Build a Moisturizing Natural Hair Regimen

Dry Natural Hair is a common problem within the natural hair community with many remedies or claims of holy grail products to moisturize natural hair.   Don’t try to implement every technique. And don’t buy every hair product that claims to moisturize.  Only a few products on the market moisturize hair that is  drier in textures.    Many of the natural oils and butters suggested to moisturize only seal in existing moisture.  Point blank no one hair product is going to “fix” or “solve” your dry natural hair problem.  Its all in your regular hair routine.

The truth is natural hair needs a hair care regiment that introduces moisture throughout and retains moisture. Every product and technique should do one of two things: add moisture to your natural hair or retain/seal in moistures.  Below are the basics of building a moisturizing natural hair regimen.

Build a Moisturizing Natural Hair Regimen 

  • Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water daily.  Moisturize your natural hair from the inside out.  Your whole body will thank you.  Read more
  • Shampoo with a sulfate-free shampoo once to every two weeks.  Shampoo lifts dirt, excess products and other adverse debris. By cleansing your hair and scalp you’re helping your natural hair grow.

Read more on Why You Should Shampoo Natural Hair Regular

  • Water is the best and most effective moisturize.  Use water-based hair products especially conditioners.
  • Rinse or Co-Wash your hair at least every 2-3 days in between shampoos.
  • Moisturize everyday by adding some type of water to your hair & scalp.  You should drink water and moisturize your skin daily so why should your hair be any different. Read more
  • Apply products from root to tip evenly throughout hair.
  • Avoid products that coat the hair vs. absorb into the hair such as mineral oil, petroleum & etc.
  • Use natural products or products with natural ingredients to seal in moisture from water and smooth the hair shaft such as shea butter, coconut oil, vegetable glycerin and other nutrient rich oils/butters.  These products can all be purchased here
  • Protective Style 
  • Cover hair with a satin scarf/bonnet or sleep on a satin pillow case while sleeping.

What other tips would you add for building a moisturizing natural hair regimen?

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Tamara is the Founder and Editor of Natural Hair Rules!!! Natural Hair Rules (NHR) was originally created as a personal hair journal. Since its creation in 2008, it has grown to one of the top natural hair/beauty blogs online today.

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Comments

  1. I love this post but ive noticed that people are becoming confused. One, yes this is a guideline but no, these steps dont work for ALL natural hair and the ladies that carry it well. For some people castor as been an aid in their hair growth so saying staying away from it doesnt pertain to everyone. I think we should always keep in mind, and mention in posts like these, that these things dont always pertain to you and your personal management of your hair. I have natural hair and style natural hair and some of those things mentioned go against a lot of the things i do for my hair and my clients. Love the posts tho and im sure everybody got a little something out of it.

  2. So, if I mix a few oils into one single bottle to use on my hair, it is better if I leave the castor oil out? Is better if we use the castor oil by itself, just to seal in the moisture ? If I mix it with other oils, the mix won’t work right?

  3. i thought helped the hair grow……?????

  4. On bullet 6: are you saying castor oil only coats our hair? It is not absorbed?

    Thanks

    • yeah i also thought castor oil was good for hair thickening and growth as well??

      • Naturalhairrules says:

        Castor Oil is an emollient meaning it doesn’t absorb into the hair, it is not a moisturizer but it is good for sealing moisture from water.

    • Naturalhairrules says:

      Yes, it seats on top of the hair. Castor Oil is an emollient meaning it doesn’t absorb into the hair, it is not a moisturizer but it is good for sealing moisture from water.

  5. I shall be trying this. I was actually referred here by your husband, after showing me how gorgeous you hair was (his hair looked better than mine might i add lol). Thank you for the pointers.

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