My client asked me, "How will I know if my hair health and growth is progressing? How will I be able to tell if my efforts for healthy hair are working and when should I change things up?"
Document each week
1: How your hair feels before and after you use
2: Deep conditioning is a must when on a hair journey!!!!!!
So you should also document how your hair feels when
you first put conditioner on; and how your hair feels once
it's had time to penetrate the hair shaft.
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT, YOU NEED TO DETERMINE
WHAT YOUR HAIR LIKES AND DISLIKES.
3: A heat protectant should be used before any heat is
applied to your hair; Once you've dried your hair you
should be expecting a feeling of softness and moisture.
If that's not the case it means you may need to change
something about your products..
Keep in mind nothing happens over night. Hair grows
1/4 to 1/2 inch a month and hair growth doesn't happen by obsessing over it!!!!!!!! Once you find your regimen you must stay consistent with it and you will notice a change in the health of your hair first and that's what really important. As far as significant growth, A healthy inside equals a healthy outside. proper diet, and protecting the ends on your strands is the way we retain length. keep your ends moisturized and tucked away 80% of the time and your hair will thank you.
If going to a stylist is your choice, ask her to put your hair in
a cute updo from time to time. This gives your hair a chance to rest.
Finally by taking pictures through this journey you will have comparisons to see where you started and where you are headed and what you may need to change if anything.
—Stylist Ms. MaryamA: The first thing I told her is to create a regimen and document your weekly routine by keeping a journal, taking pictures of your hair while its wet, blown out, or if it's natural also in it's stage of shrinkage. Decide on specific products you will use during this journey. STICK TO THEM!!!!! (at least for 30 days.) You can also rely on a hair care professional such as myself that can monitor your hair either weekly or bi-weekly and that can make things much easier. Most times a stylist can see things from a different perspective and can most times take the guess work out of it. She will know what prducts are good for different hair types and can recommend products to you for at home use as well. You must be consistent to see a difference in your hair.