10 Good Hair Habits to Practice for Your Best Hair

Last updated on January 6th, 2023 at 09:51 pm

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Hair grows at an average rate of 1/2 an inch per month. So, it stands to reason that if you are looking to grow, let’s say 6 inches of hair (maintenance is another story), it will take you about a year to do so. During that time, you have to make sure the hair that you grow is good hair. That’s determined by the healthy hair practices you choose to embrace and follow.

Don’t get me wrong. When I say that you want to grow hair that’s good, I’m not talking about texture or type. I’m talking about the quality of the hair coming out of your scalp which is determined by a number of factors which we’ll hit on throughout this series of good hair habits.

If you’ve big chopped recently, it may take you upwards of 3-4 years to reach a goal of long, flowing hair. That’s quite a bit of time and it doesn’t take into consideration setbacks like breakage.

Growth is only the first step to having healthy good hair. The maintenance of the length you obtain is the next. It’s known as length retention. Most people don’t have issues with growing hair. The problem is usually with retaining what they grow.

If you have a lofty length goal, it could take you years to reach it without the proper healthy hair practices or hair habits in place. That’s why I’m sharing 10 good hair habits to help you work toward having your best hair. You can start practicing them right away. If it’s length you crave, these habits will help you get there.

Even if you aren’t longing for length, the healthy hair habits I will be sharing over the next 10 days (One each week day) are still beneficial for you to follow to achieve your best hair.

Notice I keep saying, it’s about your hair. These habits are not meant to help you create hair like your favorite blogger or vlogger. No two heads of hair are identical so while you can admire another lady’s hair, it’s pointless to try and totally emulate it.


I started embracing my natural hair well over 10 years ago, have encountered and conquered many of the common hair problems that ladies face: Breakage, Dryness and Stunted growth.

Having fine hair makes it even more challenging to reach certain hair goals but I’ve managed to reach some of my personal hair goals through trial and error that can be helpful to others.

It took me a little while to realize that my fine natural hair just can’t do what other ladies with thicker hair can do. And, that’s ok. There’s plenty of things my hair (and your hair) CAN do that makes it look and feel just as wonderful. That’s because once you’ve learned how to practice certain habits, you can maintain your best hair again and again.

The lessons I have learned and turned into habits are what I want to share with you.

So, if you are prepared to create new hair habits that will give you YOUR best hair, stay tuned for tomorrow’s post sharing Good Hair Habit #1 – Find Your Staples.

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Michelle Smith

Michelle is a Christian natural hair enthusiast. She's been natural for 20+ years and shares natural hair care tips and easy hairstyles for those with low density or thin fine natural hair. It's her joy to inspire you to live by faith in God while caring for your "crown."

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Naturally Kinky Me

    Thanks Michelle, its always important to take care of hair coming out that its strong and healthy to minimise unnecessary breakage.

    1. Michelle Smith

      Yes 🙂 I’m especially careful with these fine strands. I tell you, the slightest bit of manipulation can cause breakage if I’m not careful

  2. nerline

    Hi Michelle,
    I get what you mean about knowing that your hair is different. I have thick, coarse hair that does not like protein very much. I find it fascinating when some natural ladies say their hair love protein. I don’t judge because I understand that our hair does react differently to certain products. I cannot wait to learn more!

    1. Michelle Smith

      Yes everyone’s hair is different. It could be that the type of protein you are using is the issue. Some people need different types of protein. Hydrolyzed protein is the strongest and its really needed to maintain the integrity of hair that’s very weak or already breaking. otherwise, really light proteins can be used by nearly everyone.

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