I haven’t always had a beautiful love affair with my African hair. At some point I thought it was the most difficult part of my body. Nothing I did worked and I was left frustrated. I bought and tried out products I saw other black women using on social media platforms and still no joy. I decided to give my hair a big chop to start all over. It’s only then that I was fortunate to bump into hair events and these changed my attitude towards my hair forever.
- Massaging your scalp helps with hair growth, blood circulation and opening your pores. It’s important that you take enough time massaging your scalp, 5 minutes or more will do the trick depending on how much time you have.
- Wash day doesn’t have to be a nightmare. The reason you sometimes ended up having a killer headache after a new hairdo was because I was doing everything at once. Instead, undo your hair today, shampoo it tomorrow and then get the style of your choice the next day. This routine will leave your scalp feeling happy.
- You don’t have to shampoo your hair each time you wash it. Sometimes a co-wash (conditioner wash only) is all you need to leave your hair with an extra layer of moisture.
- A woman should have a signature look. Choose at least two hairstyles that work for you and don’t give you a headache when its time to get your hair done. My signature look is the image above, it’s usually done in under 30 minutes giving me time to get on with other important things. When I undo this style my hair is tangle free and straightened.
- Find out what your hair type is and you can kiss confusion goodbye. The reason my hair regime never seemed to work out was because I didn’t know what to or not to do to it. My hair type is 4c and two things work for it. Moisture and coconut oil. I no longer waste time and money on things that have nothing to do with my hair and have more money for wine 🙂
My relationship with my hair right now is amazing. I’ve accepted that I won’t have long that flows all the way to my bum. Instead I’ll enjoy thick bouncy hair that will look like candy floss after a wash and blow and completely shrink by the time the day ends and that’s perfectly okay.
Do you have a hair care routine, if yes, what works for you and how long have you been keeping your hair for?
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