So, I had been thinking about going natural for a while but I didn't execute the plan. So, the other day, in a moment of adrenaline rushed impulse I went ahead and chopped off my hair. Now, as you can imagine, I'm now freaking out. I have no idea how this works, what to do with it and I hadn't prepared myself for the toughness.
Please help me out. What products should I buy to keep it soft and moist? Can I wash it daily? Please help me out coz I really don't want to braid my hair and I want to rock this.
Thank you for all the help you're giving.
The Kurlies Say:
First off, SUPER YAY!! Congratulations, adrenaline can make you do some crazy things, exciting ones though! We always encourage ladies to enjoy their hair when its in a TWA or below. When your hair is this short, you do not have to do so much to it, just wash n go.
Firstly Yes! you can wash your hair daily, as long as you do not wash it with shampoo that's fine. Wash your hair with a glob of conditioner, rinse and use a leave in conditioner. To trap moisture in your hair you can use some olive, coconut or grapeseed oil after using the leave in. Doing this often will make your hair soft and moist. If you do not want to wash your hair everyday, you can make a moisturising spritz with water, conditioner and glycerin. Use this to spritz your hair whenever it feels dry but do not forget to seal your moisture in with your oil of choice
Conditioners: Suave conditioner, Herbal Hydration - Herbal Essences, Alberton Balsam and Enliven ranges
Shampoos: Suave Clarifying Shampoos, ORS Aloe Shampoo, Creme of Nature Shampoo.Use diluted shampoo if your hair feels like it has buildup.
Moisture based products: Organics and Organic Root Stimulator have a wide range of mineral oil free products that are great for natural hair.
Sealants: Always seal your moisturized hair with natural oils or butters eg. Olive Oil, Jojoba oil, Shea Butter, Coconut oil etc.
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