1. NOT HYDRATING YOUR CURLS
Have you ever experience a dry, yet greasy feeling on your locks? It’s probably because you bypassed water and headed straight for the oils. Be sure to hydrate your curls with water or a water-based product to keep them moist and lustrous. Then, seal with oil.
2. PURPOSELY SKIPPING WASHES
When your scalp is dirty, your follicles are forced to fight their way to grow hair. Grease, dirt, and product buildup can clog the hair follicles and hinder growth. Keep the scalp clean!
3. NOT LUBRICATING YOUR HAIR
Use products which contain enough slip to make the detangling process easier. Slip is a beauty term that refers to how slippery a product is. Natural hair tangles easily because the tiny coils cling together and knot. Using a lubricant will allow you to slide your curls apart easier.
4. AVOIDING TRIMMING YOUR ENDS
If you don’t take the plunge and trim your hair, you’re leaving damaged ends free to travel upwards and ruin the rest of the strand. You don’t need a specific schedule for trimming natural hair, but try to cut when you notice straggling ends and more tangles.
5. USING SULFATE SHAMPOOS
Conventional shampoos can wreak havoc on hair because they’re made for straight-haired people who want to strip the strand of oil. These shampoos can be drying to hair and can lead to unwanted frizz as your hair loses its curl pattern.
5. TOXIC HAIR PRODUCTS & INGREDIENTS
Many products have ingredients in their formulas that strip moisture from it or prevent access to it. Why, because they lower manufacturing costs and increase profits, and because we, the consumers, are not aware of what these ingredients do to our hair.
7. ELIMINATE/IDENTIFY EXTERNAL CAUSES
Sometimes the reason you may be experiencing something with your hair may not be directly related to your hair routine. So it’s important you also consider external causes as they can be the problem or it can be a combination of the two – hair routine and external causes.