You already know how hard it is to decide to go natural. You would have to cut your long permed hair off and focus on the little natural left. Combing the hair is stressful and what’s worse is when you go to a salon where the hairdressers don’t have enough patience for your hair. They comb and handle it anyhow until you finally decide that you cannot endure it anymore and you perm again.
There is also the case of you thinking your hair does not grow despite all the efforts you put into it. Don’t worry about that. Your natural hair expert is here to give you hair products you should have, to help manage your hair and keep it healthy. Remember, your natural hair doesn’t necessarily have to hurt when you comb it.
1. Coconut Oil
Anybody going natural will tell you one of the best products you need is pure, unrefined coconut oil. The vitamins and essential fatty acids naturally found in coconut oil nourish the scalp and help to remove sebum (an oily secretion of the sebaceous glands) build-up from hair follicles. Coconut oil promotes the scalp’s health by fighting against such problems as insect bites, lice, and dandruff. It also adds lustre, shine, and softness to the hair. Coconut oil prevents hair breakage and split ends, and contributes to hair length.
2. Spray Bottle
If you cannot get a bottle like this one, you can always use an empty perfume bottle. It just needs to be washed and you’re fine. What will you use this for? You can keep water in it. You can also put your coconut oil into it to make it easier to apply it to your hair.
Water is essential to the health of your hair. The real role of moisture is in reducing damage to hair during handling. A little bit of water helps to make hair more flexible allowing it to be manipulated without breaking. Dry hair will tend to snap easily even with gentle force, therefore moisture is important even in a protective style.
4. Wide Tooth Comb
You don’t need those small afro combs because they have the word ‘afro’ in it. These ones make it super easy to comb your hair. It also helps reduce the amount of breakage in the hair.
5. Satin bonnet
The benefits of wearing a satin bonnet or similar head covering includes minimizing tangling, frizz, damage and general sleepwear and tear. Sleeping with a satin bonnet means no more split ends. It protects your hair from the dryness caused by friction between your hair and moisture-absorbing materials such as cotton. This also helps to greatly reduce breakage, tangles and thinning.
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