One major problem facing African ladies with natural unprocessed hair is dryness, due to the tight curl pattern. Our natural hair texture hinders natural oils from easily making their way down the shaft. Before i did the big chop, i always had a problem with dry hair but i never took steps to remedy it. Its even worse now that i’m trying to grow out my hair again naturally.
So here are some simple tips i’m noting down to get my moisture level back up.
1) Water equals moisture. Yes, it can cause frizz, but it’s what your hair needs to maintain a good moisture level. If you don’t want to use water by itself, buy a creamier moisturizer that has water listed as the first or second ingredient.
2) Use oils and butters after you apply your moisturizer to seal. A recommended oil is Jamaican castor oil. Most naturalistas swear by this product, so you could give it a try.
3) Using products that contain water and butter can moisturize and seal at the same time. Be sure to check the ingredients of hair products before you buy.
4) Experiment with products. No one can tell you what specific products will work best on your hair. SEE MORE ON PAGE2