Top 10 ways to moisturize Natural Hair.

Do you moisturize? And how often?

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.

Welcome back to the moisturizing series, today’s post is all about different ways to moisturize your hair and keep it moisturized.

Natural hair, more so kinky, curly hair is naturally dry this is because the curls are tightly coiled making it difficult for natural oils to slide down the hair strands easily. Kinky, curly hair needs moisture to thrive and upping your moisturizing game is the best thing you can do for your hair and I’ll share a few moisturizing ways for you. Moisturized hair is healthy hair and healthy hair means growth. Let’s get down to it;

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1.Hydration/Water
Water is the best moisturizer and if you’re a newbie, you may want to consider starting off moisturizing with just water and seal in with an oil. Water keeps natural hair moisturized, healthy and makes it easy to style/ work with. Ensure that all your moisturizing products are water based. Drinking enough water keeps your hair moisturized, hair is part of your body too.

2.Deep condition on every wash day.
Moisturizing deep conditioners restores moisture into your hair and strengthens it. Use heat when deep conditioning to open hair cuticles for the conditioner ingredients to penetrate the strands so you can retain maximum moisture. Other than restoring moisture , deep conditioners restores shine, prevents hair damage and strengthens it.

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  1. Use LOC/LCO method.
    LOC/LCO is the universal method of layering hair products for maximum moisture retention. Catch up on how to and benefits of the moisturizing methods here.
  2. Do hot oil treatment.
    Hot oil treatment is just that, treating your hair with hot oil but not burning hot. Hot oil treatment adds moisture and shine to your hair and guess what? It can be a replacement for a deep conditioner or you can use it alternately. Have been using hot oil treatment as my deep conditioner for the last four wash days and mahn, I don’t think am purchasing a deep conditioner for now and I would recommend you try it out. Catch up on all hot oil treatment tea here.
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5.Prepoo.
Prepoo simply means pre shampoo which involves adding your favorite oils, instant conditioner or honey in your hair before cleansing it. Prepooing adds moisture to your and if you experience dry hair, I recommend you try prepooing before cleansing. Shampoos strip off natural oils along with the product build up , oils and dirt. Catch up on everything prepoo here.

6.Moisturize protective styles.
I know protective styles protect our hair from everyday manipulation but that doesn’t mean you tuck your hair and forget all about. Hair care doesn’t stop once you wear a protective style. Whether it’s twists, cornrows, braids with or without extensions , moisturizing is a must do. Moisturizing and sealing will keep your hair nourished, healthy and will reduce breakage especially when taking the protective style down.

7.Avoid heat/ Go slow on heat.
Excessive use of heat dries out your hair so go slow with heat and if possible avoid it. Heat includes flat irons, tongs, blow dryers etc. If you need to use heat once in a while be sure to use a heat protectant first and use low heat.

8.Overwashing/ Over-cleansing.
Shampoo tend to strip off natural oils and frequent or daily washing dries out the hair causing breakage. Avoid daily cleansing and if you have to cleanse before your wash day, co-wash( washing using an instant conditioner)

9.Low manipulation styles.
Regular styling and hands on the hair draws products meant to sit on your hair and scalp keeping them healthy from your hair to your hands and styling tools. We all love touching our hair it’s soothing and feels all nice but if it’s your obsession wear low manipulation styles regularly.

  1. Sleep on satin/silk bonnets and pillowcases.
    Cotton scarfs and pillowcases absorb moisture from your hair drying it up and the friction between your hair and the pillowcase weakens your hair leading to breakage. Satin/ silk made sleeping bonnet and pillowcase keep your hair moisturized.

Thank you for reading and I hope you found this useful. Share with anyone who would find this useful💜💜💜

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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