7 Things you must know before moisturizing your natural hair.

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.

Incase you missed the post on moisturizing methods, catch up here, it’s important you get started there. Now that you’re done with that, let get started on what to consider before moisturizing.

Porosity type-this is the first factor, you’ll need to know your hair porosity type since porosity(hair’s ability to absorb and retain moisture). There are three porosity types; low, medium and high, knowing your your porosity type helps you to know how to moisturize, how often you need to moisturize and the products to use. Get to know all about porosity types and how to know your porosity type here.

Product Ingredients- When it comes to moisturizing products, water should top the list of ingredients. Water is either labelled as aqua or just water. Avoid products that dry out your hair, all moisturizing products should be water based.

Moisturizing Mosara milk

Weather/Climate- air and weather conditions will have think twice about your moisturizing game. Hot, windy and dry weather will have you moisturizing regularly be ready to carry your spray bottle, add humectant to your moisturizer or use heavy sealants to reduce moisture loss but be careful with weighing down your hair. In high humidity use products with anti-humectants to avoid frizz caused by absorption of moisture from the air.

Occupation-Under which conditions do you work? Where you work and the conditions you’re exposed to will affect your moisturizing game, so next time you’re moisturizing your hair, keep that in mind.

State of your hair- by state of the hair I mean whether your hair is open or in a protective style and how often you’re manipulating it. Open hair should be moisturized regularly since it’s exposed to weather conditions and manipulation unlike hair in a protective style. For styling enthusiasts , you’ll need to moisturize before manipulating your hair.

How often do you need to moisturize.
How often you need to moisturize depends on the above factors and not only that, paying attention to how your hair works is essential too. Get to know which moisturizing method works best for your hair and how long your hair stays moisturized.

How to moisturize.
LOC/LCO are the universal hair moisturizing methods and get to know all about it here. Layering products daily can be exhausting and life is so fast and busy and sometimes we don’t have time to lay them and that’s where the spray bottle comes in.

Add your favorite moisturizing products in the bottle and spritz on your hair to moisturize. Once you spritz you can add more moisture by applying a leave-in then seal in. Note; Don’t wet your hair just dampen it.

I would love to know how you moisturize your hair and what is in your spray bottle?

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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