Today, Rogelio answers a question on shampooing curly hair for guys as well as overall hair care for long manes and nutrition tips for good hair and health!
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My hair is about more than 6 inches in length. I always get compliments on my hair. One problem I encounter is when to wash my hair.
This my plan for the week: I always take showers in the morning when I wash my hair. I first wash my hair with lukewarm water in the morning with shampoo and conditioner. I combed out my curls with my fingers and once i hop out of the shower i lightly dry my hair with a cotton t-shirt then i naturally dry my hair which takes about an hour or 2. Within that time I move my head around in order for my hair to not stick to my head(usually in putting my head upside down so my hair can hang. I’ve been doing this method for months and it works marvesouly for me.
Monday- wash hair in the morning
Tuesday- dont wash hair in morning and put hair in a ponytail throughout the day
Same pattern through out the week, or sometimes I wash my hair for two consecutive days and the following day i don’t and I put my hair in a ponytail.
I dont know what to do about this.
More information on me taking care of my hair’s health – I eat alot of vegetables and fruits, just water most of the time and sometimes natural fruit juices, sleep well and i take multivitamins, never stressed( once in a blue moon i guess) also i eat alot of grilled meats such as grilled chicken, nothing fried and i don’t eat junk food.
Hopefully you can help me! thanks in advance.
Alvin (Through Contact Form)
Your routine is great and is similar to what I do. I would leave it as that if it is working fine. Shampoo frequency varies among curly haired men and shampooing every other day is a frequency that suits many guys. I will be covering this topic more in detail in the near future but you are doing rightly as I recommended in my no shampoo article. I highly advice you to continue with this shampoo frequency, the majority of curly dudes benefit from shampooing once every other day up to once a week: it is within this range that you must find your optimal frequency by doing trial and error.
Likewise, you don’ t mention your hair type but my rule of thumb is that the higher you go in hair type (e.g. Type IV and V) the less you should shampoo. The ponytail thing you do is a great way to keep the hair from tangling and you should always wear your hair up in a ponytail or hair bun when you are not wearing your locks loose on purpose; a good situation to tie your hair is when going to bed so as to avoid your curls tangling as they rub against the pillow.
I lost 40lbs during my body transformation and improved the state of my curly hair too!
In terms of diet, the closest to nature the better. I have found that the diet which improved my health also improved my hair; better health has a knock on effect on hair, skin and attitude to life, tried and tested! Have a look at the fat loss diet I used for my rapid body transformation to know what sort of foods I used to regain my health back. From the looks of what you mention as food items, you have a good diet but benchmark it with mine as there are food items such as berries which are essential to good hair (they are packed with antioxidants not found elsewhere!).
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All the best.