Rocking your natural hair has its perks.
From style versatility to low cost maintenance and just nuturing what is truly yours, it’s a great feeling. But, you will also agree with me that it requires one to put in the work. Nothing good comes easy after all. There are quite a number of things to have in place. This is to ensure that your natural hair is kept healthy. Having established that, let’s explore some must-haves to keep that natural hair sass intact 24/7.
Shea butter has many qualities and functions it performs which also includes hair care. It helps to moisturize your hair and scalp. It also increased softness especially for naturalistas with coarse hair.
It prevents hair breakage and feeds the hair with vitamins A and E with other essential fatty acids. Apart from reducing dryness in the hair, Shea butter reduces redness and scalp irritation. It also adds shine to the hair.
Being a natural product, it can be applied to all types of hair. Also, even if you have reservations about using raw Shea butter, you can opt for products that contain it.
WIDE TOOTH COMB
This is a definite must-have. This is because it is a much better option to work with than normal combs. It loosens up your roots and edges without experiencing discomfort. Also, using a wide toothed comb lessens the risk of hair breakage. Due to the wide spacing between the teeth, you can run through the hair with ease.
Although, using the comb as a starter for especially dry hair might be challenging. Instead, start off with wetting your hair either with water or moisturizer. Then, work through with your fingers and then the comb.
Flexi rod is the next best thing for achieving curls without the addition of heat. They are super easy to use on either dry or wet hair. Also, the flexi rods are available in different sizes. Whether you are going for extra tight, normal or loose curls, the flexi rods is your best option.
Apart from being an amazing sealant, the olive oil contains anti-inflammatory properties that promote healthy hair scalp. The olive oil also improves blood circulation when massaged into the hair scalp, bringing about hair growth in general.
Also, if you have sensitive skin, be rest assured that no allergic reactions are likely to surface.
Olive oil is found everywhere and very affordable as well.
For those with full or voluminous hair, hair clips are very much needed. It helps to hold your hair in place. Since it is difficult to work through the entire hair at once, the clips will ease the whole process of combing and styling in general.
Satin bonnets are total must-haves. It shields your hair from being damaged by cotton pillow covers and beddings. It also maintains your natural hair growth, pH and moisture levels. The satin bonnet also prevents split ends, total hair dryness, breakage and tangling.
They are available in super sassy styles and colors. Do your natural hair a great favour and get one.
On a final note, drink water, at least 6 glasses per day. Water is greatly associated with your body health including your hair. Dehydration can affect your natural hair growth. How? Due to the low intake and level of water in the body, the cell health and reproduction cannot be maintained adequately which will eventually impact your hair growth.