Styling natural hair is often a big challenge and it takes lots of effort to get a really great look.
When styling natural hair, it is necessary to wash hair after every 10-14 days, because otherwise, you could suffer from scalp infections, dandruff or have bacteria grow on the scalp.
Using conditioner and moisturizing shampoo is also crucial because it prevents moisture loss.
When looking at the ingredients list, look for ingredients such as jojoba oils, coconut, argan, avocado, olive, and shea butter.
If your Afro is already trimmed and you just need to maintain it.
Wash and condition it weekly or bi-weekly.
It needs to be clean to hold a style.
After washing it braid your hair into individual braids or cornrows in order to create extra texture and height when it dries.
When the braids are almost dry moisturize it with a water-based hair moisturizing spray or lotion or natural oil. Avoid using heavy products!
Use a wide toothpick to shape your Afro. Start at the back of your head then pick out the sides, and finally the top and front sections.
You can leave your hairstyle as it is or your can add a headband or scarf to slick your Afro back.
This is a great hairstyle to rock and easy to maintain even at night. All you have to do is make sure you use a satin cap or scarf and sleep on a satin pillowcase.
These are a few tips to keep your beautiful natural Afro shaped fine and allow it to reach high heights all while looking hair chic stylish.
Snip, Snap – Honey, it’s time to get a trim. You can get a trim for spring because you’ll be letting out your hair (if stuck in a protective style all winter) and you don’t want jagged edges when you do a wash go or braid/twist out – you want slayed hair.
Plus, it’s time to get rid of those split ends and single strand knots that you’ve been holding onto and trying to revive with products that say they’ll remove them (which they won’t). Time to make an appointment with a hair stylist or do it yourself on wash day.
Protein Treatment – why not do a protein treatment? Our hair needs moisture as well as protein. So do a protein just to strengthen our tresses after the harsh winter season on our hair follicles. The protein treatment will help revive your damaged hair strands and strengthen any damaged hair cuticles. Also, just to give our hair some extra TLC and get it back on track for another season.
My favorite protein treatment: Design essentials Coconut & Monoi Deep Moisturizing Masque
Switch Up Your Products – Because the season has changed it’s time to switch up our products. We need to step back from the winter hair products such as heavy creams and butter and winter hair routine such as buns which kept our ends tucked away through the harsh cold weather.
It’s time to get back to light moisturizers with glycerin or purchase your own glycerin at any beauty supply store and do a DIY with water. In addition, use light oils such as almond/coconut/jojoba oil to seal in the moisture rather than thick oils such as castor oil.
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