Stop Hair Breakage- How to Lock in Moisture to Prevent Hair Breakage
Hey Peeps, I hope you had a good weekend. In last week’s post, I shared essential tips on how to grow back your hairline and I mentioned that there were other factors involved to stop hair breakage and grow back one’s hairline. My post today focuses on hair breakage and is a continuation of my previous hair growth topic. This is because if you carry out my advice on how to restore your hairline and you do begin to see signs of growth, your hairline will fall out again if you do not lock in moisture to retain its growth. Continue Reading…
First of all, if you want to retain moisture in your hair, you need to understand what your curl type is. I have said it before and I’ll say it again, when it comes to my hair care, I’m pretty lazy. It took me a while to know what my hair type is because I couldn’t be bothered to do the work to find out. However, a very clear and visual article written by Jessica Cruel on Popsugar.com let me know that I have 4c hair. What this means is that it is difficult to get moisture from the hair tip to the scalp which makes 4c hair more prone to breakage. Yay!!! Erm…
There are key steps one can take to stop hair breakage and today I want to focus on one- how to retain moisture properly. I have to stress the word properly because in the good ol’ days I had no idea that my hair was dry or that in growing out my hair I needed my hair to be moisturized daily. I mean, this is not something that you talk about with your gals when you meet up for drinks! Then when I found out my hair needed moisture, I did not know that after applying a product rich with hydrating ingredients, I then had to seal in the moisture to retain it. Now there are a few ways to retain moisture in natural hair after applying water or a water-based product and today I will focus on- sealing.
How to Lock In Moisture to Stop Hair Breakage
I chose to focus on sealing because in my opinion, this is one of the quickest ways to trap moisture in your hair and the way I do it is-
- I either dampen my hair by spraying water using my plastic water spray bottle, or I spritz my hair with my favourite moisturizer (to date) – AS I AM’s, So Much Moisture (Hydration Lotion) After massaging the moisture into my hair, ensuring the moisture has spread from my hair tip to my scalp, it’s now time for the next stage. PS if you are using a moisturizing product, ensure its ingredients do not include petroleum or mineral oil.
2. After massaging the moisture into my hair and scalp, I seal it with a top coat of oil (note that butter can also be used.) I seal my hair with Jamaican Black Castor Hair Oil.
Other hair bloggers recommend oils like coconut oil or shea butter as good products to use to keep moisturizing products within the hair strand. I say use trial and error and see what works for you.
And there it is folks, it seems pretty simple doesn’t it? Well it wasn’t easy for me to learn these steps, for e.g. it took me a while to know which way around to apply the products, i.e. I didn’t know which to apply first, the oil/thick hair butter or a water/water-based product…so you know, the whole chicken and egg fiasco…tsigh…
Also remember that when it comes to retaining moisture to stop hair breakage, as I said in my previous hair post- sleep on silk, satin pillowcases or night caps instead of cotton and drink lots of water.
Do you have any other tips on how to stop hair breakage? If so , do share in the Comments section below.