How to Wash Natural Hair
To be clear: moisture starts with wash day.
Having a solid wash day routine for natural hair is essential to promote a healthy moisture balance, ensure length retention, and minimize breakage and shedding.
Here you’ll find a plethora of information regarding the keys to a great wash day routine for natural hair, including the best wash day products (deep conditioner, shampoo, conditioner, etc.) for your hair type and porosity.
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Wash Day Routine for Natural Hair
Your wash day routine is the cornerstone of healthy, moisturized natural hair. Without a staple wash day routine for natural hair, you’ll experience dryness, breakage, shedding and a compromised scalp. Moisture starts with your wash day, so here is the ultimate wash day routine for natural hair for moisturized hair that lasts all week!
Shampoo is a must-have in any natural hair routine. It keeps our natural hair and scalp clean, allowing for moisture penetration and keeping scalp issues away. Unfortunately, the surfactants and detergents in the formulas can be quite stripping, given natural hair is inherently dry.
Enter the pre poo
The act of doing a pre poo for natural hair can significant increase your moisture retention potential during the wash day process, especially for dry, damaged, bleached or sun-damaged coils. Here’s how to do a pre poo hair treatment, without breaking the bank!
Olaplex has been made quite a splash in the natural hair community over the past couple of years. A salon-grade brand, Olaplex’s mandate is to repair, protect and strengthen all hair types for visibly noticeable results. Many naturals wonder, as the brand is not targeted directly to coily hair, if using Olaplex for curly hair is worth the hype. Here’s everything you need to know about using Olaplex for curly hair.
Using clay masks for natural hair, although quite popular in the natural hair community, is a relatively new concept in the modern beauty world. Many naturals swear by clays for detoxifying, detangling and defining their coils, but, just like all things in life, there is a right and wrong way to use clay masks. Here’s the ultimate guide to using clay masks for hair, including which clay is best for your hair type and porosity!
Hot oil treatments for natural hair are completely underrated in the natural hair world, yet are often a source of deep confusion. Are they considered deep conditioners? Can they replace a deep conditioner? Should I do a hot oil treatment on clean or dirty hair? Which oils should I use?
Let’s get into the basics of hot oil treatments on natural hair, and how you can use them for your natural hair journey!
Shampoo is a must have product for low porosity naturals. Because of how flat and tight low porosity cuticles are, rapid product buildup occurs readily on the surface of the hair, resulting in dry, breaking hair. Here are the best shampoo for low porosity hair!
Deep Condition Natural Hair
Our curls are incredibly susceptible to heat. When we overprocess our hair, the protein bonds that hold are curls together slowly disintegrate, causing limp, lifeless heat damaged hair. Here’s how to reverse your heat damage and bring your curls back to life.
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Learning your curl type is an important step in learning how to take care of your natural hair. It can help you understand what products will work best for you, how often to shampoo, how to style your natural hair, and other key information.
This quiz will give you the lowdown on exactly what your curl type is, so you'll never have to wonder again ♥