So now that you’ve got the basics understood in caring for natural hair, the next step is how to maintain your natural hair – from growth to health. The key to this, is developing a regimen.
Developing a regimen does not have to be complicated. Set a day out of the week – wash day – to deep condition and/or shampoo and condition your hair. After you finish washing your hair, you are going to want to keep as much moisture retained for the week until the next wash day. To do this, you are either going to want to do the L.O.C method or the L.C.O method.
The LOC and LCO Methods
The L.O.C. method is applying a leave-in conditioner, followed by an oil, and then a cream. The L.C.O method is applying a leave-in conditioner, followed by a cream secondly, and then an oil to seal it all in. Either method is going to seal and retain moisture for your hair, it is of your choosing which one works best for your hair type.
Throughout the week, try to incorporate protective styling some days. Protective styling is very beneficial when trying to maintain your natural hair. These styles further help to keep your hair moisturized and your ends protected.
As you become more and more familiar with the ways of your hair, and develop a routine regimen, the health of your strands will flourish. And remember, everyone has different types of hair, what works for one person may not work for the other. Each hair type is beautiful and unique, and is not a definitive of all that you are. At the end of the day hair is just hair, a fun accessory.