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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Natural hair and moisture.

Dry hair can lead to breakage. To combat dry hair you need to make sure that you are moisturizing properly.

About moisturizing.

Are you currently deep conditioning your hair regularly? If not then I would recommend that you add deep conditioning to your regimen. You could also add a prewash treatment to your regimen. I do my pre-wash treatments by combining coconut oil, castor oil, and essential oils together and applying it to my hair. I let it soak in for a while then I wash my hair.  Then condition.

Moisture, moisture, moisture. This is soooo important. The ends of your hair are the oldest part and most fragile so they need the most moisture. Many naturals apply some hair oil (e.g. coconut oil) or hair butter (e.g. shea butter) on the ends of their hair before they go to sleep. This helps to keep the hair moisturized.

Are you using a lot of heat on your hair? Like curling irons, straightening combs. Heat damages hair and that’s no joke. Make sure you are not combing and combing your hair too much. Over combing can also lead to breakage.

How are you sleeping? Are you sleeping with a satin scarf or pillowcase? While satin is not necessary, it is important to keep your hair protected while you sleep. Sleeping on cotton pillowcases without having some adequate protection on your hair can lead to dried out hair. Cotton saps moisture from our hair. When your hair is dried out it becomes more fragile and it can break off.


I hope these few tips help.

And you can read more about moisture on BGLH



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