It can be hard for a woman that is transitioning from relaxed hair to natural hair to truly embrace the natural hair texture that she is looking at in the mirror. It may be hard to accept at first, and some women may experience a decline in their self-esteem. The best way to overcome the challenges with accepting your new hair is to treat the transition as a challenge, and learn how to love and embrace the new you.
Learn Who Your Natural Hair Is
Your natural hair is an extension of you. It is a unique mixture of curls, kinks, and coils. Take some time and examine your hair thoroughly. You may have separate sections of your head that has certain curl textures. There is an abundance of information available online that goes into great details about natural black hair. The great thing about all of this information is that it is not conclusive to your hair. There is no one else on Earth who can tell you as much about your hair as you can. You should make notes of anything special that you notice about your hair. Is it extremely dry? Does your hair like coconut oil? Does your hair appreciate having water on it every day? How well does your hair enjoy glycerin? Do you notice a difference in your hair texture? Does your hair prefer cheap hair products or does it enjoy salon quality type products?
Live a Little Wild
When you have some time off from work or school, preferably on the weekends, take some time and enjoy your natural hair. Do absolutely nothing to your hair except wash it and deep condition. Do not add any other products to your hair. This will allow you to step out of your comfort zone and truly appreciate your hair. If you wash and condition your hair during the week, and added some water for the weekend maybe that is the only moisturizer your hair needs in order to thrive. Do no conform to adding a bunch of products to your hair that it may not need. Use only the bare necessities to maintain your healthy natural hair growth.
Stay Consistent With Your Regimen
For those who appreciate change, this tip may be a little unappealing, but your hair will love you for it. Once you have figured out what you need to do in order to keep your hair healthy, do not deviate from it. There are only four things that you need to do to ensure you have a healthy regimen. You must cleanse condition, moisturize, and seal. If you find products that fit these criteria, and your hair enjoys them, you have won half the battle.
Nourishment comes from the inside and the results are seen outside. It does not matter how many expensive products you use for your hair, if your body is not healthy, they will not help. Be sure to drink plenty of water, eat lots of healthy fruits and vegetables. Stay away from junk food, and get plenty of exercise. These simple changes could make a significant difference in the health of your hair.
Temi Odurinde worked in domain name registration and web hosting industry for many years before becoming a web entrepreneur. He is passionate about web and mobile technologies.
Temi contribute mainly to Haba Naija Internet and Technology sections. He has a BSc in Computing and Psychology, a postgraduate degree in Internet Technologies.
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