1. No Sulfates
I guess most of you use sulfate free shampoo same as me. Because we don’t know this. Shampoos that contain sulfates can strip your natural hair of its moisture, and in turn leaving it feeling and looking dry and brittle.
2. Rinse, and Repeat!
Usually you will use Apple Cider Vinegar to rinse at least every two weeks to balance out the pH of your hair. It not only gets rid of all of the product build-up, but it restores your strands, and in turn leaving them looking and feeling smooth and moisturized. Another great rinse is a coconut milk rinse.
3. Deep Conditioning
Many girls is very lazy, because they never deep condition their natural hair. But it prove that it is very important to deep condition your hair before and after a protective style.
However, deep conditioning is an extra layer of defense to further moisturize your hair. Also, using heat, such as sitting under the dryer, helps to raise the hair cuticle so the conditioner can penetrate deep down into your hair strands.
4. Leave-In, Moisturize, and Seal
After shampooing and conditioning, you should then apply a leave in conditioner as your first layer of moisture. Next, you then need to seal in that moisture by adding an oil. For good measure you can also add a moisturizing cream or butter over the oil.
A huge common mistake we make was simply dabbing oil only our hair, without first moisturizing it, and then we would wonder why our hair was super dry. Putting oil on dry hair will only leave you with dry oily hair.
5. Protective Style
Protective styles are favored by girls all of the world. Not only because they give me an extra 30 minutes in the morning to sleep, but also because they are a great way to help your hair retain moisture. Try an easy protective style if you are a newbie, as long as the style lasts for one to two weeks at a time you should be fine.
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