Tips for Healthy Hair:

There can be many ups and downs throughout our natural hair journey. However, achieving that carefree, bouncy natural hair look makes it all worth it in the end. Moisture, gentle care, and the reduction of heat and harsh chemicals, will all help to improve the health of your natural hair. Here are a few more natural hair tips that can help you out along your journey:

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  • Washing your hair in sections will help to prevent tangles and allow more product to fully reach your strands.
  • Got white, flaky residue left in your hair from a product but running too low on time to wash it out? Try using a t-shirt to dab out the residue. It may cause some frizz, but it is better than leaving the residue on your hair all day.
  • Glycerin, a common ingredient found in natural hair products used to absorb moisture, can also be the culprit of frizz in humid weather. Try using anti-humectant products during the summer months.
  • When applying product, start with the ends of your hair. Our ends are the oldest parts of our hair and are easily prone to breakage.
  • Try doing a cool water rinse after washing your hair with warm water. The cool water helps to reduce frizz and promote shine.
  • Mixing a leave-in conditioner with an oil and applying it onto your hair will make the detangling process much easier.
  • Crunchy curls from a gel product? Apply some oil to your hands and “scrunch” out the crunch. Here are some other oils with numerous benefits. 
  • To prevent product residue from being left on your hair, add a dab of the products you want to try on your hair to each of your palms, and mix them together with your hands. If there is no residue left on your hands, there will be no residue left in your hair. If the products do not mix well, there will be clumps of residue remaining.
  • Never detangle or comb your hair while it is dry. It will only cause more breakage.
  • Co-washing (washing your hair with a conditioner only) your hair is a quick and easy way of restoring moisture back into your strands.
  • Adding a hot oil treatment into your hair care regimen will give you shinier, softer hair.
  • Doing a protein treatment once a month will help to strengthen your hair, increase elasticity, and gradually repair any damage you may have.
  • When doing twist-outs, unravel your twists only when fully dry, as excess water may cause your twist-out to come out frizzy.
  • Scalp massages circulate blood flow at the roots of your hair and can help to promote growth.
  • Thinning edges? Use black castor oil and gently massage your edges nightly to help grow them back.