Posted by HMH BloggerBy Patience MuiaGrasping the basics of natural hair might take you quite some time. You will find yourself learning something new every day, and when you start, you might not be able to detect scalp drying ingredients on products labels or you might experience difficulty detangling without pulling out balls of hair. But as long as you are ready to leave behind chemical relaxers, you won’t find it too difficult maintain your curls.I took my time to gather professional advice that would help you save time and money, not forgetting the stress involved in natural hair maintenance.
So first let’s talk about the common mistakes women make while styling their natural hair. Most women make the mistake of using too many products. It is normal for every woman to panic when she changes her hairstyle but buying different types of hairstyles and putting them all on doesn’t help. When you do this, your hair will end up looking greasy and weighed down. When your hair become too greasy, you will be forced to wash it too frequently which dries it out. So here is the first tip, when you change your hairstyle, don’t use too many products but you can add a little as you go.
Managing natural hair might be frustrating but then going back to relaxing is not a good solution. Curly hair is the driest natural hair type, and if you have one then it is good for you to use a great moisturizer. Instead of using rinse-out conditioners, treatment masks and hair oils, you can simply use a leave-in to ensure that your hair stays super hydrated.
There are some few hair styling issues that generally occur when maintain natural hair. You will notice that the further you get into the process, more breakage will occur. Once you notice this, start treating your hair with extra care and try different techniques that put less stress and heat to your hair.