Healthy Food: Keep your skin fresh and glowing by eating antioxidant-rich foods. Choose foods that are bright in color, such as broccoli, carrots, blueberries and tomatoes. When you eat healthy and exercise regularly you are much more likely to have great skin.
For soft and healthy curls, sleep on a Satin pillowcase. Cotton pillowcases sometimes cause hair to become dry because they absorb oils. satinsleepers will protect hair, and let you wake in the morning with similar curls to the ones you slept with. You may also sleep in a satin scarf or bonnet.
You can help your hair retain moisture so it is less likely to develop frayed and broken ends. Using the right temperature water while you shampoo is one way to accomplish this. Make it a habit to rinse off any shampoo with cool water. This stops the heat from stripping your hair of it’s natural moisture and promotes a lustrous sheen.
There are many things that can cause dandruff. If you have oily hair, you will be more likely to suffer from dandruff. It would seem that the opposite would be the case, but that is not so. If you are troubled by this condition, a gentle shampoo or one that fights dandruff is your best bet.
You shouldn’t wash your hair every day. Whenever you wash hair, you eliminate precious oils and make it more likely to be damaged. Rather, try washing your hair about every other day or so.
Be sure to deep condition your hair with a protein-based conditioner once or twice a month. In between deep conditioning treatments, use a high quality protein based leave in conditioner to hydrate your hair.
Utilize Strengthening Treatments. These will keep your hair strong and less prone to breaking, especially at the point where you’re relaxed ends meed your natural hair. My favorite strengthening treatment is Nupur Henna. I use it as a prepoo from time to time mixed with EVOO and I find that it causes my hair to feel stronger and also leaves my new growth more manageable. If henna is not your thing then an occasional protein treatment may be just the thing for you. Remember, everybody’s hair needs are different and, depending on the individual, your hair may need strengthening treatments more or less often. Use your discretion and remember to follow up your strengthening treatment with a moisturizing treatment.