Tools include a wide tooth comb and Denman Brush which optional but I feel necessary. If your hair is short you can very easily manages curls by finger combing. Read more info on Combing Natural Hair
If your hair is medium length or long you’ll need hair clips such as duck bill clips to section the hair for detangling and styling. Hair Accessories are a necessity for all hair lengths.
Shampooing with shampoos that contain harsh detergents such as sodium lauryl sulfate or laureth sulfate can be drying and should only be used maybe once a month (if at all). In the meantime you can use a sulfate free cleanser or just use a conditioner for a co-wash once a week which is referred to as the “no poo method”. You can wash more frequently if you prefer but in moderation. You don’t want to overwash your hair which can cause unnecessary dryness & lead to breakage. There are some natural shampoos such as glycerin based shampoos but I still do not recommend the use of these products on a daily basis.
Cleansing creams such as Curls Cleansing Cream or Hair Rules Daily Cleansing Cream which is very gentle and moisturizes and don’t removing natural hair oils; can be used daily if preferred.
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Should be done about once a week or every two weeks with a deep conditioner such as Hair Mayonnaise with a hot oil treatment if you have extremely dry hair and scalp.
The best way to add moisture to your hair is by wetting it. I recommend wetting your hair at least every two days. If you are protective styling I recommend weekly but no longer than bi-weekly. A spray bottle is very helpful in this process. Use Shea butter and good a leave-in conditioner I recommend Giovanni products to seal in moisture. Creamy moisturizer such as Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk is great for all types of hair and a curl aid. Coconut oil does wonders for sealing moisture into wet hair and adds a light weight shine. I spray a little braid sheen or water with olive oil and vegetable glycerin in my hair daily. More articles on Moisturizing Natural Hair
Make sure you sleep on a satin or silk pillow case or tie your hair up with
satin or silk scarf/bonnet. This will help you retain moisture and keep hair from snagging and then breaking.
Misting with braid sheen or water with vegetable glycerin is recommend. You can also stream your curls in the shower by hopping in a warm shower with hair uncovered.
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