In a Washing Natural Hair post, I mentioned how I wet or add moisture to my natural hair daily. I recieved some questions as how. Here’s a more detailed description. These are some healthy hair practices I’m utilizing for “My Grow Out Challenge“.
- Shampoo or clean hair and scalp at least once a week. Sulfate-free shampoo is best for natural hair. But I don’t recommend shampooing daily.
- Rinse hair every two to three days. A rinse is exactly what it sounds like. Just running water over hair. This can be done daily.
- Steam curls by allowing steam from a warm shower infusing your hair. Simply jump in the shower with uncovered hair or stand in a steam filled room. You’re not running water over your hair, that would be a rinse vs. a steam.
- Mist hair and scalp. Read more here.
Combination of these hair care practices can be used to moisturize your natural hair daily. If you are protective styling or wearing a set style such as a twist out modify these tips. Consider using a spray bottle or adequately moisturizing prior to styling. Make sure to seal the moisture in with natural oils or butters (cocoa or shea) ; apply one or more of these products from root to tip. You can purchase these items here. You’re hair will be softer and you will see healthier curls.