Top 5 tips to increase Natural Hair volume.

Hair volume; thickness and fullness vary from person to person due to genetics, environmental factors, hair routine, heat, chemicals and so on.

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Heeyyah mane embracers, how’re y’all holding up? Thank you for stopping by and welcome to my natural hair blog.

Hair thickness is defined by the thickness of hair strands/diameter of hair while hair density is the number of strands on one’s head and both are used to define volume/fullness of hair, I hope that makes sense. Let’s get down on it.

I bet ain’t the only one chasing volume, my dream is to have long and voluminous hair someday and be like, “sorry honey I can’t hear you over the volume of my hair” and if that’s your dream too, here are a few tips that have worked for me.

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castor oil scalp massages.
Castor oil is known to stimulate growth and is ideal for scalp massages. I religiously scalp massage at least twice a week and yes, it’s been working great. Have shared this tip with some of my friends and cousins and they have noticed change in their hair volume. And did you know castor oil scalp massages can regrow your edges? Yes, try it out.

Excessive brushing.
I don’t brush my hair EVER, excessive brushing thins your hair and you don’t wanna lose the volume you got. I know you wanna know why I don’t brush my hair. First, I don’t like causing tension on my hair.

Second, I realized I can style my hair without brushing and third, I can’t lose my volume and length to thinning and breakage. You know what else I don’t do? COMB. I use my finger to gently comb my hair.

Natural hair afro and volume
Hello Afro

Aloe Vera.
I have read in so many places about aloe Vera’s growth magic, like the grow your hair in a week using aloe Vera or rice water kind of magic. Well, haven’t experienced that magic yet but had a season in my hair journey where I used DIY aloe Vera juice as a detangler, leave-in and deep conditioner and I noticed very little breakage on my wash day and more volume and length. Using aloe Vera juice helped retain more length and I so much loved it.

Hair routine/Regimen.
For lush, voluminous and long mane, you will need a healthy hair routine and religiously stick to it. Deep condition to avoid dry brittle hair and don’t skip protein treatments, wear protective styles and let your hair breath in between the protective styles and so on. Get a regimen that works best for your hair.

Avocados/bananas deep conditioner.
My hair loves avocados so so much, i use avocados a my deep conditioner once or twice a month. I read that they contain fats that aid in increasing thickness and this worked for my hair.

I had a few months I used avocado, bananas & honey as my deep conditioner and I noticed an increase in thickness and length as well. Bananas give my hair really defined and bouncy curls, added it here cause it was part of my deep conditioner.

I wanna know what has worked for you, your bet on tips to increase volume, both thickness and density.

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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  • Wendy

    Great post! I use avocados for my deep conditioner regularly. I don’t really think I’m looking for more volume because my hair gets naturally fuller as it gets longer. More volume would mean more hair to detangle and twist and bruh! I’ll rather have my hair longer with a decent volume.

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