How to Keep Your Hair Moisturized and Prevent Hair Loss?

I love my hair, who does not. You love your hair too, don’t you spend hours washing, styling, and conditioning it. As we know that hair loss is becoming a big issue these days and so is keeping it moisturized. Due to the pandemic, we are stuck at home and can’t go to a stylist as we normally do. In short words, taking care of our hair has become more challenging thanks to social distancing.

You don’t need to worry as there is a way to maintain your hair at home. Have you noticed that there are lots of hair vloggers who are helping people with that? It is also true that there are some certain services like protective styling, trims, and conditioning which is not possible for the time being. But we are not alone in this.

I don’t like using synthetic products on my hair but how one can prevent hair loss and maintain moisture? To answer these questions, I have compiled a list of some essential tips that will help you prevent hair breakage and keep it moisturized.

Wash Day

If you have a protective styling then you would probably skip the wash day, since it can create frizz. However, the experts have a different opinion. They always recommend people wash their hair every 7 to 10 days to keep the scalp healthy. If you have a crusty scalp then you must not skip wash day. The best way is to dilute your shampoo and transfer it to an applicator. Furthermore, there are several shampoo brands that you can use while in protective styles. What you need is a sulfate-free shampoo that cleanses your scalp without messing with your hairstyle.

Using Steam

Steam treatments are a natural way and there are various good reasons for it. Expert says that it helps revive curls and increase elasticity and shine to the hair. You can say that there was a door shut that you have just cracked open from the steam. Before it shuts down, you have the time to put in some good stuff. There are various nice steamers out there to buy. No matter, which you pick up make sure that it has good reviews. We will also recommend you to steam for at least 30 minutes. Furthermore, you can do it between shampooing or between conditioning your hair. If you want to get the most out of it, then we will also recommend you to have a hot oil treatment.

Expert Help for Protein Treatments

I still had an appointment for protein treatment which was canceled due to lockdown. So, it is not an option right now, but guess what, you can call an expert to get help. You can browse YouTube for a hair expert who provides tips for a DIY protein treatment. It is no doubt helpful with strengthening your hair, but it is better to get an expert on board. You can schedule a video conference with a stylist to ask for recommendations depending on your hair type.

There is a high chance that you will end up applying too much protein which will make them too brittle and strong.

Leave-in Conditioner

If you have a protective style, then we will strongly recommend you to use a leave-in conditioner every two days. It is essential to ensure that your hair stays moisturized. It is not necessary to do it with protective hair. There are people who do it just to refresh the curls.

You can mix it with water in a bottle, and another bottle with aloe in it. After that, you can spray your hair. It is what most people do when they are stuck at home. You can also get suggestions from your stylist. I always

Extra tip: I always use shampoo for crusty scalp, before using any conditioner as it helps with sebum beads on scalp. There are various great products but what I like the most is Mineral Scalp Scrub which is a great alternative to drying shampoos.

Seal the Ends

Another pain point for natural hair is dry ends, which can be mitigated using heavy crèmes and oils. You should do your research and find the best hair oil to keep the ends moisturized.

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By Michael Caine

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