WHILE some people whine about natural hair being kinky and stubborn, a number of women are embracing it as opposed to treated hair.
Natural hair needs a lot of care to look stylish and healthy.This type of hair has different textures, soft and kinky.However, despite the texture combination, people with natural hair can use the same basic hair-care practices to maintain healthy hair.The most important techniques every one with natural hair should learn is to maintain strong, healthy hair is proper detangling and moisturising.
The right shampoo and conditioner
When washing your hair, always go for both shampoo and conditioner. Do not be tempted to wash your hair too often as this causes hair to dry out.
Another thing to be mindful of is the temperature. If it is too hot, you might notice your hair becoming frizzy, dry and hard to manage.
Always opt for warm water and follow up with a cold rinse. Doing so will make your hair look shinier and healthier.
When choosing your shampoo and conditioner, opt for a light formula, preferably packed with oils such as argan, grape seed or jojoba.
After you shampoo your hair, condition only the lengths and ends avoiding the roots.
After washing your hair, add a tiny bit of hair oil to the ends while your tresses are still damp. If possible, avoid using heat stylers, or use them on low temperature with heat protecting spray.
Moisturising is key
While you should moisturise and condition your hair whatever your hair type, natural hair is the most susceptible to dryness, so it requires extra care.
Go for a moisturising serum, leave-in conditioner, hair masks, hair oils such as coconut oil, almond oil or olive oil. Keeping your ends well moisturised will prevent them from splitting in the future.
Do you have the right pillowcase?
Cotton pillowcases are known to draw out the moisture, so if you have natural hair, go for a satin or silk pillow case.
An added benefit of going for a silk or satin pillow case is that it is also much kinder to your skin.
If you cannot say no to your favourite collection of cotton pillowcases, use a silk scarf to wrap your hair before you sleep.
Let natural hair grow wearing a wig.
When you cut natural hair short and let it grow,you can wear a lace wig for a protective style.A human hair lace wig is the best choice for protective style.