NATURAL HAIR AND HOW TO DO SELF-CARE 101. TRIED AND TESTED!
Posted on September 22 2020
YOUR NATURAL HAIR JOURNEY
Now that you are a new natural, WHATS NEXT?
Well, whether you are a new natural or have been growing your natural hair for a while now, you need to find out what the best regimen, hair products, tools and styles work best for you and your lifestyle.
It's your call to make because it's your hair and unfortunately, you can’t avoid the learning curve. Learning to treat your hair differently from relaxed hair and discovering what your hair likes are only part of the process.
Our previous post was about the how-to-do healthy hair regimen.
Now, we're talking about the basics of natural hair care. Before jumping into the self-care part, let's run you down on a the basic but important information. Baby steps, we're all in to guide you on your natural hair journey.
START A HAIR WASH DAY ROUTINE
To grow healthy hair, one needs to have a healthy hair care regimen. By healthy, we mean washing the hair. Having protective styles like weaves and braids are not an exception to this routine.
Sad to say but many women go weeks, even months on end without so much as a drop of water touching their scalp. Yikes!
Most just grease the scalp by slapping on some cream and or oils to keep the hair and scalp from drying for the duration of the style.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU DON'T WASH YOUR HAIR?
Not only is this a big NO on hygiene but this is counterproductive, and defeats the whole purpose of trying to grow healthy hair.
The scalp and hair will accumulate the products together with dry, dead skin causing unwanted dandruff, itchiness and even a foul odour. The build-up will clog your hair pores, and worst-case leads to a scalp infection. Cringe!
HOW OFTEN SHOULD WE WASH OUR HAIR?
If you have a weave, braids or other hair installed, please be sure to wash regularly. We recommend washing at least between 7-10 days. However, when time is short, the longest would be 14 days apart.
You'll probably hate to hear this but, it is also advisable to wear these styles for about 6-8 weeks and remove them.
We know you want to preserve those styles after sitting in the salon for hours waiting to get your hair done. You want to make them last forever but, it is for the greater good and your hair and scalp will love you.
NATURAL HAIR GROWTH
Now that you learned all that. So here are a few things you need to add to your shopping list before your hair can receive some lovin'.
THINGS YOU WILL NEED
- Wide tooth comb
- Hair scissors
- Butterfly clamps
- Spray bottle
- Applicator bottle
- Denman brush