How to Take Care Of And Maintain Natural Hair

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How do you care for natural hair? Natural hair refers to the texture and compared to relaxed hair texture, it mores supplemental moisture and support and cares to grow healthy, natural hair differs from the change of hair color and while dye changes the color, it does not affect the texture and natural hair has no chemical whatsoever.

Your natural hair care routine is very important as compared to other hair texture, natural hair is more prone to dryness as the sebum has to work harder to get to the root to the ends of the curls due to all the curves along the strand which is why your hair routine is important.

One of the most common questions from naturalists is how do you maintain natural hair volume and growth, hair struggles to maintain moisture hence you have toa void using harsh chemicals that could dry it out more. Do you have 4a, 4b, or 4c hair type? Learning about your hair type will help you discover what is potentially best for them.

How do you address the challenges of breakage in natural hair? If you notice you losing your natural hair at an alarming rate or that your hair is insanely dry, you might want to reevaluate your hair care routine, and below are things you should know on how to take care of and maintain your natural hair.

What causes dry natural hair?

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Natural hair is naturally dry and becomes more prone to breakage but if your natural hair is excessively dry even after moisturizing this can be because your scalp doesn’t make enough oil to moisturize your hair or your hair lets moisture escape which is why moisturizing is one of the first hair care routines.

Your scalp isn’t making enough moisture and hair has no natural lubrication which means it relies on oil made in the root to keep it healthy. Hair is also prone to dryness if it is not properly cared for and detangled regularly.

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Tips to maintain and care for natural hair

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There is nothing more beautiful than a crown of healthy hair, it is important to know that hair growth starts at the root and what is being used as part of your hair care regimen will determine how fast and healthy your hair grows. Hair growth is about time and constant care. Here are a few tips to growing your hair.

  • Be gentle
  • Get regular trim, if you want hair that is long and healthy, you need to ensure to get regular trim.
  • Distribute your hair’s natural hair, starting at the scalp, use a boar bristle brush to distribute your scalps natural oil evenly onto your scalp so it stays well moisturized.
  • Skip the daily shampoo and rather condition more often
  • Keep your tresses hydrated.
  • Stop over-styling your hair and using of it heat styling

Does a healthy diet help hair growth?

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Just hair is just as the rest of your body and what you eat plays a vital role and hair is heavily dependent on a protein which means you have to get enough of it. Examples of healthy foods to eat for hair include steak, fish, chicken, tofu, eggs, legumes, and beans. Fruits and vegetables also contain vitamins that can help you grow your hair. Taking a multivitamin approach is one of the best ways to grow natural hair.

Wrapping it up

How well you take care of your hair and maintain it will have more to do with the growth rate than anything else and you can keep your hair healthy with the right diet and hair care routine, avoid using harsh chemical treatment and don’t expose your hair to extreme damage or potentially harsh chemical/element. To care for and maintain your hair, follow the simple hair tips above, and find a routine that works.

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Adebisi Ogunjimi
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