This week I’ll be sharing with you some natural hair tips. Hope you enjoyed Tamera’s takes and advice. If you missed them, read the articles here, here and here. Here are five things that will make your natural hair journey easier and won’t break the bank.
- A Spray Bottle- Spray bottles are my best friends. You can fill them up with water and oil or conditioner and water to refresh your hair or pre poo. Mine just has plain old water in it and it’s super helpful when I’m detangling. I also use it some mornings to tame my frizzy hair. Fortunately these are pretty inexpensive but you get so much use out of them. I think the ones in the beauty supply stores are probably more expensive, i bought mine in the supermarket really cheap.
- Wide Tooth Comb- Several broken combs later, I finally have a wide tooth comb. It’s really the only thing that can tame my hair and it does so with less breakage that the traditionally finer tooth combs. These of course are super cheap in the wholesales don’t waste money on them in pharmacies and beauty stores.
- Detangler- The first time I used a detangler my life changed the sun started shining brighter and the birds were chirping louder. The biggest problem with my hair is usually the tangling. The first one i used was Kinky Curly Knot Today. It was a little on the pricey side so i just started adding it to my spray bottle and the bottle lasted about a year. After a while I realized I didn’t want a moisturizer and a detangler separately because $$$ so I started buying products that were both. The cheaper alternative to this is some water and conditioner in a spray bottle. .
- Pre Pooing– Pre pooing is basically prepping your hair before you wash it. Some people like to use oils or masks and it was originally to prevent the shampoo from drying out your hair. I used to use coconut oil to pre poo. I’ve linked some suggestions here. If time is an issue you can prepoo overnight.
- Deep Conditioning– Deep conditioning ensures extra moisture is added to your strands. This is essential in keeping them healthy. All you have to do is buy a deep conditioner or make one (Check out Tamera’s posts) and use it instead of the regular conditioner. The trick is to not deep condition too often, you’ll over hydrate but if you wash your hair every three weeks or month then you should be fine deep conditioning each time. If you wash your hair more frequently just use it once a month. The best thing about deep conditioning is that you can leave it in, with a cap on and just do what you need to do then rinse it out.