When it comes to the way that you moisturize your natural hair, vigilance is required. Moisture is absolutely everything when it comes to looking after your hair and promoting natural growth and development. Many people struggle to keep their hair under control, though, and may use irregular methods that will actually damage your hair over time.
If you have been using the same trick to moisturize your natural hair for a while and are no noticing no improvements, or even a regression in quality, then you should probably consider some of these key reasons for why changing to something else might be the better idea;
For many people, one of the biggest problems they have with their natural hair is a lack of effectiveness when moisturizing. This can come from using a product that is non-water based and is allowing a build-up on the cuticle of your hair. This means that none of the product you are using is actually getting to the cortex in the first place!
Just as water based products are better because they actually get through to the source, without using sealing you may be getting very little benefits out of what you are doing. You need to find a way of lacking the water-based products in to your hair, and most people will use something like spritzes
Typically, we are told that using oils in our hair is a good thing. Unless its coconut oil or a very small selection of other oils, you won’t be able to do so. Oils will sit on the outside of your hair, as they are a sealant rather than a moisturizer. Combining #2 and #3 could be the perfect suggestion for anyone struggling to get their hair to look as they imagined
You might think that after you wash your hair you might not need to moisturize your natural hair again. Well, when you shampoo your hair you are effectively removing the oils and the like that make your hair so splendid in the first place – that squeaky clean feeling from your hair post-wash has to be countered with a second moisturizing unless you want your hair to go extremely dry and make it very easy to damage in the long-term
A big no-no is using a styling product as a moisturizer. This is absolute hair suicide, and will damage your hair very quickly due to the inclusion of mineral oils or alcohols which will, over time, leave their mark on your hair
When you are trying to moisturize your natural hair, most of the “typical” procedure we follow is actually wrong. Changing up your moisturizing routine can be really useful and make sure that your hair actually looks good for the foreseeable future, rather than some horrible mess as it might look at the moment – too much moisturizer without sealant is dangerous, as is too much sealant without moisture!
The balance is a fine one but once you get it right, you can benefit for years!