It’s no secret that when natural hair is not well maintained or taken care of, it leads to breakage. Hence, there is need to pay extra attention. Here are 6 tips on how to care for your natural hair.
1. Always Clarify Your Hair
The first step to caring for natural hair is to keep it moisturized. This begins with your shampoo. Don’t make the mistake of only using “moisturizing shampoo” when you’re experiencing dryness. You need to clarify all of the old products from your hair to allow any future products to effectively work.
2. Increase Your Water Intake
Every day you should be drinking at least half your body weight in ounces of water per day, minimum. Your body needs that much water to properly lubricate your organs, muscles, and hair because you’re made of 60% water.
3. Wear A Silk/Satin Scarf
Cotton pillowcases and sheets are one of the biggest culprits for dryness and lint. To avoid these issues, it is best to always wear a satin/silk scarf or sleep on a satin pillowcase. Also, use a silk scarf or shawl to cover your hair in the day to protect it from damaging sunshine and dirt.
4. Take More Fruits
High intake of fruits containing vitamin C and other essential minerals help to increase hair growth and improve the look of the hair. In essence, you should include fruits in your daily diet.
5. Use Hair Oils
Two key things every natural hair relies on to stay shinning and healthy are water and oil. Using good oil for your hair is like giving your hair good food to eat, that is, oil nourishes your natural hair. Oils like coconut oil, olive oil, lavender oil and more.
6. Get Regular Salon Hydration Treatments
Steaming is one of the best moisturizing treatments for your hair. You should visit your hair care professional at least once every 3 months for a hydration treatment. It works wonders.
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