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Are You Struggling With Your Hair Looking Messy after doing it?
Three reasons this can be happening.
1. The product you use. If you are doing a style like cornrows/plaits, make sure your hair is well moisturized. Use a little gel for hold like this one https://amzn.to/3JZrT6h
2. The technique used to style the hair. If you get your hair done by a stylist, make sure they are capable of doing a great job. Find a capable stylist like Nastacia Brady of Sevven Braid Studio to do it for you. If you do it yourself, practice makes perfect.
3. Your night routine and maintenance. Cover your hair at night to minimize frizz.
This is a question I get several times in one day. The truth is hair grow…fast… is something that that’s time. Yes, fast hair growth takes time. Everyone’s hair grows, however, our hair goes through growth cycle stages that also has resting periods. Learn more about hair growth cycle stages https://www.healthline.com/health/stages-of-hair-growth Our hair growth is also greatly dependent on our health, well-being, nutrition, hair care and also genetics. Let’s first tackle the health. Make sure you are eating healthy foods, drinking water, reducing unhealthy food, exercising, sleeping well, reducing stress and also making sure you are not deficient in any nutrients. If your health is not up to par, it can affect your hair growth retention. If you are taking medication, some can cause hair loss and even stunted growth. Let your focus be on Hair Growth Retention not hair growth. Retention of your hair that is already growing means taking care of your hair to reduce breakage and unnece
If your edges has been full in the past and gradually it seems as if you have lost them, it is important to trace your step to see how it happened. Here is a checklist that can help: - Do you do tight styles? - Do you do the same styles where your edges have tension put on them? - Do you skip moisturizing your edges? - After washing your face, especially after removing makeup, do you skip moisturizing your hair? - Do you wear caps/hats/wigs that put tension in your edges? - Do you use wig glue and gels constantly on your edges? These issues can cause you to lose your edges. Also, nutrient deficiency such as iron deficiency, even postpartum shedding (hair loss after baby) can cause hair loss on the edges. Aging can also affect your edges. Products that can help 1. See your doctor if health related 2. Massage edges with oils such as Jamaican Black Castor Oil with peppermint oil (watch https://youtu.be/IJpcmBPJKIY ) 3. Try Ayurvedic oils, and even pomades. Oils like https://amzn.to/3qK
To start off, it is important to create a routine. Similar to how you have a life routine of what you do each day. For hair, you can create one like for example let say you wash your hair every week. Then when you do so, shampoo to wash scalp and hair, deep condition to nourish your hair, Moisturize your hair after and then style. Then once a month, you can do a protein treatment. During the week, Moisturize your hair regularly. This video talks more about creating a routine: https://youtu.be/rTniJGM-LAA Now, let us break it down into small parts. SHAMPOOING When it comes to washing your hair, there are different things you can use but I will keep it simple for you. The best shampoo for natural hair is a sulfate free shampoo. This type does not contain ingredients with the word sulfate in it. It also does not strip your natural hair oils and cause hair and scalp to be dry . Dry hair breaks. Learn more about shampoo here https://youtu.be/EMlMYksvBVs Here are some recomme