Do’s and Don’ts
It is very important to protect your hair from the heat to achieve healthy hair. Try to avoid detergents, polymers, damaging alcohols, and ammonia which are found in traditional shampoos in the form of ammonium lauryl sulfate or sodium lauryl sulfate.
These ingredients are added to make the shampoo feel thicker and richer in your hand, and also to create the foaming lather that people have come to expect. These ingredients work against your hair and will only dry it out instead.
Use products with natural oils, like coconut, jojoba, etc. Apply a light nourishing conditioner to the ends of your hair so the strands aren’t weighed down by any extra product. If you feel your hair is dry, use a hair mask once a week to moisturise.
During the night, loosely tie your hair back. It is also worth investing in a 100 per cent silk pillowcase that causes less friction and static to the hair, which creates less tangling when you move around during the night. This also decreases hair fall.