Sure ways to maintain your hair properly
NATURAL hair, especially that of an African woman, has been seen as the type of hair that is very difficult to maintain. This has made a lot of women turn their natural hair to relaxed hair because it is easier to maintain.
Relaxers cause lots of damages to the hair like scalp irritation, breakage, hair damage, hair loss, burns e.t.c. In this post, I will be talking about hair porosity and wash day.
Hair porosity refers to how well your natural hair can absorb and hold moisture. It is very important to know your hair porosity in order to know the type of product to use. There are three types of hair porosity: High porosity, Medium porosity, Low Porosity.
To take a porosity test, take a clean strand of hair without any product (creams, oils and other hair foods), place it gently in a bowl of lukewarm water.
If the strand of hair sinks immediately, sorry you have a high porosity hair; if your hair sinks slowly, thank goodness you have a medium/normal porosity hair and if your hair floats, you have a low porosity hair.
High porosity hair absorbs a lot of moisture, but it is unable to retain the moisture; it tangles and dries easily. A normal/medium porosity hair absorbs and retains moisture and it is very easy to deal with.
Low porosity hair does not absorb moisture when your hair is wet, it will take a long time to dry; Hair is always shiny. You need a clean hair to get the healthy and long hair you desire. If your hair is not clean, it won’t grow properly.
Avoid shampoos with sulphates and silicone. African hair is extremely dry but these chemicals make the hair dry more. Examples of shampoo without silicone and sulphate; Cantu, Aunty Jackie’s shampoo e.t.c. You can always use African black soap as your shampoo too.