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5 Ways To Care For Kinky Natural Hair

5 Ways To Care For Kinky Natural Hair. Many people fear going the natural route because of the texture of their hair. On the contrary it’s actually very simple. The trick is just to get out of the mindset of dealing with your hair when it was relaxed, and work with your kinks in a way that won’t make them rebel. You cannot treat natural hair the same way as you treated relaxed hair.

1. Wash Your Hair Once Every 1 To 2 Weeks

The more often you wash your hair, the more you strip it of its moisture. This results in dry, brittle hair.[1] You should wash your hair every 7 to 10 days, but you can get away with washing it once every 14 days.[2] This will help prevent dryness and product buildup.

2. Deep Condition

Try and deep condition once a week, or once every two weeks, with a cone/mineral oil-free conditioner. If you feel your hair needs an additional boost, add honey, olive oil, shea butter or any other natural oil to your conditioner. Apply to hair, cover with plastic cap for at least 20 mins with a hooded dryer/hot towel/heat cap, or for an hour using just body heat (towel wrapped around your head to keep this in).

3. Moisturize The Ends Of Your Hair

You can use a moisturizing serum, or you can use a natural oil, such as coconut oil, castor oil, or olive oil. This will help prevent your hair from getting dry, snagging on things, and breaking. It will also help prevent split or damaged ends.

4. Use A Wide Tooth Comb

This will make it easier to comb your hair, and will also not break easily. Always start from the ends of your hair first; never comb straight down from the roots. Avoid using brushes, as they will only make your hair frizzy. Lastly, avoid combing your hair every day; detangle it when necessary with your fingers. Excessive combing will break your hair off.

5. Wear Protective Hairstyles

Kinky hair tends to thrive more if kept in protective styles more often than wearing it out. These include twists, braids, buns, or any method to keep hair stretched out as it dries, and also keeping ends up and away from your clothing.  If you prefer to wear your hair loose, stretch it out while drying to minimize tangles and lock in moisture, thereby retaining length.

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