The percent of women carrying natural hair has surged in recent times. But natural hair can be a menace; especially for those with really tight and thick curls.
Although there are lots of hair remedies online most of such products are not always as affordable or accessible.
As much as you envy the trend of natural hair especially the twist outs, there is no need to beat yourself up or trim down your hair.
You can carry a perm as long as you maintain your locks and give them the right amount of nutrients.
Here are a few tips to help you meet your hair goals whatever texture they maybe, natural or permed.
- Palm oil: this works iif you want to have a thicker mane. or as prevention for hair loss. Coat dampened hair in palm oil, leave for 15 minuets and rinse off with warm water. then apply shampoo and wash hair to rid it of the oil stench.
- Egg: This works for all hair types: For normal hair, use the entire egg to condition hair; use egg whites only to treat oily hair; use egg yolks only to moisturize dry, brittle hair. the number of eggs is determined by the length and thickness of your hair. coat hair in egg mixture leave on for 20 minutes, rinse with cool water (to prevent egg from “cooking”) and shampoo hair. Whole egg and yolks-only treatments can be applied once a month; whites-only treatment can be applied every two weeks.
- Mayonnaise: this treatment helps arrange curly hair and also works if you want to give your hair a silk and glossy look. first dampen hair in warm or cold water, then coat in mayonnaise. P.S. USE SPARINGLY so you don’t end up with a flat and wet look; as mayonnaise is thick and you may also want to make sure you wash off with a shampoo after.
- Yogurt: Yes I know what you’re thinking but I personally love this one. If you are a Nigerian then you are familiar with nunu (without the added fura). milk is high in protein and a bit of fat too. After washing with a shampoo, massage the yogurt into your hair and leave for ten to fifteen minutes then rinse off. the milk also gives your hair a creamy smell for days in addition to the silk texture.
- Lemon: To fight flakes—brought on by poor diet, stress and climate, among other factors—try a lemon juice and olive oil mixture in your hair. “The acidity in lemon juice helps rid your scalp of any loose, dry flakes of skin, while the olive oil moisturizes the [newly exposed] skin on your head,” says Cox. Mix 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, 2 Tbsp olive oil and 2 Tbsp water, and massage into damp scalp. Let mixture sit for 20 minutes, then rinse and shampoo hair. Treatment can be applied every other week.