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.