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Fall: The Colors of the Season

One of the very best things about the change in seasons is the change in trends we see in beauty, hair, and fashion. There are different designs that are in, recommended materials that become our faves and what I get most excited about – new popular colors.

Color is all around us and if you like to mix things up, then you too understand why fall is such a great time of the year. The earth around us naturally reflects the beauty that color brings to our lives and what better time to know the hottest color trends for hair, nails, and fashion than right now?

Maybe you don’t get the big fuss about fall colors that other people seem to give a lot of attention to. I respect that, but if you’ve never really tried to understand or just don’t usually care to, believe me, you are doing yourself a great disservice. Learn all the ways that colors can unlock different aspects of who you are. From doing something different with your hair to trying something popping on your nails, it’s time to embrace something new!

So here are some of the most popular beauty, hair, and fashion color trends for fall 2017.

Color Melting

For the ones that keep up with hair trends, this one is right up your alley. Color melting is considered a new way to add color and dimension to hair as it’s a fancy process of highlighting your tresses. In essence, a colorist adds several colors to make them seamlessly blend together, which looks like they are melting together on your hair. Sounds pretty cool.

Vibrant Reds

If you don’t wear red often, change that this fall. Vibrant reds were seen all over the runways in a variety of designs. You can go and grab for yourself a super cute apple red wool coat, or some fire red boots. The trend also looks great on nails too so you can’t really go wrong with some stiletto nails in a sexy red. If you are feeling really bold, go there with your hair too, and turn heads walking down the street.

Platinum

To give you an idea of this color, think Storm from the X-Men comics. Lighter seems to be better nowadays for a lot of people when it comes to their hair and platinum is all the rage right now. Bleaching to the point of gray can be seen all over social media. I get it. It’s edgy and cool and different, but just know, while the platinum look is definitely much sought after, the process by which to obtain the trend can be costly to your hair health in the long run. It’s up to you what you are willing to risk. It sure is pretty though.

Violet

I love to see deep purples on hair. It’s dark and mysterious and fall is really the perfect time to rock this trend. Many fashion and hair experts predict that this season, ebony hair with blends of dark purple will rule and I can totally see that happening. We have seen a lot of blues, both dark and neon, rule the hair world over the last few seasons. I have seen black and white women; straight hair and naturals all rock the color in their own ways. But there is just something about a vibrant, shiny, perfectly purple hair color. It can be chic, dangerous and sleek all at the same time. Violets are also very popular right now for your nails. You can coordinate and rock out with this trend.

I love everything that colors allow us to do in our lives. These are just a few 2017 trends that you can start thinking about incorporating now.

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Hair Care Routines: Changing with the Seasons

You know how in life you have to change clothes, shoes and other aspects according to the seasons? Well, if you didn’t already know, you have to go through the same process for your hair. That’s right, it’s that time of the year to start thinking about winterizing your hair care routine.

I know that it can be a pain in the butt, but if you want hair that stays healthy and strong throughout the seasons, you have to do your part to make sure that happens. It’s not enough to just take care of your tresses with “regular” maintenance kinds of things like shampooing. If you have natural hair, you literally should have two to three game plans to implement in a 12-month period depending on the weather.

Now, because winter can be so harsh on your hair, it is a good idea to look at your routine, do some research and change things up so that you can ensure your hair goals don’t experience a set back during the coldest months of the year. It’s never too early to look at your hair routine and update it. It’s just good practice.

So because fall is right around the corner, which means winter will be knocking on your door soon, let’s talk about how to winterize your hair.

Pre-Pooing

This is just a really good way to give your hair all the moisture it can get. Pre-pooing is a much-needed process and is usually done with a good oil or oil mixture the night before you plan to wash your hair. It coats your strains and serves as a layer of protection from the stripping that can sometimes happen with shampooing. Use your favorite oil and a shower cap.

Protective Styling

Hey, protective styles are not just for summer. No matter the time of year, they work in your favor. Winter is just an ideal a time as any to get whatever protective style you see fit. You know how it goes, it’s cold outside and most people don’t want to get out of a warm, cozy bed. A protective style can give you a little more time to sleep in as you don’t have to really do your hair. It also gives a break from too much tugging and pulling.

