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The Best Products for Healthy Hair

Want healthy hair? No matter who you are or where you are from you are bound to have questions about your hair at some point in your life. How can I make my hair longer? Can I make my hair healthier? How can I prevent split ends and damage? 

Those are some of the issues I struggled with when I began my healthy hair journey. I have learned a LOT along the way. I have had many setbacks but, I’ve had lots of success along the way as well. Like you, I searched the internet and watched YouTube videos to find the best products for me. I would like to share with you some of the products that have become staples for me in my hair regimen.

What is Healthy Hair?

What is considered healthy hair can be different for each person you ask. One person may say thick hair is healthy. Another may think shiny and soft hair is healthy. 

My personal definition of healthy hair is a clean healthy scalp that produces strong hair that is free from breakage, split ends, and excessive shedding.

Some common misconceptions regarding hair are:

  • If you have long hair, it is healthy.
    • Long hair can suffer from heat damage, breakage, and shedding.
  • If your hair is thick it is healthy
    • Thick hair can suffer from split ends.
  • If you have thin hair your hair isn’t healthy.
    • Some people are born with thin hair strands. This is not your fault, your hair is still healthy
  • Split ends will repair themselves.
    • You should never choose length over health. When your hair is healthy and properly maintained the length will come. (Let the dead ends go, sis, it will grow back faster and you will actually retain the length.)

How Does Hair Get Damaged?

  • Too much heat on your hair.
    • Using too much direct heat can fry your hair causing breakage.
  • Too many chemicals with no moisture regimen.
    • Chemicals such as bleach, dye, perms, and relaxers can damage your hair if they aren’t properly maintained and cared for.
  • Stress
    • Stress can cause as little as light shedding or as much as losing clumps of hair at a time.
    • Physical stress such as braids, weave, or ponytails that are too tight.
  • Hair maintenance.
    • Being too rough with your hair.
    • Not having a proper protein/moisture balance
    • Not properly detangling your hair between styles

Best Products to Overcome Hair Damage

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Before and After of my Hair

This is a picture of my hair before I started my healthy hair journey and a picture taken in March of this year. As you can see, my hair was damaged and I couldn’t get past the length in the before picture. My hair was relaxed and broken off in s few areas.

I use my bra strap to measure how long my hair has grown.

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Hair vitamins:

  • Hairfinity
    • Pro – I definitely saw hair grow and thickness.
    • Con – After the first 3 to 6 months I would reach a plateau. I would take a break from the product for a few months, then start taking them again to boost growth.
    • Con – Products that contain a lot of biotin can cause breakouts. I am not acne-prone so I didn’t experience breakouts. 
  • Biotin Drops 
    • Pro – It works great for hair growth.
    • Pro – Tastes good.
    • Con – May cause breakouts. To prevent breakouts be sure to drink lots of water.
  • Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin, and Nails
    • Pro – It works great for hair growth, healthy skin, and healthy nails.
    • Pro – Tastes good.
    • Con – May cause breakouts due to biotin. To prevent breakouts be sure to drink lots of water.
NOTE: Be sure to read all labels before taking any supplements. If consulting a physician before use is recommended before use, please do so.

Shampoo

Conditioners

  • Aussie MoistReally great for co-washes. And if you like to condition before deep conditioning like me because I’m extra when it comes to my hair. 
  • Paul MitchellGreat all around conditioner

Deep Conditioners

Conditioning Caps

  • Plastic CapsVital for deep conditioning
  • Heated Cap – I use this with my deep conditioning treatments. Once I started adding heat to my deep conditioning routine, my hair started retaining moisture better.

Leave-In Conditioners and Heat Protectants

Moisturizers, Detanglers, and Stylers

Oils:

  • Olive oilGreat sealant 
  • Jojoba oilGreat lightweight sealant
  • Wild Growth Hair Oil – promotes hair growth
  • Peppermint oil – promotes hair growth when mixed with other oils like olive or jojoba. Only need a few drops.
  • Tea Tree oil– promotes hair growth when mixed with other oils like olive or jojoba. Only need a few drops.
  • Jamaican Black Castor OilGreat for thickness. Use on thinning hair for regrowth. VERY thick. A little goes a long way

Protein Treatments 

Detangling Tools

Common Questions/FAQ About Healthy Hair

How Do I Get Healthier Hair (Healthy Hair Tips)

  • Cut off any damaged hair or split ends. Maintain trims as needed.
  • Only get trims when needed. DO NOT go trim crazy. You might cut off all of your progress. Only get trims from a stylist you trust!
  • Deep condition regularly. I deep condition after every wash.
  • You do NOT need to wash your hair every day. 
  • If you are natural or relaxed deep condition your hair every 1 to 2 weeks.
  • “Listen” to your hair! 
  • If it is dry, try a hair mask
  • If you have excessive shedding, try a protein treatment
  • Moisturize your hair. Be sure to focus on your ends. Your ends are the oldest part of your hair so they are more prone to breakage.
  • Seal your ends with oil to retain moisture. (optional)
  • Wear protective styles.
  • Find products that work for YOUR hair and create a hair regimen.
  • Sleep in a silk wrap or bonnet to prevent friction hair loss at night.

 What Keeps Your Hair Healthy

Being consistent with a healthy hair regimen. You must follow your regimen regularly to maintain healthy hair.

How Do You Know If Your Hair is Healthy? 

You will know your hair is healthy if you aren’t experiencing any breakage or shedding and when your hair is soft and retaining moisture.

The Last Thing You Need to Know

Maintaining healthy hair truly is a journey. That is why a lot of people refer to is as a “healthy hair journey”. Your journey will require a lot of patience. It will take lots of time and effort to reach your goals but you can definitely get there if you keep at it! Your healthy hair journey is YOUR journey. Test different products to find out what works for you. You can keep a journal during your testing phase to remember what products work best for you.

I love learning healthy hair tips. What are your favorite hair tips? Share your tips in the comments below!

 I am thinking about creating a sample regimen to follow. Is that something you would be interested in? Please leave me a comment below.

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(8) Comments

  1. Thank you so much for this post! I tend to be extremely lazy which you can see with my split ends. I’ve been looking to really start taking care of my hair. I have used some oils and deep conditioning but I’ll have to be more frequent with it.

    1. I completely understand! I have been there. I guarantee if you you put a little effort into your hair, you will see amazing results!

  2. My hair suffer from a lot of damage this summer! I can’t wait to try these tips. Thank you

    1. Summer and Winter are the seasons I dread the most for my hair. I usually use a lot of protective styles during those seasons. Autumn is coming can’t wait for my trim!

  3. I’ve been lucky with my hair so fair. Even with going platinum blonde it stayed healthy looking. I do use some of these tips to keep it healthy.

    1. You are one of the blessed few that can do anything and have no issues with your hair. I wish I could do that. My hair is a full-time job! Ha!

  4. Thanks for all of these great suggestions for fixing damaged hair. I have been really struggling with my hair for the last two years. I swim a lot and I live in very hot temperatures (plus stress!) So my hair has been thinning and pretty life-less. I’ll definitely be trying some of these!

    1. The good news is our hair can always recuperate from what we put it through if we give it a little TLC.

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