The Key to Natural African Hair Care

The important thing to wholesome Black hair and progress is moisture. I only recently modified my moisturizing regiment, as a result of whereas I religiously moisturized my hair, it was nonetheless very dry. I discovered that though I used to be frequenting African hair care vlogs and blogs like Curly Nikki, I wasn’t really being attentive to what contributors have been writing about. I believe as a result of my hair had grown 5 inches in 6 months (when beforehand I hadn’t achieved any progress as a result of breakage) and I fully repaired the broken sections of my hair, I believed my moisture regiment was on level. Boy was I incorrect!

First, I’d combined round three tablespoons of coconut oil and one desk spoon of olive oil collectively and heated it up within the microwave (not too sizzling). I’d then moist my hair, soaked it with the new oil and placed on a warmth cap for about 30 minutes. Subsequent, I’d co-wash (wash with conditioner) the oil out of my hair, spray in Hawaiian Silky leave-in conditioner and let my hair air dry. As soon as it was dry, I’d moisturized my scalp with my Jojoba combine, which consists of 5 drops of Rosemary, 2 drops of Lavender to 1 tablespoon of Jojoba oil. I then separate my hair into 11 massive sections, twist every part, placed on a satin bonnet and I am carried out.

With this regiment, I did not comb my hair a lot, as soon as a month at greatest. I discovered that detangling with my fingers whereas co-washing labored simply nice. Its frequent data within the pure African hair care neighborhood that our hair is not purported to be combed or brushed an excessive amount of and never combing labored for me once I grew my hair out over the winter.

My hair would solely stay supple for ONE day on this regiment. It might actually be dried out on the second day even after re-spritzing with the leave-in. I do co-wash two to 3 occasions every week, one as a result of I can not stand that frowsy hair scent and two, washing permits me to get some moisture. Though some could think about three co-washes every week a bit a lot for dry hair, its the one method I can get that suppleness again.

My hair had all the time been tremendous, duper dry and I simply thought I needed to reside with that reality and do no matter I might to maintain it moist for so long as doable. After sticking with this remedy for eight months I spotted there must be one thing I might do to remain moisturized, so I began researching once more. I spent a few hours on Curly Nikki versus simply looking for a couple of minutes and low and behold, I got here throughout a submit from a sista with baddest Afro I’ve ever seen in my life! One of many first issues she wrote about was how dry her hair is and he or she went on to stipulate her moisture regiment.

When she co-washes, she makes use of round 5 various kinds of conditioner collectively and he or she would not rinse it out! Additional, if she feels her hair is getting just a little dry between co-washes, she’ll spritz in additional conditioner! I first thought that each one of that conditioner would trigger a number of build-up and finally be damaging, however the reality is the whole lot the mainstream teaches us about pure African hair care is backward. We will principally do the other of what different individuals do with their hair, particularly within the case of conditioning. In spite of everything, her hair is unimaginable! She’s maintained this regiment for the higher a part of six years and her hair is beautiful, so all of that conditioning should be working!

As I researched on, I got here throughout a submit about sealing with oil. The submit described how sealing locks in what ever kind of moisturizer you might be utilizing and aids in conserving your hair moisturized. I’ve by no means sealed my hair. I figured since I sizzling oil handled my hair, oiled my scalp and used a really wealthy leave-in, I did not have to put in any extra oil. Nevertheless, it was nonetheless very dry between co-washes, even once I added extra leave-in, so no matter I used to be doing wasn’t working and my hair was telling me it was time for one thing new.

So, when co-wash day rolled round, I dove proper into this sista’s moisture regiment. I co-washed with Garnier Fruictis Triple Diet and Suave Almond and Shea conditioner. I repeated the co-wash thrice and on the third time, I did not rinse it out. To seal it, I combined Shea butter and coconut oil collectively till the consistency was just a little thinner than regular Shea butter, however not too oily. After my hair dried, I coated it liberally with the combination, however I did not saturate it. I did not use the Jojoba oil combine this time, as a result of I needed this regiment to be fully completely different to see what the outcomes could be. I twisted my hair up as normally and placed on my satin cap.

For this regiment, I combed and brushed my hair! I used a wide-tooth comb and a Con Air vented brush with the balls on the suggestions of the bristles. Though pure African hair care science would not condone an excessive amount of combing and brushing, a number of sistas comb and brush regularly and their hair is ok. So, with this new regiment, I combed my hair out whereas co-washing and brushed it after placing within the Shea butter/coconut oil seal. Once more, attempting one thing new!

I have to say, my hair is so dry, I did not anticipate a lot distinction. I truly felt my hair could be a bit too greasy and I must modify my herbal hair care model. LET ME TELL YOU!! After I took my twists out, I could not imagine it! My hair wasn’t greasy AT ALL and it was fully stretched out (shrinkage is an issue for naturals). Often, once I take out my twists and elegance my hair, it poofs out into an Afro. This time, my hair laid straight down curly, as if it was being weighed down, however with out the greasy, heavy feeling. I can not imagine it! My hair actually drank the Shea Butter and coconut oil seal and I believe for the primary time in a very long time its really glad!

I went to a competition that day and actually, the primary sista I handed by stopped me to ask me about my hair – Shout Out to Lovita! – and for sure I used to be just a little excited to inform her all about my new conditioning methodology! I’ve solely carried out it twice and my hair appears so good, I am not anxious about construct up. I am going to most likely shampoo my hair a pair occasions monthly simply to make clear it.

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