I want to start getting my hair back healthy and natural but I don’t know what to do, it’s very dry and my edges are breaking off. Any suggestions?
We all hate the “dryness” that our hair has and what I’ve learned through my natural hair journey for me it was all about finding the right conditioner, moisturizer and sealant.
It took many trials and errors to find the right conditioner that KEPT my hair feeling soft…after it dried. Your conditioner plays an important role in keeping your hair from being dry because many of us wash our hair with shampoo ( I don’t) and you need a good conditioner to restore the moisture that the shampoo has stripped from your hair. Deep Conditioning is also a must when trying to regain the moisture in your hair, you should try to DC as least every two weeks if your suffering from dry hair, It’s also good to follow-up your conditioner rinse out with a good leave in conditioner. My conditioner recommendations are..
Herbel Essesnce Hello Hydration
- Suave Shea Butter (new)
After I got my conditioner down, I moved on to finding a good moisturizer. There are so many products out there that swear they will define your curls so good, you’ll wake up looking line Traci Ellis Ross! lol, but seriously I was not into buying all these miracle products. I took baby steps in finding a good moisturizer, I would buy one new product about every 3 weeks. I didn’t want to get pulled into being a product junkie. Rule number one with finding a good moisturizer is making sure the first ingredient is water, water is great for our hair, it loves it..I promise! Moisturizer’s that I recommend are..
- Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
- Shea Moisture Curling Milk
- Organic Hair Mayo
- Olive Oil Curling Pudding
- Miss Jesse’s Curling Pudding
Having a good conditioner and moisturizer becomes useless if you don’t have a good sealant to lock the moisture in. Sealant’s that I currently use..
- Coconut oil
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Melted Shea Butter
Scalp massages with a warm oil, and taking vitamins such as Biotin can also help with thinning edges.
Always remember to sleep on a satin pillowcase or in a satin bonnet to retain moisture.
try to stay away from products that contain alcohol, they tend to cause dryness.