Are you wondering why your type 4 natural hair is constantly dry? Isn’t it frustrating, after all the works you have put in to take care of your Frolicious natural hair? No matter which products you have used on your hair, you have the feeling that nothing is really working to keep your hair moisturized. The dry hair situation is one reason why people go back to relax their hair. However, I have done my research and I have some answers for you. Here are 5 reasons why your type 4 natural hair is constantly dry.
Why your type 4 natural hair is constantly dry
1. You are lazy
You need to take care of your natural hair. Especially if you are wearing a protective hairstyle like braids. Your natural hair needs daily attention in order to keep it moisturized and healthy. Just keep it simple. Here is an easy DIY recipe for you.
- Jojoba oil or Almond oil
- Leave in Conditioner of your choice
Directions: Mix everything together and use it if you want once or twice a day.
This quick recipe can save your hair from dryness and breakage. If you need tips on building a simple hair routine click on the following link: Easiest Routine To Get Rid of Dry Hair
2. You are not using the correct products
Using harsh chemical products can make your natural hair rough and prone to breakage. If you are wondering which chemicals you should avoid, check out my post about Bad Hair Product Ingredients . Don’t buy all the fancy and expensive products on the market that promise you to grow long and healthy hair. Spend more time in doing your research, read labels to look for the ingredients and invest in quality products. Products that are not doing anything for your hair for a period of at least 3 months are not worth keeping them. Pass them to somebody else. Here are some posts with product recommendations:
3. You are not using enough natural hair products
Do you follow the product description regarding how much product you should use on your hair? In most cases you should not do that. Your type 4 natural hair is constantly dry because your hair needs more than a dime size of product. To moisturize your hair, put it into sections. Sometimes, I am too lazy to do that, but I know it works better if I have at least 4 sections. It is important that the entire hair receives equal amounts of nourishment. Start from the tips and work your way all down to the roots. Use a generous amount for that.
4. You are layering to many products
Putting too many products on your natural hair will not only cause a build up, it will also weigh your hair down and leave it greasy. Furthermore, it will not allow your hair to absorb the moisture. That does not mean that you have to stop doing the LOC method. The LOC or LCO method is a great way to lock in the moisture, however you also have to refresh your hair regularly.
5. You are not wearing protective hairstyles
The concept of a protective hairstyle is to preserve your hair from damage and dryness. It also reduces ongoing manipulation of your natural hair and promote healthy hair. In addition to this, it protects the ends of your hair, reducing knots and tangles. If you are looking for inspirations click on the link: 8 Cute No Heat Summer Protective Hairstyles
Improve your natural hair routine in order to prevent dry natural hair. Moreover, get rid of your damaged ends. Give yourself a proper trim. Your hair will grow back, don’t worry.
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How do you take care when your type 4 natural hair is constantly dry?
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