Along with this, I also changed a few things in my hair care routine.
=> I switched to a mild herbal shampoo with hair moisturizer.
=> I applied a little bit of conditioner (about a dime size amount) near the strand ends; left it for about 5 mins and washed it. I did not put conditioner on my scalp.
=> I stopped using hot water for hair wash. In cold weather, the water was always a tolerable temperature and never too warm.
=> I deep conditioned my hair once a week.
=> I stopped brushing it right after washing, as wet hair is more prone to breakage and damage.
=> I started to use a heat protectant before styling my hair with anything warm, like a straightening iron or a curling rod… Also, any styling gadget I used, I made sure it was not at the highest temperature setting. ( I tried using as little of these as possible)
=> I was very careful about towel drying. I would gently dry with the towel and then let the hair dry on its own.