Knowing how to keep natural hair from drying out can make the difference between dull and unruly hair and soft, touchable hair. And to prevent your hair from becoming dry, it’s important to keep it properly moisturized.
The conditioner you used during dry season may not keep your hair moisturized throughout.
Things you need to know:
You need to moisturize your hair more frequently or change your conditioner altogether. So this is why sealing moisture into the hair is so important because it prevents the moisture from evaporating from the hair shaft. Just like some lotions need to be applied more frequently, the same applies to your hair.
If you want the healthiest hair possible, it’s important to know how to keep natural hair moisturized.
Depending on your hair type and how dry it is, this can range from daily touch ups to every few days. If you notice that your hair is dry the next day, it’s easy to add more moisture by spraying the hair with a little water. Mixing a little aloe vera juice adds more moisture than water can provide by itself. After moisturizing, be sure to seal it in with your favorite oil. It’s also possible for only the ends to become dry.
CONDITION YOUR HAIR
Water is the best moisturizer for natural hair.
So the purpose of conditioning your hair is to add moisture to the hair shaft after the shampoo has stripped the hair and raised the cuticles. You want to get a moisturizing conditioner with natural ingredients that will properly moisturize the hair.
Hair conditioner is a hair care product that changes the texture and appearance of hair making it look moisturized.
The LOC method which stands for Liquid, Oil, and Cream is a way of sealing in moisture for your natural hair.
Also, For the liquid you can use water (best moisturizer for our natural hair) or leave in, oils such as jojoba, almond, castor or coconut oil then a cream such as shea butter.
After applying the moisture with the water/leave in, the oil will hold onto the water molecules than the cream seals in everything to the hair shaft.
Hot steam raises the cuticle so that the products applied are easily absorbed into our hair shaft.
N/B heat is not good for natural hair, achieve this with the of a shower cap rather than heat, this ensures that the products are fully absorbed into the hair shaft since the cuticles are always closed and can only be lifted with heat. Because it’s an easy way to add moisture to our hair without having to drench it in water.
This is everyone’s favorite part of natural hair care! And this is an area where you really need to be careful because if not you can end up losing a lot of hair. When you detangle you always want to have some sort of moisture in your hair, detangling on hair that is completely dry can be disastrous. Some naturals like to detangle only on wet hair, you don’t have to do this, but make sure you have a product in your hair that will give you some sort of slip. If you have 4b or 4c hair (know your hair type) that is really fine .
You may want to finger comb to detangle rather than use a comb to avoid breakage. Always take your time to detangle and start from the ends of the hair and work your way up to the roots. If you find your hair forms knots rather easily try detangling once a week