I do have a few amendments and clarifications though. This post was written at a time where I was recovering from heat damage, hence the opposition to heat syling. I maintain that caution is to be used whenever heat is used in the hair. However, after learning ways to use minimal heat for a change of style, I am not of the opinion that all use of heat will result in damage.
If you follow any other hair blogs, you’ll come across this topic over and over again. I’m glad everyone is bringing attention to hair health and providing insightful information about how to protect our work.
I will borrow from a post I wrote last year, Winter Survival Guide, and share some basic, yet necessary tips with you this Fall.
Here are a few tips to help your family survive the dry winter months.
1. If you must use a shampoo, it is essential to use a moisturizing shampoo and not forgo the conditioner in your child’s hair.
2. Don’t skip the weekly deep treatments either. They will definitely help to bring back to the hair any moisture that might have been stripped between the indoor heat and dry, windy climate.
3. Moisture, moisture, moisture!!! Lock in the moisture added to the hair after a deep treatment and/or conditioner application. Butters and hair oils, such as Jojoba, Olive, Castor and Coconut oils work great at sealing moisture. Emulsify the butter of your choice in your hands and apply to the hair from roots to ends. Be sure to seal the ends to prevent splitting.
4. Avoid heat styling! I know the Holidays are particular times when our children endure the most heat application with the excessive blow drying and hot combing, but with the already harsh elements, their hair do not need any additional stress.
5. Use leave-in conditioners to refresh the hair on second and third day hair.
6. Protective style.
What are you ladies doing to protect your hair this season? What changes are you looking forward to?