Deep Conditioning

It’s not enough to just wash and condition your hair. The elements in the environment can be rough on your tresses and that means deep conditioning is really not up for debate. This is a process that too many women don’t do often enough. It’s paramount to the overall health of your hair as it revives it and gives it much-needed nutrients that may have been lost for one reason or another. Find a product that you like, whether it be one for deep conditioning specifically or just one that your hair responds to well, apply it and sit under a dryer with a cap on your head. It’s a good idea to do this at least once a month during winter.

Hair Sealing

The whole idea of your winter routine is to keep your hair healthy and strong. That’s why using a sealant is one of the best things you can do. A good sealing agent helps lock moisture in as it creates a barrier between the elements and your hair. Shea butter is a go-to for naturals and is great for this purpose.

Winterizing your hair routine is so important and will only serve you in positive ways in the long run.

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Mistakes Naturals Make With Their Hair

As much as naturals want to do what’s right by their hair, that doesn’t always happen. You can have the best intentions and put them to work and still come out with the short end of the stick. It’s a dance when it comes to handling natural hair sometimes and the moves don’t always go over so well. But that’s okay!

It’s beneficial to talk about the mistakes that you make when it comes to your hair because you can use them as learning opportunities. I know that folks don’t often like to admit they are wrong but you only serve to hurt yourself in the long run as far as your hair is concerned. There is no room for egos here because your goal is healthy, beautiful hair. Why would you not want to rectify what you’ve done or learn a better way of treating your tresses?

I encourage anyone who is dealing with their hair on a regular basis and have found frustration in trying to do what’s right for it to stop, look at themselves, and be okay with the fact that they may or may not have made some mistakes. That’s the first step in finding a better way.

Here are some things that naturals do to their hair, many times without even knowing they are doing them. Use the list to see if you need to make some adjustments.

Your Products Are Too Harsh

All is not fair in hair care products and taking care of what’s growing out of your scalp. This is especially true for naturals. It calls for a certain level of attention and a certain caliber of product to ensure you don’t cause damage to your tresses. The best thing to do in this situation is to learn the brands that offer chemical free items; sulfates and parabens are the worst for you. They contribute to all kinds of issues like dry scalp, breakage, and irritation. Put out the extra money and get brands that are tried and true natural hair staples like Shea Moisture, Curls and Carol’s Daughter.

You Don’t Regularly Detangle

You can’t get around this one because if you try to forgo doing it, you will suffer later. Detangling can be a time-consuming process, but it is a process that needs your time nonetheless. It is best done right after you shampoo and condition your hair. Don’t EVER dry detangle it. You can use your fingers or you can use a wide-tooth comb. The most important thing is that you do it because skipping this important step can lead to breakage that didn’t have to happen.

You Don’t Know Your Hair Type

I bet you never realized all the levels there are to being natural. Well, there are many. You won’t learn them all at once, but it takes time and one of the things you have got to know is your hair type. There are different types of curl patterns and textures that call for different types of care. From 3A hair to 4C hair, you need to brush up on your natural hair knowledge. It’s a great start to knowing how to effectively manage your hair.

You Don’t Trim Your Ends

I know – How can cutting your hair really make it grow. It can seem counterproductive but experts have found that trimming your hair is a sure-fire way to help it grow. When you have split ends or raggedy ends, it not only looks bad, it also is bad for your overall hair health. Split ends can also cause breakage so you want to take care of them by getting regular trims.

These are just a few of the things that curly haired beauties do (or don’t do). If you want long-lasting natural hair, you have to look at what you’re doing for it and make some changes if necessary.

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Herbal Oil Infusions for Healthy Hair

Our hair is one of the most important things we deal with in life. Some of us were blessed with tresses that are more manageable and others of us have to go through the fire to get a hairstyle to turn out the way we want. This fact does not mean one hair type situation is better than the other, it just means that we all have different “crosses” to bear when it comes to our hair.

If you are a natural, then you know that there are good days and bad days and the single most important thing to remember when dealing with your natural hair is routine. Having a regimen in place is paramount to your hair being healthy and strong. And one of the best things you can do is incorporate the power of oils as herbal infusions to promote growth.

Everyone has their way of maintaining their hair and that’s a good thing. But it’s also okay to try new techniques and methods because you never know what might affect your hair for the better. Herbal oil infusions are a great way to give your hair much-appreciated nourishment. There are so many things you can do to ensure your hair is good to you.

So here are some ideas and tips about the different kinds of herbs and oils you can combine for a nice infused remedy.

