I am so tired of the natural hair rules. I’m so
serious! Here are 5 rules that the natural hair community should just forget
and let others learn what’s best for them in their own hair journey:
Silicones are artificial oils that firmly coat the hair
strands. Now I may get the clap back, but silicones aren’t as bad as everyone
makes them out to be. Just like with everything you use and eat, moderation is
the key when using products with silicones. They do provide great slip, combat frizz, are used for heat protectants, and do a great job when detangling the
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Using Shampoo with Sulfates
There are naturalistas that want and need shampoos with
sulfates. Sulfates are great to cleanse your scalp and hair from any product
buildup. You do not need to use sulfate shampoos weekly. Try changing up to
bi-weekly or even once a month. If it strips your hair to where you hair is
feeling dry, try doing a hot oil treatment to build protection around your strands
before you wash your hair.
Not Moisturizing and Sealing Daily
Who really has time for that? Personally, I usually
moisturize and seal one good time before the hair goes up in a bun for the
week. Creamy moisturizers and butters tend to last longer than mists and oils.
When wearing braids, weaves, or another long term styles, you do not need
moisturize and seal daily. Moisturize your hair according to what style you are
wearing and how long you will wear it.
Not Wrapping Hair For The Night
You may not feel like
wearing your bonnet for the night, because it’s too hot and humid. Using a
satin scarf or a bonnet is not the only way to protect your hair at night.
Sleeping on a satin/silk pillow case can accommodate you if you don’t want to
sleep with a bonnet. Your hair will not fall out overnight if you forget your
bonnet. Let your hair breathe for the night and continue
wrapping your hair the next day.
Many would think that it is
important to not use heat at all on your hair to keep it healthy. But really if
you have healthy hair practices (heat protectant) before flat ironing your hair and keep the heat
under 320 degrees, healthy hair is possible.
What are the ‘natural hair rules’ you tend to break?