Wearing natural hair involves a few tricks on care and styling, so there’s always room for good advice! Here’s what you have to keep in mind if you want your transitioning or natural hair to look its best.
If you’re thinking of wearing a braid or a twist, there are 3 things you ought to keep in mind.
1. Get your braid or twist sized just right. When they are oversized or undersized they may look a bit ridiculous. Don’t make them too small, for they may look rather crimpy. When oversized, they generally diminish the amount of curls or waves in your hair. You may have to try around a bit before you settle on the right size for your wave or curl sections. Customarily a ¾-inch thickness looks good in hair longer than average.
2. Choose your care products carefully. The shine and moisturizing products applied in proper amounts should give you a desirable degree of shine and firmness. You have to discover your personal amounts of serums and gels that will make your braids or twists look their best. It’s a good idea to use straightening serums for flat ironing or blow drying even without heat.
3. When you are about to remove the braids or twists first see that your hair is dry. Use a hair dryer if you are in doubt whether it is completely dry.
What if you develop frizzy ends?
That means that your hair needs a bit more care and moisture. Avoid combing your hair if it’s too dry. To get rid of frizzy ends twist them and apply oil or a moisturizer. Other tips are:
- Have your hair trimmed at least once or twice per month.
- Don’t comb or brush your hair too often.
- Go for protective styles and keep them well moisturized.
How do you curl kinky hair? The best advice here is to use pipe cleaners at the hair ends. For a straightened hairstyle first make sure your hair is properly dried, and only after it make curls by means of pipe cleaners.
When you want to blow dry your transitioning or natural hair ensure that you have got a good hair dryer that allows you to adjust the heat level; if it has an attached comb it’s even better. Don’t apply any product on wet hair, it will prolong the drying process, but you may apply some heat protectant. Select a strand of hair and start blowing and combing from the tips to the roots until you get it completely dry.
You will also need such a dryer to straighten natural hair. Get hold of a dryer, a decent flat iron, and get some stuff ready before you begin. You will need:
- some natural oil
- moisture blocking products
- heat protectant
- straightening serum
- anti-frizz product
Choose them carefully to ensure maximum protection from damage. Besides, here are some tips to minimize the risk. Do not set the heat too high, in fact, the lowest notch is often the best. Make sure the strands are not too thick. Start to flat iron from the roots and pass the iron over each strand 2 or 3 times, not more.
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