Over the years I have always chosen health over length. It’s just something about juicy, coiled and damage free curls that make my heart melt. I’ve had my share of hair mistakes but over the past two years I can honestly say I know what my hair loves and it is the healthiest it’s ever been.
Recently I cut about two to possibly three inches off in preparation for a season of growth. You know what they say let the dead things go… toxic friendships, bad energy, jobs, habits and hair. It will come back healthier than ever.
Check out this mini clip of my recent cut during wash day:
Starting August 1st until the end of the year I will be on a healthy hair challenge to achieve even more healthier hair and possibly even length. You can join in as well. Just follow these simple rules and you’ll be on your way to healthy hair too.
- To enter to win a huge giveaway at the end of the challenge for the best healthy hair transformation follow me on Instagram @DanielleDarlynn and use the hashtag #HHCWithDanielle.
- Drink at least 8 cups of water daily. Healthy hair starts from the inside. Keeping your body hydrated helps with a multitude of hair concerns like itchy scalps, thinning hair and dandruff.
- Scalp massage your hair every other day or three times weekly. These massages will increase blood circulation to the scalp which will eventually increase hair growth. Plus they’re also good for relaxing. Just add some of your favorite hair oils to your finger tips or directly to the scalp and get to work.
- Deep condition once a week with heat or steam. Every other week rotate between strengthening and moisturizing deep conditioners. Adding heat or steam will help the conditioner penetrate the hair shaft for a more intense treatment.
- Spray your hair with water or aloe vera juice nightly. Healthy hair needs moisture to thrive. Whether you spray a lot or little keep your curls hydrated daily.
- Use the LCO method when styling your hair. My personal favorite hair technique while styling will always be leave-in, cream or gel followed by a sealant oil. My go to sealant oil is Tropic Isle Living’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil.
- Wear low maintenance hair styles. Tight styles that pull the hair can cause stress to your scalp which can lead to hair loss and damage.
- Sleep with your hair protected with a satin bonnet or on a satin pillow case. This will help minimize breakage, prolong your hair styles and help keep your hair moisturized.
- Take pictures. You never notice how much changes until you look at old pictures with amazement on how much your hair has transformed. If you share them on social media don’t forget to use the hashtag #HHCWithDanielle so I can see your progress.
- Clarify your hair. Product build up can be your worst enemy. In order to keep your hair moisturized properly make sure you clarify your hair as needed.
- Take care of your ends. Your ends are the oldest part of your hair which means they need the most tender, love and care. Make sure whenever washing or styling you pay extra attention to them. Also I recommend trims every 4 months.
- OPTIONAL: take hair vitamins to help increase hair growth. Some people have a love/hate relationship with hair vitamins but if you’re one of those people who love them then take them daily to help increase hair growth.
I am so excited to start this challenge and I’m happy you all are doing it with me. Make sure you follow my blog to receive emails on updates and hair tips as we achieve healthier hair together.
Love and light always,