Here’s tip #2: Hydration!
One of the most important things to remember for keeping your hair healthy is moisture! There are plenty of different methods and products to use to keep your strands hydrated and healthy. My all-time favorite hair moisturizer is Shea Butter. I purchase my raw, organic, ivory shea butter in bulk online, which is the best place to find it for a cheap price. You can also buy yellow shea butter. You can get your shea butter whipped or in chunks, online or in your local beauty supply. Whatever is easiest for you!
Another thing that I find to be very beneficial to my hair is natural oil. I have experimented with olive oil, avocado oil, castor oil, vitamin E oil, and everyone’s favorite: coconut oil – along with many others. When used correctly, natural oils can make your hair soft, shiny, and can help retain moisture.
A method worth trying to keep your hair hydrated is the LCO method. LCO stands for liquid, cream, oil. Meaning, spritz your hair first with a bit of water, then add a cream such as a curl cream or a leave-in conditioner. Then once the cream has been worked into your strands, add a light oil to help retain the moisture from the water and cream. Some people prefer to use the LOC method, as it works better for their hair types.
Do what works best for you, but remember to keep your hair hydrated!