Long before transitioning was on my radar, I noticed many naturals and transitioners struggling with moisturizing natural hair. The struggle caused many to return to relaxers because they could not deal with the challenges. Now that I’m natural, keeping four simple tips in mind keeps my hair moisturized and free from dryness and breakage.
Tip #1: Hair is Not Created Equal
I’m pretty sure we know hair is not created equal but are you aware this also applies to product selection? One of the biggest mistakes we make when developing our regimen is using products that are not a good fit for our hair. Many of us like to use what our favorite blogger or vlogger is using but we have to keep in mind, hair is not created equal.
Much of this hair journey is trial and error. Therefore, keeping a journal to track what works and what doesn’t is most helpful. Before you know it, you’ll be able to identify what ingredients your hair loves and hates. With knowing this, you can make good product selections for your hair.Struggling with your hair? Why not use a hair journal to identify what works and what doesn't? Click To Tweet
Tip #2: Keep it Simple When Moisturizing Natural Hair
If you Google “moisturizing natural hair,” you will come up with a laundry list of articles giving you the top tips for achieving moisturized hair. However, the best advice that can be given is use what works for your hair! It’s really that simple. When you do this, your hair will be moisturized each and every time.
Tip #3: Stop Trying to Make Products Work
I get you want to make a product work when you’ve spent your hard earned money. However, there comes a point when you must cut your losses and move on. Stop trying to make products work for your hair that does not work after the first or second use. Continued use of hit and miss products can lead to setback so don’t chance it!
Tip #4: Remove Product Buildup
Product buildup will cause hair to feel dry and unmanageable. When this happens, you should use a sulfate shampoo to clarify your hair, or in other words, remove buildup. It’s also a great idea to clarify your hair after using a product that doesn’t work. Doing so will remove unwanted product and restore your hair to normalcy.