Here are some hair care tips to keep straight hair healthy as it grows longer.
Our eldest daughter Dindin’s hair is now quite long. Her straight black hair extends to her waistline already. It really nice and so people are already noticing her healthy locks. From being a bald baby, Dindin’s hair is like that of a little lady’s now–all because of proper care and grooming.
So how do I keep her hair healthy as it is growing longer? Here are some tips.
Hair Care Tips
Get a Regular Trim
The biggest thing about keeping Din’s hair healthy would be the regular hair trims that I do on her. She has yet to go to a salon for a trim because I cut her tresses at home. That saves me money and trips to the salon. And since it’s convenient, I can do it whenever we feel like it.
Looking back, I think that on the average, I do the trimming once a month. I do not cut long portions but rather really short ones. The average length is about 2mm every time I cut her hair. It is just enough to keep her hair healthy and do away with the split ends. But I do it often enough in order to make it grow healthy and be of the same length.
You can’t actually have that in a salon. When you tell the stylist to cut half an inch, they will end up cutting two inches off your hair. That is why I do it on Dindin. I never got it right at the salon.
I don’t really use professional hair shears in the process because I don’t want to buy an extra pair. I use a regular pair of scissors that I also use to cut stuff in our room. hehe It is sharp and that is what I have. It still does the job so that is fine with me. Besides, Dindin isn’t complaining either. hehe
Use of Shampoo With Conditioner
Din’s head can get really sweaty and if we skip shampooing her hair for day, she would complain that her head is itchy. It can be bothersome when she sleeps at night. So we have to shampoo everyday. I alternate using regular conditioning shampoo on her with a baby shampoo or organic shampoo.
But whatever kind of shampoo I use on her, it has to be a conditioning shampoo because if not, her hair would be scraggly and hard to manage.
One of our favorite hair conditioners is the HairFood Co. Awesome Volume Conditioner because it smells good, gives bounce, and of course, it doesn’t contain harmful chemicals. I have a young daughter and there’s no point in exposing her to harmful chemicals from beauty products.
Use of a Separate Conditioner
Additionally, I apply a separate hair conditioner after shampoo. We cannot do without it. Her thin wispy hair is bound to have a lot of friction when it dries.
So I apply conditioner on the ends of her hair, which makes it shiny and easy to comb. So at least her long hair is not prone to split ends and other damages. I don’t put conditioner on the roots. I really don’t know if it is good or bad, but I just want to avoid putting things on the roots of the hair because that is the part that alive. And if something goes wrong, hair fall may be inevitable.
Since Din is still a child and we do not really style her hair often, she does not need intense hair treatments. But she does need them from time to time. We just use natural products, such as sunflower oil and tsubaki oil, both products of HairFood Co.
If it’s sunflower oil, I apply a little amount on her hair at night and then comb it through. I let it stay overnight. But we avoid it during the summer because her head gets so sweaty.
We use tsubaki oil during the day to smoothen the stray hairs so that her hair will look really straight and neat.
And recently, we discovered a new product from HairFood Co. — the Cacai Detangler Hair Brush that is working wonders on Din’s hair, even when it’s all tangled and messed up.
Combing or Brushing
I encourage Din to comb and brush her hair in the morning and at night. It will help in the blood circulation in the scalp and also release the hair’s natural oils to keep the mane healthy.
Avoid Tying Hair
You will seldom find Dindin with her hair tied at the back or braided. We do style her hair when needed but usually, she just lets her hair down. We just tie it in a bun twice a week during her ballet classes. And when she comes home, she removes all the ties and pins.
Din prefers her hair that way. And I think it helps to keep her hair straight and healthy.
So that’s it. That is how I take care of Dindin’s hair to keep it healthy and strong as we grow it long. Oh, it rhymes!
How about you? Do you have hair care tips that you can share here? Do comment below. 🙂
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Sigrid is a work at home mom and Bacolod blogger who tries to juggle taking care of the kids, homeschooling in Bacolod, covering events, designing, writing, and blogging. After finishing her degree in Mass Communications from the University of St. La Salle, she went on to become a news reporter/writer for a local daily and eventually pursued a career in advertising as a copywriter and graphics designer. After her stint in the corporate world, she became a freelance writer, contributing to national and international publications covering a variety of topics. She was a contributing food writer to COOK Magazine before she became a food and mommy blogger. She blogs at: