Apr 23, 2012

Top Things I've told Confused Naturals

  1. A lot of us have made the choice to go natural, but not necessarily with our products. To get the most out of your shampoo/conditioner it is recommended that there are no sulfates, parabens or any type of alcohols present. This is to prevent the drying of the hair and scalp. Lots of brands are not offering products with these options, just read the labels and you'll be find. One low-cost shampoo that I have found works for me is Trader Joe's Refresh Shampoo/ Conditioner. Available for $2.50 each. I bought it over a month ago and haven't looked back since
  2. Never run a comb through dry hair! It is a set up for breakage, if you are trying to detangle, wet hair first then use a wide tooth comb, (wide tooth combs will become your best friend during your natural hair journey, along with the Denman brush) The best time to detangle is when in the shower, the added moisture from the steam will aid in detangling faster.
  3. Apply all foundation moisturizer when your hair is wet so that it can seal in the water already in the hair. Hair cannot absorb oil. Hair cannot absorb oil. Hair cannot absorb oil. It can only absorb water, the oils in your moisturizer helps seal it in, leaving the hair moisturized. 
  4. Your hair sheds about 100 strands a day, a lot of the hair you see coming out is from lack of combing. Since you don't comb your hair everyday, it builds up and stays in there until you decide to comb. This makes it seem like you are losing gobs of hair when you are only combing out hair that has already shed. In order to prevent any unnecessary breakage, it is recommended that you get your hair trimmed every 6-8 weeks, this helps the hair stay healthy and prevents splitting. Even with trimming, keep in mind that breakage can happen if your hair is not properly moisturized.

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