A Brief Guide To Newly Natural Hair
So now that you have newly natural hair you’re probably dealing with a mix of emotions. You’re elated to see your hair texture from birth, but you’re also nervous because you haven’t seen your hair texture in a really long time. Dealing with your newly natural hair will require a learning curve. You’ll need to learn how to care for your hair now that you’ve transitioned from relaxed hair. It’s a fabulous thing to have newly natural hair, but it can also be a quite scary matter if you are uninformed. This article will provide some maintenance tips while you get adjusted to your natural tresses.
Maintenance for Newly Natural Hair
Your newly natural hair will require a different level of maintenance than your relaxed hair. For some people it will seem like more maintenance than you had with your relaxed hair and for others it will seem that your prep time will be cut in half. There are a lot of factors that go into maintaining your newly natural hair, but an easy and simple routine is the key to successfully remaining natural. Try to avoid the product junkie syndrome and instead start with the most basic of routines to determine what products your hair thrives off.
In short, all newly natural hair requires a very simple maintenance routine of detangling, washing, moisturizing, and deep conditioning. It will be your job however to discover the best shampoo, moisturizing product and deep conditioner.
Try not to make it a very overwhelming exercise. Some of the same products that worked for you when your hair was relaxed may work for your newly natural hair as well.
When choosing products take note of how your hair feels, looks, and reacts to the product. If your hair retains moisture, its curl, doesn’t become dry, then add it to your regimen and move on. Making the process simple will be the key to maintaining your newly natural hair.
Tools For Newly Natural Hair
The Denman Brush
You will need this little tool when you have to detangle your wet newly natural hair. You can usually find this type of brush in some major drug stores and in beauty supply stores like Sally’s. As a rule to remember, it is advisable to never detangle your newly natural hair while it is dry. When you are detangling your hair, start from the ends and work your way to the roots.
The Spray Bottle
Water will be one of your best friends as a natural! For keeping your hair hydrated during styling you can use a spray bottle to evenly distribute water on your hair.
Satin Scarf or Bonnet
In order to keep moisture in your hair at night you will need a bonnet or satin scarf. A satin pillowcase is also a great aid for retaining natural hair moisture.
Best Hairstyles for Newly Natural Hair
Now that you have a regimen down, you’re probably wondering what hairstyles you should try? There are a multitude of style options that a new natural can try. YouTube is a great resource for finding new hairstyles, but the most suitable hairstyle for newly natural hair depends on your hair type as well as your face shape. Among the trendy hairstyles for newly natural hair are the braid out, bantu knot out, flat twists, and the wash and go.
Depending on the style you choose you can wear any of the aforementioned styles for around a week (with proper maintenance) before it needs to be redone.
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