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.
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By Heather Katsonga-Woodward
I was a natural hair blogger and mixtress living between London & Chicago from 2012 to 2017. I always thought I was 4C but some say 4B; images below - you decide! Heather xx