Well first of all I hope everyone had an amazing and productive day. Today I’ll talk about what is probably the most important element when it comes to growing your natural hair and maintaining length. And the moisture is key!
African American hair is super coiled and curly. Because of the curl the natural oils that our scalp produces is often unable to travel down the hair shaft and moisturize your luscious locks, which can eventually lead to the hair becoming dry, brittle and in some cases lead to damage and breakage.
To avoid all of this, you must moisturize your hair regularly.
Here’s what I use:
Water based moisturizer or leave in conditioner, you know its water based if water is the first ingredient listed in the ingredients list.
An oil based product to seal in the moisture. I would also avoid any petroleum based product.
Here’s what I do:
Basically if I am wearing a weave with leave out, I will constantly check the texture of my hair. If its feeling dry, I apply a leave in conditioner to my leave out and let it sit for a few minutes. Mind you this may happen a few times in a week, if its dry I moisturize.
Once my hair has be moisturized I’ll either rinse if its excess product in my hair or if its just right, I move on to the next step, which is…
Sealing! I then use an oil: tea tree, olive or sometimes even Shea Butter! And I apply the oil to my just a little. The goal here is to apply a coat of protection, by sealing the moisture in your hair, this will help elasticity and decrease breakage!
If you want to add a little extra step to promote hair strength and if you have a little time to kill. Add a little raw egg into your conditioner. You’ll love it!
I included a video of me from years ago! Talking about this very topic!