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Friday, November 4, 2011

Natural Hair Do's & Don'ts

Do Wear a headdress- Cover your hair at night.Great hairdressing examples: silk or satin bonnet, scarf, or sleep on a satin pillowcase. These keep the hair strands from getting snagged by fibers.Hairs that are snagged or pulled by fibers ultimately result in you having broken hairs. Fiber examples: clothes,hats and the fibers in your pillowcases or sheets, etc.
Fingercomb- A technique of using one's hands to part and or comb the hair instead of a comb. Fingercombing the hair will ultimately put less stress on the hair, resulting on less breaking. I cannot tell you never to comb but do so, ONLY when necessary.
Moisturize-I cannot express this enough. Black hair appears to be best described as cottony, and very dry. What does cotton do, but suck up moisture.Try using your favorite moisturizing butter, cream or oil along with water.Water is the best moisturizer for natural hair. Moisturize daily to help maintain hair growth, promote health.
Detangle- Detangling or the act of removing knots, and tangles is beneficial. The act alone helps to remove shed hairs too!This technique should be done daily, since natural hair tangles OFTEN.Begin with a section of hair. Move gently with a comb from the ends of the hair to the root. Do this for the whole head! Remember : USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!
Don't Overheat-Heat is very damaging to all hair types, but especially so amongst type4 hair. Be careful when using heat to style. It ultimately causes breakage, and leaves some natural hair ladies with curls that won't revert back to its natural state. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!
Use harsh products- Avoid products like parabens, sulfates, and petroleum. These are not safe for natural hair. Avoid, Avoid, AVOID!!!!
Follow these tips and you should be on the way to having long, healthy, natural hair. Hope this helps? What tip do you feel is the best of all? Do you agree with my tips? What would add to the list? lET A SISTAH KNOW BELOW.................


  1. Good advice. I use a silk scarf because my bonnet use to make me sweat all night and that was very uncomfortable.

  2. @JenJen, I should have mentioned in the post that a satin or silk bonnet or scarf is fine. So, you are good. Tehee. Until the next post. Thanks for reading. -Chao.



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