Hair is organic and our fragile locks are under attack every day. From the way treat our hair, to the environmental effects of pollutants and the weather.
Here’s a brief guide to hair care tips for keeping natural hair in great condition and creating natural healthier, longer hair over time.
Natural hair that is fully moisturised is less likely to break prematurely as moisture renders the hair more pliable. In effect the strands are more elastic and able to glide more smoothly on each other. Therefore fewer tangles, less tugging and less breakage. Water is the ultimate moisturiser. After all, every cell in the body is comprised mostly of water so why would the hair be any different?
Oils have different properties and choosing the right oil for you is sometimes a matter of trial and error. There are many hair loving oils such as avocado oil, olive oil, jojoba oil but research suggests very few actually fully penetrate the hair shaft. Coconut oil however has been shown not only penetrate the cortex, but help condition, moisturise and strengthen hair as well. Mashooq’s Hair Oil is the perfect blend of 6 natural oils that work together to feed and condition your hair.
Shampooing, combing, and heat are three of the most common of damage to the outer cuticle of the hair. Controlling these factors is by far the most critical in maintaining afro hair and limiting the damage.
Healthy hair will not grow from a dirty scalp, so keep your scalp squeaky clean. An inexpensive aid to scalp health is to massage. By stimulating your scalp you encourage the blood circulation. You can even massage using Mashooq’s Hair Oil to feed the scalp and hair at the same time. Use your fingertips only.
Nothing to date is guaranteed to make your hair grow faster. On every head, hair is growing at different rates, sometimes growing faster in the summer than in the winter. Overall hair length and rate is genetically programmed, so despite the promises, you may never grow hair longer than an inch.
What you eat impacts on many aspects of your appearance. Eat a balanced diet, make sure you get adequate protein and vitamins; and exercise regularly. Your hair, like your body, needs many different nutrients. So feed your hair from the inside.
Hair loss occurs in all ethnic populations, but in black women, many forms of alopecia (baldness) are associated directly to our hair care practices. Constant pulling on the follicles can lead to permanent hair loss.
Hope this helps you to get the hair length you want!