As a sports coach, I often heard girls are not willing to play sports because they think it might damage their hair. Girls are get more and more concerned about hair care and style as they grow older, leading to a fairly large drop in girls interested in sports. As a coach, this is not what I want to see.
So, I did some home work and found lots of information on hair care and hair styles. If you are interested in learning more about hair, I recommend this site. I also want to share what I learned on how to protect your hair that can benefit all the girls and eliminate any possible hair damage (if there is any), for participating in sports.I’ll be focusing on curly hair in this article.
Curly hair pattern is a common thing among us. In most cases, natural curly hair is unique, and thus requires a lot of care – to be tailored in a particular hair type. Having the best protective hairstyle for natural hair is beneficial to both your hair type and structure.
This method is mostly known to make someone’s hair stresses, silkier and softer. The co-wash is a popular trend in the natural hair community; it is where washing is done with a conditioner instead of utilizing shampoo.
This is done in order to prevent dryness mostly caused by some shampoos, which strip the hair oil during the cleaning process. The conditioner has proteins that help with restoration of moisture, nourish and make the hair shiny.
2. Use safe, hair products
It’s preferable to use the natural ingredients like coconut oil whenever you are treating your hair. These natural products are safer and beneficial to your hair, as opposed to chemical-laden products. For instance, alcohol present in the hair products can cause dryness.
3. Protecting styling
This is a styling where the hair is covered or shielded from the elements that usually destroy the hair. These protective hairstyles for natural hair include undoes, head wraps, weaves, braids and wigs. This is a natural way of protecting the hair from breakage; it promotes the hair growth and length retention over a long period.
Hair is composed of the protein keratin, so as a protective style. Aim in taking food that is rich in protein, water, fatty acids, in conjunction with adequate rest and exercise. This will to promote hair growth and strengthening. Consuming oil helps to keep the hair shiny.
5. Minimize exposure to Heat
High temperature can destroy the protective (cuticle) layer of the hair. It usually makes the hair loses moisture and makes the hair dry, frizzy and brittle. These high temperatures denature the proteins found in the cuticle layer of the hair and thus protein treatment should be done to restore, rebuild and strengthen the hair damaged by heat.
6. Trim regularly
Trimming should be done to remove the split ends and damaged hair. So that it can improve its appearance, create even, and uniform outlook. A good and well-trimmed hair looks healthier as the damaged hair has been removed.
7. Mind and body
Emotional state is very important in our body. Stress is one of the emotional states that affects our body and can even take a toll on the hair; it can make the hair thin, as well as making some hair to lose its strength, thus removed out. However, stress should always be controlled and as much as possible find out ways of eliminating it.
It is essential to moisture other kind of hair that are prone to breakage and dryness, this is as results of its incapability to move the natural oil down the shaft. Moisturizing hydrates the hair, infusing emollients essentials to make the hair softer, suppler and more manageable. The hair can be moisture by putting water or leave it in a conditioner.