As naturals we face different challenges with our hair, whether if it is the beginning stages (transition) or just pure frustration with not knowing what to do. KEEP CALM! DON’T FRET! This is not an uncommon issue at all. One thing we must do to maintain our hair in its most healthy state, is avoiding breakage during detangling. Personally, I must detangle before washing.
If you do not, then you are setting yourself up for failure. These eight tips I will share with you can help tremendously and add ease to your hair regimen and/or hair prep.
If you’ve made the decision to transition long-term then you already understand the difficulty that comes with dealing with two textures. The line of demarcation (between the relaxed hair and natural hair) is a weak spot that is very prone to breakage and needs to be handled with kid gloves to minimize damage.
If you have been treating your hair with permanent color for years, chances are you have medium to high porosity hair. The following leave-in, daily, and cleansing conditioners are safe enough to preserve your hair color but also will give your curls the sealing hydration powers they need. Leave-Ins Jonathan Product Hydracurls Leave-In Conditioner is made with strengthening vegetable protein to seal the cuticle layer for as little frizz throughout the day as possible. This product is also 100% vegan and works as a great styler, as well--it has the consistency of a mousse, although it is meant to be applied to the hair after a wash.
It’s over. You’ve done it! You’re FINALLY natural. Your Pinterest board and Tumblr are popping with all of the styles you can’t wait to try. You’ve watched every Naptural85 video she’s ever made, and you’ve unknowingly hoarded an impressive amount of hair products under your sink. If you’re a newbie in the natural scene, don’t worry. 7 STEPS TO LONGER HAIR IN ONE YEAR We’ve all been in your shoes- ready to twirl on our haters but can’t find a style that seems to flatter your face. While everyone’s tips are tricks are generally specific, there are definitely some basics to keep in mind as you embark on your newly-natural journey. With that being said, here are 5 pointers that every new natural needs to know…
Diffusers are a curly-on-the-go’s best friend. Not only do they help speed up the drying process, but diffusers also adds volume without making the hair frizzy. While these attachments are widely popular among women with curly hair, natural women in the black community don’t use diffusers as much even though they could and they are great for our natural tresses.
Diffusers are blow dryer attachments that disperse its airflow over a large area. This design allows the attachment to aid in drying without disturbing the curl pattern or causing frizz. One of the best things about diffusers is the fact that it adds volume and body, which is great for those of us with fine hair.
In the pursuit of a healthy hair journey, many Naturalistas face dry hair which can also lead to breakage which nobody wants. The following three deep conditioners are sure to prevent breakage, strengthen and add moisture to dry hair thanks to the emollients, humectants and hydrolyzed proteins.