10 Natural Hair Tips For A Heathy Hair

October 16, 2020

When it comes to natural hair, don’t lie to yourself and think that just because another has natural hair, that you both have the same and that you should follow the same regimen, because everyone’s hair type is different and accepts different products and maintenance.

10 NATURAL HAIR TIPS FOR HEALTHY HAIR

1. PRODUCTS: With natural hair, choosing products for your hair type is important and makes a big difference for your regimen, going for sulphate free shampoos and good conditioners are the best option. I go for good thick conditioners that have lots of slip and coats the hair perfectly, it took me a while to find the right one just because some conditioners didn’t provide enough slip and made detangling difficult. Finding the right products for your hair type will save you a lot of time and minimise frustration.

2. NATURAL HAIR REGIMEN: Once you get your products down, you need to start having a regimen which you would follow every week to make your life easier, washing, treating, deep conditioning, moisturising and even hot oil treatments. Having some kind of regimen that suits your schedule is the right way to go plus your hair will thank you.

3. DETANGLING: Before I got this step down, my hair breakage was on another level and having so much hair in the sink and on my comb, started becoming really annoying. I came to realise that it was the way I used to detangle that was wrong, what worked for me was finding the right comb, be it a wBiide tooth comb or a denman brush and sectioning my hair, I never sectioned my hair before and would just pull the hell out of my hair, yes it hurt like crazy but that’s also because I was always in a hurry, do take your time while doing this.

10 NATURAL HAIR TIPS FOR HEALTHY HAIR

4. STYLING: What I love about natural hair is the diversity of hairstyles I can come up with and how good they look, natural hair styling should be fun and when styling, make sure your ends are protected and that you take care of your edges by not over pulling or tightening while creating your style, Also twist outs and twists, flat twisting can also be a good way of protective styling, and not forgetting braiding, wigs and any other style that can protect your ends once in a while to give your hair a break from too much stretching during styling. Here are my go to protective hairstyles.

5. MOISTURISING: When I say moisturise, water for example is a form of moisturising one’s hair without making it greasy, and choosing the correct hair oils is important. There are so many oils nowadays that getting the right one for your hair type will not be a problem, my favourites are coconut oil, olive oil, shea butter and vitamin e oil and I also use aloe vera gel on my edges sometimes, but as I said this is usually by preference and for more beauty uses for coconut oil, go here. Moisturise your hair three to four times a week depending on how much your hair needs, again this will totally be according to how your hair feels and if you think it needs more moisture. This is definitely my most important when it comes to these 10 natural hair tips for healthy hair.

10 NATURAL HAIR TIPS FOR HEALTHY HAIR

6. HEAT DAMAGE: Natural hair loves to stay just as it is natural, and so when we decide to introduce it to blow dryers, flatirons and any form of heat styling, it can cause damage to the hair and make it to be brittle, cause breakage and just not look healthy overall, this happened to me and I did end up having to chop my hair, I got so much heat damage from flat ironing on high heat that my hair lost its body and was no longer thick and full as it used to be. You can stretch natural hair without using heat hence avoid damage.

7. SLEEPING: Going to sleep with natural hair is kind of an adventure, if you decide not to cover it. I suggest either having a satin pillow case or a satin hair bonnet or scarf to cover it and avoid the outcome of not being able to pass a comb through it in the morning. Remember protect your hair with a satin bonnet or scarf when sleeping with natural hair to avoid breakage.

8. TRIMMING: Yes people, for your hair to continue growing and stay healthy, you do need to trim your hair once in a month or even after longer, this depends on how well you have been taking care of your ends and that will show you what to add more of or reduce on. I trim my hair once I notice that my twist outs turn out frizzy and the ends look split, your hair will show you when it needs it just don’t prolong or forget to have trimming sessions for healthy hair.

10 NATURAL HAIR TIPS FOR HEALTHY HAIR

9. DO YOUR RESEARCH:  As much as I think that I know everything about my natural hair, I am still learning and willing to know more of what I can do to improve my hair and so, all I can tell you is to do your research and get to understand and learn more when it comes to your hair. There’s lots of information out there and you will be able to find all you need.

10. LOVE YOUR HAIR
This is my last tip, love your natural hair and embrace it, that’s what makes you, don’t try to deny it but don’t make it control you or define you either, it’s your choice to cut or change it anyhow you want so don’t feel like you have to have it a certain way just because someone else said it or you’re following a cause. It’s yours and whatever you decide good on you, just make sure it makes you happy and remember it’s just hair, it does grow back you know.

 

Oct 16, 2020 at 10:21 AM
Girls needs it
Oct 16, 2020 at 06:32 PM
Interesting
Oct 18, 2020 at 03:03 PM
Very true. Thanks
Oct 20, 2020 at 07:04 PM
Noted I'll keep that in mind for my future wife
Oct 23, 2020 at 09:01 PM
Very educating. I have been struggling with breakage since i started my journey. Now i am literally just tired of my hair. I will try these tips and see how it goes. Thank you
Oct 24, 2020 at 02:42 AM
Nice tips
Nov 03, 2020 at 07:15 AM
Thanks
Nov 09, 2020 at 11:26 PM
Thank you
Nov 12, 2020 at 11:54 AM
Superb
Nov 16, 2020 at 10:09 AM
Noted. Little things like this..that one tends to ignore has such effects!
Nov 25, 2020 at 07:51 AM
Okay
Nov 25, 2020 at 07:53 AM
Yes
Nov 26, 2020 at 07:04 PM
[Reply] necolimo said:
Oct 16, 2020 at 10:21 AM
Girls needs it

This was really helpful.
Thanks
Dec 03, 2020 at 04:53 PM
I miss my natural hair for real!
Dec 27, 2020 at 12:43 AM
True
Dec 27, 2020 at 12:43 AM
True
Jan 01, 2021 at 09:15 AM
Nice one
Jan 06, 2021 at 07:57 AM
Interesting
Jan 08, 2021 at 02:48 PM
Amazing post. Loving your hair is defo the best thing ever.
Jan 29, 2021 at 05:46 PM
I have almost the same hair care step but still I can't retain length 🤦‍♀️