Today am going to be talking about some do’s and don’ts of natural hair. One big mistake I did when starting my natural hair journey was not searching for the things to do and not do. Rather I was more concern with increasing the length of my hair.
Do not envy the natural hair of others: envying the natural hair of others won’t make yours grow. There are different types of hair with different textures and growth rate. When you focus on the hair of others wishing to have same, you are likely to loose focus on maintaining and growing yours.
Do not follow regimen of others strictly: you may have the same texture of hair as someone, and that don’t mean whatever the person does to their hair for growth will automatically work for you. You have to know what works for you and develop your own regimen. With time you will see the result.
Do not use too much heat: if you are going to use heat in the form of a straightener or blow dry, make sure the heat is on the minimum. Too much heat will dry out the hair leading to breakages. To be on the safer side you can do the African thread method of straightening your natural hair.
Do not use chemicals in your hair: there are lots of natural hair products out there which can damage your hair instead of improving it. When you buy natural hair products, check to see that the ingredients are from natural sources. The ones you don’t know of you should google before use. Before dying your natural hair, you must research on the effects and benefits before going through with it.
Protective styling: having on protective styles for some period of time helps when having a natural hair. If you are someone who always have you hands in your hair (like myself), protective styles such as cornrows, twists, fixing weaves and braiding will really hear to stop manipulating your hair too much. Protective styles are good but make sure they are not tight, your hair will end up getting damaged.
Use of clean tools(combs): using of clean combs are advisable when having a natural hair. You do not want to get your scalp dirty. In addition to using clean tool, make sure your combs have wide gaps for easy detangling and less shedding.
Keep scalp clean: you must wash you hair and scalp and keep them clean. Dirt will block hair follicles which will not enable oils you apply to get to the roots of your hair. And dirt we all know is not good for the body. Although you have to keep scalp clean doesn’t mean you should shampoo every day.
Trimming hair tips: another do of natural hair is trimming your times. This enable you to cut off damaged tips. Tip trimming should not be done frequently, else you won’t see your hair growing and will end up getting frustrated. I trim mine every five to six months. You can decide the time you want to trim yours.
Stick with one product: don’t be a product freak and be trying one product from the other. Don’t use any product because it has promised length or volume. You will end up wasting money and not getting any results. Worst your hair can get damaged in the trying processes.
So this are the some of the do’s and don’ts i discovered in my natural hair journey of three years. I used some because there are probably more thing that are good and bad for natural hair. But this are the basic ones I have experienced myself. Please leave your comments before and don’t forget to follow. You can also private message me through my email ( tanya57agbeka@gmail).