My Top Eight Hair Mistakes

These are the hair mistakes that I have made before transitioning to natural hair. I have made many mistakes but I wanted to share them with you so that you don't have to endure the same bad hair experiences.

My Top Eight Hair Mistakes:

#1: Mishandling My Hair

#2: Never Using Heat Protectant

#3: Deep Conditioning Rarely

#4: Not Using the Proper Products

#5: Getting a Relaxer Every 4-6 Weeks or More

#6: Expecting a Stylist Alone To Grow My Hair

#7: Misusing Protective Styles

#8: Not Educating Myself on Hair Care

#1: Mishandling my hair, not understanding my hair and not knowing what needs.

I took more care of the weaves then that of my own hair. Now I know that I have to treat my hair so much more gently and have a good hair routine.

#2: Never Using Heat Protectant

I would blow dry my hair weekly and use a flat iron multiple times during the week. I used all this heat without the proper heat protectant. Please do not skip out on using a good heat protectant, your hair will thank you for it!

#3: Deep Conditioning Rarely

I use to only deep condition when I got a relaxer, but now I deep condition once a week or more!

#4: Not Using the Proper Products

I was using sulfate shampoos, conditioners with heavy cones, and products that contained: Mineral Oil, Petroleum, and Alcohol. I never put any protein in my hair, and I rarely moisturized. This created a viscous cycle that kept me depended on these products, and yet my hair was still suffering.

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#5: Getting a Relaxer Every 4-6 Weeks or More

This is just plain wrong. The directions even say that you should get a relaxer at least every 6-8 weeks, However if I had known about stretching your hair I would have never gotten relaxers so back to back. Now that I know better...I inform my family and friend who still chose to be relaxed. Nevertheless, relaxers are bad for your hair-so you need to give your hair an extra TLC if you are planning on staying relaxed.

#6: Expecting a Stylist Alone to Grow My Hair

Yes there are some stylist that will help you grow your hair, but I don't think you should depend solely on the stylist. It's always good to know how to handle your own hair. I personally have fired my stylist and I'm the only one who does my hair.

#7: Misusing Protective Styles

Protective Hairstyles are a great way to grow out your hair but you still have to take care of your hair during this time. I love protective hairstyles but now I know what I need to do to grow my hair longer and stronger in these styles. I now wash, condition, and deep condition my hair in these styles. I also moisturize daily...which is really important for my hair's health.

#8: Not Educating Myself on Hair Care

There are so many resources that we now have as a community and I'm so grateful that I was able to stumble upon them. Some are: YouTube, Blogs, Forums, Books, And Websites. Please see the links below to find one that you may like! =)

Motown Girl: http://motowngirl.com/content/ Grow Afro Hair Long: http://www.growafrohairlong.com/index.html Hairlista: http://www.hairlista.com/ Keep It Simple Sista: http://keepitsimplesista.ning.com/ Nappturality: http://www.nappturality.com/

I hope you enjoyed the my top 8 hair mistakes video! I would love to hear some of the mistakes or realizations that you have discovered on your healthy hair journey.

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