My nephew Tyson was visiting NYC from Toronto, Canada last week and you know his auntie had to show him some TLC; I even juiced for him :). I’m always excited to spend time with my family, and because he is close to my age we hang tough! A few days before Tyson headed back to Toronto, we realized that he had some scalp and strand issues. He has really thick hair with A LOT of strands and had been growing it since his teenage years with no proper maintenance. We figured out the best way for him to easily maintain his beautiful lion’s mane and keep a healthy scalp, was to cut it to a length that was more manageable for him and his lifestyle. A shorter cut would allow him to shampoo his hair once a week which is needed for anyone who has issues with dandruff. Dandruff is caused by too much oil on the scalp and therefore needs to be shampooed more frequently (no less than once a week). I did a whole post about that here–>Dandruff .I gave him the full treatment, first I dry detangled his hair, said a prayer…, and then I cut it. I have never cut that much hair or even cut a style in my life! Next, I did a deep treatment with Camille Rose deep conditioner, rinsed out, shampooed with Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle shampoo, conditioned with Shea Moisture Organic Yucca & Baobab conditioner, rinsed out, poured apple cider vinegar rinse all over hair & scalp, rinsed out, applied Camille Rose Butter Moisture Butter, and sealed with a mix of coconut oil and castor oil. It was a success, his hair didn’t come out in some crazy asymmetrical cut…lol!!! We were able to revive his curls which he had lost with all the damage. I told him how he can continue to maintain healthy hair and scalp. Let’s hope he keeps it up!

Have you ever cut your hair to help make maintenance easier or to help with hair/scalp health issues? Or have you thought of cutting it for those reasons?

 

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