Unbeknownst (it sounds so ancient) to us, we might be doing somethings to our hair which contributes to it getting damaged or breaking. Hopefully, this article will throw more light on what leads to breakage to help us avoid them. Growing healthy hair should be the goal
Not moisturizing properly
At this point, we're pretty sure you're tired of reading about 'moisturizing' all the time. But it is very essential especially if you're keeping your natural hair. Moisturizing twice daily should be the goal. How do you do this? Don't just apply hair oil to your hair. First spray your hair with water or water based hair mist, then apply your leave-in conditioner and then massage unto your scalp and hair your preferred hair oil. It's so simple yet so crucial.
Doing away with deep conditioning
Having dry hair is a precursor to it getting damaged or breakage eventually. This is why we recommend deep conditioning regularly at least once every 2 weeks. Deep conditioning your hair provides moisture to it which in turn prevents your hair from getting dry which could ultimately lead to breakage. The Deep Conditioning Treatment from Eya Naturals is perfect for this. If you're a DIY person, then using avocado, honey and eggs or your own formulation would help bring your hair to life.
Heat! heat!! heat!!!
Yes we know you want to see how long your hair is. There are other ways of doing that without 'burning' your hair away. Try using African threading or banding instead of constantly applying the hot iron or curler. If you must absolutely do this, then please use a heat protectant. Don't leave any chances.
Using regular towel to dry your hair
This is a major problem. The regular towels tucks and pulls on our hair due to how coily it is. If you can, please use a micro fibre towel or an old t-shirt to dry your hair. Better still, you can leave it to air dry if you have the luxury of time. It's high time to toss your regular towel. Drop that towel!
Tucking on hair whilst detangling
Our hair gets tangled up easily. Detangling becomes a chore most time. We understand but please take your time whilst detangling or brushing your hair. To make it easier, divide your hair into 4 sections, moisturize each section and gently (the key word here is gently) detangle with your fingers first before using a wide-tooth comb or a brush. Please be gentle lest you lose so much hair. That'll be on you.
You're wondering if this is even a thing. Yes it is. Our hair has its own natural oils. Washing your hair too much strips off its natural oils leaving it too dry. The temptation to wash it daily is ever-present especially if you have short hair. Don't even look at the shampoo. Wash your hair at least once a week. Again, be gentle whilst shampooing. It's your scalp and hair not a dirty carpet. Be gentle please.
There are a lot more things which we couldn't cover here but the ones explained above are so critical. Aside avoiding these things, please endeavour to drink a lot of water and eat a balanced diet, afterall, we are what we eat.
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