Top 12 Hair Care Practices for Healthier, Fuller & Longer Natural Hair.

So, I wanna share hair care practices responsible for growth and health. These are general hair care practices that you too can try out and most of them will work for you if not all of them.

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Length, volume & health are hair goals that we chase but do we have the right hair care practices in place? First, growth doesn’t happen in a blink, you need patience & listen to what you hair likes & hates, trust me your hair speaks. With the right hair care practices and products, you will achieve your hair goals.

healthy hair care practices

Consistent hair care regimen.

A consistent hair regimen is the foundation for healthy hair & growth. A regimen entails prepoo & detangling, cleansing, deep conditioning, moisturizing and protective styling. Do you have a hair care regimen? Check out mine here to guide you. Ain’t noticing any growth & you’ve got a hair care regimen? This is why your regimen isn’t working.

Right products & tools.

By right products I mean products that are perfect for your hair. Figuring out the right products for you can be a hassle but not impossible. Note down how your hair reacts to each product you use and before trying any products, check out the reviews. Here are products and tools essential in your hair care journey.

Scalp massages.

Experiencing a receding hairline or bald patches? Massage with castor oil everyday. Use your finger balls to massage in a circular motion. Massages with castor oil stimulates growth. Here are the causes of receding hairline and how to regrow your edges.

Length retention practices.

Your hair is always growing but if you aren’t retaining any length, your hair will feel like it’s been the same length for the longest time. How can I retain length you ask? Wear protective styles that are protective, tuck your ends, moisturize your hair properly & regularly, don’t comb or manipulate dry hair etc. Catch up on length retention tips here.

Working with sections.

ALWAYS work in sections, it saves you time & tangles. Section your hair into 4-8 parts depending on your volume & length when cleansing, moisturizing, detangling, & applying products. Other than saving you time, it helps you know if you have different hair texture or porosity type.

Trimming and dusting.

Yes, you need to let those split & damaged ends go. Holding on to them cos you wanna see your length will have you losing much of that length. How often you trim/dust depends on how much you manipulate your hair & your hair type too. Here are signs that you need a trim and what you need to know about dusting. I do dusting every two weeks but lately have been slacking.

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Combing and brushing.

DON’T comb or brush dry hair, avoid breaking your hair & causing strain on your scalp. Don’t comb/brush your hair everyday, always minimize manipulating your hair daily and use wide tooth combs when combing your hair, hair pick to fluff your twist/braid out & Afro. 

Bed-time hair care/ night routine.

Sleep in satin/ silk bonnets /scarf /pillowcase. Cotton scarf & pillowcase absorb the moisture from your hair. Moisturize your hair before bed if it feels dry & hold it in a puff or chunky twists.

Finger Detangling.

Always finger detangle first before combing or brushing through your length. Finger detangling is more gentle on your hair & gets rid of the tangles easily. Catch up on detangling tips here.

Tucking the ends.

The ends are the oldest, fragile and most exposed parts of your hair thus should be given all the TLC. Keep your ends tucked or protected to avoid snagging with your fabric, jewel and other surfaces.

Tuck your ends in a bun

Moisturizing properly and regularly.

Dry hair is difficult to handle and prone to split ends and breakage. Moisturizing is essential for growth of healthy hair, makes your hair manageable & minimizes breakage. LOC/LCO moisturizing methods are the universal moisturizing methods but you can also add moisture by doing hot oil treatment, baggy moisturizing method pre-poo etc. Here are ways to add moisture to your hair.

Protective styling.

Not all protective styles are protective, here is why. Protective styles give your hair a break from manipulation and help retain length. Wear protective styles often if you wanna retain length and grow your hair.

Doing your hair by yourself is also essential for the growth of healthy hair and helps you know more about your hair and how to care for it but if you have a stylist who can work with your hair, consider her/ him doing your hair. If possible avoid heat. Support my blog here.

Mini twists, my favorite protective style.

Which hair care practices have worked for you?

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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