1. You DO NOT need to trim your hair every 2 months or 6 weeks.
The only time you need a trim is when your hair is severely damaged or you notice a lot of split ends.
2. When you are dehydrated your hair not only feels drier to the touch but tangles more easily. Think of your body as the root and your hair as the plant. If you don’t water the roots the plant starts drying up and wilting, but once you water the roots, the plant comes back to life. Your hair is the exact same way.
3. Use a fabric ponytail holder that is soft rather than a harsh elastic to keep hair up, and don’t pull the hair too tight. Tight ponytails and buns create breakage and over time can recede your hairline.
4. Massaging your scalp for about 5 minutes a day for 1 week every month can increase blood flow to the scalp stimulating hair growth.
(This is especially good for people who are balding or feel that their hair growth rate has slowed down.)
You can use your fingers, with a little bit of oil on them for dry scalps.
If you really want to up the intensity, try the Inversion Method. You massage your scalp the same way for the same amount of time except turn your head upside down while you do it. You can sit with your legs apart and bend your head over between your knees until it’s upside down. If you get dizzy stop right away.
5. Whenever we can we end our showers with a blast of cool to cold water. This seals your cuticles making your hair smoother and less prone to breakage.
6. Use oils once a week. Oils increase elasticity making hair less prone to breaking and stimulate circulation. Some oils are good to apply to the scalp to stimulate hair growth, and others are good for applying to hair to improve it’s strength and condition.
7. Rosemary oil is an essential oil that when applied to the scalp 2 times a day for 6 months was shown to be just as effective for treating alopecia as prescription strength Rogaine.
8. Protect your hair from heat. Cut down on heat tools and see how healthy your hair can be!
9. Use Heat Protectant & Hair Sunscreen.
10. Brush carefully at the ends. Whenever you brush your hair hold the hair firmly right above where you are brushing and start little by little at the bottom ends working your way up. This will save you many broken strands.