In the world of natural hair, this rings true for a lot of women- good hair days can be hard to come by. Sure, we have times when we know without a doubt that we nailed a twist out or wash-n-go, but those don’t last. Usually, we have to go back, retouch or re-braid, and who really has the time to do all of that?

While the coveted good hair day seems to elude a lot of naturals, it doesn’t have to be that way. There is so much that goes into maintaining natural hair. From the products we use to the routine we have in place, pretty much everything is strategic to ensure optimal results. But what if there are things you can do to guarantee good hair days more often?

Okay so maybe guarantee is a strong word, but knowing tips and tricks to make doing your hair a little easier and last longer can make all the difference in the world.

So here are some ideas to help make every day (or just about) a good hair day.

Plan For It

It should come as no surprise that this is number one on the list. Like everything else in life, you have got to plan to have a good hair day. This means doing the prep work the night before. When it comes down to it, you really can’t be lazy as a natural. Routine is key here. You hear us talk about it a lot because there is honestly no way around it. Having a regimen in place takes the stress out of doing your hair. Think of it as a map by which you travel the realms of your natural hair journey. It will guide you, protect you and keep you and your hair moving in the right direction.

Wrap it Up

Too many naturals go to sleep without wrapping their hair. This is never a good idea. You want to go to bed with a satin or silk scarf on your head no matter your hairstyle. Not only does this keep the hair in place, it also protects it. Friction between your tresses and the pillowcase can lead to breakage. It can also dry out your hair, so do the right thing and protect it at night.

Travel with Products

You know how you have a mini makeup bag with you to ensure that your face remains beat throughout the whole day? Well, it is a good idea to do the same thing for your hair. You can buy some travel size containers that you can transfer some of your favorite products into and keep it moving. When it really matters, and you know it always does, this is a fail proof way to make sure that your hair stays on point. The key here is to be ready at all times. Having your products with you will ease your mind and knowing that your hair is still in place will keep your confidence high.

Use the Right Products

Speaking of products, using the right ones are paramount to having the kind of hair day naturals dream about. You have to learn what is good for your hair; you know, what makes it tick so to speak. Understanding that aspect of the process is more than half the battle. Once you find the shampoos, oils, conditioners, etc. that work for you, keep them close at all times.

Everyone wants a good hair day. The notion may happen more often for some, but that doesn’t mean the idea is unreachable for everyone. Use these tips and you’ll be amongst the ranks to walk out of the house with the confidence that your hair has already won the day!