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How I Moisturize 4C Natural Hair Between Wash Days.

You don’t moisturize your hair after washing day, tuck it in a protective style and forget all about it until the next wash day. Our natural hair needs all the tender, love and care it can get between wash days to keep the curls fresh, flourishing and minimize breakage caused by dryness.

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I do moisturize between wash days and how I moisturize depends on whether my hair is in protective style (read natural hair two strand twists) or when wearing it out in a bun, puff or combed out afro. Proper moisturizing for me starts on wash day immediately after rinsing off the deep conditioner.

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Moisturizing hair between wash days

How I Moisturize 4C Natural Hair Between Wash Days.

Moisturizing for me starts on wash days. Immediately after rinsing off the moisturizing deep conditioner, I apply my go to leave-in conditioning cream on wet hair then braid to stretch it. Personally, I don’t use moisture sealants, the butters and oils because the moisturizing leave-in conditioners too have the butters and oils. I also noticed re-moisturizing between wash days after using oil sealants is kinda hard to even get the hair damp.

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Moisturizing Hair when on protective styles.

I should mention that my all time go to protective style is two strand twists (whether mini twists, medium sized twists or chunky twists.) I love twists because I can do them all by myself, they are easy to install and gives lots of styling options. Let get down to moisturizing hair when on protective style;

  • Twists hold more moisture than wearing the hair out, so I moisturize weekly or at least twice a week.
  • I start by sectioning the twists in 6 sections, braid each section. Then moisturize a section at a time.
  • Next step is spraying water on the twists, hold and press the twists on your palms so the water can penetrate all the strand. Always use a spray bottle, don’t wet the hair until sopping wet.
  • Once the twists are damp, I apply a moisturizing leave-in conditioner from the ends to the roots, paying attention to the ends.
  • Sometimes, I use hydrating hair mists to re-moisturize twists. With mists, I tend to moisturize daily or a couple of days a week which I don’t really enjoy .
How to moisturize 4c natural hair between wash days

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Moisturizing when hair is out (in a bun, puff, combed out Afro etc.)

I rarely wear my hair out and when I do, I style it in a puff or comb out the Afro with my fingers. When wearing the hair out, I tend to moisturize daily because the wind and sun do the most. Let get down to how I go about it;

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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.