As black women, taking care of our natural hair can be… aarrgh, stressful! It doesn’t help if you have very thick kinky hair and you’re trying to comb it, your scalp suffers as well! But our natural hair is very beautiful, and rich. We know you sometimes get tired of taking care of your natural hair, so we’ve put together these tips, just for you!
Wash your hair. You know our hair is thick and usually full, so to avoid buildups, it is advisable to wash your hair at least once in two weeks. This prevents dryness and leaves your hair clean, neat and shiny.
Moisturize. Our natural hair consumes a lot of oil because it is easily prone to dryness and breakage. Make sure you moisturize your hair regularly and oil your scalp. You can make use of natural oils like coconut, almond, palm kernel or any other oil to keep your hair healthy.
Use a durag. It’s advisable to cover your hair while you sleep to prevent dirt from accumulating or building up in your hair. This also helps maintain your hair style.
Less style. Our hair breaks easily and so it’s advisable not to style it too often, especially if you experience breakage at a point.
Try a protein treatment. You can do this once in a while. Protein will make your hair less prone to breakage and over-moisturizing. Your hair will be a lot shinier too. Be careful not to overuse protein in your hair otherwise it will start to snap off. You can use a store-bought treatment or try your hand at making a DIY hair mask at home.
Less heat. For this of is who like to use dryers all the time, let your hair rest. Too much heat can cause damage to your hair. At times let your hair air-dry on its own.