Coconut Oil can give your Natural Hair the TLC it Needs!
“I love my hair because it’s a reflection of my soul. It’s dense, it’s kinky, it’s soft, it’s textured, it’s difficult, it’s easy and it’s fun. That’s why I love my hair.”
-Tracee Ellis Ross
Have you been thinking about going natural for a while now but do not have the ammunition (knowledge) you need to help you take that bold step? Well, Let’s start from the very beginning! It’s a very good place to start. Lol I love the Sound of Music. One of my best childhood movies.
So yes, at the very beginning you need to make a decision. You need to decide whether you are comfortable with rocking a low cut for a while or if you will just stop relaxing your hair and allow your natural hair grow out.
I decided to let my relaxed hair fall out and let my natural hair grow. Mehn I am that kind of chic that always needs hair on her head lol.
I feel having a low cut is the simplest way of starting your natural hair journey. Just go to the barbershop and shave it all off. And proceed to flaunt that new hair do. Go on with your sexy and confident self lol. *wink wink*
But if you decide to let your relaxed hair fall out, you would need to develop a ton of patience and creativity. You would need to buy hats. Or learn creative head wrap styles. Or continually keep your hair in braids or twists. Now more than ever, your hair must be pampered and protected. And employing the above mentioned methods during this delicate transition period will help put your hair in the right path.
This video gives you a tutorial on how to do 5 trendy head wrap styles!
Speaking of putting your hair on the right path…the right tools that are best for your natural hair are…guess what? Natural tools! Yep, natural tools. What do I mean by natural tools? Well, let me tell you.
I use coconut oil on my natural hair. Uh huh. Pure coconut oil. No additives. No coloring. No nothing.
As Dr. Axe says coconut oil is rich in antioxidants, and has antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. When used on hair, it improves scalp health, fights infections and fungus, supports hair growth, all while adding volume and shine without the common harmful chemicals.
Coconut oil has so many awesome benefits for your hair. Let me just list 3 of those benefits for you:
About two years ago or so, a close friend of mine filled me in on a wonderful way in which I could use coconut oil. I have seen positive changes in my hair since I started using the method. And I would like to share it with you!
I warm the oil up and massage it into my hair before I wash my hair.
Note: please do not pour hot coconut oil on your head. Please, do not do that. Please. It should be warm, luke warm coconut oil.
The oil acts as a natural conditioner. You can leave the coconut oil in your hair for up to 24 hours or even more before you wash your hair. The longer it stays in your hair, the longer it performs its glorious magic.
2. Hair Growth
Since I started my natural hair journey, I have been using softee coconut oil! It has been amazing. My hair is softer, lacks dandruff and has grown tremendously! And what’s more? It costs less than $1.50 at your local walmart store!
It can also be bought at Amazon!
Where can you find coconut oil in Sierra Leone? I have seen a brand found at Beauty Star Comectics, opposite Topman Communications.
Oh and that is another thing. Just stick to one brand product when it comes to things concerning your hair. Do not use Sallay’s coconut oil today and tomorrow use Mary’s coconut oil. Your hair loves consistency, so give consistency to it please!
This is amazing my natural hair sistahs! Coconut oil can be used as a detangler! Yes! Yes! Yes! Praise the Lord for His mercies endureth forever! Lol. How do you do it? Warm the oil up a little bit. Hold your hair up with a band into one. Use your fingers to gently massage the oil into the ends of your hair. I advise you not to use a comb to help in detangling your hair.
Was this helpful? Wanna know more tips to help you in your natural hair journey? Look out for part two of this piece.
Remember, be sincerely you!