Burdock Root Oil

This is a nice one that is used mostly in hair and skin products. It has many benefits with its golden liquid magic that will improve scalp circulation and that stimulates growth. It can even work to relieve scalp irritations and combat thinning hair.

Stinging Nettle Oil

I bet this isn’t one you hear a lot about when folks talk about hair oils, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth the try. Stinging nettle oil is ideal mostly if you are experiencing hair loss as it blocks testosterone from converting to DHT, a cause of hair loss in both women and men. You can get it in the essential oil form or as dried leaves to add to your infusion blend.

Bhringjraj Oil

Considered an ancient Ayurvedic treasure, it has amazing healing properties that are too good to pass up. Ayurvedic medicine is an age-old holistic healing system developed thousands of years ago in India. Bhringjraj Oil was used very heavily in the process and is a great one to use if you want to see some serious hair growth. Commonly used with other oils like coconut or sesame oil, those who have used Bhringjraj Oil long-term have experienced healthier more radiant hair.

Lavender and Argan Oils

These are wonderful to use individually, but to take things up a notch, using them with the herbs/oils mentioned above will give you something different. These two oils are ideal to use as well because they smell so good. Mixing them with any of the ones on this list will give you the benefits of the oils as well as the sweet aroma of Lavender and or Argan oil. They are two of my personal favorites for that very reason.

You can easily make the infusions by combining a herb (oil or dried) with an oil of your choice in a jar. Grab your slow cooker, put a towel inside of it and place the closed jar on the towel in the cooker for about 5 hours. Allow the infused oil to cool and use at your discretion.

Being creative when it comes to your hair can be fun. Try these ideas and see what they can do for you.

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How to Use Clay and Mud Masks to Detox Your Hair

Let’s talk about detoxing. We know that it’s a good thing for our bodies from time to time because we all put things in our temples that we shouldn’t. From loads of refined sugars, starches, fried foods and excessive amounts of meats, more people should consider the benefits of detoxing their bodies. Along the same lines, just as you can detox your body with certain ingredients that you find in your refrigerator and pantry, you can do the same for your hair. And one of the best ways to do that is with a clay mask.

It’s always refreshing, well for me anyway, when I know that the products I use on my face to make it glowy and healthy can be used to do the same thing for my hair. While hair length goals vary from woman to woman, one thing rings true – everyone wants strong, resilient hair. You have to work for it and pay attention to it and, yes, sometimes we have to detox it. If you have dry, frizzy, thinning, breaking, rough, sticky, etc. hair and have found nothing that works for you, then you may be in need of a detox.

So here are some ideas about the ingredients as well as a good clay you can use to make a masking mixture to give your hair a boost.

The Clay – Bentonite

This is an amazing clay that has unique properties making it one of the very best to use for hair detoxing. Bentonite clay is the weathering result of volcanic ash in the presence of water and is only found in certain parts of the world. It is special because its extreme negative charge has supercharged ions, which means it will attract the positive ions in toxins and other wastes in your hair and scalp. In essence, it sucks the bad stuff from your hair, giving it a top notch detox. Now, make sure that your bentonite clay has not been exposed to metals because it will lessen the effects tremendously.

Ingredients

Now that you have the clay, here are some ingredients to use for the mixture. You will need one cup of the clay, a ½ cup of apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup of Aloe Vera, 2 teaspoons of coconut oil and 10-15 drops of your favorite essential oil. All of these things combine to make a mixture that will bring life to your hair in a way that you have probably never seen before. The essential oils, which can be rosemary or lavender, will give it extra antifungal properties as well as a very nice aroma.

Instructions

Once you have all of your ingredients, mix them in a non-metallic bowl beginning with the liquids. Then take the clay and dust it in as you whisk, again with a non-metal utensil. Let it sit for about 15 minutes before you apply. Stir again to ensure there are no lumps or dry bits because you want the clay mixture to be as smooth and creamy as possible.  After that, apply it to your hair and scalp with either your fingers or a non-metal brush. Let it stay on your hair for up to 30 minutes and then wash your hair. Make sure also that you use a sulfate free shampoo.

It’s always nice to try new things and experimenting (within reason) with products for your hair is one area of life where it can truly pay off to do so.

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Best Products for Type 4 Natural Hair

We are all very different individuals and everything about us is unique to who we are. One of the things that differentiate us the most is our hair. This is especially true if you are a natural because who would have thought that there are truly so many levels to it all? You have to know porosity, whether you are prone to dry hair or oily hair, how many times a month you should wash your hair and so on. We try to cover as many topics as we can here to better assist readers with how to take care of their hair and today we are looking at the best products for type 4 curls.

