Here’s the deal: When you transition to natural hair, your
tresses can start to feel tough. But before you throw on your widest-brimmed
hat and run for the nearest salon, slow down and get schooled. Natural hair can
be soft and pliable—and easy to style and maintain. All you have to do is
follow these three simple rules from CocoandCreme.com.
1. Moisturize Correctly
Since textured hair tends to be dry, it’s even more
important to make sure your hair is properly moisturized. Here’s a simple fix!
Fill a spray bottle with water and spritz into your curls a few times a day.
And stay away from “sealing products” that use oil as a base ingredient—these
dry your hair when used before a water spritz or water-based moisturizer. So toss
that mini spray bottle of water in your purse, and you and your hair are good
2. Remove Buildup
Whether you use two or 20 products (natural or not), this
all adds up to product buildup of chemicals, oils and dirt that can make your
hair greasy, waxy and heavy. To clean up the mess, use an organic hair wash or a
clarifying rinse with apple cider vinegar. And try to let your hair breathe between
3. Avoid the Harmful Stuff
Does your shampoo have sulfate? Do your styling products
contain baking soda? Not sure? Take a close look. If you don’t know what’s in
the bottle, you may be harming your strands. For example, if you wash your hair
and it feels extremely clean, that might be a sign you’re stripping away
healthy natural oils. The result? Dry, breakage-prone hair. To revive tresses,
use a deep conditioning treatment after washing (with healthy shampoos,
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