Four Things You Can Do For Damaged Hair That Really Work

5a3173c97bf71df20a7d9b50c416fcd8Everyone has experiences with hair damage from time to time. It happens to the best of us. Here are four things you can do that will put you back on track fast !

  1. GET A TRIM,OR FULL HAIR CUT.293f0bde89e444566531214e339dc3f6

This is what most people hate to do but holding on to damaged hair is not going to help you. Sure, you could grow it out and wait,but your hair will look bad! Damaged hair lacks shine,and body. Damaged hair is hard to hide. No matter what you try to do,it will still look a hot mess. Just cut it.

2. Deep condition weekly.

Purchase a really good,high quality hair conditioner. For about 3 weeks, deep condition your hair after every shampoo. Put a plastic cap on your head after you apply the conditioner,to encourage penetration to your hair’s inner layers. Let sit for 20 min.Black-woman-wearing-plastic-cap-over-her-hair

3.Wear a protective style.

Give your hair a break,and wear a protective style for about a month or so.  Chrisette Michele

4. Take a break from heat.

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Start wearing wash and sets for awhile.

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Everything Old is New Again: Four Recycled Natural Styles

You can’t do anything unique, because odds are, it’s been done before. You can apply that to anything! Yes,even the latest natural hair trends! The “do” you just discovered on YouTube,has been around since the days of Billie Holiday.

  1. Flowers as hair accessories

 

One night before a performance, Billie burned her hair with a marcel curling iron. The show had to go on! So she threw a few gardenias over the charred pieces,and kept it moving. She then realized that the look was kind of cute. So she began to put a gardenia in her hair before every performance.

2. Short fro

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Cicely in the early 80’s with, (her husband at the time) the late Miles Davis.

Cicely Tyson, was not only an actress but a model as well. This led to her taking many risks with her hair earlier in her career. Many were shocked by her short natural fro in those days. On an episode of, Oprah’s Life Class,Cicely described it as freeing.

3. Pincurls

Pin curls have been trendy off and on since the 1920’s. On women of all races and lengths of hair. They were often set into the hair. Josephine baker achieved her pin curled look with runny egg whites. The look would be dry,and crispy to the touch. Later she created her own hair wax.000129-860 Very ahead of her time!

4. Fulani tribal braids

Many of the younger women that I saw rockin fulani braids this summer,probably never heard of Patrice Rushen. She was the 70’s and 80’s r&b singer,who could sing and play the piano. Yes, way before Alicia Keys.