Myths And Facts About Natural Hair

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Keeping natural hair definitely comes with a lot of myths. It's understandable considering the fact that we're still learning a lot about how to keep and maintain our hair. It can be frustrating to decipher between what is a myth and what is a fact. As uncomfortable and frustrating as it may be, experimenting with your hair to know what works and doesn't work seems to be the best way to go. However, there's a general consensus regarding facts on natural hair care.

Oils moisturize your hair - myth

Hair oils are sealants! Oils help to seal in moisture. Moisturizing your hair means hydrating it. Water is essential in this process. This is why it's important to first use water or a water-based hair mist such as the Aloe Vera Hair Mist before applying oils unto your hair. If you do not have any product at all, use water to moisturize.

Natural hair grows faster if you put on protective styles - myth

Braids are not a 'sure banker' to growing your hair. On the contrary, some people lose their hair after braiding. Whilst braids are low manipulation, which gives your hair a break from everyday wear and tear, they need to be installed with care with a proper maintenance regimen. In other words, moisturize your hair whilst in braids. You can use the Anti Itch Hair and Scalp Spray to moisturize whilst easing any discomfort from itchiness. 

Natural hair isn't professional - myth

Gone are the days when people perceived natural hair not to be professional. There's been a lot of progress in this regard. However, there's still room for improvement. Natural hair is professional and can be worn anywhere, even within the Corporate space. The only caveat - keep it tidy, just like everything else.

Natural hair cannot grow - myth

All hair grows. What we struggle with mostly is how to retain length. This has a lot to do with the detangling process plus how we generally care for our hair. Moisturizing regularly, deep conditioning, going in for protein treatment at least once every 6 weeks, trimming split ends among others all help in growing healthy hair. Moreover, due to the texture of our hair, it might seem like we're getting more volume than length. Doing a length check from time to time helps keep track of your hair length. 

Shrinkage is normal - fact

Almost every person with natural hair has experienced shrinkage one way or the other. Is it cause for alarm? Not necessarily. Shrinkage is part of being natural. Some say, shrinkage is an indication of healthy natural hair. If you do experience shrinkage a lot, don't be worried. Try the African threading or banding method to stretch out your hair from time to time. If you decide to blow dry, use minimal heat after applying heat protectant on your hair.

No matter where you are in your hair care journey, enjoy the process and keep experimenting till you finally get what's right for you. For further hair consultation, please contact +233 204 600 464 or @eyanaturals on Facebook and Instagram

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