We are all interested in learning all the different ways that we can take care of our hair. With all of the advice and tips that are out there, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and do too much or overthink the process. Sometimes, we need to remember the simple things you should be doing on a regular basis to take care of your hair, and go back to the basics. A hair care routine is what one does to maintain healthy and strong hair. It’s a habit that is designed to care for the hair on a long-term basis. But, it doesn’t have to be complicated.
- Hair Trims– Hair trims are something that we don’t always look forward to, especially if you are trying to grow your hair longer. If you enjoy having your hair long and healthy or are trying to grow it out, it’s a good idea to take off half an inch every 10-12 weeks. (No matter how much we may dread seeing those scissors come anywhere near our hair, it’s necessary for healthy hair to prevent breakage.)
- Use The Right Brush or Comb– This is one simple tip that we don’t always consider. The comb you use to brush out your hair really does matter because you can damage your hair by using the wrong ones. When your hair is both wet and dry, using the right comb is very important. We have specific products for this, and it’s designed to keep your hair healthy and prevent breakage or damage. The ONE Detangling Brush is the type of brush you need to use to comb out your hair when it’s wet. We also have the ONE Curl Enhancing Brush to detangle the hair and enhance your natural curl pattern. It cuts the comb process in half and is pain free.
- Don’t Wear Your Hair in a Ponytail Everyday- Remember being a kid, and your Mom would always put your hair up in tight ponytails? Yeah, we do too. It was painful and also caused hair breakage. (Even though it always looked super cute!) Wearing a tightly pulled ponytail can cause hair damage or permanent hair loss. To reduce the damage, just don’t do a ponytail, especially when wet. BUT, if you are in a hurry and are wanting to put your hair in a ponytail, our ONE Curl Defining Mousse is great for slicking back any stray hairs. Plus, it’s healthy for your ends! A ponytail is fine from time to time, like when going to the gym or when you are wanting it off of your neck in the summer time. Just try to use a scrunchie instead, or something that doesn’t have a super tight elastic band.
- Take Care of Your Scalp- This is one that can be easy to forget on a weekly basis! If the scalp is not cared for properly, then build-up from sweat, dirt and excess oils can block the follicles, resulting in a range of issues like inflammation, severe itching and dandruff. Plus, if your goal is to grow your hair longer, then making sure your follicles aren’t clogged is important! The correct way to wash your scalp is to rub it in small circles gently using your finger pads. That should remove shampoo and conditioner residue, dirt, and excess oils. After doing that, rinse well with cold water to close the hair cuticles. (If you are strong enough to stand the cold water in the shower, yikes! But, it is the best for hair health!) Our ONE 15 Blend Scalp and Hair Oil was created to rejuvenate your hair and scalp. The rich Turmeric, Aloe Vera, and Rose oil help to stimulate hair growth, nourish and relieve dry and itchy scalp, add shine, hydrate, and strengthen the hair follicles for the healthiest hair possible!
- Limit Using Heat on Your Hair– Ahhh, we remember being in junior high and high school, and just using the flat iron like there was no tomorrow! At the time we wanted that stick straight hair, and fried it in the process! But, natural hair is where it’s at! Wearing your hair natural is beautiful and keeps your hair healthy! Heat damages your hair so badly. Obviously, we are still going to use heat on our hair from time to time, but it’s important to use a heat protector spray when you do. It’s best to not use any heat at all if you can do that! Try not using heat for six months, and see how your hair changes for the better!
- Use a Deep Conditioning Mask Weekly– This one is important because it restores moisture back into your hair! Using a deep conditioning mask once or twice a week is one of the best things that you can do for your hair! We like to use the ONE Avocado Hair Smoothie for the best results! The Avocado Hair Smoothie is enriched with vitamins A, D, E and B6, proteins, amino acids, magnesium, folic acid, copper, and iron.
- Wash Your Hair the Right Way- We were taught to wash our hair at least twice or three times a week to keep the natural oils in our hair. If you wash your hair more than that, did you know that you can train your hair to be less greasy and not be washed as often? Washing your hair everyday is not good, because it can help reduce excess oils coming from the scalp. This is not easy to do, but It is never recommended to wash your hair using hot water. Your hair can become dry or brittle when the water is too hot. It’s best to use cold water to close cuticles and lock the moisture in each strand of hair.
- Use The Right Shampoo & Conditioner- While some shampoo and conditioners contain harmful chemicals, others are infused with herbal extracts. When it comes to taking care of the hair, using natural hair care products is very important for the health of your hair. Our ONE Shampoo & Conditioner Set are made with natural ingredients made specifically for the health of your hair. The Rosemary and Tea Tree Oil Shampoo is fortified to thoroughly cleanse, rehydrate and repair the hair shaft without stripping the most treasured substance our bodies naturally produce. The Rosemary and Avocado Conditioner is made to blend vital oils needed to maintain the scalp while unclogging blocked follicles.
- What You Eat Effects Your Hair– Hair is made of protein, that’s why you need to have enough proteins so it can produce keratin, a substance needed to keep your hair healthy and strong. By eating healthy and protein-rich foods, your hair will reap lots of benefits. Some examples of good foods to eat are fish, chicken, eggs, turkey, and dairy products. For the vegetarian sources, try nuts and legumes.