10 Tips for Healthier Hair

Ayesha Healthy Hair Junkie 10 tips

When I first started my hair journey, there was a lot of information to take in. These are just a few things I’ve picked up along the way, so if you want healthier hair then here are 10 tips to get you started.

Keep Your Hair Hydrated

Dry hair breaks more easily so make sure you moisturise & seal your hair daily & deep condition weekly

Protein treatments

Protein strengthens your hair & reduces the risk of breakage

Low manipulation styles

Over manipulating your hair can cause breakage, try to rock styles that don’t require combs & protective style where possible

Use minimal heat

Air dry & stay away from heating tools to reduce the risk of your hair becoming dry

Baby your hair

Especially your ends & finger comb where possible, starting from the ends and working your way up

With relaxed hair, the weakest area is the line of demarcation, so be sure to handle with care!

Regular scalp massages

Use your favourite oil & massage your scalp with your fingertips to stimulate blood flow

Cleanse your hair

Clarify shampoo regularly to get rid of product build up 

Eat healthily & stay hydrated

You are what you eat, put the right things into your body and reap the benefits & make sure you drink at least 2 litres of water a day

Choose health over length

Don’t hold on to thin ends or split ends

Protect your hair at night

Sleep with a silk/satin headscarf or bonnet or a silk/satin pillowcase as cotton dries out your hair

So what are you waiting for? Start by making one change at a time and see your hair go from strength to strength.

What are your top tips for keeping your hair healthy? Share yours below!

~Healthy Hair Junkie~


  • Simone

    7th August 2016 at 8:25 pm

    Quick question… Living in the the uk, do you find a problem with the water being hard and affecting your hair? If so, what do you suggest to help overcome that issue please?!!

    1. Healthy Hair junkie

      9th August 2016 at 2:27 pm

      Hi Simone,

      I personally don’t have any problems with the water as it’s what my hair is used to but I do notice the difference when I wash my hair in other countries. If you are having problems with the hard water you can combat this by:
      1. using a shower head filter or filtered water to wash your hair
      2. applying apple cider vinegar to remove build up
      3. using a cleansing shampoo to remove build up

      I hope this helps!

      Ayesha x

  • Mary-Lynn

    13th August 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Hey Ayesha!

    i started transitioning to natural in April or so and I find that one side of my hair is extremely shorter than the other side. do you have any tips in reducing the breakage of my hair.I do go to the salon every 8 weeks for a treatment and I’m planing on getting my ends trimmed next time I’m there. Also,I was just wondering what your regimen looks like and the products it involves.

    1. Healthy Hair junkie

      15th August 2016 at 7:40 pm

      Tackling breakage is all about getting the right balance of protein and moisture. Make sure you’re giving yourself protein treatments once a month at least & moisturising daily as well as deep conditioning. You may find that your hair is drier during your transition so it may be worth adding a weekly cowash in-between wash days to ensure you hair is getting the moisture it needs.

      I’ll be posting my hair regime with all my staple products soon so keep an eye out!

      Ayesha x

  • Juliet

    18th August 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Hi Ayesha, pls what should be the first thing I do to my hair after loosing my braids since its super dry and combing might cause me breakages as well? How should i detangle it? Can i relax straightaway ?

    1. Healthy Hair junkie

      24th August 2016 at 12:56 pm

      Hi Juliet,
      I would suggest the following for taking down your braids:
      -Saturate the length of your hair in oil to prepare for removing your braids
      -Detangle your hair in small sections as you go along, start at the ends of your hair and work your way up to the roots- don’t wait until you have completely removed the braids to start detangling
      -Pre-poo with a hot oil treatment
      -Shampoo with moisturising shampoo
      -Give your hair a Protein Treatment
      -Follow up with moisturising Deep Conditioner
      Choose a low manipulation style to wear up until you relax

      Ideally, you should give your hair a break and if you can, wait 5-7 days before relaxing.

      I hope this helps!

      Ayesha x

  • Wilda

    28th September 2016 at 7:56 am

    Thank You for all thease great tips !!!

  • Kendra

    30th October 2016 at 1:09 am

    I’m super excited to take more care of my hair now that I’ve seen how I can make it healthier! Your website is really helpful! Thank you

  • Claudette

    22nd April 2017 at 6:19 pm

    I believe you have noted some very interesting points, regards for the

  • Tayo

    5th February 2019 at 4:28 pm

    What are good low manipulation protective styles (that don’t involve leaving your hair out?) thanks!

    1. Healthy Hair junkie

      16th July 2019 at 6:30 pm

      Two cornrows, halo braid, buns, ponytails, ponytails with a twisted front…the possibilities are endless, you just need to get a little creative!

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