While our headscarf protects our hair from sun rays and all that good stuff, Veiled women of the world, please pay some attention to your hair, it’s very important that it’s clean and that is well taken care of.
We all experience bad hair days some often than others.It doesn’t matter what texture of hair you have at a point while wearing turbans or hijab your hair will start to show some sign of wear and tear.I have a strong 4c Nigerian Hair so I have experienced lots of bad hair days
Some ladies often complain of Hijab hair which is sort of like the bed head but flat and drier.I understand this because I have gone through this plenty of times.I have also gone through the “Nobody is seeing my hair so I don’t have to do anything to it” phase.
Today I will list some of my hair care routine products that have worked for me so far, They are easy and they give good results(For me at least).
Beautiful textures essential oils
Beautiful textures tangle taming shampoo
Creme of nature intensive treatment conditioner.
Tropic isle living castor oil
I have tried a lot of products since my natural hair journey started and I’m still trying new products today.
My first advice when it comes to hair care is,do not be a product junkie, don’t just go to the store and buy a product because someone was paid to review it online or because you saw an advert. Always make sure you check online for good and bad reviews from real customers before you buy a product. Secondly, Not everything that works for your friend will work for you. Thirdly, Always buy organic products!! I cannot emphasize this enough, Most hair care brand claim to have organic products that sometimes it’s just better you whip up your stuff in your kitchen.You will be surprised how readily available the ingredient for a good deep conditioner natural is.
MY DEEP CONDITIONING RECIPE
whisk it all together.
apply to hair.
cover your hair with a shower cap for an hour.
wash with shampoo.
Few basics to keep in mind;
SOURCE ILLUSTRATION; COILY AND CUTE
Cleansing: Cleanse Regularly
No rocket science here. Regular cleansing is essential for hair and scalp hydration. Add additional moisture to this step by using a sulfate-free cleanser or light conditioner. Reduce unnecessary manipulation to your tresses by managing your hair in sections throughout the process. Whether to pre-shampoo with oil or conditioner is up to you, but it is not a requirement for healthy hair.
Conditioning: Keep It Simple
Conditioning follows naturally after cleansing. Never mind the 20 different ways to deep condition your hair—just keep it simple. Take a moisturizing conditioner product of your choice and leave it on your hair until the desired softness is achieved. The key is to simply be consistent with whatever you’ve chosen to do. If you’ve decided to condition weekly— make sure it happens every week. Keep your focus and momentum.
Moisturizing: Be Consistent
Like conditioning, your individual product choices and time frame for conditioning are dependent on your own head of hair. The key is to simply be sure that your product is a hydrating product and that you remain consistent with its application to keep your balance in check. Moisturizing and sealing go hand in hand—so an effective moisturizing routine will always have an oil or butter to seal the hair.
Reduce Heat Application
Too much heat, or when applied frequently, can lead to hair breakage and split ends. Try limiting blow-drying and straightening as much as possible.
Tie your scarf loosely
Make sure not to wrap the scarf around your hair tightly and do not tie it while wet. This way, you will prevent your scalp from breathing, which leads to dryness, itchiness, and future dandruff.
ILLUSTRATION SOURCE; KETURAH ARIEL
Be Patient: Healthy hair takes time.it’s unadvisable to focus solely on only your hair.
Wear protective hairstyles: Since our hair is covered half of the time it’s best you put it in a protective hair style like a twist, a bun or weave it to a simple style.
Open up your hair
If you’re a hijabi, chances are you keep your hair tightly tied up all day under your hijab, and maybe even an under scarf. It’s the only way to keep your hijab in place. But when you come home, take it off! Open up your hair, take out that hair tie, and run your fingers through the hair and scalp to get some circulation going. Some of us wear hijab for several hours a day, depending on our lifestyle, and our hair doesn’t really get to breathe. So maximize those hours when you’re home and don’t have to cover up- let your hair loose and let your scalp breathe.
If you absolutely must wear a hijab at home, then try tying your hijab more loose to get some air circulation going. Your scalp will thank you!
When it comes to improving your hair growth the process is simple. You must identify the handful of basic things that matter and execute them flawlessly and you will get beautiful results.Do you have a particular hair care routine?Please let us know in the comment.