Ever feel like you just can’t find the right moisture balance in your natural hair? Avoid toggling between either overly greasy or bone dry hair with these tips to keep your natural hair moisturized and balanced:
Sometimes you need to use water rather than more product
If you have already used a good amount of product on your hair, you may want to spritz it with water instead of using more product. There’s no need to saturate your hair a little mist will do just fine. This gives you the moisture that you need without leaving you with overly greasy hair. Also keep in mind that continuing to pile product on your hair can lead to dryness. When you constantly load your hair with product it may get coated and the moisture that you are attempting to put onto your hair will get blocked off.
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Know when it’s time for a wash
When our hair has too much buildup it will be prone to dryness. The buildup almost acts like a barrier so the products, water, or oil that we use doesn’t absorb as well. If it seems like no matter what you do you can’t seem to moisturize your hair effectively it may be time for a wash.
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Hair worn in protective styles retains moisture for a longer period of time than hair that is worn out, and it requires very little product. You may even be able to go a couple of days without using any product while wearing a protective style.
No more dry hair after washing
If your hair tends to get super dry after washes like mine, try using a good deep conditioner and a leave in. When I skip these two steps and I just do a quick shampoo and use a cheapie conditioner I definitely can feel the difference in my hair. Not only does a quality conditioner help to strengthen your hair and make it more manageable, but it also helps with retaining more moisture.
Keep balance in your hair by assessing its needs first. Your first instinct may be to reach for more product, but sometimes keeping balance in your hair may require a different solution.
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