Finally, the time has come when you are natural! Congratulations to you. It’s done! This article will give you
in order to remove the myths about natural hair you may hold. Having natural hair does not mean one no longer needs to have a specific hair care routine in place which is a major
error in thinking. (More hair care info: Here).
Just because your hair is natural and you are no longer applying the flat iron does not mean you are free from split ends. Natural hair undergoes wear and tear like everything exposed to the elements. Sun exposure, for example, will cause the hair to dry out and cause ends to split. On the other hand, a dry, cold climate will also dry out and split hair ends. It is vital to get a trim every six to eight weeks. More often than not, the complaint of hair not growing is because of the lack of trimming one’s ends. Getting regular trims reduces frizz majorly. (Great hair Pinterest photos: Here).
There is another myth that touts that one’s hair is no longer ‘natural’ if it has been color treated. Yes, hair color, like other hair, nail and skin products contain chemicals. If you are a purist, then you believe you are not “natural enough’ if you chose to color your hair. Most of my natural clients have some kind of hair color, even if it’s just highlights which is an off-the-scalp process. Highlights also have an uncanny ability to enhance the beauty of natural curl patterns.
Let’s talk about shampooing natural hair. I subscribe to the less is more approach as over-shampooing can dry the hair out which brings us to the topic of co-washing. What is co-washing? It is using conditioner instead of shampoo to shampoo the hair. I fully believe in the power of a co-wash. Make no mistake, a shampoo is necessary at some point. I MUST be done.
Think of how close your scalp skin and face skin are located. If you simply stopped washing your face, problems would arise. Conditioner, while a good thing, can and will build up on the scalp and on the hair. Shampooing vigorously at least every two weeks is absolutely necessary for a healthy scalp.
I hope I have helped to dispel any natural hair myths you may have had that may hinder you or someone else from going natural. Contact me with other natural hair myths that you would to discuss. Till next time!
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