When I made the decision to go natural only then did I realize how hard, and dry our natural hair can get.If you are of African ethnicity, you can bear me witness that our Natural hair is very dry, I did a research, and I learnt that African hair is naturally dry, it cannot be changed, it is like if you are short or tall, you cannot change, this is the same case when it comes to our Natural hair, therefore the best you can do is to show love to your hair, by moisturizing it.
For you to completely moisturize your hair, you will need a sealer, that is, you need to seal in that moisture into that hair, for it to properly benefit your hair.A sealer can be any type of oil that your hair works well with, it can be, castor oil, olive oil, coconut oil, among many other types of oils.
The best and clearly most irreplaceable type of moisturizer is water.I do not know why we take it for granted but this is the most important moisturizer that effectively benefits our hair, and by this I mean,drink plenty of water and also, spray enough water to your hair, scalp,make sure that hair is lovingly moisturized, trust me, you will see its benefit sooner than later.If possible do this on a daily basis, or whenever possible.
After hair is moisturized, you will need oil in order to seal in that moisture.This may include, that favourite oil that your hair loves, in this way the oil will seal in that moisture that you spread to your hair.
Most ladies fear water on their hair, well, I know you do not want to mess up that blow dry that you had done a few days ago, but that could be the reason why your hair is not growing, because it is so dry….let that hair feel good too, moisturize it, it will love you, and respond in growth as well as in texture, you will see.note, I did not say wash your hair all the time, I said give it water, like when braided, or in a protective style of choice.
I personally, take a spray bottle and mix water and oil all in one, and if possible, I add Shea Butter moisturizer and spray onto my hair, it not only is effective but also saves me time and works amazingly for my hair.
If you leave your hair UN-moisturized, be sure it will dry out,break , weaken and this is the main reason why you see people with thinning edges and splitting ends of their hair. This is because it is worn out,dry and lacks the nutrients to remain strong.
You will never go wrong with (over) moisturizing your hair.
Cover photo of Leah Annabel Maua.
Look forward to my next hair blog on products to use and protective styles photos.
Best Wishes loves!