Ask the Expert: Any Tips for Growing My Hair in a Dry Climate?

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Question:  Lakeitha asks:  I am contemplating becoming natural again. I live in Montana, where there is very little humidity and it seems my hair is always screaming for moisture. Are there any products you recommend? Do drier climates really affect one’s hair? Also, are there any suggestions in helping my hair grow? At one point it seemed stagnant. My hair texture is 4a, corkscrew type curls. Thanks!

Answer:  Lakeitha – dry climates can definitely affect one’s hair and moisture is key for maintaining healthy, natural hair.  In addition to using ultra-moisturizing shampoo, conditioner and styling products, I would highly recommend periodically using a hot oil treatment.  Drinking plenty of fluids and keeping your body hydrated is a great defense to combat dry hair.  I might also recommend vitamin supplements best known for maintaining optimum hair health and encouraging growth such as fish oils, and vitamin E.

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Pantene Pro-V celebrity hairstylist and star of the WE tv hit reality show “L.A. Hair”, Kim Kimble has been synonymous with beauty and glamour for over a decade.  Kimble has earned a stellar reputation for creating scene-stealing, high concept looks worn by the likes of Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Shakira, Mary J. Blige, the late Whitney Houston, Sade, Britney Spears, Jada Pinkett Smith among others.  Her innovative styles and techniques have also been featured in the pages of internationally-renowned fashion and beauty’s magazines including Vanity Fair and Allure to InStyle, Essence, Glamour, Elle and Vogue.

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