“I feel that the kinks, curls, or tight coils in Afro hair is beautiful and unique. No other race on this planet has hair like ours – that makes me proud.” — Monica Millner
I’ve been natural since 2011/2012 and I’ve learned quite a bit on how to care for my hair so it can grow and be healthy.
I get questions all the time regarding my hair growth so I thought I should share a few tips with you. Before we begin, let me describe my hair. I have 4C hair with high porosity. This means my hair easily absorbs moisture but can also become dry quickly.
There Are Several Tips That Has Helped My hair health. Here’s a few:
- Be patient With Your Hair: If there’s anything my hair has taught me, it’s definitely patience. You have to be in the right frame of mind to deal with your hair. You can’t rush the process because natural hair is quite fragile. This means you have to master the art of patience to get the best out of your natural hair.
- Moisturize Your Hair: I’m telling you God had a field day when he made black hair. Our hair is so unique in the way it grows and behaves. Regardless of whether you have low or high porosity hair, your hair needs moisture. Never manipulate your hair without spraying water or adding some kind of conditioning. You can find the products I use to moisturize my hair here.
- Seal Your Ends: After you’ve moisturized your hair, you must use oil to seal in that moisture. I use Mane Like Me hair oil, raw Shea butter or olive oil to seal my ends.
- Trim As Needed: Split ends can be very damaging as they cause further breakage in your hair. I try to cut it off with my hair scissors anytime I see split ends. However, don’t over trim your hair.
- Deep Condition Often: I love deep conditioning every two weeks! It keeps my hair soo soft and manageable. Though it can be time consuming, deep conditioning does so much goodness for your hair. Trust me, consistently doing this keeps my hair soft which prevents dryness and breakage.
- Protect Your Hair: Always wear a satin bonnet!! During this quarantine season, I’ve gotten into the habit of wearing my bonnets when I’m home. Friction is terrible for your hair, especially when it’s dry. Using a satin bonnet helps so keep your hair protected. It’s also important to wear a bonnet at night as well. Or you can sleep with a satin pillow.
- Love Your Hair: What you don’t shower with love will not grow. If you keep speaking things like, “I hate my hair’, “My hair will never grow”, “I can’t stand my hair”, don’t be surprise when it breaks off or does not grow. Life begins in the mind and you have to have a positive mindset towards your hair. Shower your hair with love and speak life to it. I found that when I embraced my hair for all it was, it started to flourish.
I hope you find these tips useful in your natural hair care. Would you like me to cover any other topics? Also, how do you care for your natural hair? Please leave your comments below. Thanks for reading beauties! Until next time, you can keep up with me on Instagram @itsdeborahqueen.