The truth is type 4 hair can be difficult to manage, in particular 4C because it is extremely thick and anyone who has dealt with thick hair knows it take a lot of patience and a lot of attention. Nevertheless, all hair needs start with the right kind of product and there are plenty out there to take the stress out of doing 4A, B, and C hair.

Here is a list of things to possibly add to your hair care arsenal if you have this hair type.

Shea Butter

A complaint that many women with 4C hair have is that it’s dry. You can use Shea Butter in a number of ways, including getting it in the raw form or in the form of other products like shampoos and gels. It’s an extremely effective way to soften tresses and add amazing moisture. It also helps with detangling, which type 4 hair needs on a regular basis. I particularly like Shea Moisture products because the ingredient is a corner stone of most of their items.

Herbal Essences Hello Hydration

Believe it or not, Herbal Essences have some pretty cool products that naturals can use on their hair. This one is great if you need to condition your hair quickly and it makes managing your tresses just a little bit easier. It is fairly inexpensive, however, it does contain some silicones. If you are one that mostly uses sulfate free products, this may not be for you. If you don’t mind one product that isn’t totally free of certain ingredients, it may be worth a try.

Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner

This one is lighter than most products created for type 4 hair, but it will do the job. It has an organic botanical formula that works to seal in moisture and greatly helps with detangling your hair.

Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus Hold and Shine Daily Moisture Mist

Shrinkage is a very real thing that 4C natural hair. You can go from nicely defined curls that are elongated and beautiful right out of the shower to severely tight, dry looking shrunken curls an hour later. Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus Hold and Shine Daily Moisture Mist is an ideal way to combat shrinkage. It will give your hair shine as well as a nice hold as it will “weigh” your curls down so that you have less premature shrinkage. And you don’t need to use a lot to see results.

Aubrey Organics Jojoba & Aloe Desert Herb Revitalizing Conditioner 

This conditioner is refreshing and natural thus making it a wonderful addition to your hair care regimen. Aubrey Organics Jojoba & Aloe Desert Herb Revitalizing Conditioner is a great sealant that will leave type 4 hair feeling so smooth and strong for about a week. I usually stick to one brand and overdose on their products, but this one is nice to have around even if it’s the only one you use by Aubrey Organics.

There is nothing wrong with mixing things up. Type 4 hair is beautiful and it is worthy. You just have to know what you are working with and find the right product.

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Veganism and Your Hair

Let’s face it! We live in a world where most people love to eat meat and the very talk of veganism or vegetarian draws all kinds of side eyes. The kind of diet you choose to establish for yourself is totally up to you and no one should look down on another person for what they decide. However, there are a growing number of studies, as well as experiences by individuals who lead vegan lifestyles, that suggest that forgoing meat and dairy can positively impact your hair.

We all know someone who doesn’t eat meat. I will admit that there have been times I have tried to go a few days or a few meals where I eat only plant based foods. I can’t say that I noticed a dramatic change in how I felt or the condition of my hair. But I am sure that has more to do with the fact that not eating meat a few times in a short time frame doesn’t really garner many results. Nonetheless, if you have considered going vegan but never really took the plunge, perhaps exploring some ways in which it can help your hair may assist you in making that decision.

So here are ways that veganism is directly connected to healthy hair.

Plant Based Diets Enriched Your Hair

With all the heart healthy foods that make up a vegan diet, it’s a no brainer that going that route is also good for your hair. Foods like avocados, chia seeds, and almonds are also items that promote healthy hair. They feed your follicles and give your hair the strength it needs to maintain itself.

An Increase in Antioxidants and Fatty Acids are Good for Your Scalp

One thing that is paramount to having beautiful hair is having a clean, healthy scalp. Naturally, when you take meat out of your diet, you fill up on foods that give you the nutrients you need to maintain an effective body. Antioxidants and fatty acids like Omega-3’s are found in many of the fruits and veggies (Vitamin E and C and beta- carotene) that vegans consume. And remember, your hair is also one of the things on your body that, essentially, is what you eat. Antioxidants destroy free radicals that can damage your cells.

