How I to cut down Natural Hair maintenance cost.

Natural Hair maintenance cost can high, I mean some natural hair products can be expensive.

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.

Maintaining natural hair can not only be hectic but a little expensive too. Natural hair care products can be a little costly. I began my natural hair journey while in uni and affording all the hair care products was a pain but my hair flourished or so I think, ‘you have gorgeous hair’ compliment counts right?

Anyways natural hair care doesn’t have to be super expensive and let’s get down to tips on how I cut down my hair maintenance cost.

Products.
Natural hair products can be super costly especially if you are a student or just struggling financially, the good news is you don’t have to buy all the products and you can try some DIY recipes. I used to purchase instant conditioners/ detanglers but not anymore.

I prepoo using olive and castor oils which also acts as my detangler and I only prepoo when my hair feels super dry. Sometimes my hair feels a little moisturized and on those days I use fresh Aloe Vera sap as my detangler.

The Aloe Vera sap works great as a detangler for me, I spritz water on my hair to dampen it then apply the sap directly on my hair then detangle.

As for deep conditioners, I do alternate between DIY deep conditioner and on-shelf deep conditioner. My DIY conditioner comprises of avocado/ banana/ honey/ Aloe Vera juice and I did add a mango once and the definition was amazing. As for DIY conditioner you have to rinse thoroughly to avoid residue, an itchy scalp and dandruffs.

Leave-in conditioners, always ensure your crown is moisturized as you cut down the maintenance cost. I only moisturize my weekly unless if am wearing my hair out and the weather decides it’s time we shared the moisture. About DIY conditioners like Aloe Vera juice, have seen a couple on the internet but yet to try any of them out but if I do I’ll fill you in about it.

Styling.
Well, I don’t use styling gel or curling cream and I don’t lay my edges too. Now that we got that out of the way, I love a gorgeous laid down puff sometime but since I don’t use a styling gel, I just spritz to dampen my hair then apply leave-in conditioner and use my hair toothbrush to nicely lay my hair.

I to avoid hair extensions for obvious reasons, a lady can’t wear DIY protective styles and salon visits ain’t my cup of tea since some hair dressers ain’t gentle one bit. My to go to protective styles are two strand twists, mini-twists, braids, puffs and lately have been trying cornrows and flat twists.

I also buy rubber bands and bobby pins in bulk because it’s cheaper and I can’t keep buying them every time I lose them. That’s all for now,

I would love to know how you cut down your hair maintenance cost and share with all the people you love and care about💜💜💜

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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