Black natural hair is sometimes labeled as nappy hair that needs to be corrected by a relaxer. We’ve heard of situations where women have been discriminated against in the workplace due to having natural hairstyles, which are deemed unprofessional by some employers. The main reason being that it’s not always tidy and easy to maintain. The following tips can help you take care of your natural hair and stay on top.
The most often purchased natural hair product is shampoo. It’s easy to get confused when choosing a product as simple as shampoo. Choose products that are designed to be gentle on your hair. Also, many hair care experts recommend a pH-balanced shampoo to prevent excessive dryness and hair damage during the shampooing process.
Conditioners are intended to deposit protein or moisture into the hair strand to restore the hair’s strength, give your hair body and to protect your hair against possible breakage. The effects of conditioners are only temporary. Start by regularly conditioning your hair after shampooing and having a deep-penetrating conditioner every month.
3. Styling Your Hair.
Protective styling is critical to the success of your natural hair journey. Look for ways to incorporate more protection into your natural hair regimen. Be sure that you’re being gentle with your hair at all times.
4. Prevent Breakage And Split-Ends.
Hair breakage is the most common cause of hair loss. Tight hairstyles can break off the hair and damage the hair follicle. If your hair constantly breaks you will need to identify exactly what’s causing the breakage and eliminate the culprit to prevent further breakage. The most common causes of breakage are heat, harsh chemicals, tight hairstyles and rough treatment.
5. Go Easy On Strong Chemicals.
Your hair is dead material, which is the reason why you can treat it with strong chemicals, cut it with scissors or apply heat to it without feeling a thing. The only problem with that is – since your hair is not alive, it cannot repair itself.
6. Avoid Excessive Use Of Hot Irons.
Hot appliances, like flat irons, hair dryers, curling irons and pressing combs, are popular, but often lead to serious hair damage because their high temperatures can result in brittle, dry hair that breaks easily – especially when they’re overused.
7. Wash With Lukewarm Water.
When washing use lukewarm water, because hot water can strip the scalp of sebum, which is the protective oil that acts as a natural conditioner and gives your hair its shine. When you create your initial natural hair regimen, begin by washing your hair once per week.
8. Eat Healthy Foods.
Generally speaking, the same nutritious foods that are good for your body also promote stronger, healthier hair. If you don’t eat a healthy diet, your hair could suffer. If you simply concentrate on eating low-fat proteins, dairy products, fruits, vegetables and whole grains you can help your hair reach its full potential.
There is no evidence that exercise has any direct benefit on the health of your hair. However, there are many other benefits of exercise including weight control, mitigating health conditions, and boosting your energy among other things. Exercise regularly because it reduces stress and promotes general health, which indirectly can have substantive impacts on the success of your natural hair.
During your natural hair journey, there are many different things that you might have to correct: dry hair, product build-up and dandruff are just a few. You should refer to your natural hair journal when you’re experiencing a problem with your hair. It’s the primary guide to correcting your hair problems.