If you had to give one piece of advice...

DocDoc Posts: 367Registered Users
for maintaining strong healthy hair free of dryness and breakage, what would it be?

I'd have to say Moisture is the key and to that end my one piece of advice would be to do daily conditioner washes.
Dense kinky-curly; healthy and growing strong!


  • CreationCreation Posts: 48Registered Users
    I would say one of the best things to do is avoid heat as much as possible!!! :wink:
    Righteousness isn't what you do it's a gift!

    I'm still trying to find out what my hair type is!!
  • msjokermsjoker Posts: 1,658Registered Users
    Trims are super-important!
    "It moisturizes my situation... preserves my sexy."
  • CheleighCheleigh Posts: 552Registered Users
    Ditto all the above. I would also say plaiting it/twisting it once it gets long enough to become tangled during the night. It really helped cut down on excess knotting and enabled me to better retain moisture.
    Natural pics: http://picturetrail.com/shelacious
    pw: kinky
    Hair type: Spongy & kinky texture. Coily & curly strands.
  • An AkashaAn Akasha Posts: 175Registered Users
    Go easy on the hair products.
    BSL of thick 4a/ 3c coils.
    Member since 1999.
  • DocDoc Posts: 367Registered Users
    An Akasha wrote:
    Go easy on the hair products.

    I like this one; I'm working on it! :lol:
    Dense kinky-curly; healthy and growing strong!
  • ms.gms.g Posts: 173Registered Users
    along with what everyone else has mentioned, id add
    regularly deep conditioning.
    all natural.

    my head is full of naps, coils, kinks and thickness. :)

  • AfroCurlsAfroCurls Posts: 117Registered Users
    Avoid heat at all costs, keep a good leave in conditioner in supply and only comb your hair when it is sopping wet.

    I've been doing this since I went natural about a year ago and my hair is the healthiest it's ever been. The hairdresser says I had no split ends and she spent a good 15 minutes looking at my hair.
    Fotki PW: PM me for it!
    Big Chopped: April 1, 2005
    My Hair: Tight, thick springy curls with up to 90% shrinkage.
  • TroDousTroDous Posts: 241Registered Users
    Don't sleep on thorough detangling more frequently....I did when I first chopped. Not pretty.
    Coily, springy, major shrinkage!
  • butterfly22butterfly22 Posts: 103Registered Users
    Avoid heat and use lots of moisture
    4a/4b little 3c
  • imlaimla Posts: 163Registered Users
    Less manipulation = healthy hair growth. I found this out the hard way once my hair got longer and frequently tried different hairstyles with twists and braids.
    Hair Type: 4a/b dense, fine, coily hair. Natural 13 years.

    Staples: Matrix Biolage Exquisite Oil S & C, aloe vera, almond oil mix, black soap shampoo and bentonite clay.

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