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Whether you have short, long or kinky hair, and thinking about switching it up, these 5 tips will help you perfectly take care of your natural black hair.
So if you are thinking of embracing your natural black hair; tired of having to visit the salon each weekend for a new hairstyle or even tired of having to sit down for hours to get your hair plaited, then you are having the same thoughts as we had a couple of weeks ago.
After I got tired of taking care of my normal African hair, I decided to lay my hair down. Blame it on the too much work that comes with taking care of long hair and ensuring it’s always clean and smelling great! As well, it had reached a point where weaving had started eating away my hairline so I felt the need to let it grow back. The disadvantages of having soft hair though…
After the big chop, I felt so awkward walking outside for my face seemed much fuller. It also felt so odd walking around that I opted for a couple of hats and caps. But thank goodness, it’s all grown!
One thing that got me excited about this big chop is the fact that I got to see my natural curl pattern once hair started growing back. Currently, I love to keep it short so I trim my hair every weekend .It’s also very easy to take care of trimmed hair since I am free to pour all the water I want on my hair and not be afraid of shrinkage.
My friend, Nyajani Kuon, is also a super hair enthusiast and has been seeing me through this natural hair journey because she’s such a pro: showing me the right hair products for my natural hair, bringing me along for a haircut or just a hair pampering day at the salon. Currently, she has an Afro Kinky weave that looks more or less like natural hair, right?
Anyway, what should do when it comes to taking care of your natural black hair at home?
5 THINGS TO DO WHEN ON A NATURAL BLACK HAIR JOURNEY
1. Get the necessary natural hair products.
Since women have a problem with dry hair, it’s proper to always clean and moisturize the hair as much as it’s short. This will also help keep away dandruff and an itchy scalp.
Never spend so much money on trying to get expensive products especially if you are trying to cut down on costs but shop for a hair product that will either moisturize your hair forever or give your hair the perfect curl definition.
I use the Oriflame HairX Line of hair products- from the shampoo to the hair mask and conditioner; I just love how healthy my hair is of late. Once in a while, I also use black dye just to make t darker and glossy!
2. Purchase head and face accessories.
A pair of chunky earrings and sunglasses are some of the most affordable head accessories that anyone can always wear and look so great. As well, jewelry will always draw attention to your face: from the chunky or loop earrings, the studs and even the necklaces.
Those on a mad hunt for the perfect sunglasses can also always go for gorgeous aviator sunglasses that can be a great match for any outfit. Remember to always pick sunglasses according to the shape of your face since there is always something for everyone.
3. Love your face.
Loving your face starts from taking care of it. If you have to moisturize it, do it. If you have to use makeup, wear it like a pro according to your preference.
Undoubtedly, the face becomes fuller after chopping off hair so attention dawns on your face easily. No one would want to look unpleasant, right?
I enjoy wearing the no-makeup makeup look although I use a bit of lipstick that pops out.
Read Also: How to Rock The No-Makeup Makeup Look
More importantly, having great eyebrows and eyelashes can make you look pretty without too much effort.
4. Get a haircut.
There are so many ways of rocking short hair and you’ll be surprised of how good you can look in a haircut. Since I’m growing my hairline, I try to minimize the sexy lines and frontal haircuts but have them only at the back of my head. It looks effortlessly chic, right?
5. Rock your hair with pride!
Regardless of your hair type, the key to looking great is actually portraying confidence. Keep away the hats and caps; and hit the streets like you own them.
Natural black hairstyles are a glam! They are sexy, haute and easier to maintain. I’ll be trying on a lot of styles on my short hair including actually getting it dyed and sexy lines once my hairline grows enough.
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Anyway, do you love my haircut? And would you even consider getting the big chop? And do you love my friend’s natural Afro kinky hair?
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