What are some of your favorite hair care tips for active women?
I recently came out with my memoir earlier this year called, “Against All Odds: From the Projects to the Penthouse” and towards the end of the book, I have a few chapters on how to achieve and maintain healthy hair.
Hair Care tips from CURLS Founder and CEO Mahisha Dellinger
Tame the curls:
Curly hair is the most temperamental textured tress on this planet. Frizz from touching the hair too often, limp noodle curls from over conditioning, dry, straw-like curls from under conditioning or over shampooing, and seasonal changes that make us wonder, “What on God’s green earth has happened to my beautiful curls?” are all common curly girl experiences.
You can help your hair with these rehab tips:
Tip 1: Strip, but don’t tease! Start with a clean palate every three months, especially you product junkies that just can’t seem to say “no” to any product that is curl related. Try a “CURLS Detox” cleansing as a part of your rehab. Choose a clarifying shampoo that is ph balanced and contains mild surfactants to avoid over drying the hair.
Tip 2: Product Relativity – While some curlies like to “cocktail” two or more products together to create the perfect coil, I advise against mixing styling products from different product lines. Oftentimes, active ingredients will collide and cause the white ball effect or harden up on the hair. Try one product line at a time.
Tip 3: Defrizz & Debunk! Debunk the myth that the more products applied on the hair the better the curls. The truth is, the number one cause of frizz is product overload. Simplify your styling regime.
Tip 4: Use sulfate free cleansers to ease dry, brittle hair and ends. Sulfates are harsh detergents that cause the suds factor in your cleanser and results in dry hair.
Tip 5: Stop heat styling altogether. The excess heat further exacerbates the problem.
Tip 6: Deep treat your hair with a super hydrating, natural based deep conditioner. Add heat so that the conditioner actually penetrates the hair shaft. The portable microhaircap is ideal for conditioning on the go! This cordless design enables user to walk around during treatment.
Tip 7: Moisturize daily…remember, this is key to healthy hair!
Tip 8: Add a natural oil of your choice (e.g. pomegranate seed, olive, jojoba, or sunflower oil) to your styling products for extra moisture. You can purchase natural oils at your local health food store.
Tip 9: Be patient with slow growing hair. Realize that all hair grows, on average, ½ “ per month. African American hair grows at the same rate.
Tip 10: Take a multi vitamin full of rich minerals and drink eight glasses of water a day.
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