The Kinky Girls Have More Fun natural hair event this past weekend was a total success; the Aloft was filled with so many beautiful, positive women. One of the topics that arose that many women of color seek an answer for is “How to keep natural hair moisturized?” While it may seem that you have tried everything with little to no results the solution for you is out there.
To find a remedy that will keep your hair moisturized, you must first start with asking yourself “What type of hair do I have?” and “What products or product ingredients will work best for my type?” You may have a variety of hair types, for example your crown and nape may be 4b hair type, while the majority of your hair is 4a. This is normal, so in order to find natural hair products that will allow you to give your hair the moisturization you seek, research what products are best for these hair types.
Keep in mind where you are receiving this information as well, because “all natural” product companies give misinformation in order to promote their particular product. For example, many sites that sell “organic” or “all natural” products will say that products that contain mineral oil are harmful to your hair and scalp. Which is quite odd considering that mineral oil is FDA approved, and there is no evidence to show that it prevents your scalp from receiving nutrients. Pay attention to your sources of information, after you have researched what is more likely for your hair you can then make a product or ingredient purchase. This prevents you from buying too many products, then going through a costly trial and error to find the perfect product.
So in a nutshell?
- Find out what hair type or hair types you have
- Research product ingredients or products that work best for these type(s)
- Purchase a product or ingredients that are most likely to have a good effect on your hair
- You are then able to find something that works for you without trying out everything and spending too much
Products that I have found helpful for moisturizing my hair?
- Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Mask
- Miss Jessie’s Baby Buttercreme
- Wonder Curl Get Set Hair Jelly
Ingredients that I love?
- Coconut Oil
- Argan Oil
- Shea Butter
- Aloe Vera