With so much false information circulating the Internet, it’s hard to tell what’s best for your natural hair and how to take care of it without causing any (potentially further) damage. That’s why we’ve decided to compile a list of six common mistakes people make too often when it comes to natural hair care. Instead of making those mistakes yourself, follow these hair care practices to ensure you’re loving every step of your natural hair journey!
Hair care products and natural hair
To begin with, don’t say yes to every product. Know what works for your hair and what doesn’t. Pay attention to what’s in the hair care products that you buy, and avoid those that have harsh chemicals or ingredients that haven’t interacted well with your hair in the past. Keeping a note of these things pays off big in the long run!
On that note, don’t mess up something good. If you find products that work for you, don’t change them. Never be afraid to experiment with new styles or improved products, but there’s no reason to change your fundamental regular hair care routine if you’re seeing results.
Lastly, don’t skip the moisturizer for other products. Regardless of what new products advertise and what claims to give you the best end-result style, never let those products take priority over your routine moisturizer. You can’t easily style dried out hair. Trust us.
Routine natural hair care tips
First, avoid overstyling your hair. It’s okay to experiment with new styles, but every time you pull your hair tight or or use high-heat tools, you’re causing damage. Overall, your hair’s going to show the best results when you’re using products and style it in a way that works best for you.
Also remember to never detangle dry hair. Detangling and brushing dry hair can cause breakage, loss, and weakened keratin bonds in your natural hair. Instead, always complete this step of your routine when your hair is damp or conditioned.
Lastly, don’t skip deep conditioning treatments and regular trims. Regular deep conditioning will ensure locked-in moisture for your natural hair that you can’t get any other way. In addition to deep conditioning, regular trims also keep your natural hair at its best by avoiding unhealthy looking split ends.
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