Letting Your Hair Go Natural? Learn How To Maintain It For Optimal Style

If you have natural hair, and are tired of straightening it byusing products to style it or chemically altering it, you're not alone. Many folks are letting their hair grow out to its natural state. If you're thinking of joining them, you'll need to know how to take care of natural hair. This guide helps you do just that, so that you too can be on-point with the latest all-natural trend.

Step 1: Section Hair to Wash It

Section your hair and wash each section one at a time. In doing so, you'll reduce tangles and prevent matting.

Apply a natural moisturizer containing shea butter, manoi oil, cocoa butter or olive oil. Allow it to sit in your hair for a few minute then rinse it out.

Apply a leave-in conditioner to help keep your hair hydrated until your next wash.

Step 2: Eat Healthy

Shy away from foods with a lot of fat and grease. These foods weaken your hair, which can lead to breakage. Instead, opt for lean meats like fish or chicken. Include a lot of fruits and vegetables in your diet and drink lots of water. Fruits and vegetables contain many vitamins and nutrients that hair needs to remain healthy. Water helps to prevent a dry itchy scalp and prevents flakes.

Step 3: Limit Touching

Find a hairstyle that won't require a lot of work, or much touching throughout the day. The more you touch your hair, the more it frizzes and breaks. Your style should be one that doesn't require you to constantly brush your hair away from your face, so if necessary, wear hair clips.

Hint: Keep your fingernails in great shape for those times when you do need to run your fingers through your hair. If fingernails are chipped, or if you have a hangnail, hair can get caught on them and fall out.  

Step 4: Comb and Brush Sparingly

Only comb and brush your hair only when needed. This activity grabs smaller hairs and pulls them out. For natural hair, this leads to breakage and frizz.

Step 5: Limit Headbands and Hats

The growing out process can be a little tedious, and you might be tempted to wear headbands and hats as often as possible to hide the different looks of your hair. Refrain from doing this too often because you might end up with a lot of frizz when you take them off. Instead, wait until your hair gets to a length that you can live with and then have it cut in a cute style.

Ask your stylist at your local beauty salon for other ideas on how to take care of natural hair. Employ patience with the process and before you know it, the natural beauty of your hair will begin to show. Share this with others who are considering ditching all the styling tools and harsh chemical products to allow their natural hair to shine through. (For more information on hair salons, go to http://houseofbiancodayspa.com or another site)