5 Simple Natural Hair Care Tips For The Woman On The Go
For many of us, we are so busy in our lives with our commitments (i.e. work and study) that sometimes, self-care and keeping our hair in check can take a back seat. However, no matter how busy you are and no matter how hectic your schedule is, it’s possible to keep your natural hair in tip top condition. A lot of that is down to preparation, regular maintenance and upkeep but this doesn’t need to take up so much of your time when you’re getting ready in the mornings.
Here are five simple natural hair care tips for the woman on the go that need not cost too much time and/or money.
Establish an evening/nighttime regimen
Part of keeping your hair in the right condition when you’re getting ready in the morning is the prepare in advance the night before. Taking care of natural hair means establishing an evening/nighttime regimen that is suitable for your hair type and needs. Include important aspects in your haircare regimen, such as applying leave-in conditioner, oiling the scalp and putting your hair in a protective style. By getting into an evening/nighttime routine, you’ll save yourself a lot of time in the morning – meaning more time for a lie in!
Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise
We can’t stress this enough – moisturize regularly! Natural hair needs it, regardless of type and texture, and it’s an important part of styling and hair maintenance. There are many moisturizers out there but make sure you apply a water-based moisturizer on your hair. Certain ingredients – such as coconut oil and shea butter – have fantastic nourishing properties.
Use a wide-toothed comb
Using a wide-toothed comb is important as it helps to comb your hair effectively without it breaking off. Not only is a small comb damaging on thick natural hair, it also takes extra effort and time to use on your hair.
Implement a protective hairstyle
To make your life a little bit easier and to maintain the condition of your hair, implementing a protective hairstyle is the perfect solution. There are many protective styles to try out – such as box braids, twists and weaves – that will leave you looking chic, smart, stylish and professional. However, opt for low-manipulation protective hairstyles that will not damage the hair, and make sure you continue to maintain your hair on a regular basis. Protective hairstyles need love, so make sure you care for your hair.
Go for a regular trim
Find time once in awhile to go for a trim. There seems to be so many misconceptions regarding hair trimming, but what you need to know is this: trimming your hair is beneficial for hair growth, maintenance, preventing split ends and reducing single-strand knots.
Do you have a hectic schedule? What are you simple natural hair care tips that you swear by?