So, after a series of wacky, heavily-colored hairstyles over the past several months, I finally decided to shave off
all my hair and start over.
I have it in mind to grow out and ultimately donate my hair to a charity (such as Locks of Love or Pantene's Beautiful Lengths). I am aware of the requirements of these programs with regard to length, dyes, etc.
My only concern is that in the past, when I've grown out my hair, it has had the tendency of always looking dull, brittle, and damaged.
So, what can I do, over the long-term, to grow the healthiest hair possible this time around? Should I be taking supplements? Are there specific products I should be using? What about diet? How should I care for my hair, as it grows, on a day-to-day basis? What things should I avoid?
If it helps, my hair is naturally slightly coarse and wavy.
Any advice/tips would be appreciated! Thanks!