Dry hair is probably the number one issue for naturals. The reason is pretty simple: sebum, the oil naturally produced by all scalps, has trouble sliding down the contours of kinks, coils and curls.
Wash your hair at least every 7 to 10 days and moisturise daily.
Washing is beneficial for hair because it:
If water is so essential to hair why shouldn't you wash daily?
It's simple, because:
What if you want to wash your hair more often than weekly?
I suggest you co-wash between the main, weekly wash and deep condition. A weekly wash won't strip your hair as much as a daily one would but of course you'll still get the problem of tangles and knots.
Tangling is a huge problem for some and not so much for others. Detangle and section your hair before you wash it to manage the tangle and knot situation.
How can you keep hair hydrated between washes?
By spritzing it with a water bottle and re-moisturising it.
If you don't wash your hair at least every 7 to 10 days you will find that it gets very dry and brittle even with the spritzing. Spritzing is not a substitute for the weekly wash but a complement to it.
Moisture promotes growth, assists with length retention, and acts as a damage protectant so keep your hair well moisturised.
20/6/2013 10:12:57 am
Very informative for me. I am just starting to be comfortable rocking my natural hair...also u and hubby are very cute =]
Heather @ Neno Natural
24/6/2013 11:04:00 pm
Thanks Dearra - yes, take those tresses out :)
20/6/2013 08:32:07 pm
I just love you guys and Heather you have such a beautiful personality and I love your hair. Thanks for the E-Book it really helps me through my hair journey.
30/6/2013 12:20:32 pm
Heather am so comfused, I came to Canada with tall nice processed hair, now its all falling off y I don't know please help me to bring it back to its former beauty, nuff love
23/9/2015 03:07:20 pm
It could be a change in climate. Maybe there's a lot of dry air and your hair isn't enjoying it.
16/11/2013 06:03:55 am
hi heather, i have a problem with shrinkage and tangles. i have 10 months of natural hair growth its about 5 inches when stretched. i just recently cut off the relaxed portions so the tips of my ends are straight and won`t hold twists. i dont know what to do because i moistuize and tie with a headtie before bed but the silk slips off and i wake up with my hair matted and shrinked every morning
10/12/2013 05:08:20 am
hi Heather, my hair doesn't grow. Have no idea what to do especially my temple hair. Started my natural hair journey from scratch in September 2012. And its not even 5inches long wen stretched. What do I do pls.
5/3/2014 03:02:37 pm
Try using a combination of olive oil and either garlic oil or crushed garlic. Make sure you keep your hair moisturized every day or every other day. Keep your hair braided most of the time but don't use artificial hair, just plait your hair in corn rows or twists and alike. If you don't mind the garlic smell use it 4 time a week on your scalp but don't rinse. If its your wash days deep condition with it and rinse.
9/2/2014 10:09:31 am
hello, I am trying to grow my hair out from a curly text it very short in some areas from getting it cut at the barber shop I need help really bad so that I can transition to my natural hair I am thinking about getting cornrows or flat twist with extensions to help my hair to grow out please advise.
5/3/2014 03:14:56 pm
When am washing my hair more than once a week. I co wash once, shampoo once and the other days I just us plain warm water, I find that my hair feels and looks great. I don't really know my hair type but when I do this the coiling pattern becomes smother and even when it shrinks it does it in a neat way. I think its because the plain wash just takes of the build up without leaving another product on.
8/5/2014 08:19:44 am
I have just started out on this natural journey and I was wondering is there a difference in the maintenance of natural hair and dreads because I'm taking dreading it
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14/10/2014 11:11:28 pm
Great tips! I can tell you are woman that has done some research! Thanks so much!
12/6/2015 06:21:12 am
I so enjoy reading your book my last relaxer was July last year so I am learning alot from your site thanks
24/6/2015 12:16:29 am
Hi Neno, finally I found someone who actually know how to treat with natural hair. Also your book is really informative,
23/9/2015 07:09:17 pm
My hair just will not grow! I just want my long hair back its shoulder length in the front and to my back in the back (of course), but this hair just qont budge! What's even worse I don't even know what my hair type is!
14/11/2015 01:23:50 pm
solution to Dandruff while having protective style on
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