Hey every one! well I think its time to share some of the ways I am grooming my African hair that is working. Like I mentioned, my hair is not coarse, hard or bristle as expected of our African hair. In short guys, I am getting the real groove of sporting my natural hair.
Like I mentioned before I went totally off the relaxers, cut it all off and started new growth.
QUICK TIPS ON WHAT I DID
- Wash hair with home African black soap not any chemical shampoo
- Use hyena hair treatment for my hair once a month
- Prepare home made conditioner and use for hair.
Our hair like crops need water to grow, this is one vital secret I discovered, because most of of braid or style or have wigs or weave on, we hardly get to have water on our hair till when we are ready for a deep shampoo and condition. I was a victim of this routine till recently.
I water my hair thrice a week, not wash but sprinkling into it, whether l have braids or not and when l don’t have braids I go al the way to always do this before combing. Never comb your natural hair without adding water and oil. Coconut oil or olive oil with water is very good for the African hair.
MY HOME MADE CONDITIONER
One or two bananas
1 table spoon olive oil
1 table spoon Honey
1 table spoon coconut oil
1 table spoon vinegar
1 table spoon Castor oil
Mash bananas or put in a blender and add all other ingredients, mix together. Blend smooth, apply into hair after washing.
Leave in the hair for an hour or two, then comb through and rinse with warm water.
Apply olive oil or coconut oil, then comb through before braiding. I do this 2 to 3 times a month, then braid. Keep my braid 4 to 6 weeks, remove and treat hair through this process for a month. and in that month, I make sure l add water and olive oil or water and coconut oil every night.
Just a little bit of oil, a drop into the water and use a spray bottle to apply. Then cover your hair with shower cap to sleep. In the morning, you will notice how lustre your hair is and it will never be coarse and the growth level will increase.
These same ingredients can also be used for breaking hair and other treatments which will be in our next post on grooming your natural hair.