Have you ever heard the saying, ‘It is the nature of the beast’? There are times I will look at my hair and I will see single strand knots, and after spending
hours 15 minutes moisturizing and ensuring my hair is properly hydrated, the following day it will feel like burnt toast with no jelly.
I could easily think, well I must have used the wrong products or maybe I did not deep condition long enough or even that if I cut my hair and start over things will change. The truth is, nothing will change my hair is naturally dry it is simply the nature of the beast.
If there is one thing you should remember in your hair journey that will take some of the edge off whether your hair is relaxed or natural, is that you are not failing at your hair care regimen if at times you notice that your hair is dry.
If your mindset is that you are doing something wrong then change it and replace it with this instead. “I am doing everything right, I just need to be very consistent’.
Combating dryness is like drinking water, no matter how much water you drink today, chances are you will need water tomorrow; it doesn’t matter if you drank bottled water, used a straw or drank it out of your favorite wine glass.
Much like that how you add moisture to your hair is not as important as ensuring that adding moisture and sealing it in is a priority whether by using a set schedule or just listening to your hair daily.
A great way to get yourself on a schedule is to test your hair, after a full wash including shampoo and deep condition. Try to note when your hair feels dry, is it two days after wash day, one day or even 8 hours?
Once you have determined that then moisturize and use the period between your wash day and dry day as a scale for when you need to add moisture. Bear in mind too that depending on the season you may need to moisturize more or less often. You may find your hair gets dry quickly during a particularly harsh winter or during a dry summer.
Originally posted 2013-08-16 15:00:26.