Frequently asked Type 4 Natural hair care questions Pt 2

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.

Did you miss out on part 1 of this? Catch up here. Let’s dive into part 2 of frequently asked questions.

Every time I comb my hair , it breaks/ My hair just keeps breaking. What should I do?

I hope you know the difference between breakage and shedding because all the hair on your comb or brush ain’t breakage. Certain it’s breakage? Well breakage can be as a result of over-manipulation (brushing & combing), lack of moisture, excessive heat or heat damage, skipping trims & keeping those split, damaged ends and weak hair. 

Keep your hair moisturized, deep condition with a moisturizing and protein conditioner to reconstruct & strengthen your strands, minimize heat styling, trim your ends regularly and avoid daily styling, combing and brushing.

My hair is steel-wool hard, how can I soften it?

Moisturize! Moisturize! Moisturize! Moisturized hair is soft and manageable. Deep condition with a moisturizing deep conditioner after cleansing, moisturize after rinsing off the deep conditioner and moisturize daily, after every few days or weekly. How often you moisturize will depend on the moisturizer and sealing products you are using, weather and your hair porosity too.

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Hair tip; A consistent hair care routine is essential for health, length & volume

Have lost my hairline/ my edges are thinning. How can I regrow them?

Care for your edges while you can lay them. To start off, do you know how you lost your edges? Tight hairstyles, pulling your hair when styling, excessive brushing, plaiting your edges and so on. Catch up on causes of receding hairline & how to regrow your edges.

How can I stretch my hair without using heat?

The most common & easy way I stretch my hair is by braiding, 6-8 moisturized braids. Other heat stretching methods include; African threading, am yet to try it, twists, haven’t had much success with this cos twists shrink a little but you can stretch the twists by banding which is also a stretching method. I do stretch my hair by wearing 2 flat twists or cornrows.

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What’s my secret for length and volume?

It’s no secret a consistent hair care routine, right hair care practices, products and tools plus patience will give you the length and volume you desire. Check out how I grow my hair here.

Until the next blog post, stay safe, be gentle with yourself & stay anchored in God

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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