioned the importance of using premium plant based oils. Using organic plant-based oils are a great way to maintain healthy hair, but most importantly, having a diet rich in protein, minerals, vitamins, and water are as well.
Hair is made up of 90% protein called amino acids. The body can produce 11 of the 20 amino acids that make up hair, the other 9 come from our daily diet. Proteins like lean meats, eggs, legumes, fish, and dairy products are good sources, as well as, peanut butter, and corn. We will talk more about the importance of nutrients later in another blog 💕
Here are my top 7 tips 👇🏾for maintaining healthy hair.
- ⛔️ Limit the use of your heating tools and when you do use them make sure to use a thermal protectant.
- ✂️ Get regular trims every 8-12 weeks depending on your personal hair growth.
- ♻️ Use toxic free hair products formulated for your hair porosity.
- 🛌 Use only silk or satin bonnets, scarves, or pillow cases to protect your hair from moisture loss.
- 😫 Make sure to not pull too tight when wearing protective styles such as weaves, wigs, and braids.
- 💧Deep condition at least once per month and use conditioner designed for your porosity.
- 🖍 When coloring hair, it's best to leave it to a professional, but if you must- do your research first.
Having had turning hair is within your reach. Implementing a healthy diet, proper regimens, products and a lot of patience is a sure way to make sure you have good hair too!!!
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