Women often spend countless hours on how to style their hair. Straightening tools, blow dryers, treatments, you name it, you’ve probably used it before just to make sure that your hair looks absolutely fabulous before stepping outside. But if you want to forego the usual hairspray or dyes for your hair, and just make your hair look naturally beautiful, you should definitely try these tips out.
Section your hair. Before you add any moisturizers, or even before you style or detangle your hair, always section it first. This way, it will be easier for you to apply your hair products without causing knots to form. Also, it will be easier for you to manage your hair to achieve your desired hairstyle afterwards.
Don’t weigh your hair down. A lot of women often make the mistake of buying a lot of hair products when they change their hair because they want it to be perfect just like before. Unfortunately, putting a lot of hair products can actually make your mane look greasy which can affect its natural beauty. A better option would be to limit your hair products to the essentials only.
Detangle your hair gently. Use a detangling brush or wide-toothed comb to get rid of any nasty knots and tangles on your hair. You can also use your fingers to gently remove the knots so that your hairstyle will look smoother and more defined.
Use quality moisturizing products. To give your natural hair more definition and to prevent breakage and split ends, you should look for high quality moisturizing products, preferably those that contain shea butter, olive oil, cocoa butter, and monoi oil. These ingredients can help seal in the moisture in your hair so that they will be less prone to breakage.
Consider using gel to hold your hairstyle. If you don’t want your hairstyle to disappear in the afternoon, you might want to use gel or styling cream. This should be applied after you moisturize your hair so that you can maintain it’s look throughout the day. This is just an option for you to consider but if you want to prolong your hairstyle, it will be well worth trying out.
Experiment. There is nothing wrong with experimenting with your natural hair. There are quite a lot of hairstyles out there for you to choose from so feel free to put your hair up, create some waves, or even curl the ends from time to time. You have complete freedom with your hair so find a style that suits you best.
Start styling. After you have applied your moisturizer, gel, or styling cream, it’s time to think about what hairstyle to do. You can put your hair up in a bun, braid, put it in rollers, or even use a Bantu knot, your choice. Just make sure that you style your hair slowly to avoid adding stress to your hairstrands. Short haired women will find that they need to have more sections to their hair when styling while those with long hair can do with a few.
Allow your hair to dry. It is important that you let your hair dry completely before undoing any twists, braids, curlers, or even bantu knots to get the best results. Undoing your braids while your hair is still damp will make your hair look limp and your waves won’t last long too. Keep in mind that this can also cause tangles and knots to occur so have patience and leave your hair alone for the meantime until it dries.