The Do’s and Don’ts of Keeping Natural Hair

Posted by Sharon Acheampong on

It’s so great seeing a lot more women embracing their natural hair. There are still others with genuine concerns of how keeping natural hair is too much work. It doesn’t have to be. Here are a few tips to get you going

Moisture is your friend

Natural hair thrives on moisture. When we talk about moisturizing, we don’t mean slapping hair oil on and styling. Oil is only a sealant and doesn’t provide moisture. To moisturize properly, spray a water-based moisturizer or just water on your hair and work it from the scalp to the ends of your hair. Apply a leave-in conditioner and seal in the moisture with any hair oil of your choice (castor or coconut oil should do). You can do this every morning and evening before styling your hair. 

Aloe Hair Mist

Moisturize from inside out

Drinking a lot of water does so much good to our hair. Ideally, you should take at least 2 litres of water every single day. Surely, you’ll make a lot of trips to the restroom but hey, it’s all for the best. Having good hair trumps everything else

Avoid styles that are too tight on your scalp and edges

Losing your edges is such a nightmare. Growing it back is tough! No matter how ‘elegant’ the style is, avoid it if it’s too tight or pulls on your edges. It’s not worth it biko. 

There are no natural hair relaxers

If you have 4c hair, you can attest to how ‘difficult’ it is to manage (I use ‘difficult’ advisedly). Due to this, we often look for easier ways of managing it. The easiest way to actually manage it is by moisturizing (please refer to the first point). Don’t let anyone deceive you. There are no natural hair relaxers. We have texturizers and relaxers. It’s ok if you want to texturise or relax your hair. However, the moment you use any of these, your hair is no longer in its natural state. 

Minimize the use of heat

If possible, avoid using heat altogether on your hair. If that’s not possible, blow dry with very low heat once in a while. Avoid using very hot straighteners or curlers. It does more damage to your hair than good. 

Hello deep conditioner

This should be part of the hair regimen of every naturalista. Unfortunately we tend to deep condition as a last resort. Do not wait till your hair is very dry or looks very dull. Deep condition at least once every 2 weeks and watch your hair blossom with finesse. 

Choose your products cautiously

Choose products with no sulfates, no parabens, no mineral oil, no petrolatum, no gluten and no artificial colours. Natural hair products from Eya Naturals contain none of these. When in doubt, contact the customer care helpline (+233 204 600 464) and we’ll take you through the products you need for your hair.

Grow & Thicken Set

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