Your afro is fierce and beautiful, don't let the fall weather stop you from rocking yours. This week we're sharing our 10 quick tips that will have you slaying your afro! YASSSS!
1. Don't wash your hair too often
At most once a week is plenty. Washing your hair too often can strip it of its essential, natural oils.
2. Use sulfate-free hair products
Sulfate can dry out your hair and skin, and cause irritation so it's best to avoid it if you can. Look out for sodium lauryl sulfate on ingredient lists. Take a look at our sulfate free hair products now.
2. Use leave-in conditioner
Leave-in conditioner is essential for your hair in colder weather, it helps to keep your hair hydrated and also makes detangling easier.
3. Deep condition as much as needed
Afro hair can get particularly dry this season so add hydration and improve the general health of your hair by deep conditioning weekly or twice a month on wash days.
4. Detangle with your fingers or a big-toothed comb
Afro hair is the weakest of all textures and using a small toothed comb can cause snagging and breakage, avoid this by using your fingers or a big-toothed comb instead.
5. Condition your hair with oils
And we're not just talking about oils such as coconut, carrot, and castor oil (although these are great especially for locking in moisture), use your hands to work the natural oils secreted by your scalp through your curly locks to condition your hair from root to tip.
6. Add co-washing to your hair routine
Co-washing is washing your hair with conditioner only and it's great because it doesn't completely strip the natural oils from your hair. Keep in mind that you'll need to wash your hair with shampoo eventually to get rid of product build-up.
7. Wash your hair in sections
To avoid tangling and make your hair easier to wash and detangle, wash your hair in sections of four to six.
8. Do a twist-out or braid-out
Twist or braid your hair at night to help keep your hair conditioned as you sleep and give you a rocking afro when you wake up!
9. Protect your hair at night
Cotton pillowcases can cause breakage, avoid it by wrapping your hair at night in a headscarf or by sleeping on a silk pillowcase. Want more tips for preventing breakage? Then read our blog post 5 Ways to Stop Breakage Now!
10. Lay your edges (if you want to)
Not everyone likes sleek edges with a curly fro, but if you do we recommend using edge wax to have yours looking super laid. Also, read our How to Slay your Edges (Baby Hair Tutorial) blog post now!
Keeping your afro looking good this season is going to require a strict hair regime to boost hydration and lock in moisture. Take a look at our hair products now to see exactly which ones will work for you!