•    Don’t use moisturizers that have water listed as the first ingredient.

•    Use oils and serums over creams, butters and masques. The latter are water-based products, which can eventually dry out the hair.

•    Use light, natural-based serums formulated with organic or natural ingredients. Some natural oils you might try include shea, olive, argan, jojoba, avocado and coconut oil.

•    Give yourself a massage to relieve a tight scalp and to stimulate blood flow to the roots. Use an oil to moisturize, condition and strengthen the hair follicles.

•    Depending on your hairstyle, brush hair at least once each week using light oil. Brushing helps distribute oil and is good for the hair and scalp. Caution: Don’t saturate the hair with oil.

•    If your ends are dryer than your scalp (especially those with braided styles or locs) apply a serum starting at the ends. Gently massage in oil, working your way up to the scalp.

•    Apply serum or moisturizer before wearing cotton, wool or other drying materials that come in contact with the hair.

•    Avoid daily use of hot tools. If you must style hair with a heated tool, never set the device at the highest setting; doing so risks drying and burning the shaft 
of even thick or coarse hair.

•    Deep condition the hair at least every two weeks; infuse conditioners with a few drops of natural oils.

•    Wrap hair with a silk or satin scarf to keep tresses from drying out.

•    Avoid cotton pillowcases. Cotton rubs against the hair cuticle, opens the shaft and exposes it to frizz and splitting.

•    If you are not sure of your hair texture and what products will be best, consult a professional.

Source: Tips provided by Toni Love and Athena Solomon