We know that many women feel this is the best way to describe their challenges.
So what is your daily struggle?
Or maybe you're lucky and have only experienced one (or none!) of what we will mention below but the point is, in your darkest moments it is important to realize that natural hair care has its ups and downs (just like everything in life) and during those downs, know that everyone else has them too.
Here are some from a long list:
Every now and then, you’ll get the itch- and that itch probably means you’re bored with your hair and ready for a change. Be careful that responding to that itch doesn’t result in some reckless haircut or dye job.
Thanks to the God of Hair Extensions as they invented them!
No matter how much oil you will apply it still decides to tangle up on itself.
Ohh and just a little tip, we discovered that finger detangling every night is the only way to ensure that by the end of the week, you are not stuck with a hot tangled mess to decipher for 2+ hours.
From hair balls to tiny clusters of curls all over the floor, it seems like our natural hair just wants to be everywhere. But hey, that’s what hair stoppers and vacuum cleaners are for.
If you’ve never once thought, “I wish I had her hair!” then applause for you. It’s totally normal to have felt like you wanted to trade your curls in for someone else’s before. When it’s all said and done, we all have to learn to love what grows from our own scalps (it’s beautiful).
To be honest, I don’t think it’s even scientifically possible for my hair to go into moisture overload. After co-washing, deep conditioning, drenching my hair in in different oils it always ends up dry.
Since we mentioned your struggles, let's see what we can do with them:
Even if you have low porosity hair, all hair needs to be kept moisturized. You need to take extra precautions to keep your hair moisturized. Find a good moisturizer AND a good sealant. Oils like coconut oil and olive oil, and creams like Shea butter are effective at sealing moisture in your hair. If you wear a protective style, don’t forget to moisturize regularly!
Yes, you still need to shampoo regularly to keep your scalp and hair clean- but you can lengthen the time between washes to 2, 3, or even 4 weeks. Avoid shampoos that contain sulfates or any of these other harmful ingredients, and opt for a mild, sulfate-free shampoo.
While we recommend most customers deep condition every 2 weeks, Afro Kinky Hair, in particular, thrives with weekly deep conditioning treatments. This will keep your hair healthy, bouncy, and shiny, and will prevent snagging and tangles. Look for the best deep conditioner products that will provide moisture, slip, nourishment, and strength!
Styling products dry out your hair, build up on your scalp, weigh down your hair, etc. Touching and styling your hair excessively can also lead to breakage. Explore styles that require less styling products, or alternate between high and low manipulation styles to give your hair a break.
Ladies, our hair has always been the topic of conversation, how to take care or tips on how to have the best instagrammable hair!
Always remember, short, long, curly, straight, relaxed, or natural regardless of how you style it, we all have our unique reasons for choosing our next look. You might choose your natural hair over hair extensions that's okay..
What important is natural hair or no, make sure to take care of it, because as what they always say the hair is the crowing glory of all the ladies!