By Abi, Tamia & Billie
Maintaining natural black hair is not easy; I know from experience. If you don’t take care of it properly, it doesn’t end well.
These are a few pointers in how to maintain it
For starters, you’ve got to moisturise it. It doesn’t have to be every day, but on a regular basis, just to keep your hair soft and prevent it from breaking. Always use organic products e.g. oils such as castor, coconut, carrot and argan if oils don’t agree with you hair then there is always a back plan called hair crème really anything that moistures the hair is the ideal main thing.
Learn to do simple protective hairstyles. Protective hairstyles help lock in all that moisture and also help to protect the hair from breakage.
Try to avoid heat appliances if you do always use heat protection.
You can do a simple plait for bed, you can use olive oil to keep it moisturised over night. And even wear a bandana to keep it in place.
Here are some easy Steps to how I do my hair of a night time, some of you people may not agree or think, that’s not the right way, well that’s okay I’m not a hair dresser but I’m going to explain what I do. I hope this helps.
Step 1- I part my hair into 4 pieces
Step2- I moisturise each part of hair with mango and lime argon oil
Step3- Then slowly comb through each piece of hair thoroughly
Step4- Take each part of hair and plait or I twist it.
Step 5- Finally I use a bandana to cover the hair.
Protecting your hair with artificial hair.
Braids- braids is a tricky one but the trick is too always keep the roots moisturised to do this, apply your selected hair crème or oil straight to the scalp preferred every day and night.
Wigs– it’s always a good idea to cornrow your hair down into four. With the exception of you moisturising your hair beforehand.
Weave – firstly do not scratch the weave with your fingernails, or at the end of a metal comb. This will irritate your scalp more.
Always have a comb with you at all times, especially if you’re at school and you have just finished P.E.
Oil your scalp not the weave. – Oil your scalp every three days but avoid getting any oil on your extensions as it makes the hair stiff.