Seasonal changes often wreak havoc on the hair and skin but most people hardly notice the subtle changes that take place with their hair over time. Overlooking key signs and changes in your hair could lead to breakage and/or maybe even hair loss. Below are some key things to keep in mind as you and your hair transition into the new season!
Moisturize your hair daily. Chemically treated and natural hair will require moisture added each day to avoid breakage and to endure atmospheric conditions. Moisturized hair can better withstand manipulation and styling without damaging the hair strand.
Shampoo your hair and scalp often. The hair protects the head but it also absorbs elements from the air in addition to the products used each day. After a few days, the buildup starts to weigh the hair down and cause it to feel heavy and look lifeless.
Clean your scalp. The scalp is a part of the skin. The skin on your body must be cleaned and moisturized often and so must the scalp.. The condition of your scalp will determine the status of the hair strand.
Trim split ends when necessary, recommended every 2-3 months. Trimming split ends will ensure the hair remains healthy-looking. Healthy hair moves grow and compliment the overall style. If split ends are left unattended, the hair strand will eventually break.
Limit heat use. Heating tools like flat irons and blow dryers are dangerous to the hair if used improperly or excessively. Limit your use of these tools to prevent damaging effects like breakage and dryness of the hair.
In addition to the items listed above and most importantly, drink the recommended amount of water and add vitamin supplements to your daily routine. Create a hair journal to document and keep track of the products used, set some goals for your hair. Saying daily affirmations about your hair as you travel along on your hair growth journey!