Thursday, October 31, 2013

WATER, OUR HAIR'S BEST FRIEND.

 Although while growing up,i was taught to avoid water touching my hair except on wash days. that water was not good for my hairstyles and making my hair to last longer while in cornrows or braids, that water was the enemy!!!. Now that i know better, mineral oil and petroleum based products are our hair's real enemy.


Keeping our hair moisturized is one of the biggest challenges when on a healthy hair journey, as hydrated hair will experience less breakage.

   we can try keeping our hair moisturized by some of these methods:
Finish every wash with a cold rinse, washing our hair with warm water helps to remove dirts and products build up, it also increases the hair porosity i.e the cuticles open up so that all the good stuff from your shampoo and conditioner are easily absorbed.                        Rinsing hair with  cold water at the end of washing process will help to flatten the cuticle and lock in moisture.

  • Always try to apply moisturizers to your hair before you applying natural oils and shea butter.                                          oil is not a moisturizer, oil and water don't mix hence when  used, oil  should be applied last so as to help hair retain moisture and natural oils and shea butter are excellent in locking in moisture.

spritz hair twice a day, this helps it hydrated.
  • Drink lots of water; a lot of hydration operates from the inside of our bodies.
  • sleep with satin bonnet at night or use satin pillow case, because cotton absorbs the moisture from your hair a lot more than satin does and it is also more smoother than cotton  so making your hair less vulnerable to breakage.




  • Also try wearing protective hairstyle when the weather is harsh. when its very hot or windy hair tends to dry out quickly.


29 comments:

  1. Great advice.
    I definitely need to drink more water...
    Tanaka x

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  3. I believe the fear of water is what makes relaxed hair stay so short! Great advice (:

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    1. yes me too. that what makes it stay the same length for years.

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  4. Good post! Defo have to practice drinking more water, now that i know it helps my hair....Thanks Uchenna!

    missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Nice advice... will stick to that

    Thanks
    kwanzainspiration.blogspot.com

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  6. Nice tips Uche

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  7. I'm doing protective styles throughout this winter to see if I can retain length.

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    1. me too ma dear. i really need to retain length seriously.

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  8. I do all of these things, but sometimes I forget to spritz my hair. Must do that when I get home!

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    1. that's very good. me too i forget to spritz sometimes.:)

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  9. I enjoyed your writing skill! it is really hard when it is colder to drink water, do you have tips for me? ;-)

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    1. thank you so much my dear. i just try most times, i know its very difficult especially when it colder.
      try putting small lemon inside to make it taste a little bit different.

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  10. Thanks for all the tips. Keep it up.

    Also, I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Check out the details here: http://donttouchthehair.com/2013/11/liebster-award/

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  11. These are super tips. I still need to get some satin pillowcases. Thank you so much for visiting my blog doll. I hope you have a great weekend xx

    Kizzy @ The Dainty Dolls House

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    1. yes i hope i have a wonderful weekend and thanks for the visit doll.
      XOXO

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  12. It's crazy how we were taught that water is the enemy. Knowledge is everything :)

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  13. Thank so much for those useful tips
    Xoxoxo
    NYEMB

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  15. Thank u,thank u Uchenna. Great tips!

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