Divercity Hair Network - Natural Hair 101: Top Tips For Starting Your Hair Journey

Divercity Hair Network - Natural Hair 101: Top Tips For Starting Your Hair Journey

If you’ve finally decided to say goodbye to your beloved hair relaxer or straighteners and embrace your natural hair, welcome to the club! Today it’s easier than ever to care for your afro, curls or waves. Not only has the natural hair community taken the world by storm but the haircare industry has so much more to offer people with various hair textures.

But, where should you start? In this blog, we discuss some of the best tips for starting your natural hair journey.

Trim or big chop?

If your hair has endured years of chemical or heat damage, it’s not going to be in the best state and this will affect how fast your hair transitions. The best thing you can do is start with a clean slate by either going for a big chop or gradually trimming off your damaged ends. There’s only so much that products can do so getting rid of the most damaged areas will improve your results.

Deep condition

Masks and deep conditioners should be your new best friend! You need to work on the condition of your hair to help your natural texture flourish. Using deep conditioners and masks will treat your hair from the inside out by penetrating each shaft and replenishing moisture. There are plenty of products on the high street full of amazing ingredients such as natural oils, protein and keratin that will improve the quality and strength of your hair. Try incorporating these into your wash day routines and using a treatment once a month.

Figure out your hair type

You must remember that everyone’s journey is different and what works for one person might not work for you. Having said that, many people find that joining the natural hair community, for example following natural hair bloggers, allows them to connect with others of a similar hair type and learn from them. Porosity and hair type are just two of the factors that you should learn about as this will help you find products that suit the condition of your hair. It’s all about trial and error so don’t get disheartened if you have a wash day fail, the more you try the more you’ll know.

Be patient

Nobody said that starting your natural hair journey was going to be easy, but the results are definitely worth it. It’s going to get some time to get your hair back on track so don’t expect to see results straight away. However, if you maintain a good routine and stay persistent you’ll only see improvements in your hair. Why not take progress pictures so you can track how far you’ve come? You might not notice it yourself, but looking back on the previous months will show you how your curls are coming along.

Take a look at our shop today and get stocked up on everything your hair needs to reach its full potential and don’t forget to keep up to date with our blog for the latest hair care tips!