Doin’ It Well: Daily YouTube Hacks for Natural Hair Care Routines
By Tiffani Douglas
It’s no question that we need all the help we can get when it comes to caring for our ever-so-delicate natural hair. On any given day, you could find yourself clicking your way through an overwhelming number of YouTube videos in an effort to stay boo’d up with your curls.
Let’s face it, maintaining natural hair can be tough sometimes, especially if you’re used to chemically treated hair. From having to learn what types of products to buy to curl patterns to choosing hair care routines – one can quickly become exhausted and burned out on the kinks, but there are some basic natural hair hacks on YouTube that can help make your curly hair journey a little less stressful.
Let’s check out a few. Shall we…
Natty hair hack #1 – Cleansing. Wash days are major stress days for some of you because, well let’s just admit it…detangling natural hair after a wash is the devil! But clean hair equals healthy hair and using a clarifying cleanser to detox and remove stubborn buildup contributes to healthy hair and scalp. To prevent your hair from tangling when washing, apply Cashmere+Caviar Hair Bath and massage into hair downward and out to the ends, or twist first then cleanse to avoid detangling before and after wash.
Natty hair hack #2 – Detangle or bust. Speaking of detangling…to prevent mechanical breakage when combing through, apply Cashmere+Caviar Hair Silk Leave In Conditioner/Detangler and use your fingers or a wide-tooth comb starting at the ends and working your way toward the roots. The conditioner will soften the hair making it more manageable to work with.
Natty hair hack #3 – Dry with a t-shirt, what? The frizz fight is real, and to help eliminate breakage and prevent frizz, dry your curls with a t-shirt instead of a towel to decrease friction. Additionally, apply Blueberry Bliss Reparative Hair Mask to add moisture and keep frizz at bay.
Natty hair hack #4 – Steam it up. If you struggle with dry, brittle hair that doesn’t absorb moisture well, steaming is the answer to your prayers. Apply a deep conditioner wrap your hair in a warm moist towel or cover with a plastic cap and sit under a hood dryer. The heat and moisture lift the hair cuticle enabling the conditioner to deeply penetrate the hair shaft. Cashmere+Caviar Hair Masque is great for repairing and restoring moisture when combined with the steaming method.
Natty hair hack #5 – Work those curls. Hitting the gym is no excuse to ignore your curls naturalistas! In fact, the heat from your work out can work in your favor. To prevent dryness caused by sweaty, salty workouts, apply Blueberry Bliss Reparative Leave-In Conditioner to re-hydrate and lock in moisture.
Natty hair hack #6 – Use protection for protective styles. Like our men, we love our curls, but meh…sometimes we need a break! When taking a hiatus from your curls to rock a protective style, make sure you continue to care for and protect your hair and scalp. Moisturize regularly with Blueberry & Coconut Hair Milk and keep scalp fresh with Blueberry & Mint Tea Scalp Treatment.
Natty hair hack #6 – Pineapple for the fineapple – that’s you. If you know anything about natural hair, by now, you know that pineappling is THE thing for maintaining beautiful natural curls. Before preparing for bed, spray Aloe & Blueberry Juice Curl Moisturizer on your hair, gently run it through and pineapple away. It helps to fight frizz and keeps your moisture overnight.
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