Starting a natural hair journey can be very challenging without pointers on what one should or should not do. When I first became natural there was a lot I did not know. There were a lot of mistakes I made. It was all new to me.
Along my journey, I compiled a list of things that I should not have done, and a list of things I should do more of (because my hair liked it!). I want to share this list with you as you go along your journey, so you won't make the same mistakes I made.
Here are a list of things that should be done:
Chemicals strip your hair off its natural oils and damage your hair follicles, which could lead to hair fall out.
Avoid Hot Water:
Hot water strips off the natural oils from the hair. Cold or tepid water is best for hair washing.
Less touching of the hair, the better. Detangle when wet, using a wide tooth comb.
Stress is a leading cause of hair loss. Stress pushes hair follicles in a resting phase, decreasing hair growth.
These are the things my hair loved:
Adopt a regimen:
If you do the same things to your hair consistently, it will learn to expect that and respond to that positively. This may sound crazy, but trust me when I say it works!
Deep condition correctly:
Apply conditioner to your hair and not your scalp and be sure to rinse off thoroughly. Do not sleep with the product in your hair overnight.
Dry the hair naturally:
Avoid towel drying especially for natural hair. Blow dry on occasion as heat damages not only your hair but the scalp as well.
Trim hair regularly:
Trim hair every 6-8 weeks to get rid of split ends. Trimming does not guarantee growth, but ensures healthy hair.
If you have any questions on any of the information presented in this article, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.