Water Does the Whole Body Good

It’s no secret that vegans, for the most part, consume a lot of water. We have been told pretty much all of our lives how important water is to a strong, healthy body. We have also been told most of our lives that majority of people don’t drink enough of it. Water is so much more than a thirst quencher. It has countless benefits that positively impact everything from your skin to your hair.

A Vegan Lifestyle Will More than Likely Give You Better Looking Hair

If you have been struggling with finding ways to achieve the hair goals you have set for yourself, it may be time to take the dive and say goodbye to meat altogether. The chemicals and additives found in meat can cause all kinds of issues in our bodies, mainly because as Americans, we don’t eat meat in moderation. Like many things in our lives, we over do it and it shows in more ways than one. All the health benefits of a plant based diet that benefit your physic will translate into building great hair. From leafy green vegetables like kale to rich, sweet fruits like pineapples, it all works in your tresses’ favor!

Adopting a vegan lifestyle is something to think about seriously. It may not happen over night, but if you put your mind to it you can do it and your hair will be better for it.

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Pregnancy and Your Hair

One of the most beautiful things in the world is the ability for a woman to have a baby. The process of giving life is one reserved for females and while we know the not so great things associated with pregnancy, there is one good thing that people soon forget – hair growth.

This is a great benefit that just about every woman experiences. Thanks to estrogen and androgen production increasing during your pregnancy, they promote shinier, healthier looking hair. Those hormones enable your hair and nails to go through major growth spurts during those all too important nine months. You can capitalize on that time of effortless growth (well as much as possible) by not only taking care of it during your pregnancy but also after. Therefore look at it this way: You may end up with stretch marks, a little extra weight, swollen feet, back issues and clothes that you can no longer fit, but your hair? Well, it will be strong, flowing, and glowing.

So let’s look at some of the things that happen to your hair and how you can keep up with your pregnancy growth.

Hair Texture Change

Thanks to the hormones, many naturalists experience a change in hair texture. This is can be in the form of more or less curly hair. That can be a good thing or a bad thing. It depends on the person. Some women want curlier hair and some want their curls to be a little looser. The change in texture can also mean naturally oilier hair as well.

Unwanted Hair Growth

While most increased hair growth during this glorious time is very much welcomed, there are some aspects of pregnancy hair growth that are not; namely facial and nipple hair growth. Yes, you may have a thicker head of hair, but to the contrast, you may have to deal with hair on your face that you usually don’t have to. If this is the case for you, the best thing you can do is get it waxed. Now, because your skin tends to be a little more sensitive, it may hurt more, but if you try any other method (shaving, Nair) it can cause even more growth. But as always, it’s up to you.

Pregnancy Hair Routine

Okay, you have experienced great hair growth and probably a thicker texture, which means that the need to have a pregnancy hair routine is extremely important. In that routine, one thing that is not such a good idea to do while pregnant is dying your hair or using any kind of chemicals. Some reports say that it’s okay to do it later in pregnancy and should be avoided during the first trimester. However, it’s a good idea to forego it altogether. Just wait until after you deliver to be on the safe side, as it is believed that the chemicals in dyes and other products can be absorbed through the scalp and transferred to the baby.

There are so many things that happen to your body during pregnancy and while the hair growth is exciting for many women, usually it doesn’t last. According to numerous studies, about six to nine weeks after birth, the hair tends to shed and go back to its previous state (texture, length, etc.). When it comes down to it, that shouldn’t stop you from taking extra special care of your pregnancy hair because you never know what can happen. You might actually retain your pregnancy results.

Enjoy the time that you have with your unborn child. The good and the bad are definitely going to be new experiences so take it all in stride as you go through the process.

 

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Trying Something New: Tea Rinses

There are a lot of things we use on a regular basis that has many functions. We know about the foods like avocado, eggs, and mayonnaise when it comes to natural ingredients we can use on our hair. In fact, many of these kitchen items are tried and true tools in the natural hair movement. We know about the oils that work, and the veggies we can use on our tresses, but what about tea?

 

Yes, believe it or not, you can add the teas you drink to the list of consumable items that are also good for your hair. From green to black teas, you can incorporate all the benefits of a household favorite into your hair routine. They are best used as a rinse and can work wonders for your hair. 

 

So let’s jump into the nitty gritty to see just how helpful a tea rinse can be for you!

