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4C Natural Hair Damage Causes You Didn’t know

Is it only me who feels like a lot of stuff causes hair damage or breakage to our hair? No?

Growing our hair healthy, long and thick is what most of us dream and wish for. We all long to have long, thick and healthy hair but some of the little things we do, cause damage and breakage to our hair.

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Things you didn’t know cause Natural Hair Damage

Broken Nails.

These are a recipe for split ends and breakage. Ever run your fingers through your hair and feel your nails snag the hair or your broken nail brings with it a strand of hair? I know most, if not all of us relate especially on wash days. Do check your nails and file them before manipulating your hair. Lately I’ve been thinking of using gloves when working on my hair lol. 

Nail Art designs with diamond.

I know they look all classy and cute until the diamond Art snag your hair. Nail arts with diamonds, rings bla bla, exposed metals can easily break your strands. Consider using gloves when you have nail art on.

Fine tooth comb/ Rat tail comb.

I don’t know how and why people use fine toothed comb on 4C hair. I would love to know, doesn’t it hurt & cause strain to your scalp? Use the rat tail comb to section your hair not to comb. Always use a wide tooth comb, it is easier, doesn’t cause strain on your scalp and it isn’t painful as long as you are gentle and your hair is moisturized.

Elastic/ rubber bands.

This is where we say, “thank God for the satin/silk scrunchies.” I’ve had my strands tangle on rubber bands and the struggle that comes with trying to gently detangle and separate the strands isn’t my cup of anything. Satin/ Silk crunchies should be your go to hair ties if you don’t wanna see strands stuck on your hair ties.

Neckpieces/ Pearls/ Earpieces.

Ever tried to fluff your hair only to find some strands stuck on your neckpiece especially pearls and you have to find out how to gently remove the strands or you take off your jewellery at the end of the day only to find your hair strands all over it?

Be careful with your jewels especially if you have long hair and you love wearing it down. Jewels with smooth surfaces will do your hair justice.

Bobby pins/ hair clips.

Any hair pins with sharp ends are a No No, unless you don’t mind breakage, scalp damage and split ends. Especially bobby pins, the minute you notice the sharp ends are exposed, just discard them. Bobby pins have a ball-like thing at the ends that cover the sharp ends.

Sling bags/ hand bags.

If you have long hair & love sling bags as I do you know sometimes you place the bag straps on your hair and depending on the material you might have your hair snagged, moisture absorbed, hair tangles and breaks your hair. Alternate shoulders and move your hair out of the way.

Have you noticed split ends, breakage or hair damage from the things mentioned above?

Valerie Kinoti

Valerie Kinoti has loved all things hair since she was 8 and always dreamt of having long hair. Decades later she is living the long hair dream and sharing all tips, tricks she has learned over the years.

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