Your hair is an integral part of your head that needs to be taken care of and maintained properly, especially when it comes to natural hair. Here is a little guide to caring for your natural hair:
One of the core things that you have to maintain when you have a head of natural hair is the maintenance. Proper maintenance and upkeeping of your natural hair is an integral thing that you need to incorporate into your daily self-care routine. Good maintenance of your hair is a crucial step that you need to take to achieve healthy hair.
When doing hair maintenance, there are three major things that I would like to talk about. The first one is to keep your hair moisturized. It keeps the hair healthy and shiny, and it also helps with preventing split ends. Diy homemade leave in conditioner is a great way to do that. It is natural and very good for your hair. Other than that natural oils, like coconut oil, and store bought products are okay as well. A protein treatment is also worth a try.
It is also important to regularly trim your hair. Going to a hair salon to do this is preferable. However, you can also do this by yourself, which is more convenient. Lastly, replace your cotton pillowcase with a silk or satin one. A silk or satin pillowcase can help prevent breakage, dryness, and frizz.
It is important to wash your hair on a regular basis depending on the type of your hair. When you have a dry scalp, it can be best to wash once every 1-2 weeks. However, when you have an oily head of hair, it is okay to wash 1-2 times a week. When washing, you should avoid hair products that contain sulfates and silicones because they can lead to dull hair. Also, you should try to select organic products over natural products. This assures you that there are no toxic chemicals in the product that can potentially harm your hair. And don’t forget to use conditioner, specifically a moisturizing conditioner.
When styling natural hair, you need to protect your hair from the heat of your styling tools. It is best to use a heat protectant spray and set the heat at its lowest temperature. When blow drying your hair, it is best to use a comb attachment to prevent breakage. It is also best not to keep high-stress hairstyles for a long period of time. You should consider setting your natural hair free every once in a while for a good amount of time.