ALEXANDRIA, VA—Are you searching for quick and easy ways to maintain your hair? Whether you’re looking for better edge control or a new deep conditioning routine, there are a few ways to keep your hair looking healthy without spending tons of time and money.
Explore these natural hair hacks that we think you’ll love.
Towels can wreak havoc on your hair, especially large towels wrapped around your head. Why? The weight of the towel pulls on your hair, causing stress on the edges and creating breakage, which only gets worse as the towel gets heavier from absorbing the water from your hair.
Try using an old cotton t-shirt to dry your hair instead. It’s more lightweight, and the fabric will eliminate breakage and frizz.
Stop combing your hair from the top down! Start from the bottom with a wide-tooth comb. You should carefully begin at the tangle and work your way to the top. Working from the bottom up will help you be gentler on your hair strands, preventing even more breakage. Also, before you use a comb, try to get as much out as you can with your fingers.
When you’re deep conditioning, make sure your hair isn’t too wet. Otherwise, most of your conditioner will run off with the water: towel-dried hair is best. You can also heat the conditioner in the microwave for thirty seconds to make it even more effective.
Want to get a workout in and condition your hair at the same time? Massage conditioner into your roots before you lace up your shoes and head to the gym. Why? In the same way that nuking deep conditioner makes the product more effective, the body heat from your workout will warm the conditioner on your scalp and make your hair super soft.
There are some ways to protect your natural hair while you’re sleeping. Use a satin bonnet or pillowcase to reduce friction, and you can also pineapple your hair by pulling your hair into a loose ponytail to protect it—and in the morning, you’ll have more volume!
Hopefully, these natural hair hacks that we think you’ll love will come in handy tomorrow or even tonight!