Keeping natural hair healthy isn’t hard, but it does require slightly different methods of hair care. If you are trying to get your hair back in shape or just trying to maintain a healthy natural hair regimen, try following these tips:
Co-washing is using a moisturizing conditioner or a cleansing conditioner to wash the hair. This method is often used in between shampooing. Naturals do this because shampoo strips the hair of its moisture leaving the hair dry. I personally don’t use shampoo at all. I opt for apple cider vinegar in replace of a shampoo. The apple cider vinegar leaves my hair and scalp clean without all the harsh ingredients some shampoos tend to have.
2. Finger Detangle
You may think using a comb or brush to detangle you hair is absolutely necessary, but trust me – it’s not. Use your fingers! Yes, this process does take longer, but it’s so much better for your strands. Combs and brushes break your hair off more than you think. I was skeptical at first about trying to get through my hair with just my fingers, but to my surprise it worked. I haven’t used a comb or brush to detangle since.
3. Keep Hands Out Of Hair
I don’t know what it is, but women have a tendency to touch their own hair a lot. You may not realize you are doing it, but you probably are. Constantly playing in your hair can lead to breakage. I know it’s hard, but try to be mindful of it. The less you touch your hair the more it will grow, stay healthy, and strong.