Whether you rock your hair natural, relaxed or texlaxed, dryness is no respecter of texture.
Over this past weekend, one of my male naturalists… Wait! Did I mention that this platform caters to the hair needs of all sexes? Well, it does. Okay?..Okay! As I was saying, he sent a mail asking to know how he could keep his afro from going dry and hard.
Well, it does. Okay?..Okay! As I was saying, he sent a mail asking to know how he could keep his afro from going dry and hard.
Now, I do not believe that anyone should break the bank to grow an afro. All you need do is understand your hair and if there’s one thing afro textured hairs love most, it has got to be moisture. The best and most reliable moisturizer remains water and since water dries out quite easily when sprayed into hair, the only logical thing to do would be to find a way to make the water stay longer in the hair…Right? Right!
So far, the LOC has proven to be one of the most acceptable methods for keeping afro hair moisturized, where:
L-liquid or leave-in-conditioner
How To LOC
1. Spritz your hair with the liquid, I use water but if you must use a leave-in-conditioner, ensure it is a water-based leave-in-conditioner (i.e. water should be the first ingredient listed). You can also mix the leave-in-conditioner with water in a spray bottle, the choice is yours;
2. Slather on a carrier oil of your choice. This includes: coconut oil, olive oil, carrot oil, etc
3. Apply a light-heavy cream/butter (I use Shea butter) to seal in the oil and water.
This simple and inexpensive method coild keep your hair moisturized all day long.
Be sure to throw on a satin/silk bonnet after moisturizing as this would help the moisture sit longer than usual.
Have you tried the LOC method? How did you like it? Got other methods you want us to try? Tell me in the comments.