The type of hair tools you invest in can also determine how well you retain moisture. Determining when our hair wants moisture andor protein is vital to its overall health.
Luckily there are common indicators that will help you decipher what your hair is in need of.
How to tell if natural hair is moisturized. Low elasticity is one of the main indicators of over-moisturized hair. If your hair has a hard time stretching when wet and does not return to its natural state after pulling your hair more than likely has low elasticity. Last year on the NaturAll Club blog we covered one of the most common natural hair issues out there.
And the best way to get your hair to the place it needs to be is understand where exactly that is. But theres good news No you cannot change your hairs texture. This results in extra fragile natural hair.
Moisturized hair is a feeling and a look Moisturized hair is soft to the touch unlike dry hair where the texture of the hair is amplified making it feel rough. A wonderful mix of coils curls corkscrews and kinks. Natural hair has more of a sheen when healthy and properly moisturized.
Hydrating the hair is the process of fully saturating the hair with water for. The quickest way to replenish moisture when needed in-between washes is to spritz your hair with rose water and seal with oil or spray your hair with a water and oil mix. Type 4 natural hair is the driest because of the how coily the curls are.
Feels good to the touch. We always talk about moisture in the natural hair community raving that it is the way to maintain healthy natural hairWhile thats partially true we need to take a deeper look into what having healthy moisturized hair actually looks like and it starts with hydration. Knowing your hair type and porosity is the next step before you can figure out how to moisturize natural hair.
Keeping your natural hair moisturized doesnt only come from the products we use. For those with natural shinesheen or if a product with oil is used moisturized hair will accentuate the shine. Its not so much the feel as it is whether your hair has good elasticity.
Limp gummy or mushy hair If your hair feels limp gummy or mushy when wet then that is a strong indication that your hair is over-moisturized. These cuticles protect the inner layers of your hair by controlling how much moisture. Seal in moisture with an oil like Shea butter castor oil or avocado oil.
As you may know shedding is a natural part of the life of hair. If you think you may be experiencing hygral fatigue its always best to immediately seek help from a hair care professional. Hair porosity is a term thats used to describe how well your hair is able to absorb and retain moisture and oils.
You will know when your curls and kinks need moisture by the way your hair begins to feel going from supple to the beginning stages of frizzy dry and also stiffness. So if your hair is very kinky 4B4C curl patterns it will be harder for it to reflect light and your hair may appear dull. All hair gets dry but curly hair more than most.
If you have low porosity hair it means the structure of your hair doesnt easily. Okay its time to get real for a second. We can lose up to 100 strands per day naturally.
Breakage could be a result of lack of protein as much as a lack of moisture. Your hair should normally feel soft and manageable meaning you should be able to put your hands through your detangled hair no matter what texture it is. But if you find that youre losing hair that isnt coming from the root has a white bulb at the end then this is breakage and it needs attention.
Try these pro tips that will teach you how to keep dry hair hydrated in between washes without compromising your curls with added weight or frizz. One of the easiest ways to tell if your hair is properly moisturized is to simply touch it. Characteristics of Moisturized Natural Hair.
Research shows elasticity cannot exist when there is an imbalance of moisture and protein. Use a true moisturizer that has water as 1st or 2nd ingredient. If you can pull a strand of hair taut and the strand stretches without snapping then your hair is moisturized.
One important tool every natural should have in their routine is a satin bonnet or pillowcase. How to keep your hair moisturized. Here are the characteristics of flourishing moisturized natural hair.
The outermost layer of your hair shaft consists of tiny cuticles that are too small to see with the naked eye. We offered these seven tips. But when you hairs not moisturized its.