What is your hair care regimen?
I ask this on 30BAD simply because we all know what we put in our body effects our hair/growth etc.
Many women have super complex regimens, and I am wondering if women on 30BAD have found things to be easier. Or have any recommendations. I have been natural for about a year myself.
Peace and love!
I don't wash or shampoo my hair unless when I get it cut. I usually rinse it with cold water, brush it, apply shea butter and that's it! I don't brush it when it's dry unless I straighten it.
i would say cultural appropriation is a 2 way street
i see it as foolish to make white hair dreads and or to straighten African hair.
i say coming from a mixed family keep it natural vibrant healthy and chemical /heat free
Yeah I struggle with that too. Unfortunately I work in industry where image is everything.. so I straighten my hair currently :(
I like healthy and chemical free! :-)
Put some coconut oil in it to keep it from frizzing too much. I don't have African hair, but I've heard that helps.
Thanks Heather, I love the coconut smell!
cangrats on going natural .i have locks since`o8,oh the freedom!
i usually use castor oil,make sure its warm,better if you apply it to your hair every night before bed,rememer to squirt warm water to wet it first and after wrap it with satin cloth or sleep on satin linen to avoid flint,
if poss,i also get tips from `black woman with long hair blog,vist it someday`
water,sleep ,healthy carbs ,exercise,accept yourself ,everyone is unique
Shea butter - has the deepest condition to it and I use it the most.r
castor oil - gives a nice shine but I find doesn't condition as deeply as shea. I like it. It can help seal curls in a way that shea butter doesn't.
coconut oil -- I'm reaaalllly not a fan of coconut oil. I don't know why. It is just weird in my hair. It's really light and like.. greasy.. and it moisturizers weird. Just my 2 cents though. I prefer shea and castor oil.
Castor oil is also great for eyelashes and growing in eyebrows. I use shea butter on my skin every day.
Will def try the shea butter!
I'm very much not african, but I've got curly hair. I use water to rinse my hair every day (due to workouts, I prefer to wait 2-3 days when I can) and then use a tiny bit of shea butter on the ends while wet and let it air dry. Sometimes I'll put more shea butter in overnight, especially if I'll be working out the next morning. I also use it on my face as a moisturizer. My skin and hair love shea butter!
Yeah shea butter actually has the most nutrients out of all the other oils. great stuff. I LOVE rubbing shea butter in my eyes -- it's amazing how dry your eyelids actually get! No wonder we get wrinkles! Also I rub it in my eyebrows too.. Weird I know, but my hair is thick and it feels good :)