Dos and Don'ts of Natural Hair in Ghana
When naturals in Ghana ask me what to do or not do with their hair, I tend to smile because it means starting from the basic Regimen and sharing some dos and don'ts of natural hair in Ghana.
** Make sure your hair is at least damp before combing. Be sure to ditch the small tooth comb and use a wide tooth comb.
** Use a moisturizer as often as you need to and find ways to retain moisture. Our weather is usually dry for the most part of the year so look into moisture retention if you want to gain length. My new technique is to moisturize 3 times a day if necessary and deep condition twice a week if needed.
** Limit the use of shampoos. At least a weekly use is enough. As a natural, you can go without a shampoo for weeks if you have been using natural oils.
**Find a good sealant. Many of the so-called natural oils may not be enough to seal YOUR Hair. Some hair do well with grease eg Vaseline and Dax. So don't worry yourself with Natural oils all the time. One caution will be to clarify to remove build up from the grease
** Invest in quality hair products and tools. Don't go looking for those so-called natural hair products in the markets. We now have healthy hair products made in Ghana suitable for OUR Weather.
** Wash and Detangle your hair if possible before going for a braid or twist. Save yourself a setback from the hands of hair dressers who are used to straight hair.
**Read blogs for DIY products eg to save on detanglers.
**Trim your ends when needed. You can try dry trimming or wet one to see which one works.
**Using a regular conditioner isn't the same as a deep conditioner aka steaming cream. You ought to deep condition often to strengthen the hair as well as provide moisture.
**Keeps your ends protected. Dry ends lead to breakage and length lose so keep it from rubbing on your shoulders.
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