|Posted by HenJa' on March 15, 2013 at 7:25 PM|
Many people think that because they have natural hair, there is possibly NO WAY that they could go wrong. BUT WAIT! That couldn't be more FALSE. I find that a lot of natural people do not comb their hair at LEAST every other day, they do not moisturize their hair, and they don't keep their hair trimmed.
The hot weather is approaching slowly but surely and keeping your hair MOISTURIZED is essential. It's like the LIFE of your hair. When you continuously shampoo your hair once or twice every week with shampoos and conditioners that are not professional products that contain alcohol, you only dry your hair out. The best type of moisturizer is a type of oil (ie argon or morrocan). Grease clogs your pores which can then stunt your hair growth. The area to focus on the most is your ends. (If you have color in your hair, deep condition bi weekly)
I know that many of you wear your natural curls or flat twist, that's not an excuse to not comb your hair at least every other day. I'm currently doing the no heat challenge and I went 4 days with out combining my hair (which is texturized) and it was tangled!! The reason why our hair gets tangled and should really be combed daily is because we shed 50-100 strands a day. When you have those loose strands lingering in your hair, it gets tangled up with your other hair which then makes it harder for you to comb out. All in all, do what I do for my no heat challenge.I at least run my fingers thought my hair every day before re-twisting for bed.
Trims are important. They play another huge factor as to why our hair tangles up. Many naturals think that if they aren't using heat to flat iron or blow dry their hair, they don't need a trim. FALSE. Because if you aren't keeping your hair MOISTURIZED it becomes dry, brittle, and breaks; which means you need to trim your hair. Regardless, I recommend getting natural hair trimmed at least 3 times a year IF you don't use heat. If you use heat, 4-5 times a year. Be sure to find a professional that actually knows what the word trim means and doesn't use extreme temperatures to flat iron your hair.