Beauty is pain, they say. It certainly comes along with its rewards and challenges. When it comes to hair care, some problems are inevitable. This post explores some common hair problems you're likely to encounter when growing natural hair.
Hair loss is caused by a myriad of factors. The most common ones are bad hair practices and loss caused by hormones. With hormonal hair loss, sometimes all you need to do is to be patient. It'll pass and with the right hair treatments, including Protein Treatment and Deep Conditioning Treatment.
Hair loss caused by bad hair practices doesn't just pass especially if you're still engaging in such practices including but not limited to not moisturizing regularly or properly, poor detangling, tight hairstyles, keeping in braids for too long, keeping braids without moisturizing, among others. The ideal thing is to stop such practices and treat your hair.
This is very common among naturalistas especially those with 4C hair. Due to how coily our hair is coupled with the hair porosity, 4C doesn't easily retain moisture. This tends to make the hair dry most times. It is important to keep it moisturized always. Contrary to popular beliefs, using oil on dry hair doesn't moisturize it. It only seals in the dryness. Go in for the Aloe Vera Hair Mist or Hair and Scalp Spray. Spray any of these on your hair, apply your Leave in Lotion, Shea Butter and finally your hair oil. If you do not have anything at all, just use water.
Dry scalp and dandruff
Although it's not contagious, having a dry scalp and/or dandruff can be embarrassing. It's caused by a fungus called malassezia which feeds on oils on the scalp. The ideal thing to do if you have a dry scalp is to prevent product buildup on your hair and scalp. Wash your hair at least once a week. The products you use also matter a lot. The Dry Scalp Set when used, helps in treating this condition. Also, you can incorporate the use of peppermint oil in all the products you use for your hair. If you haven't been cleaning your combs and brushes, this is a good time to start.
Heat damaged hair
Using heat in itself isn't bad practice. When too much heat is used frequently without heat protectant, then you're in trouble. This includes using blow dryers on full blast, straighteners, curlers and the likes. Of late, it even extends to getting too much silk presses done. Unfortunately, heat damaged hair cannot be repaired. The best thing to do in this situation is to cut the damaged part off.
Hair damaged by colour
It's normal to want to spice up things a bit with colour. Bleaching your hair strips it of its natural colour. Dyeing adds colour to your hair. Both processes could lead to your hair becoming overly dry and brittle. This is why it is advisable to do a patch test on some hair strands before going all out. After bleaching or dyeing your hair, Deep Condition at least once a week to restore moisture in your hair and moisturize daily with the water-based Aloe Vera Hair Mist.
Hair care is a beautiful journey with some ups and downs. All we can do is to keep learning as we figure out what works for our hair. For further hair consultation, please contact +233 204 600 464 or @eyanaturals on Facebook and Instagram
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