How to Keep Your Natural Hair from Drying Out
Nearly every time someone comes to me to vent about their natural hair struggles, it seems their problems are rooted in a lack of adequate moisture.
You see, when our hair is moisturized, it’s at its bounciest, shiniest and softest.
And when it’s not moisturized? Well, it’s limp, dry, and just blah overall.
Bottom line: To make every day a good hair day, it’s important to keep your hair moisturized and prevent it from drying out.
Here are 3 tips to help you keep your hair soft and moisturized, so your curls stay poppin’!
#1: Use a water-based moisturizer
If you already know you'll be pressed for time every morning, use protective styles on your kids hair. Not only will these styles last for weeks, but they’ll also promote healthy hair growth since you won’t be over-manipulating their hair.
Your kids can rock the same protective styles as you, and you can even add cute kid-friendly details to help them show off their sense of style.
Try styles such as braided pigtails, beaded braids, jumbo twists, and cornrows to keep your kids’ hair looking great for weeks while saving you valuable time on those busy school day mornings.
#2: Seal moisture in
After applying water or water-based moisturizer to your hair, it’s time to seal the moisture in.
I always apply oil to my hair after I moisturize it. The oil acts as an anti-humectant and keeps the moisture you so carefully applied from evaporating and leaving your hair just as dry as before. Applying oil to your hair keeps it from drying out too quickly, so you can enjoy those luscious curls for longer.
Use a lightweight oil to seal in moisture after spraying your hair with water or applying your water-based moisturizer. Trust me, your curls will thank you for it!
#3: Stop touching yourhair
If you find yourself absent-mindedly twirling and playing with your hair, it’s time to put a stop to that habit.
Sebum, the natural oil produced by our scalps, has a hard time making its way from our scalps all the way down to the ends of our curls and coils.
When you touch your hair, the sebum transfers from your hair to your hands, which robs your hair of its natural moisture.
Now, I’m not saying you need to stop styling and fixing your hair up, but you absolutely should stop touching it unnecessarily.
With the help of these tips, you’re well on your way to soft, moisturized, and perpetually poppin' curls! Need to stock up on moisturizing products? Head on over to our online shop and check out our moisturizing, naturalist-loving products! Click here