My hair, my hair, my freaking hair! It has always been on the thinner side, but ever since having my daughter, almost four years ago, I have had such a hard time with my hair. From it shedding and breaking, to it being dry and brittle, my hair just isn’t healthy. As women, hair and a beautiful face are everything, and can affect how we feel about ourselves. Trust me, how I feel now because of my hair, is a 180 of how I was before. For 2015, I promised myself I’m going to do everything in my power to get healthier hair.
What am I going to do to get healthier hair this year?
Visit a dermatologist that specializes in scalp treatments and hair loss.
Two years ago, I did visit a dermatologist regarding my hair issues. I was told to stop relaxing my hair, which I did. I had to use a prescribed shampoo twice per week, and apply this foam treatment to my scalp. The shampoo dried out my hair, and I couldn’t use the foam treatment because I was still nursing my daughter.
I found two dermatologists that received amazing reviews regarding their treatments for hair loss. I’m scheduling a consult with both.
Take better care of my hair at home
Before, I was giving myself home treatments every wash. Lately, I haven’t. My hooded hair dryer broke, and I don’t have the time to dedicate a full day for hair washes like I used to. I stopped investing in good hair care products, too. I just didn’t feel the need to because we were saving and the money could put to better use, and guess what? I was wrong, and my hair is suffering – badly.
While perusing my Instagram timeline, I came across a post from Tamar Braxton. She posted a photo of her hair in a ponytail, singing the praises of Simplicity Hair Oil. Like me, Tamar lost her edges postpartum, too. The products from this line grew them back. I checked out testimonials and reviews of their products, and was amazed by the results. I’m sold! I’m picking up some to get healthier hair.
Add some diversity to my protective styling
My protective styling for the last few months since taking out my weave, has been a top bun. It used to be two braids or a top bun. I got lazy, I am not good at styling natural hair, so I stuck to the top bun. My edges are suffering, y’all, and that’s with using Jamaican Black Castor Oil (JBCO) religiously. In order to get healthier hair, and get back my edges I need to diversify my styling to include styles that don’t cause tension on my edges.
Other things I do to get healthier hair include:
- Increasing my water intake
- Taking vitamins – I take prenatal vitamins since we’re still TTC. I’m on the fence about hairfinity.
- Eating a healthy diet
I also need to find a new hair stylist in my area since I’ve moved. If you have any suggestions for a hair stylist that is not only good at styling hair, but also takes care of your hair, and is in Nassau County, New York, please let me know. I’d also love to hear your suggestions of things that worked for you to get healthier hair.
What are your beauty resolutions for 2015?