 

Green Tea

 

If there ever were a miracle drink, this is it for so many reasons. We love it because of its healing powers and energy giving properties and now there is another reason to make it a go to. Green tea is ideal for those who experience bouts of dandruff. It stimulates the scalp by improving the blood flow. That fights off bacteria and fungus that cause dandruff. Furthermore, it encourages growth! Just brew it, allow it to cool, spray it onto clean hair, let it sit for about 20 minutes and then rinse.

 

Black Tea

 

Another popular one amongst tea drinkers, black tea is ideal to combat shedding. The high caffeine concentration found in black tea counters the cause of hair loss and shrinkage. Our hair goes through growth and rest stages, and when there is an overabundance of the hormone Dihydrotestosterone, the hair just doesn’t grow the way it should. Black tea helps with that. When you brew it, you want an extra potent pot so use a few bags and let it sit for a while. Transfer to a spray bottle, apply to your hair, cover with a shower cap and rinse after about an hour. 

 

Rosemary Tea

 

If you are looking to darken your hair naturally, then Rosemary teat will help you accomplish that. This is especially true if you want to darken the gray hairs you might not be so fond of. It is also effective with growing your hair because the organic compounds promote circulation in your scalp and that will most definitely promote growth. To top it all off, it works to condition your hair as well and makes it shiny. Just brew, cool, spray, sit and rinse.

 

Chamomile Tea

 

The soothing tea that’s good for a restful night’s sleep will also help brighten your hair naturally; in particular, if you are blonde. This is a very gentle lightening agent and can work to bring new life to dull looking hair. The flavonoids found in the tea have worked for centuries to cure stomach ailments and other maladies and can work on your hair too. Now, the hair lightning is not going to happen in one sitting. It will take some time because it does it gently and slowly. But if you are patient, and if you want to try a method with no harsh chemicals, using chamomile tea may be a way to go. Follow the same instructions for the other tea rinses to take advantage of what it has to offer.

 

Don’t you just love when you find new ways to use old favorites? Tea rinses are an unconventional way to add some good stuff to your hair. 

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Wigs: How to Maintain Natural Hair Underneath Them

Wigs. Many women cannot live without them. That is not a judgment. When it comes down to it, they are helpful, convenient and allow for many different looks. Wigs are fun and they can save a lot of time when you need to have a hairstyle that is quick, trendy and cute. In short, wigs are a godsend. But when you are a natural, how do you take care of your hair underneath your wig?

This is a real question that needs a real answer. Too many naturals who wear wigs as protective styles probably don’t even think about their hair underneath. As far as they are concerned, they are giving their tresses a break; what do they really need to do? Well, I can see the logic in that, but when it’s all said and done, your hair still needs attention and care, pretty much, all the time. You cannot just forget about it because that can be counterproductive to what you are trying to achieve.

So because it may not be on your mind but you do understanding that hair care is still important when wearing a wig, here are some tips on how to take care of your hair when you are rocking your favorite wig.

Braid It

You would be surprised by how many women just slap their hair in a ponytail, or slap a wig cap on and go. To get the best results in taking care of your hair and with the look of your wig, you should braid it. This will allow easier access to taking care of your hair when you take your wig off, at night usually. If you plan on wearing your wig nonstop, then the braids will help your hair breathe as well underneath. Before you braid your hair, detangle it with a wide-tooth comb or with your fingers. Also, if you wear your wig on a regular basis, then you should re-braid your hair throughout your wig wearing process.

Wash It

You cannot go too long without washing your hair. You don’t have to wash it every day or week, but the build up that you experience while wearing a wig needs to be taken care of at least once every three weeks. The idea here is to keep your hair clean. Plain and simple. Remember, you are not just wearing a wig to look good, but as you give your hair a break you want to ensure you are doing all you can to give it a chance at growing. A great way to keep your scalp healthy and clean is by co-washing. This option can be less harsh on your hair than shampoo and will help maintain it.

Moisturize It

That brings me to a very important aspect of any hair care regimen- moisturizing. This is a no brainer and one that you must adhere to in order to make your hair all that it can be. When you wear a wig, sometimes the wig cap can actually strip your hair of its moisture and that is never fun. It’s a good idea to moisturize with an effective oil a few times a week. With all that you do throughout the day, your hair needs all the help (moisture) that it can get.

You have to pay attention to your hair at all times and when wearing a wig, it’s all the more important. Remember, natural hair takes more effort and time. Even when giving your hair a break in the form of wearing a wig, you still have to treat it with all the love and care you would if you were wearing it out by itself.

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