Making the transition from relaxed to natural hair does a total 180 to your hair care regime. Going natural is often described by women who choose this chemical-free route as totally freeing, but with new found freedom can come fear. How to treat hair? What will your new texture need? What kind of maintenance routine to follow?
Here are 10 tips to keep in mind when looking to go au naturale.
Hydrate Hair. Coarse, natural texture loves a good dose of daily moisture. It's what keeps hair truly nourished, moisturized, and strengthened. You don't have to go crazy with product, but a little maintenance goes a long way. Olive oil, Shea butter, coconut oil, rosemary oil, and good old-fashioned water can combine into a fabulous DIY elixir to keep handy for tresses to drink in and stay strong as they grow.
Covet Your Hairline. One of the most delicate parts of your crown are your edges. This area is the most prone to breakage and often goes through a lot, facing our makeup, skincare creams, and exfoliating treatments on a daily basis. To help protect these precious baby hairs, avoid styles that pull hair back and gels that can cause additional damage.