Common Questions About Natural Hair And Moisture Answered
Question: I am in the process of transitioning and my hair is constantly dry, flaky, and webbing? What products do I use to keep my hair moisturized?
Answer: Like you, I chose to transition rather than doing the “big chop,” and it sure wasn’t easy. You stated that your hair is naturally dry which is a sign your hair is not getting the love it needs. As you’re transitioning, you should consider that you are dealing with two different hair types and characteristics. Your natural hair is dry due to lack of moisture and your relaxed ends are easily susceptible to tangles,webbing, and excessive shedding. What you can do for your hair now is treat it with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner and use detanglers and moisturizing styling products like butters. A great product for transitioners like you is the Camille Rose Almond Jai Twisting Butter. Another tip is to keep your hair in protective styles such as twists outs, Bantu knots, etc to reduce the tangling and webbing from styling.
Question: My hair always looks bad on the second day of a wash-n-go style. I don’t want to do my wash-n- go every single day, but how do I make my style last? I need hair products for second day hair, third day hair and etc. and if you have some how would I apply it?
Answer: There’s no need to do your wash-n-go style every day. There are plenty of products that are perfect for refreshing your wash-n-go. Look for refresher sprays and detanglers. One of my favorites is Darcy’s Botanicals Herbal Leave-in Conditioning Spritz. This refresher spray is perfect for second day curls or curls that lack moisture during the week. Your curls will be sure to bounce back.
Question: Is there a such thing as too much moisture? Is moisture overload possible????
Answer: Yes. There is a such thing as too much moisture with natural hair. There needs to be a protein- moisture balance and if your strands are out of whack, the end result is gummy hair, lack of elasticity, significant hair shedding, and breakage. A way to maintain a healthy protein-moisture balance is to have a regimen and stick to it and don’t change hair products too often. The LOC method, abbreviated for Leave-in, Oil, and Cream, is a simplified guide to applying product for the most moisture retention. The LOC method is a favorite for those with Type 4 curls and coils. If you have high-porosity hair or hair that is constantly dry, practice the LOC method and experiment with products that give you the most moisture.