Keeping natural hair comes with its own set of rules and regulations. Due to how dry natural hair is, one way of keeping it healthy is to moisturize it. To properly grasp this concept, moisture is synonymous to hydration or in simple terms, water. Now that this is out of the way, let's delve into moisturizing natural hair.
Water is your friend as a naturalista. Your hair needs water. Don't shy away from it. A lot of naturalistas have low porosity hair, especially 4C hair. This means that water takes a longer time to penetrate the hair shaft but dries out quickly. This is why you need to moisturize religiously. Water should always be the base for moisturizing. Sure, there are moisturizing oils you can use but to be on the safe side, just use water.
Next, you need your moisturizing leave-in lotion. When going in for your leave-in, look out for products with water as part of its first 4-6 ingredients. The Leave-in Lotion from Eya Naturals, specially formulated for naturalistas, does a good job of moisturizing your hair. After spraying your hair with water, apply a generous amount of the leave-in lotion in your hair. Gently work through entire hair.
Shea Butter or Hair Oils
Once your hair is moist, apply your Shea Butter or natural hair oils of your choice. The job of the butter or hair oil is to seal in the moisture or to make sure your hair retains the water and leave-in for a longer period. It serves as a barrier in this case. Contrary to what you have heard, do not apply hair oil to dry hair. Unless it is categorically listed as moisturizing oil, do not apply on dry hair.
The job of deep conditioning is to restore moisture to your hair. Ideally, it will be good to deep condition your hair every wash day. Realistically, once every 2-3 weeks is fine. You can go in for a store-bought Deep Conditioning Treatment or go the DIY route. Ultimately, choose what works for your hair.
These are particularly essential when you have on protective styles including braids, cornrows, etc or your hair dries up quickly. Just get yourself the Aloe Vera Hair Mist (water-based) or Anti-Itch Hair and Scalp Spray (oil-based). Spray on your hair as and when headed and off you go. It's that simple.
Moisturizing your hair keeps it healthier and makes it less prone to breakage comparatively. If you're not entirely sure of what to do with your hair, moisturize. For further hair consultation, please do not hesitate to contact Eya Naturals on +233 204 600 464 or @eyanaturals on Facebook and Instagram.
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