6 Reasons You Keep Having Split Ends

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Got the split ends blues? Read these tips to know why your split ends keep coming back and how to stop them from returning.

1. You comb your hair too much. Combing your hair too frequently can cause damage a.k.a. split ends. Try finger detangling instead.
2. You don’t deep condition enough. Proper deep conditioning is crucial for maintaining moisturized, healthy hair. Hair that has a balance of moisture and protein is less susceptible to breakage.
3. You use too many bobby pins. While a great asset to hairstyles, bobby pins that are used to pin up ends of the hair can causing snagging and breakage. Try doing styles that don’t require bobby pins.
4. You don’t trim your hair regularly. When you find a split end or fairy knot, cut it off. Avoiding trims won’t help you in the long run. In fact, not trimming will prevent length retention.
5. You use too many protein products. Although products or treatments with proteins (keratin, henna) add strength to your hair, without a proper balance of moisture, your hair can become brittle.
6. You aren’t lubricating your ends. Always treat your ends with care, putting the heaviest amount of product on them to keep them happy, conditioned, and strong.

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10 Dos and Don’ts for Natural Hair in the Fall

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Keep these tips in mind when you care for your natural hair this fall.
  1. Do deep condition your hair regularly. Deep conditioning ensures that your natural hair remains moisturized. Moisturized hair is less susceptible to breakage and split ends.
  2. Do style your hair in protective hairstyles to protect your ends
  3. Don’t wear woolen hats, caps, or beanies as they will cause dryness
  4. Do eat healthy amounts of vegetables, fish like salmon, and fruits
  5. Do take a multivitamin, biotin, or Omega 3 supplement to aid in hair growth. (Always consult your doctor before taking a supplement)
  6. Do hot oil treatments regularly to prevent dry scalp and dandruff
  7. Don’t neglect to wash your hair regularly as this cleans clogged pores which prevent hair growth
  8. Do use a microfiber towel, old T-shirt, or pillow case to dry your hair after washing
  9. Don’t forget to moisturize your edges or any part of your hair exposed to the weather. Condition your hair with heavy creams and butters.
  10. Do use a humidifier to keep moisture in the air in your house. You can also steam your hair regularly for extra conditioning.

How do you plan to take care of your natural hair this fall?

Nettle Leaf & Lemon Balm Tea Hair Rinse Recipe

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Drinking herbal teas is a great way to provide your body and natural hair with essential nutrients from the inside out. You can drink herbal tea along with your breakfast or after dinner regularly to improve the health of your body and kinky hair. The great thing about herbal teas is that because they are natural you can use them as a daily drink or a natural hair tea rinse.

This nourishing Nettle Leaf & Lemon Balm tea from Mary Banducci of Sweet Roots features herbs like oatstraw and horsetail which contain vitamins ideal for strong, healthy natural hair.