Starter Tips For New Naturals

Firstly, I would like to say well done on starting this new journey because it's going to be a smooth journey if you follow these tips as best as you can. I won't be giving you budget-breaking tips, so breathe, I'm a student myself and I can't afford ridiculously priced products. Let me stop rambling and begin with what you guys are here to read.

In the first year of your journey, you'll need to find out what works best for your hair. This can sometimes be easy or extremely hard.

1. We'll start off with the PRODUCTS YOU NEED THE MOST, they're a matter of life and death, or just dirty-free and fresh hair: These products will help in your hair regimen

Shampoo (sulfate-free)
Deep conditioner

2. Key element for healthy and strong hair is MOISTURE. Moisture will prevent your hair from becoming dry, brittle and from breakage. Dry hair is prone to hair breakage. 

For the best moisture retention, you’ll need to follow the LOC, LCO, LOCS or LOCO etc, method. They letters stand for:

L - leave in conditioner/Liquid
- Oil (olive, grape-seed, castor etc.)
C- Cream

- Sealant

Choose one that works for you, make sure to do plenty of research. I use LCO as it leaves my hair moisturized for days. This method should help you retain moisture. 

3. DON'T COMB YOUR HAIR WHILE IT'S DRY, please 🙅🙅I am begging you. I don't care about you, but I do care about your hair. If you do want to comb your hair, spritz it with water or spray, don't drench your hair in water. Just a one,  a two (or three) and done. Invest in a wide tooth comb, it does the things

You can use this in the de-tangling process too but that’s an article for another day.


4. PROTECTIVE STYLES do the things bruh! But you must do it the right way 😊. By protective styles I mean extension braids, braids with your own hair, weaves or twists . Protective styles do exactly what the name implies; protect your hair for a few weeks without the constant combing and styling. They can either be done with your own hair or with extensions but they do the same thing; protect your hair. Make sure you keep your hair moisturized while in its protective style by: oiling your scalp at least once a week if you're lazy like me, and by using a braid spray. This will prevent breakage when taking off the braids. 
5. TRIM YOUR HAIR at least once a year, if you want to be stingy like me. Trimming helps remove the dead/split ends that could potentially damage all your hair if not taken care of. I will do a follow up article on how I trim, no need for heat or the hairdresser.  While we on this topic, please invest in a pair of hair scissors. Normal scissors could damage your hair even further.

BONUS TIP 💪💁💇: DON’T USE HEAT ON YOUR HAIR. Heat leaves your hair dry and brittle and could lead to hair breakage. If you love your hair, stay away from it, please ( I’m asking so nicely). There are different methods to stretch out your hair without heat. Keep an eye out for the different methods.

That's all from me... for now. I will be doing a follow up post in more detail about how to use the tips mentioned above, hopefully on my own blog. Keep an eye out. Hope I didn't leave y'all hanging!

I Would love to hear from you guys on how my first article went, please comment below on what I could improve on when I start my blog. This will be much appreciated. Thanks for reading my article.

- The Bee Ivy

1 comment

  1. Love love this thank you so much, this will be helpful if I decide to cut my locks cause I have no idea on how to maintain my hair if it's not locked ...thanks and you're funny


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