4 Ways to Care for your Afro Natural Hair

Caring for your afro natural hair can be time consuming and tricky, but the results are always worth the struggle. I have been wearing my hair natural for many years now and I am really happy with how my hair looks.  The natural hair gets easier to maintain once you understand your hair type and you have the right products to help you.

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Here are 4 ways to care for your afro natural hair:

4 Ways to Care for your Afro Natural Hair
Keep your hair hydrated

The natural hair loves and needs water to thrive. This is why it is so important to keep the hair hydrated everyday. It is easier to do this with a spray bottle. My bottle contains 80% water and 20% oil, and I keep my hair hydrated with this mix. On most days, I spray my hair at least twice and my hair stays moisturised, soft and hydrated. If your natural hair is dry and difficult to manage, you will find it a lot easier to style if you keep it hydrated on a daily basis.

Use protective styles

Most protective styles look great and they also help give your hair a break. The last thing you would want is combing your hair everyday. That puts a lot pressure on the day, which can lead to hair breakage. Having your hair in a protective style allows the hair grow faster. All you need to do is to ensure you are keeping the hair hydrated even while in a protective style.

Only natural products

I personally stay away from products with artificial ingredients. Although most natural products are a lot more expensive than artificial products, natural products are better for my hair. I cannot imagine using artificial products now that I know how harmful they can be to the hair. If possible, opt for only natural products.

No heat

I haven’t used heat on my hair in years and I love how healthy and long my hair is. Excess heat damages the hair. If you have to use heat, do use it sparingly.

 

 

How to take care of hair edges

The hair edges are the most fragile part of our hair. They frame the face but break so easily, this is why it is really important to protect them. It takes time to get the hair edges looking healthy but once you start giving it some attention, it blossoms. Here are some ways to help take care of your hair edges:

Do not use heat

I haven’t used heat on my hair in years and my hair thanks me for it. If you want to grow your edges back, one way to do this is to stop using heat. The hair edges are the most fragile part of your hair. If you want to take good care of them, you should apply no heat to your hair edges.

Deep condition your hair

Deep conditioning your hair regularly is a great way to grow your hair (and the edges). You can deep condition your hair twice a month or as often as your hair needs. This will help keep your hair strong and healthy.

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Moisturise the hair edges

It is important to moisturise your hair on a daily basis. The hair edges are the most vulnerable part of the hair so they need extra moisture. I moisturise my entire hair with natural coconut oils and focus a bit more on the edges.

Protect your hair while you sleep

Now this tip is a big one for many of us because our fragile hair edges could get damaged while we sleep. I always wrap my hair in a silk scarf and bonnet for extra protection before I sleep. I make sure I tie the scarf on my forehead and not on the edges to avoid friction. Also, I sleep on silk pillowcases.

Ease off on wigs and protective hair styles

Sometimes it is important to give the hair a break from protective hairstyles and wigs. Just letting the hair be in a loose hair style is a great way to nourish and protect the hair edges. Also, when you do decide to put your hair in a protective style, you can leave out the hair edges to preserve them.

How do you care for your hair edges?

 

Vegan Skincare – 3 CBD Skincare Products to Try

Like I mentioned in my previous beauty post, I have gone vegetarian and I am now researching natural beauty products to include in my skincare routine. There are so many great natural skincare products out there and it has been a very interesting experience trying them out. I have a few favourites already and I looking forward to adding more to my list of favorite natural skincare products to use. If you know me in real life, you would know how much I enjoy talking about my new found love – vegan skincare products. I also enjoy writing blog posts on them. CBD skincare products are now my latest skincare obsessions. The products have some amazing skin benefits. It is impossible to resist!

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What is CBD?

For those who are wondering what CBD stands for, it stands for Cannabidiol, and it is a naturally-occurring chemical compound found in cannabis plants. CBD is usually extracted as a powder and then mixed with a carrier oil like grapeseed, olive, or coconut. CBD oil is well known for its healing properties. The oil has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits which are great for treating skin issues like inflammation, acne, eczema, psoriasis, dryness, and more. CBD for skincare products is a great idea. The benefits are numerous and there are now many options available.

Here are a few of the best CBD oils in the beauty market –

Revolution Skincare CBD Oil 30ml

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This CBD Oil by Revolution Skincare London is a great choice. It is a dry skin-nourishing oil, vegan, and cruelty-free, and it has a soothing effect. If you looking into trying a CBD oil, this is a fab option to start with. It is super affordable at £8 for a 30ml bottle and it is stocked in my beauty departments stores like Superdrug, Boots, Beauty Bay, and the likes.

Holland & Barrett CBD Serum 30ml

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If you rather use a CBD serum than an oil, this is the product for you. This CBD serum by Holland and Barrett is a great product to try this season. It is a 100% natural concentrated serum with a very light texture. This serum leaves the skin moisturised, soft, and supple. It is suitable for vegetarians and vegans. A 30ml bottle currently retails at £19.99.

Me+ CBD Oil Booster 30ml

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This Me+ CBD Oil Booster nourishes and helps to calm the skin. It is a great skincare product to incorporate into your beauty routine. This CBD Oil Booster by Me+ absorbs into the skin very quickly. It nourishes and soothes dry skin. It also helps prevent skin dryness. A 30ml bottle currently retails at just £9.99. If you are on the lookout for an affordable CBD skincare product to try, this Me+ product may be the right one for you.

What do you think of CBD skincare products? Have you tried any of the beauty products listed here? Please share your views in the comments section below, let’s chat. Thanks for reading, commenting, and sharing this beauty post. Have a beautiful weekend whatever your plans are.

 

 

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