1. Detangle with your fingers instead of a comb.
Using a comb or a brush is certainly quicker when detangling your hair. However, using these tools may cause more breakage as it pulls in your hair at the root. If you’re finding that your hair hasn’t been growing as much as you want it to, and you use brushes or combs, it might be time to consider switching to finger detangling. Your fingers are much more gentle, and you can work on knots without ripping your hair.
2. Rinse your hair with cool water to lock in shine and moisture.
Most of us rinse our hair in hot or warm water. Before you step out of the shower, rinse your hair with a short rinse of cool water. The cold water helps to shock your cuticles closed, which means that the moisture from your conditioner will be less likely to escape your hair! This is especially beneficial for those with high porosity hair, meaning that your hair loses moisture easily.
3. Deep condition with heat.
It’s easier and quicker to throw on a plastic cap and go about your day, but did you know that using heat when deep conditioning helps to open up your hair’s cuticles to absorb the ingredients in your deep conditioner? As we approach the winter months, consider investing in a tabletop dryer and sit under it with a plastic cap for 20 – 30 minutes. The extra heat will help the conditioner penetrate your strands, and, in the long run, lead to healthier, nourished curls, like Isimeme below.