Take a second and think, do I give my hair the proper attention and care it needs?
Whether you’ve just conquered a big chop, transitioning, or been in the natural game for some time…we can all agree that managing our natural tresses can be quite a tedious task. Does it have to be, though? I’ve been natural for about 13 years now and been through so many struggles with managing my hair. We can get so caught up in work, active and social life that it’s easy to neglect our hair. I mean seriously, how easy is it to just slick back a bun or pony and put off a wash day? We are all guilty! However, I have found that managing my hair is so much easier when it’s MOISTURIZED and makes detangling a breeze! These Summer months are brutal, not only on our skin but our hair as well. My hair is most dry in the Summer and on top of living a very active lifestyle, I have to make the time and give it some T(ender) L(ove) & C(are). There are tons of Moisturizers, Hair Lotions, and Oils out there; here are my go-to’s :
1.) Shea Moisture Reconstructive Finishing Elixir- So this is my absolute MUST HAVE! I use this product on a daily basis to keep my hair moisturized and to add some shine. A little goes a long way with this oil spray. Made specifically for dry and damaged hair which is a plus (especially during the Summer). It also helps control frizz because the way this humidity is set up, that’s bound to happen. Sulfate and paraban free and smells amazing!
2.) Shea Moisture 100% Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Head-to-Toe)- My love for Coconut Oil is so deep because it can be used for and on just about ANY and EVERYTHING! I use it to remove my make-up at night, on my body, and most importantly to moisturize my hair. Hence the “Head-to-Toe” because you can literally use this product from head to toe! I use Coconut oil before I go to bed, dividing my hair into 4 sections to make sure it’s thoroughly moisturized.
3.) Tea Tree Oil- Along with having dry hair comes dry scalp, which I have struggled with for years. Tea Tree Oil is great for alleviating itchy, dry scalp. I use this Tea Tree Oil on my hair daily to sooth my scalp. Every night, I massage into my scalp. Also promotes hair growth which is always a plus!
4.) Shea Moisture Daily Hydrating Finishing Oil Serum (100% Virgin Coconut Oil)- This product is also a gem that I use every other day. I’m obsessed with this particular line from Shea Moisture. This oil can be a little on the heavy side so you don’t need to spray too much. To make sure the product is distributed properly, I separate into 4 sections and work into my hair. Leaves hair super soft, hydrated and so much easier to manage.
You can find all of these products at Target in the “Natural Hair” aisle.
How do you manage your hair on a daily basis?
Are you keeping your hair moisturized?
Until next time!