NEW TO THE JOURNEY: HOW TO CARE FOR AND GROW YOUR #NATURALHAIRBEAUTIES HAIR
Are you and your #nhb new to the natural hair journey? Begin your journey with these tips on natural hair journey success.
Oil Her Hair Well: This tip applies to every hair type and goes the same for your natural hair beauty. Though, there is a need to moisturize and oil her hair a lot more than any other hair type. When it comes to oiling, natural African American hair can be the most difficult because of the rough and dry texture along with the tight coils. Regularly oil the tips of your hair if your hair has extensive kinks, it isn’t easy naturally for the hair to distribute natural oils well to the tips of the hair. In order to increase her hair growth and hair strength, it is important to keep it moisturized.
Trim Her Hair Regularly: It is the most recommended tip by every hairstylist working with any kind of hair. You need to trim the ends of your hair every other month in order to fasten the speed of hair growth. This is done because the ends of the hair get damaged by the environment, split ends, and mistreatments, and it is because of this damaged hair that further hair growth gets affected.
Get Unique with Conditioners: Always make sure to use a conditioner after every wash. Since the ends are the most damaged part of the hair make sure you apply the conditioner well onto the ends and leave it for a good 2-3 minutes allowing it to do the work.
Because of the extremely dry texture, many hairstylists have also suggested the use of mayonnaise as one homemade conditioner that will leave her hair feeling a lot softer. The procedure is to condition the hair with mayonnaise for 10-15 minutes and then wash it off using her regular shampoo and then follow up with her usual conditioner.
Finding the Right Products: Walking into a beauty supply store can overwhelm you. There are literally thousands of products for her hair and deciding which brand will work for your #nhb can be more overwhelming. Here are a few brands mentioned in our Little Girl's Hair Care & More for Natural Hair Beauties Community: the Mixed Chicks line, Hair Milk from Carol’s Daughter, and Luster’s Pink Oil Moisturizer.
Don’t Stress: Taking your #nhb to an African American hair salon may be an easy option and can be a great way to learn more about your #nhbs hair texture.