3 African Natural Hair Tips

Our natural African hair needs a unique form of tender loving care. It took me a minute to figure out how to give my hair the right sort of care and attention, but once I figured it all out through trial and error, I knew exactly how to handle my hair. The journey to care for African natural hair is life-changing and it never ends. I keep learning something new every time I play around with my hair. I love my hair so much that I cringe over time I recall the years of messing around with chemicals to keep my hair straight.

The whole idea of keeping your African natural relaxed and straight is mad. Our hair is not meant to be straight and it was a waste of time for me especially because my hair is so stubborn, fighting it was pointless.

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3 African Natural Hair Tips

Here are 3 quick tips to have in mind when you are caring for your natural afro hair:

  • Wash every week or fortnightly

It is best to wash the natural hair every week or fortnightly to get rid of the build-up of hair care products which can lead to excessive itching and dryness. Our hair is fragile (even though it doesn’t look it) so it needs to be handled delicately and washed as infrequently as possible.

  • Use the right hair care products

As with everything else, it is important to pay attention to the ingredients on the label before buying hair care products because you want to make sure you get the right products for your hair type. I prefer using only natural products and so I make sure the hair care products I use are natural and also cruelty-free.

  • Make sure protective styles are not too tight

I do my own protective styles now so this is no longer an issue for me but if someone else makes your hair, make sure the protective styles are not too tight as that would lead to hair breakage. If it hurts, let your hairdresser while she/he is making your hair as that is usually a clear sign that it is too tight. The last thing you want is to suffer hair loss and a headache just to look pretty.

How do you care for your natural hair? Do share your tried and tested hair care tips. Thanks for reading, commenting, sharing, and liking. Have a great time wherever you are and stay safe.

Hair Care Serum Products: Do They Really Work?

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Many forms of hair loss are reversible. The extent of the reversal depends on the cause of the loss, but using a hair growth serum for women or men can bolster new growth.

Serums have a mix of ingredients, including vitamins, minerals, and extracts. Each ingredient serves a distinct purpose; for instance, vitamin A is an antioxidant that fights free radicals and protects against cell damage.

Choosing to use a quality serum can improve your hair growth and stop loss. The benefits you experience will depend on several factors, including the type of hair loss, product ingredients, and lifestyle. However, when all factors align, the results might amaze you.

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Longer, Thicker & Fuller Hair Within a Month

Some hair growth supplements for men and women make bold claims. While people are usually hesitant to believe marketing saying longer, thicker, and fuller hair within a month, some hair growth products do achieve just that.

The key to believing such claims is not taking manufacturers at their word but looking into the science yourself. Some hair growth products use quality ingredients. The recipes are science-backed. Not everyone will experience the same growth rate, but according to many manufacturers, users typically experience new growth within three months.

Also, most hair growth serums and supplements have ingredients that can stop the underlying cause of hair loss. The results vary by consumer and cause of hair loss.

Ingredients Including Apple Stem Cells to Menthol

From niacinamide in skin care to apple stem cells and menthol in hair serums, ingredient labels might have many peculiar sounding products. It is easy to throw away products when unfamiliar with certain ingredients. For example, if you saw horsetail extract, you might discard the product as something strange with random animal products. However, horsetail extract is a plant-based ingredient; specifically, it is extracted from the Equisetum genus.

It is easy to discard products when ingredients sound odd, but if you do the research, you will find that many hair care serums use similar ingredients. The goal is to find a product that uses the right ingredients correctly and scientifically.

Healthy Lifestyle in Combination With Serums and Supplements

Hair serum products are often beneficial. While every user might experience a different result, the products generally work. You can do things to improve the performance of products, including lifestyle changes.

People who smoke, eat poor diets, lack exercise, or keep stressful career positions are more prone to hair loss than people who pursue healthy lifestyles. Quitting bad habits like excessive drinking and smoking, consuming a nutritious diet, prioritizing fitness, and practicing mindfulness are all ways to improve your physical and mental well-being. When your body is healthy, biological processes are usually healthy. Therefore, a healthy body can bolster the effects of hair serums and products.

Hair serums, with the right conditions, can improve hair growth and stop excessive hair loss. You should talk to your doctor before starting any supplement or routine because every person is different. Your doctor can offer insight into the cause of your hair loss and whether hair growth products will work for you. Also, contact a hair growth serum manufacturer to learn more about their process and efficacy.

Natural Hair Transition Update



I hope I am not confusing you all with my many hairstyles. Well, this is my natural hair, I took these photos some weeks ago. I am currently transitioning to my natural hair texture, so no relaxers or chemicals whatsoever. But I still make use of my many wigs, so you will always see me photographed wearing 1. I can easily give Wendy Williams a run for her money when it comes to wigs. I am slowly growing my collection, and I am loving it. I find them so easy to style and maintain. I like the fact that I can yank it off as soon as I close my front door, or when I need to go swimming. It feels liberating!

Back to my natural hair transition, it has been great so far. My afro hair is growing beautifully and I even have my baby curls back, yayy!




I have not had the big chop yet and I am still not sure when or if I would have it. I guess I will grow my hair some more, and see how it goes. I am currently happy with how healthy my hair looks. I use African Pride Shea Butter Leave in Conditoner and growth oil, T444z Hair Food and Shea Moisture products, and I think they are doing a great job in keeping my afro hair shiny and healthy.


I very happy with the state of my hair but it is a lot of work to get the hair to be this way. I can see why many start and give up along the way. The endless moisturising can be very exhausting. But the outcome is definitely worth the stress.

I will be showing off my natural hair in a few weeks, just so I can document and show you all how my hair is doing.

Thanks for reading and commenting.

Have a lovely weekend.




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