Natural hair can break easily so it is important to take extra care and protect it. Excessive shedding and even breakage can occur, even with the best natural hair care routines.
Finding the right balance between moisture retention and decreasing breakage is key to healthy, long-lasting natural hair. These concepts will make a big difference in how your hair looks and how long it lasts.
This post is for those who are tired of hair clumping up on their combs or clogging the shower drain.
Here are five tips to prevent hair loss that I have found helpful in my natural hair journey.
1. Deep Condition Your Hair Regularly
Deep conditioning is an important part of the wash-day routine. Deep conditioning helps reduce breakage and shedding while increasing hair’s elasticity.
2. Dry your hair with a Microfibre Towel or Cotton Shirt
Do not use a regular towel. Towel fibers absorb moisture from the body to speed up drying. These fibers are not good for hair though.
You can break your hair and cause single-strand knots while using towels. You can also use a regular cotton t-shirt or microfiber towel as an alternative to the towel.
However, I prefer the t-shirt method.
3. You can style your hair in sections.
Although this may seem obvious, you would be amazed at how few people actually do it. You can have more control over your hair by separating it into sections when you wash, apply the product, or style it.
This allows you to manage your hair better and reduces the likelihood of breakage. My personal preference is to work with four sections.
I use clips to keep the rest of my hair in place while I concentrate on a section.
4. Use a satin scarf or bonnet to wrap your hair
To protect your hair while sleeping, invest in a silk scarf, bonnet, or pillow. Silk is soft on hair and reduces friction while you sleep.
Silk is non-absorbent, so it won’t absorb any products, moisture, or natural oils. You can try This one out.
5. Use a wide-tooth comb to detangle your hair
A wide-toothed comb is ideal for detangling your hair with minimum hair loss.
I have noticed less breakage since switching from small combs to wide-tooth combs.
These five simple steps will make a big difference in your hair’s health. Be patient and take your time. Limit the heat that you apply to your hair, and use low-manipulation styles as often as possible.