How to Moisturize Natural Hair
Suffering from dry natural hair? Join the club!
Dryness is an inherent feature of natural hair. The oils produced on our scalp, called sebum, cannot travel down the length of our hair because it gets trapped in the curls.
In other words, the tighter your curl pattern, the drier your hair.
As naturals, we have to manually apply moisture to our hair (via water and hydrating products) to keep our curls happy and hydrated.
Here you’ll learn how to moisturize natural hair, the best products to moisturize natural hair and tips and tricks to keeping dryness at bay.
Learning how to transition to natural hair is a beautiful and wonderful journey of self-discovery. And although it may seem overwhelming, learning the ins and outs of natural hair isn’t as complicated as it’s been made to seem.
It takes dedication and commitment to master the art of taking care of your coils, but transitioning to natural hair is a journey, not a race.
To help you on your new journey, here you’ll find the ultimate list of tips on how to transition to natural hair, including the best products to use and how to style your transitioning coils.
Welcome to the wonderful world of natural hair!
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How to Moisturize Natural Hair
If you experience dry natural hair routinely, don’t fret – natural hair is inherently dry. As naturals, we need to manually add moisture into our coils by using water and the right natural hair products for our hair type and porosity. Here is the ultimate guide for learning how to moisturize your natural hair.
Hair porosity is important because it measures our hair’s ability to retain moisture, and low porosity has a unique issue: it struggles with moisture absorption, resulting in product build-up and dryness. Here is the not-so-secret secret sauce on how to moisturize low porosity natural hair, in 8 simple steps!
Dry natural hair is inherent to natural hair. Differences in curl texture, density and porosity, as well as seasonal and environmental conditions all contribute to the moisture potential of our curls and coils. If you’ve ever asked, “why is my natural hair always dry” or have felt ashamed or frustrated with how dry your hair is, remember: you’re not alone. Here are 7 reasons why your natural hair is dry and how to fix it!
Natural Hair Breakage
Breakage has many forms – split ends, single-strand knots and three way splits, and they mostly stem from dryness and hair overmanipulation. If you’re experiencing a lull in your natural hair growth, you’re most likely experiencing breakage. Here are 5 ways to keep natural hair breakage at bay!
Dry Natural Hair
Got dry natural hair? We all do! The oils produced on our scalp, called sebum, cannot travel down the length of our hair because it gets trapped in the curls. We have to manually add moisture to our hair with water and hydrating products. Here’s how to combat and fix dry natural hair for good!
How To Combat and Reverse Hygral Fatigue
They say too much of a good thing isn’t good for you, and this is especially true for moisture. For some hair types (high porosity in particular), over moisturizing natural hair can result in hygral fatigue, where your curls have become stressed from moisture overload and become limp and lifeless. Here are the signs of hygral fatigue and what you can do to prevent it.
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Learning your curl type is an important step in learning how to take care of your natural hair. It can help you understand what products will work best for you, how often to shampoo, how to style your natural hair, and other key information.
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