Maintain natural hair by washing it in sections, moisturizing using natural products, eating a healthy diet and keeping your hands out of it as much as possible. Keep the brushing and combing of natural hair to a minimum and refrain from tugging.
- Wash hair in sections
Separate natural hair into sections when washing to minimize tangles and prevent matting. Use moisturizing products containing monoi oil, shea butter, olive oil or cocoa butter. Apply a leave-in conditioner after washing to keep natural hair hydrated until the next wash.
- Eat a healthy diet
Eat healthy foods instead of foods laden with grease and fat. In doing so, hair becomes stronger and less breakage occurs. Drink a lot of water to lubricate natural hair, prevent a flaky scalp and to prevent your scalp from becoming sore.
- Keep fingers out of natural hair
Wear hairstyles that promote less of a need to brush hair away from the face. Running fingers through hair promotes breakage, especially if there are chips in the fingernails. Comb and brush the hair when needed, but refrain from doing so excessively. Combing and brushing natural hair has the same effect as running fingers through it. Tiny hairs get caught in the tool and break off.