Quick and chic updo for anyone looking for a new hairstyle.
When you’re married to a woman with natural hair… or a woman who wears her own hair…or a woman with any hair at all to be honest, you have to grow accustomed to certain things.
Let’s list a few, read on at Naijahusband
It’s a fact learning how to take care of your own hair is crucial for healthy hair and, of course, length retention. Washing your hair properly will allow you to:
- Get rid of all the products you put in your hair, during the week, and therefore avoid product build-up and breakage
- Cleanse your scalp and let it breath
- Avoid dry hair and breakage
Step 1: Section your hair. It will be easier to wash and you will have fewer tangles .
Step 2: Gently detangle each part to remove any knots and shed hair.
Step 3: Twist or braid your hair (If you have short hair or just big chopped, you can leave it as it is). 4 to 6 braids/twists should be enough, depending on the amount of hair you have on your head.
Step 4: Fully wet your hair with warm water.
Step 5: Apply a small amount of shampoo or conditioner directly onto the scalp. Massage your scalp delicately with your fingertips, not your nails, and let the product run through your hair, while washing the ends.
Step 6: Rinse your tresses.
(Repeat step 4 & 5 as needed.)
Step 7: If you used a shampoo in step 3, apply a generous amount of conditioner to your freshly washed hair. Make sure all your hair is saturated. It will condition your hair for styling. For a better penetration of the conditioner, use a plastic cap, and leave the product for a few minutes.
Step 8: Rinse it and make sure to remove all traces of product from your hair.
Check out Mymanemoves ‘ washing regimen. Simple, isn’t it?
- Make sure your nails are clipped, you don’t want them to get in the way.
- If you’re using a shampoo, use a sulfate free one, it will prevent your curls from getting excessively dry.
- Use a moisturizer, i.e. cream, oil, lotion or butter to seal in the moisture.
What do/does your wash day(s) look like?
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Good hair is HEALTHY hair. But did you know that there are other alternatives to shampoos?
Here are few options to cleanse your scalp and hair:
Clay/Mud: When used on the hair it acts as a detoxifying mask. Clay helps cleanse the hair and scalp, and leaves the hair shiny. It is good for fine hair as it can also make hair thicker. Bentonite clay, rhassoul or kaolin clay are the most popular ones. Mix the clay with water and apply directly on the scalp, massage and rinse. Other ingredients can be added to the mix like extra virgin olive oil, honey or camomile tea.
Baking soda and apple cider vinegar: baking soda cleanses the scalp however try to avoid it on your tresses as it can dry them out. Mix a bit of baking soda with water, apply directly to the scalp, massage and rinse. To condition the hair, mix equal amounts of apple cider vinegar and water and pour the mix on your hair and scalp, let it sit for few minutes and rinse. Apple cider vinegar smoothes the cuticles and leave your hair shiny and smooth. It also enables to balance the pH of your mane and is excellent for dandruff.
Have you tried any of them? Share your experience.
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