15 Sep Natural Black Hair Care Tips
Hey Curlfriend! Have you ever seen a natural hair goddess on the street and wanted to get her entire hair care regimen? Seeing a beautiful moisturized defined head of coils is mesmerizing. Afro textured hair is beautiful in all its forms but maintaining a natural head of curls is not always the easiest hair styling choice. Four Naturals hair has a gallery full of a diverse range of happy beautiful coil and curl-friends who were transformed by our patent-pending treatment making us experts in natural hair care. Here are a few tips to care for your beautiful crown:
THE TOP 5 NATURAL HAIR CARE TIPS
Here are the top five black hair care tips you should know:
WASH YOUR HAIR WEEKLY
We Curlfriends know that our hair can get over dry, so shampooing our hair too often does more harm than good. But “co-washing” or washing your hair with conditioner weekly is crucial for moisturized and healthy hair. Co-washing your hair more frequently is highly recommended because it’ll help remove care products and sebum on your hair. The other benefit to weekly washes is you’ll be detangling more often which goes a long way in keeping your hair knot-less to knot-free, putting you firmly on the road to length retention.
SEEK AYURVEDIC SOLUTIONS
Ayurvedic medicine is one of the world’s oldest medical systems and still remains one of India’s favored traditional health care systems. Ayurvedic treatment combines products (mainly derived from plants, but may also include animal, metal, and mineral), diet, exercise, and lifestyle and relies on a “natural” and holistic approach to physical and mental health. Basically, their approach solves the problem you are having by healing the root issue not the side effects. Ancient India solved all of our contemporary hair issues with the use of ayurvedic plant medicines like henna, cassia obovata, indigo, and many others. The use of henna and cassia obovata for generations is mainly responsible for India’s reputation for great, strong, thick healthy hair.
SUPER CHARGE YOUR DEEP CONDITIONERS
Using just a conditioner to care for your hair isn’t enough. You leave it on for anywhere from 15 minutes to 8 hours, but the next day, your hair is once again thirsty for moisture. This is because most deep conditioners do not contain active ingredients with high cationic charge. If you are sitting with ingredients on your head with low to no cationic charge, it doesn’t have the power to remain on your hair after you rinse. Cassia Obovata has a cationic charge and will make your hair glossy and thick, and improve the health of your scalp. Cassia’s true power is in its moisture and strength infusion. Using a cassia treatment will leave your hair shiny, thick, soft and strong days after treating.
DETANGLE WITH” LOTS OF “SLIP
Slip refers to how lubricated a product makes your hair feel after applying. Every curly girl knows to detangle their hair when it’s “wet” but a lot of us still experience the most breakage, pain and shedding during this part of hair maintenance. This is because there is a difference between wet and lubricated. Lubricated hair makes it easier to run your fingers, a wide-tooth comb, or brush through your mane making tangles, snarls, and knots way easier to undo without breaking the strands. Ethiopians have been using a “pre-poo” (or pre shampoo) mixture for centuries, for the same reasons. Olive Oil and Ethiopian Ghee are naturally super hydrating and moisturizing for hair. When Type 4 hair is dry it is at its most fragile, and the probability for breakage and shedding are high and very common. Slip is your friend!
REDUCE FRICTION DURING SLEEP
There’s a reason bonnets, silk scarves, and silk pillow cases are a major part of black hair culture. Friction while sleeping can and will damage your hair. Some fabrics can absorb moisture from your hair and scalp and also cause considerable damage to your hair. For these reasons, it’s highly necessary that you take steps to avoid these issues and protect your hair as much as you can. You can do this by removing tight head bands and/or ponytails and using a smooth hair wrap before going to bed. #NoLazyNights
If you want to maintain your natural coils, follow these top five natural black hair care tips: wash your hair weekly, seek ayurvedic solutions, super charge your deep conditioners, detangle with lots of “slip”, and reduce friction during sleep. Otherwise, your hair troubles will only continue.
FOUR NATURALS HAIR CAN ASSIST
Easy, consistent and thriving natural hair is possible – and Four Naturals can make that a reality for you. The Four Naturals Treatment was designed to solve generational, life-long hair struggles for people with afro-textured or Type 4 hair like moisture retention issues, lack of curl definition, shedding and fragile hair that will break or change its response to product seemingly at random. Our treatment solves those very specific hair problems with plants! Four Naturals Treatment is a 4 step 2 product treatment, natural ayurvedic active ingredients and ancient hair care practices to help you overcome issues of fragility, shedding, lack of curl definition, and lack of growth retention commonly associated with black women’s hair.
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