How To Get Stronger, Longer Natural Hair

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May 9, 2012 ‐ By

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Today, women are embracing their hair texture, more than ever, and opting to wear their hair naturally. At times it can be a challenge, if you are not using products specifically designed to care for natural hair.   It’s important to note that caring for natural hair needs and deserves the same amount of care as relaxed hair. Regardless of the texture, healthy hair is the first step to stronger hair.

Here are a few tips on caring and maintaining healthy, natural hair:

  • Start with products that are salon-quality and formulated to replenish, repair and prevent breakage, such as the Optimum Care Salon Collection.
  • Protect your hair! If you straighten your hair always use a thermal heat protector such as, Optimum Salon Collection Heat Protection Polisher, on hair before blow-drying. It’s a perfect product for achieving sleek and straight looks without harsh chemicals. It is also perfect for transitioning your hair from relaxed to natural.
  • When blow drying, always work in sections. Divide hair into manageable sections, starting at the nape of the neck working your way toward the front of the head in 2 to 3 inch sections.
  • Styling your Natural Hair – Styling depends on how you want to wear your hair natural, i.e. twists, short natural curly styles or braids.  But in general, always remember that your hair needs Moisture, Moisture and Moisture. Make sure to use products that deeply nourish and condition hair without drying it out.

Tell us some of your natural tips?

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Johnny is the Celebrity Stylist to First Lady, Michelle Obama, and Artistic Style Director for SoftSheen-Carson Laboratories, a division of L’Oréal USA.  His work has appeared in InStyle, O! Oprah Magazine, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Vogue Italia and on SoftSheen-Carson advertorial campaigns for publications such as Essence, Ebony, Jet and Sophisticate’s Black Hair.

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  • Guest

    Thanks for the tips, but no thanks on this advertisement for Optimum products. It would have been nice for the article to give several options of hair products for natural hair, especially healthy ones. And last I checked, shampoos like Optimum’s that are packed with chemicals like SLS are not the most appealing on the health scale :-( Plus eating healthy trumps packing a dozen hair products onto your scalp any day. If you REALLY want to moisturize your hair… start with the basics and nourish from the inside out.

    • Samantha

      This site is 90% commericials and advertisements and 7% articles and 3% crap to get you to look at the ads. Terrible, i understand you needed to make money but really?

  • Guest

    Did I just read a commercial? LOL, all jokes aside I thanks for the tips!

    • Psylocke_2001

      I know right?  It was a helpful article though.

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