I dedicate this to a dear friend of mine who has the most beautiful Ageless Radiance DIY Luscious-Locs I know. Some of these tips are things I’ve heard her share with me.
She does these as part of her hair care regimen that maintains her beautiful luscious locs.
Know Your Hair Type
Learn what type of hair you have in order to take care of it in the best way possible. Go a few days with natural hair, not using any products, and observe what your hair tendencies are. You may discover that your hair is:
Wash Your Hair When Necessary
Many people think that they need to wash their hair everyday. Maybe you do, I don’t. But truly, most hair types only need to wash every other day or a few times a week. Depending on your hair type, wash your hair when it’s dirty, not just out of habit.
- If you have dry hair, you should only wash it every third day
- For more oil prone hair types, try washing it every other day. But if it looks really oily after just one day you can wash it every day
- Meanwhile ff you have normal hair (not super dry and not super oily), you should wash your hair every other day or every three days
- There is no perfect formula for how much you should wash your hair. Just monitor your hair and wash it when you feel it’s getting dirty. Washing it too much will prevent the natural oils from restoring in your hair. This damages your hair.
Avoid washing hair with hot water
Hot water can actually strip your hair of protective oils that serve as a natural conditioners. By washing hair with lukewarm water you will prevent losing any natural shine from you hair and avoid dull hair.
Use a comb when hair is wet
After you get out of the shower it can be tempting to run a brush through your hair, because it’s a fast way to get rid of tangles.
However, a wide-tooth comb is the best way to remove any knots post showering. A brush often snags and pulls your hair. Causing it to break and become damaged.
So use a comb and start at the tips of your hair and work your way to the roots. This minimizes pulling and shedding.
Let your hair air dry
Blow dryers are a fast way to dry your hair, but the heat from the dryer can damage your hair follicles. Eventually leading to dry, damaged hair.
Allow your hair to air dry when possible. But if you need to use a blow dryer stick to one that allows for a cooler setting.