Top Hair Care mistakes costing you healthy hair.

Hair Care mistakes are inevitable and part of the process , I mean, we learn best from the mistakes, failed styles and product trials.

Hello The Naturals Tribe, I hope your crowns are flourishing and your skin glowing. Thank you for stopping by and welcome to my natural hair blog.

We all want long, lush and healthy hair but getting to the flipping and rocking the crown is a whole frustrating and adventurous episode or episodes. Embrace the process, have fun and learn what works and doesn’t work for your hair.

I know i said mistakes are inevitable but there are mistakes you can avoid or stop, it’s never too late to stop right? Well, I got you on a few mistakes that might be costing you a healthy, lush, long and voluminous hair, let’s get down on it, shall we? For transitioning mistakes to avoid, tips and rules, read on here.

PrePoo/PreShampoo.
If you haven’t got the basics on pre poo, got a post just for you here. Experiencing dry hair? Do you pre poo? You haven’t been pre pooing? Well, you should consider a pre-shampoo treatment this will help in reducing the stripping effects of the shampoo and will keep your hair moisturized and reduce breakage during wash day.

When pre pooing first spritz your hair with water or water and leave-in conditioner before applying your pre poo treatment. Apply the treatment from the ends to the roots since the ends are the driest and weakest part of the strand.
When using a cleansing shampoo or a sulfate shampoo always pre poo to avoid excessive stripping of natural oils and dry hair.

Give your scalp a relaxing and growth stimulating massage as you prepoo.

Detangling.
The mother of all natural hair struggles but it doesn’t have to be much of a struggle, all you need is an instant detangler/ conditioner with a good slip and Detangling tips.
Skipping detangling and detangling dry hair is a recipe for total disaster and excessive breakage. Detangling from the roots is one mistake you ought to avoid as well as snapping off the tangles and knots. Detangle from the ends and separate a strand at a time from the knots and tangles.

Sectioning and products
Working with a whole chunk of hair can be hectic and the cause of tangles and knots. Always work with sectioned hair when washing detangling, applying products and styling.
There are no guaranteed holy grail products just because a product works for almost everyone doesn’t mean it’ll work for you.
If a product dries out your hair, weakens it, causes itchy scalp and flakes or thins it, it has to go. Get products that work perfectly with your hair.

hair care mistakes 101; too much heat

Shampooing and conditioning
If you experience super dry hair, avoid sulfate shampoo and if you have to use a cleansing a shampoo, prepoo before shampooing and deep condition immediately after deep conditioning.
Don’t scratch your scalp to get rid of the build up, use your finger balls to get rid of the build up and give your scalp a massage. Cleanse both the scalp and the strands.
When applying the conditioner start off with the ends all the way up to the roots since the ends are the oldest, weakest and driest part of the hair.

Moisturizing and sealing.
To start off, oils/butters are sealants not moisturizers. Moisturize with water, add moisture with a leave-in, hydrating milk and seal with an oil or butter.
Skipping moisturizing because your hair is on a protective style is a terrible idea and a recipe for dry hair and breakage. Moisturize your hair even when in a protective style and seal in the moisture.
Moisturize your hair depending on weather, occupation and your hair porosity.

Styling.
Well, not all protective styles are protective and for protective styling tips and mistakes to avoid, read on here.
Avoid holding your puffs too tightly and regularly laying your edges for healthy and full edges. For clip in extensions avoid clipping in on a small patch of the hair.
Using the right products for your hair type will get you healthy and long hair.

Combing and brushing.
Excessive brushing and combing might thin out your hair decreasing your volume. If possible avoid brushing and combing your hair, use your fingers instead for more volume.

Skipping trims.
Trimming is underrated and it’s one of the most important ingredients for healthy hair. Trims get rid of the split and damaged ends of the hair. Split ends are a major cause of frizz, tangles, knots rugged and untidy styles.
Trimming should be done at least twice a year and here are the signs that you badly need a trim. If you’re into retaining as much length as possible, dusting is all you need to do to those split ends.

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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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