“I have to do what?” “Wait, do I water, oil, then cream or water, cream, then oil?” “I’m so confused!” So this was me about 2 years ago when I first went natural and so excited about my journey to grow healthy hair. Then excitement turned into anxiety by not knowing how to take care of my natural hair and not knowing what styles I would be able to do with my TWA.
Then my anxiety turned into confusion when I began researching on what was “best” for my curls by watching YouTube videos, printing off helpful articles from websites, and asking/commenting on blogs for my own understanding.
Needless to say I was a confused natural! I was so lost in the Facebook groups that catered to natural hair and others who were natural before me in my family, telling me what products would be best for my hair.
I was having natural hair information overload and I would only get confused even more. All I wanted was a simple regimen to care for my TWA and styles that would be cute for me.
Now, that I been natural for 2 years, I can say I know exactly what to do for my hair and what styles to do. But that had me thinking, “What about the newbie naturals today?” I am sure they feel the same way I do. And I wanted to make an effort to give some tips that are simple enough to do and had me at, “Ohhhhh, of course! That’s so smart.” Some of these tips are, “I wish I had known that earlier.” And others are, “Well, that makes perfect sense.” So from me to you, let’s hear it for some Natural Hair Hacks:
1. Wash and style your hair in sections
This makes sense right? Washing and styling your hair in sections will cause you not to be overwhelmed with the process. You can cater to each section, especially the middle of the head which we can tend to miss with product.
Keeping your hair in sections will help the hair from getting tangled and matted.If you hair longer than your shoulders, you can even twist your hair loosely in sections to keep your hair manageable to work with (especially when washing).