Today, only a few men and women know the goodness of growing natural human hair. Natural hair has never been an easy task. Therefore, you need to be knowledgeable for you to get great results. During transition, there are several things you must have in mind.
Before shampooing the hair, it needs to be moisturized. Natural oils and moisture are not stripped off. With proper research, you will find products that are cheap yet they still work fine. To pre poo, you may use a rinse-out conditioner or olive oil. The amount used varies from person to person. Rinse out after about 30 minutes.
Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse
Apple cider vinegar is known to clarify. It also helps detangle natural locks, locks in moisture, removes environmental residue and any buildup in the hair. This rinse also tends to kill the bacteria associated with dandruff. The rinse is used before or after shampooing. Massage in just one part organic apple cider vinegar and one part water into the scalp and leave on for half an hour. This is followed with a cold water rinse. Use it only once a week and ensure it is dilute because too much of this rinse contributes to dryness causing further damage.
Cold Water Rinse
Use of warm water tends to open the hair cuticle. It is recommended you use cold water during the final rinse. This is aimed at closing the cuticle, leaving a finish that is both smooth and shiny.
By use of conditioners, you are able to comb through your hair instead of combing the outside perimeter only. When conditioners are not combed through the hair, breakage is likely to occur due to knots, matting and tangling.
One of the harsh chemicals that cause hair damage is sulfates. This causes damage, dryness and breakage. Before buying shampoos, pay special attention to the ingredients used and avoid those containing sulfates.
It is important for you to clarify the hair as often as needed or every 4-6 weeks. Considering that most natural hair care products are creamy and thick, when used every day, a build up is likely to be caused. When the hair has some buildup, it becomes dull and tends to break. Invest in a good hydrating shampoo because it will add moisture to the hair.
If wearing extensions or braids, there should be no tension especially around the hairline. Pulling and tugging around the edges lead to bald spots and breakage.
The above tips are simple and are not financially draining for you to receive the desired results. You also need to be careful because the market has many hair care products from companies that promise unbelievable results. Most of these products are very expensive yet some will just cause more damage to your hair.