Natural hair is often said to be a very time consuming commitment - this is true. Lol. However it is very rewarding. To be able to watch your hair flourish because of the time you spend to take care of it is a beautiful process. I am going to list three major yet underrated hair tips, in other words - tips that are often circulated but rarely done.
1. Scalp massages - Giving yourself scalp massages at least 3 times a week will really get your hair follicles open and moving, allowing your hair to grow at a faster pace. I like to use black Jamaican castor oil when I do my scalp massages, that way I am moisturizing and massaging all at once.
2. Finger detangling/combing - This is honestly what makes the difference in my curls now compared to when I first started wearing my hair out and natural. Using your fingers with product allows you to get the product IN your strands versus ON your strands. What's the difference? When the product is IN your strands, the moisture lasts longer, giving you longer lasting styles. When the product is ON your strands, it is not working to keep your hair moisturized. Ultimately, wasting your time putting the product in.
Also, when detangling on wash days, using your fingers allows for you to feel your knots and tangles and you are able to delicately get them out - versus ripping through your tangles with a comb. Ripping through with a comb will cause you to lose a much larger amount of hair compared to when you finger detangle. However please do not be mistaken, losing small amounts of hair when detangling is completely normal.
3. Knowing your hair type - Figuring this out will change your life as a natural haired gal or guy. What turns most people off is the ongoing search for the "perfect" product. When you know your hair type, you'll realize that the product does not have to be perfect, however the consistency of the product is what needs to benefit your hair type/texture.
***If you need direct help with any of these tips, please contact me and I would be glad to assist you!