We can all agree that natural hair isn’t the easiest to maintain, but there’s always a window to get the best results (healthier, thicker or longer) for our hair.
So, we’ve got all the best natural hair tips, no matter your hair type. Let’s dig right in …
Tips For Natural Hair
For that healthy full and long natural hair we mentioned earlier, we guarantee you’re going to want to save and practise all these natural hair tips.
1. Drink Lots Of Water
Those few cups of water you’ve been skipping could be the reason your hair isn’t as strong as it should be and breaks easily.
Here’s a fun fact – Water makes up almost 25% of the weight a single strand of our hair, so drinking the right amount of water (2.7-3.7 litres) will help to strengthen your hair and help reduce the occurrence of dandruff. For more info about this, check out this article.
2. Use Satin Bonnets
These have been around for a while now, but some people still don’t understand their usefulness. If you’ve been struggling with split ends, you’ll love to see this, because sleeping with satin bonnet kisses that problem goodbye.
According to Grace Elayae (the innovator of the revolutionary satin-lined cap®), Satin bonnets protect your hair from the dryness caused by friction between your hair and moisture-absorbing materials such as cotton. This also helps to greatly reduce breakage, tangles and thinning.
3. Don’t Go For Tight Hairstyles
We should all have a no-no policy for this. Aside from the constant headaches and damaged scalp, tight hairstyles will definitely give a receding hairline situation that nobody wants.
4. Don’t stress your edges.
The same reason you won’t want your hair to be pulled too tight is why you wouldn’t want to stress your edges, whether you use hair gel or edge controller, don’t go too hard on your edges. There’s only so much they can take. In that vein, you shouldn’t apply too much product too your edges.
5. Deep condition your hair
We l know how daunting it is to comb through dry hair, it is best to deep condition your hair at least every two weeks.
One of the keys to healthier hair is a proper protein to moisture balance. Alternating your deep conditioning sessions between moisture and protein will help keep your hair soft, strong, nourished, and minimize breakage, aiding in growth and length retention.
If you want to explore the wonders of moisturising, check here.
6. Minimize the use of heat on your hair.
Some of us ladies seem to be in love with steaming, but just a little once in a while is enough.
Heat damage can make straight hair appear dry and brittle. It can also exaggerate the appearance of split ends and make it harder for your hair to lie flat. To get your hair back to its glossiest, focus on restoring its natural proteins.
8. Avoid Some Products
Before you rush into that beauty store, you should know the kind of products to avoid. Products with ingredients that are not good for your natural hair such as sodium lauryl sulphate, alcohol, petrolatum, parabens, mineral oil, etc.
9. Don’t keep a protective style for too long
Let your hair breath sis! Even though protective styles are great for promoting growth and thickness, when they are worn for long, it causes hair breakage.
10. Moisturize your hair with water
Like a soldier prepared for battle, it’s time to attack from all sides (lol). But seriously, if you want the best form of moisture, as you sip those refreshing cups of water, you should also take some time out t least every month to pat all sections of your hair with water.
11. Use a wide-tooth Comb
The best combs for natural hair are wide-toothed combs. This kind of combs has enough space between the rows to allow for hair to glide through easily, without breaking off the ends. Wide-tooth combs do a great job of detangling knots, tangles, and separating hair while minimizing excess breakage.
12. Use a T-Shirt To Dry Your Hair
You might be wondering why a t-shirt, but i’s because T-shirt will absorb excess water while preventing frizz. “Because T-shirts do not have the rough grooves of a towel, the flat surface allows water to sink in and slides over the hair instead of roughing it up.”
So, there you have it, the best natural hair tips through all seasons. If you found them helpful, please make sure to share with your friends and family.