How to Prevent Setbacks in 2015
Build an Effective Hair Regimen
Having a hair regimen that caters to your hair needs and lifestyle is integral for the overall health and length retention of your hair. One of the biggest things that people forget is to match their hair regimen with their lifestyle. If you have a busy or hectic lifestyle, being bothered with your hair every day is likely not ideal. Build a hair regimen that you can keep up with.
Get Your Trims Regularly
Getting consistent trims or lack thereof will make a difference in your hair’s progression. Hair is dead, so the ends of our hair become dry overtime and can began to split. You’d want to maintain the length of your hair by removing the ends on a consistent basis. By not doing so, you risk the chance of your hair breaking off. There isn’t a magic number of months to get a trim because everyone’s hair is unique with different regimens. Pay attention to your hair to find out when trimming is best for you. Also, if you’re one to get inches of hair cut off during a trim, then you may be waiting too long in between trims. Healthy hair should have no more than ½ inch removed during trimming.
Set Realistic Goals
Don’t expect to be bra strap length by June and your current hair length is ear length. Even with the help of hair growth aids this is impossible. Hair grows on average 6 inches a year. Some will grow a little more than that and others will grow a little bit less. Measure your own hair growth to see how much hair you produce monthly. This will give you an idea of the length that you’ll have by a certain time.
Learn More About The Science of Hair
You can take A LOT of guess work out of finding the perfect products, building an effective hair regimen and preventing setbacks by simply reading books. There are many hair care books that have heavily researched facts about hair care. It’s important to do your own research to better understand your hair. A few great books that I love is The Science of Black Hair by Audrey Sivasothy-Davis and Better than Good Hair by Nikki Walton.
What ways do you plan on making your hair regimen a success this year?