Recommendations for nurturing your natural hairstyles, locs and mind:
Note: depending on length and texture of hair, the hairstyles can last up to a month. With short hair and looser curl pattern, styles will last up to 2 weeks.
Do - Read "Hair Story Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America" by Ayana D. Byrd & Lori L. Tharps...
Do - In creating hairstyles, use clear gel (no alcohol in the ingredients), a spray bottle with warm water and a wide tooth comb.
Do - Before styling, comb and style your hair while damp, preferably with conditioner in it, wet hair is more managable & less hair loss occurs.
Do - Sleep with a rayon or silk scarf every night, especially when exercising or showering. It keeps your hair in place during strenuous activities. Please NO BANDANAS - cotton attracts lint particles to your hair and removes its natural oils.
Do - After receiving your hairstyle, cleanse your scalp once a week using witch hazel in spray bottle. Use a cotton cloth and gently rub the witch hazel only on your scalp. Then moisturize your hair and scalp with a product containing natural ingredients. Especially if you exercise, use this cleansing method once a week. After each shampoo give your hair a 15- 30 mins steam treatment with a plastic cap.
Do - Request a trim once every 2-3 months or as needed from your natural hair care specialist.
Do - Keep a POSITIVE attitude about life and develop and healthy food regimen. Stress will only interrupt the process of developing a HEALTHY head of locs and natural hair (remember, avg. hair grows 1/4 per month) .
Do-- Moisturize your hair as needed. Depending on your hair type some hair texture requires more moisture than others. Some need daily moisture, others need once every 3-4 days. Be sure to use products with natural ingredients such as vitamin E, rosemary, coconut, rosewood, almond, olive, lemon grass.
Do- Develop and practice PATIENCE because growing your natural hair will help you expedite a peaceful approach during your enlightening journey in Life.