Keeping natural hair moisturized is a task. Hair porosity, the weather, and products used all affect how long your hair stays moisturized in between styles. In my years of growing my natural hair, I’ve picked up a few tricks to keep my hair healthy and moisturized during the week.
Drink plenty of water.
It’s a fact that the best way to hydrate your hair is to hydrate yourself. If you’re not a water drinker, you can eat your water. Fruits like watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupes, and apples are all rich in water. You can even drop them in your water bottle for added flavor.
Weekly Deep Conditioning
Deep conditioning your hair weekly helps keep it moisturized. Friction from styling your hair and wearing it out during the week can dry it out. Using the right deep conditioner for at least 30 mins every week can make a huge difference in your hair’s look and feel.
Add satin to your nightly routine
Cotton pillowcases absorb oils from your hair causing friction and split ends. Invest in a satin pillowcase or bonnet to protect your hair while you sleep.
I don’t know about you, but styling my hair everyday is not an option. Braids, twists, and buns coupled with the right moisturizing hair products can be great for your hair’s overall health.
When in doubt, use water.
Water is the best moisturizer for your hair. If you need to revive your hairstyle, a spray bottle of water will do the trick.