The Science Of Healthy Natural Hair
Naturally curly, black hair is beautiful and deceptively fragile. Although your natural hair may seem thick + coarse, it is highly susceptible to poor hair care practices that could cause it to break off – and leave you with short, brittle split strands. Follow these simple rules to ensure that your natural hair is healthy and maintains its length and shine!
- Never toWel dry hair.
The fibers in your favorite fuzzy towel can snag and snap your precious curls. Wring out your wet hair by hand and gently blot dry with an old t-shirt to avoid breakage.
- Sleep with a satin BoNet or pillowcase
The silky smooth material of a bonnet or satin pillowcase will allow your hair to glide over it while you sleep instead of getting tangled and roughed up. As a bonus, your hair will also be less dry than when sleeping on cotton.
- Trim split ends as sOon as possible.
Although it may seem counterproductive to growing longer, healthier hair, snipping split ends early means that thae damage wont have a chance to travel up the hair shaff. The sooner they’re gone the less length you’ll loose later
- Don’t deTangle dry natural hair.
Knots and tangles are safer to remove when your hair is wet. Use a product that will give your tresses good slip – like a moisturizing conditioner – and gently work knots out with a wide-toothed comb.
- Limit heat styling sUch as blow-drying + flat irons.
It’s fun to change up your natural hair from time to time -and often a change means heat styling. Alternate using heated appliances like blow dryers, hot combs and curling irons with heatless methods like stretching or banding. When you do use heat, keep it low and use a product to protect your curls.