Frequently asked Type 4 Natural hair care questions Pt 1.

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.

I get asked a lot of questions on natural hair care on a daily basis, most of which are related or the same questions but differently framed. So, I decided to posts frequently asked questions.

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Styling tip; If your twist out doesn’t turn out super defined, comb out until mid-length & flex the Afro

How can I make my hair natural?

First, natural hair refers to hair that has not had its texture chemically altered. Is heat damaged hair natural? Yes but if you want your natural texture, you’ve to trim the damaged parts. 

The only way to make your hair natural is to chop off the relaxed hair & grow out your natural hair or long-term transitioning where you cut off the relaxed ends as you grow out your natural hair “growth”.

There isn’t any turn relaxed hair into natural hair miracle. To easily transition, here are transitioning rules and tips.

Have tried everything and my hair won’t grow.

Sis, have you tried a consistent hair care routine? Not yet? Well, that’s the foundation for growth and health. A routine entails; Wash day, Moisturizing, protective styling, protecting hair when sleeping and healthy or right hair care practices. 

Note that your hair is always growing, so if you ain’t seeing any length it’s because you ain’t retaining your length/ the rate of breakage is higher than length retention. Growth rate also differs from person to person but with a consistent hair care routine, right hair care products & practices and length retention, you should notice growth.

Which products can I use to grow my hair faster?

Chillax sis! If products grew our hair faster, we all would have waist length manes but just look at our lengths? Magic products don’t work, stop wasting your hard earned money on them. Treat yourself for a date, buy the right hair care products or that book you’ve been meaning to buy. 

Products cleanse, moisturize, strengthen your hair & set favorable conditions for your hair to grow. Get you the right products, consistent hair care routine and healthy hair care practices.

Will protective styles grow my hair?

Not really, protective style is just that, protective style. They protect your hair from daily manipulation or styling, damage and help in retaining length. 

This is what happens when you’re wearing a protective style; your hair is growing & because your hair is protected from tugging, pulling and manipulation, which means you’re retaining the length you had plus your hair is growing so you notice more length when you take down a protective style.

For a style to fit as a protective style, it should be installed properly(not tightly held, not too small), protect or rather keep your ends out of sight, moisturized properly and regularly, shouldn’t need daily styling & don’t wear it for too long?

Can I wash my hair everyday?

Can we switch places for a minute? Where do you get the time and energy to wash your hair everyday? To answer you question, No you don’t need to wash your hair everyday cos daily shampooing strips off the natural hair oils and moisture. 

Wash your hair at least once a week and if you have to wash it bi-weekly, co-wash midweek and properly cleanse at the end of the week. How often should one wash their hair?

How often you wash your hair will depend on how much/heavy products you use on your hair, if your hair is exposed to dirt/dust, you workout daily and/or you sweat a lot etc.

That’s all for today, let’s pick from here over the weekend with the part two of frequently asked natural hair questions.

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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