So you finally made the decision to join the sisterhood of naturalistas! Congratulations girl. That's so exciting!
On behalf of all the bold and confident ladies keeping it real and natural, we welcome you on board.
We understand that transitioning to natural hair can be a big deal for some and, like many other major decisions we make in life, there are bound to be moments of 'did I make the right decision?'
During the early days of your natural hair journey, you may or may not catch yourself doubting, but don't worry, it's very natural to feel that way. There are probably many naturalistas out there who have felt the same way at some point in time, especially at the beginning.
We want you to have the confidence to flaunt your afro curls, coils and kinks, which is why we created our new range to help you with your exciting new natural hair journey!
Keep reading for 7 indispensable tips to help you get started on your natural curly hair routine.
#1 Ditch Chemical Treatments
Yes, we know. Obviously you waved goodbye to relaxers and the likes. But please take it from us again: if you really want to grow and improve the quality of your curly hair naturally, stop all forms of chemical treatment on your hair. For now, focus on the health of your afro hair, the natural way.
#2 Keep Your Hair Away from Heat
This means no applying direct heat to your delicate natural curls (it’s time to leave your straightener alone). Heat can damage your hair by causing it to break, loose elasticity and lack definition.
#3 Regularly Condition your Hair
To get well-moisturised and healthy naturally curly hair you'll have to make conditioning a regular part of your afro hair routine. Ensure you use high-quality curly hair products. We recommend our Manuka Honey & Avocado Oil Leave-In Conditioner to help seal in moisture, enhance strand smoothness, and add shine.
#4 Moisturise your Hair Regularly
Firstly, washing your hair 3-4 times in a month helps to keep it hydrated as it keeps hair dryness and breakages away. A good cream is also important to help not only moisturise your hair, but to retain the moisture levels. One you’ve properly moisturised your hair, follow up with our Coconut & Jamaican Black Castor Oils Everyday Curl Refresh daily to give your hair a quick infusion of moisture when needed (it will also revive your hair style!)
#5 Trim your Hair
If you're transitioning from relaxed hair to natural hair, make sure to trim your hair to get rid of previously relaxed ends that are prone to cause split ends, breakages and flyaways. If you don't trim your split ends when it's due, the splits work their way up, damaging more than just the ends.
Natural curly hair is harder to detangle than relaxed hair as the spiral shape of a curl makes it easy to become entangled with other strands next to it. This makes it absolutely vital to you know what you’re doing when detangling. Work in small sections, add lots of moisture, and use a wide tooth comb stating from the ends of your hair and working your way to the roots.
#7 Get Quality Hair Products for Styling Natural Hair
Now that you’ve gotten the basics out of the way, it’s time to style! When it comes to styling natural curly afro hair we recommend the following products to which will give you easy curls, great definition, and hold. Our Flaxseed Oil & Rosewater Curl Elongating Gel which stretches naturals curls, and our Coconut & Jamaican Black Castor Oils Curling Crème which adds body and shine.