We hope you are all keeping well. There's a lot going in the world right now and it’s so wild that we still need to proclaim that Black Lives Matter. Yet this is true. We recognise the importance of black self-care. The black experience can be a heavy one to carry at times and we need to take time out for self-care. In today's post, we have shared some tips on how to take care of hair naturally.
- Avoid Harmful Chemicals
There are several natural hair products that include harmful chemicals for black hair. Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDC's) are part of this. EDC'S are mostly man-made and they can increase the chances of breast cancer due to their toxic properties. Examples of types of EDC’S are include Phthalates, Parabens, and UV Filters. Avoid these at all costs!
- Use Natural Products To Take Care Of Hair Naturally
One solution to steering away from harmful hair chemicals is to use more natural products. At Root2Tip, all of our products are at least 98% natural. We believe, if it is used in your hair, then you should also be able to use it on your skin too.
Using a silk or satin pillowcase and/or bonnet helps shield the moisture you apply to your hair. Cotton pillows extract the moisture, whereas satin and silk help maintain it. Moisture is a key part of helping your hair to flourish.
- Airdry To Take Care Of Hair Naturally
Strive towards airdrying your hair, rather than blow-drying. This is because too much heat can damage black hair textures. The less heat, the better.
Your diet has a big part to play in your hair journey. Drinking plenty of water, fruits and vegetables help create an environment where your hair can reach its full growth potential. This principle applies to the rest of your body too! What you eat can affect your energy, skin, and mood.
Detangling black hair textures require patience and gentleness. Try to finger detangle before using a brush, comb, or any other hair tool on your hair. You can use our honey rain juice when detangling too.
- Use Hair Masques
Treating your hair with natural enriching properties helps strengthen your strands. Our Dream Cream Moisture Balance acts as an optimum moisture masque to revive dry tresses and impart long-lasting moisture.
I hope this list of tips on how to take care of your hair naturally helps you with self-care during this time. Black Self-care Matters in order to push through life. My well wishes are with you all during this season.