11 Things no one tells you about embracing Natural Hair.

Natural hair is potrayed as long, curly, bouncy and voluminous hair. They only show us voluminous, long, beautiful edges, perfect twists, braid-outs, flat twists but we never see the struggle that comes with it, maybe because we all want to see perfection.

Hello mane Embracers, I hope your crowns are flourishing and your skin glowing. Thank you for stopping by and welcome to my natural hair blog.

Everyone has that natural hair blogger, friend you look upto whose hair is lush and goals and you will feed on any information they give whether it’s true or not.

Kinks are beautiful too, 4C hair is gorgeous the reason am saying this is cause we don’t see much of kinks being celebrated,admired and called lush, classy and elegant. Most times natural hair has been labelled unofficial and untidy but our african hair is beautiful, lush, official ,classy and every other word that praises it. Too much information about natural hair is out here but not all information is to be fed on especially if you area beginner.

What no one tells you about embracing natural hair

There’s nothing like holy grail product, The products one can swear by probably won’t work for your hair. Yes, i too have products i can swear by and have had products a friend swore by and it dried up my hair and her hair loved it. Am not saying you shouldn’t try products by your favorite blogger or the person whose hair you admire. No, try them all and find which works best for you.

Patience,patience, patience! Your hair won’t grow overnight, it doesn’t matter if you use rice water, onions etc. You need a healthy hair regimen,routine and lifestyle to grow that healthy, long hair you desire. The rise water, onion& aloe Vera juice may retain your length by reducing breakage and stimulate growth but not magically grow your hair and as you use them you need regimen and routine.

Negative comments, your hair will be labelled unofficial, untidy and trust you may most people will have you straighten your hair or put on a wig for a job interview because you ought to look official and presentable. Love your hair regardless.

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Hair curl typing isn’t important- surprised? shocked? Unbelievable? Whats is important is knowing your hair porosity, it’s the art of knowing when and how to moisturize and keep your hair moisturized. Dry hair is prone to breakage which means shorter and less voluminous hair. Porosity helps in choosing products for your hair but hair type isn’t of any importance just know your hair is healthy and gorgeous.

Not all protective styles are protective- wearing protective styles helps in retaining length but protective style done rong and not cared for will be the end of your edges and length. Don’t braid to tightly for your style to hold for long and care for your hair under the wig and cornrows to.

Less brushes and combs equals more volume– ever wondered why locks keeps growing in volume and length? With low manipulation ,no brushes or combs? Brushes and combs thin your hair little by little especially combs with bristles so close. Use your fingers to detangle, comb and stretch out your hair. I said fingers not nails unless you want more split ends.

Failed attempts on your way to perfection- you’ll have a couple of failed twist outs, braid outs, Bantu knots , finger coils before you get the grasp of it. Practice makes perfect and have an open mind about cause failed styles are beautiful too.

You don’t need all the tools everyone uses, figure out tools that are important in your journey. If you are a no heat person like me, you don’t need any heat tools. And product junkie? You don’t have to buy every product there is unless you are a beginner and haven’t figured out products that work for your hair yet.

Scalp massages should be part of your routine, scalp massages are as important as cleansing your scalp,wearing protective styling , moisturizing and so on. Scalp massages stimulate growth and refreshes the scalp. Use castor oil for scalp massages to get that growth your desire.

Keep brushes and gels off your edges,laid down edges look good and all until you have no edges left to lay. Lay your edges once in a while if you have to and keep off laying if you can.

Shrinkage is good, you can’t escape, natural hair,African hair will tend to shrink, which is a sign of healthy strands. Shrinkage is okay embrace the elasticity of your strands.

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Everything Tangles and how to properly detangle Type 4 Natural Hair.

Tangles! Tangles! Tangles! Let’s talk about causes of tangles and how to properly detangle even the worst tangles. Long time no post but here we are. Hello ManEmbracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it here for hair care tips. Let’s talk about tangles for a minute but first, is your hair always tangled? Here is why. Tangles and knots can be such a pain but can be minimized. How to minimize tangles. Keep your hair moisturized. Moisturize properly and regularly. Let go of damaged and split ends. Don’t keep your two strand twists for too long and re-twist when you notice your roots are getting fluffy after cleansing. Detangle properly  Consider low manipulation styles to wearing your hair out Wear low manipulation & protective styles on stretched hair. Pat your hair with an old t-shirt/ towel to absorb the water after cleansing or use a microfiber towel. Avoid vigorously rubbing your hair with a towel. Essential detangling tools. Spray bottle Hair clip or scrunchies Wide-tooth comb Micro-fiber towel Conditioner/ Detangler Detangling brush How to properly detangle/ ultimate detangling steps. Work with sections. First, section into smaller parts. Detangling smaller sections is easier and not as time consuming. Start with damp hair. Spray water on your hair until damp. Add a conditioner/ detangler with a good slip to smoothen the tangles. Start detangling from the ends to the roots with your fingers. Don’t snap off the tangles, slowly separate the strands from the tangle. Comb with a wide tooth comb from the ends to the roots of each section then run it through your entire length. You can also use a detangling brush to detangle. Twist / braid or clip the detangled section and repeat the same for all other sections. Detanglers & conditioners to check out / purchase. TGIN Quench 3-in-1 Co-Wash Conditioner and Detangler SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Detangler Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils Knot On My Watch Instant Hair Detangling Kinky-Curly, Knot Today, Natural Leave in / Detangler Oyin Handmade Oh My Glide! Prestyling Detangler Taliah Waajid Curls, Waves & Naturals The Great Detangle Marini Naturals 3 IN 1 Leave-In Conditioner  Saru Organics Tea Tree And Peppermint Detangler SHETH NATURALS Detangling Instant Conditioner Share with the tribe your detangling tips and detangling products and tools that have worked for you.

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Natural hair Styles; 5 Easy to achieve styles.

I did a thing guys. Your girl is on a mission to try new styles and up her styling game. Hello Mane Embracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it for healthy hair care tips and tricks. Flat twist-out Afro I did another thing, installed flat twists as my low manipulation style for a week or so and the flat twist-out turned to an Afro. I love wearing my Afro or may be I love it because my styling game is 👎👎👎. Either way we all agree that afros are cute. Bun & bangs. First, I uploaded a tutorial on Facebook and Instagram, be sure to check out. It’s an easy to achieve style. Got no time to figure out how style your hair? Well, this style is for you. Bun & flat twist Same bun but flat twisted the bangs & the look gave me some ‘ hey there, praise and worship & good gal vibe.’ It’s an official look, easy to achieve style & a less than 5 minutes style. Low puff & twists. I live for high puffs but side puffs are okay too. I loved the look & the twists were, “hide my forehead thing.” Hello fellow gals with a big forehead & heart. Twists & tucked twists. Turned the low puff to chunky twists and pinned them. For a moment I thought I had locs but they don’t look like locs though. The IT style. How gorgeous is this style? I would love to know which of the styles is your favorite.

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