Queen Dare
by on June 23, 2020

Natural hair care tips for beginners​​​​​

1. Keep your hair moisturized

This is a vital tip for natural hair to grow long and healthy hair. A conditioner is necessary for natural hair especially dry and brittle hair every time you wash your hair. Apply the conditioner mainly to the ends of the hair and leave it for 2-3 minutes, then properly wash it off.

It's advisable to use a deep conditioner every 2-3 weeks. Use it according to the instructions on the package; it will help keep your hair soft.


2. Oil Your Hair Frequently

Naturally, afro hair needs lots of oil. Oils should be part of your everyday natural routine. Oils play a vital role in ensuring that your natural hair stays healthy. Oils can be used to moisturize your hair or seal in already existing moisture, depending on the type of oil. Examples of oils you could use are:

-Avocado oil

-Coconut oil

-Olive oil

-Almond oil

-Jojoba oil

-Castor oil


3. Trim your hair every once in a while. 

Although your main goal is to grow long hair, however, that split ends slow down natural hair growth. Every 2 to 3 months (or even more often) it is necessary to do a haircut to keep the hair in good condition.


4. Protect the ends of the hair

The ends can quickly get damaged. The tips of the hair are the usually the most  fragile part of your hair. This is because they get the least amount of natural oils.  Leaving your hair constantly loose, you expose it to various injuries, so try to pick up hair to prevent it. Tie your hair with a hairpin. If possible, do not use different hair scrunchies, because you can damage or tear the hair when you use them.


5. Sleep With A Satin Bonnet or pillowcase. 

Satin keeps your hair from tangling and breaking while you sleep. It's advisable to invest in a satin bonnet or pillowcase. Sleeping with loose hair on a cotton pillowcase will lead to dry hair and hair breakage, because of the friction with cotton. A satin bonnet pillowcase is usually gentler on the hair and helps to maintain your hair’s moisture. 


7. Avoid using heat on your natural hair. 

Unlike other hair types, afro hair is fragile. There's a higher risk of hair damage depending on how often you apply heat to your natural hair. This is why hair driers and straighteners should be avoided except when necessary. Next time you want to dry your afro curls, put down your hairdryer, don't use it. You could air-dry it instead 

It protects your 'fro from excessive hair breakage.


These are the tips I've been able to come up with for now.

Stay tuned for more. 

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