Have you ever heard things like, "my natural hair doesn't go past shoulder length" or "I just want to cut my hair off because it's so hard to maintain"?
Messaging and myths like the two mentioned above can scare someone who is currently transitioning or thinking about going natural. Don't let these reasons scare you away! Totally do it!
In this post, you’ll find out 5 myths about natural hair and also we'll dispel them together. If you want to get down to the truth, keep reading.
A lot of curly naturals have had bad experiences with heat and the damage it can cause so it makes sense why some people label heating tools as terrible for their curls. It takes quite a bit of heat to straighten curly hair, especially type 4 hair.
It is important to use heat in moderation and on low heat settings. We have discussed how to do our wash n' dry method, which utilizes low heat to lock in moisture and keep your curls defined and elongated.
The perfect heating tool is our CurlDefiner Natural Hair Dryer because it was specifically designed for curly hair and the heat settings are perfect!
One benefit of using low heat is that it can really help to lock in the moisture, as heat opens up the follicles in your hair. Some naturals choose to diffuse on wash days, which does just that. Also, as mentioned above, heat can help to set your hair style and ultimately cause less breakage because our hair is weakest when it is wet.
We have all been at a place where we have racked up on new products and soon realize that we have a cabinet full of different brand. We have now wasted so much time and money trying to find the products that work for us.
Trust us, there are products that definitely work for you, but it is important to know your hair's density, texture type, and porosity. Learn more here.
Knowing these important things will really help you to find ingredients that work best with your hair type and then you'll be able to make better choices when the time comes to buy and try products.
Our Mango Moringa Moisture Max line is perfect for all hair types!
A lot of curly naturals run from water because they think it will ruin their hair. Our natural strands actually love water because it is a natural way to add moisture to your hair.
One of the most important steps on wash day is detangling and you should always detangle on soaking wet hair. Water allows for slip and is definitely something you should be consuming daily for both your hair and body.
To add water daily to your hair, you would simply spritz it using a water bottle to keep your products activated and locked in.
We just discussed how our curls love water and how necessary it is to get your water intake both externally and internally. We recommend having a set wash day and washing your hair once a week for the best results. Consistency is key and you will see results in no time!
You never want to avoid wash day because if you continue to moisturize your hair and add product to it, such as styling creams, edge controls, and gel, your hair would have product buildup which can cause it to become dirty and not flowy.
A great wash day doesn't need many products and you should try to stick to the same products. Our Mango Moringa Moisture Max line is great because it comes as a system and is specifically tackling the issue of moisture.
Sometimes we are told to not trim our hair because we want to retain length. Not trimming your hair can actually have the opposite effect and can cause your hair to lose length due to split ends.
You should always stay up on your trims because it can hurt you in the long run. Us curly girls can sometimes be scared of trims because some stylist cut off more than necessary, but finding the right stylist for cuts and trims is better than not having a stylist to trim your hair at all.