Can almost certainly say for sure, that this is natural hair season. Girls and guys alike seem to be on the natural hair alert. Not to mention that my kid sis just cut her hair in view of regrowing purely natural hair.
I am sure most of y’all have similar cases at hand, if you are not the one jumping on the natural hair craze, someone close to you probably is. Well, it’s endorsed. Natural hair is distinctively beautiful. A major plus is that natural hair is classic style, it endures all seasons.
If you are going to embark on, or have already embarked on growing natural/kinky/afro hair, here are some tips to ensure you do it the right way.
It’s pretty key to ensure your that your hair is well moisturized. Kinky hair by nature is prone to get dry, therefore the importance of keeping hair moisturized can’t be overemphasized. Water would be the major moisturizer for this purpose. If you are going to comb or style your hair, ensure its moisturized so as to prevent breakage.
2. Leave in conditioner
Conditioners have elements in the mix up that help with retaining hair elasticity and and hair shine. Be sure to invest in one of the good products available for on the move hair styling.
3. Natural Oils and Sealants
If you are committed to the natural hair project, ditch all mitigating texturizer/moisturizer products that damage the hair and halts the hair’s natural process of rejuvenation.
Coconut and Argan oils are great for adding shine and helps in making hair look healthy.
Sealants like Shea Butter and Olive oil aid the retaining of nutrients in the hair.
4. Do not dye
Resist every urge to dye your hair. Dyes damage nutrients in the hair and leave the hair looking drab and unhealthy after the effects are worn out.
As against dying your hair, you can be patient enough to allow the brown edges you notice in your hair grow, and then you can trim off.
5. Deep conditioning
You must have noticed hair expert suggest the use of products like avocado, eggs, honey…. in treating your natural hair. Well, they are spot on.
Hair comprises of a natural protein called keratin which bonds hair and gives it elasticity. Egss, Honey and Avocado aid with restoring keratin levels and retaining elasticity.
Uncontrolled application of this treatment might lead to too much protein in hair which is unhealthy, so be careful not to over do this.
Other helpful advice;
-Protect hair with satin bonnet as you go to bed to reduce friction.
-Protective styling(bantu knots, weaves, buns) once in a while, is great way to aid hair growth.
-Engage more in using fingers to detangle hair as against using combs.