Thursday, 4 June 2015

4 Natural Hair Practices I Live By

Hello everyone!

There's a myriad of information out there and it's necessary to filter them and pick out what suits you. Overtime, it becomes a series of trial and error to find what works efficiently for you. That's why I'm sharing four practices that have successfully worked for me.

1. Co-washing in braids, twists and any other protective style.
I'm addicted to co-washing my hair and the style doesn't hinder me. I'm more concerned about adding moisture than the outcome/definition of the style. Overtime, this habit has proved worthwhile as I don't have moisturize again for like two
days.

2. Deep conditioning first on wash days.
I hardly ever prepoo because I don't believe it does anything special to my hair. And that's just me. I'd rather go through the whole thing at a stretch without waltzing in and out of the bathroom. As a result of the co-washing, my hair's barely dirty so I just deep condition first on wash days and co-wash afterwards. Plus it saves time and there's no really difference between deep conditioning on wet or dry hair.

3. Finger detangling.
At the beginning of my natural hair journey, I didn't even know what it meant to detangle. All I knew was I had a morbid fear of combs and I stayed completely away from them. I ended up using my fingers for everything - from detangling to styling and it just stuck. Even though I still use a soft bristle brush for my edges, combing my hair is usually a last resort.

4. Moisturising with water first before any other product.
I'm one those people who don't believe in using leave-ins or moisturizers alone. When moisturizing my hair after the initial LCO method on wash days, I use water first in a spray bottle before sealing with a light butter or oil as the case may be. Trying to use a leave-in ends up in a waste because I'd have to use generous amounts which I'd rather not. Water just feels safe as I can moisture multiple times without worrying about build-up.

So, are there any practices that have worked for you overtime? That have been tested and trusted?

Love, kinks and knots
eBunite  

7 comments :

  1. Oh my, our hair practices are so alike. All four of them. And thaaank you for no.4, I just can't use a daily moisturiser or leave-in without water. Just can't. In fact I'm fine with water and a sealant.

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  2. I was lazy last year, and I suffered for it. I shouldn't have experimented, and deviated from what was working for me. I don't think the much raved-about coconut oil prepoo treatment. Sometimes, I am not wise when it comes to my hair.

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    1. Coconut oil prepoo's meh.

      How long have you been natural again? I think you need a hair cut.

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    2. Lol, you are in the spirit. I cut my hair 2 weeks ago.

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  3. If I don't moisturize (Spray bottle with water, leave-in conditioner, oils), give me 5 days and my hair becomes quite unmanageable.

    Also, stretching my hair at night via twists and/or bantu knots helps me manage the hair better.

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  4. Hi ladies, just wanted to know if matting natural hair helps the hair grow or just makes it fuller.

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