HAIR CARE TIPS FOR NATURALISTS
We all want that natural hair that is healthy, glossy and full of life. Your hair enhances your personality, so it is essential to take care of it the right way. Natural hair is not easy to handle but finding the right tools and routine for caring for your natural hair, will set you on the path to embracing your beautiful natural hair.
Taking care of your natural hair is all about knowing your hair type and using the products that work best for your texture.
There are plenty of natural hair care tips that you can use and implement into your routine. Cocci beauty brings you few of these tips.
WATER SHOULD BE YOUR HAIR’S BEST FRIEND
When it comes to your natural hair, water is an absolute necessity. One of the keys to maintaining natural hair is water. It is advisable to drink plenty of water daily and also consistently apply water to your hair. One of the ways you can use water for your hair is during the detangling process. Because of the coarse nature of natural hair, it is more susceptible to tangles. Attempting to comb your hair when dry might probably give you headache and hair breakage. You should always detangle your hair when it is damp. Having a spray bottle of water also helps.
ADOPT A WASH DAY ROUTINE
Natural hair needs to be washed every two to three weeks to avoid dryness. For your wash day routine, use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. Keep in mind not to use hot water when washing your hair as it dries out your hair and removes moisture from it. Instead use warm water to cleanse your hair properly.
WEAR PROTECTIVE HAIRSTYLES
Protective hairstyles help prevent your hair from breakage, shedding or damage. Protective hairstyles you can wear include weaves, bantu knots, braids or twists. In cases where you make braids or twists, ensure that your hairstylist eases up on your edges in order to reduce tension on your scalp. With protective styles, you reduce the chances of over-combing, over-styling or damaging your hair with heat. Remember to avoid the build up of dirt when wearing your protective hairstyles and also oil your hair and scalp daily to keep your hair follicles healthy.
SLEEP WITH A SATIN SCARF OR BONNET
Never go to bed without a satin scarf or bonnet on. It keeps your hair from tangling and breaking while you sleep. Also, invest in a smooth satin or silk pillowcase. Sleeping with loose hair on a cotton pillowcase will result in dry hair, hair breakage and hair damage because of the friction with cotton. A silk or satin pillowcase is gentler on the hair and helps to maintain your hair’s moisture.
LET YOUR HAIR BREATHE
With the recent rave of hiding your hair under a wig, it is easy to forget to let your hair breathe. Protective styles under your wig such as braids and twists should be taken out after three months and refreshed. After taking out a style, make sure to deep condition and seal your hair. Don’t hide your natural hair back into a weave immediately after your take-out style, instead you can try styling your natural hair in various ways such as bantu knots, flat twists or high puffs. This lets your hair breathe and you can rock your beautiful natural hair too.
Article credit : Cocci Beauty