Natural Hair FAQs
How can I make my curls pop?
Have realistic expectations for the curl definition your natural hair is able to achieve. A woman with 4b hair is going to have a totally different curl definition than someone with a 3c hair type. You can enhance your curls by making sure they are thoroughly moisturized, with products like our Honey Hair mask or Aloe, and allowing your hair enough setting time.
I want to grow longer hair faster, what do I do?
Growing long hair requires patience and gentle care. Hair only grows ½ inch per month, so don’t set yourself up for disappointment. Keeping your hair moisturized, implementing protective styling, proper detangling, and time will give you the progress that you seek to achieve.
What is the difference between relaxed hair and natural hair?
Relaxers chemically straighten your hair. Natural hair is chemical-free. With relaxers there can be hair loss, dead ends, and irreversible damage. Relaxers remove amino acids and keratin from your hair–things that hair needs. Embracing your natural pattern is healthier.
Do I have to do the big chop to go natural?
No, you do not. If you are uncomfortable with a shorter hair style, then you can slowly transition and when you are ready you can cut the remainder of chemical processed ends off.
How do I keep my hair healthy?
There are a lot of different ways to keep it healthy, but the most important comes from patience and commitment. Without those, you’ll revert back to relaxers because that might seem easier. Try these tips:
- What you put inside you is what you’re going to get on the outside. So drink that water.
- Don’t pack your hair with heavy products. Really get to know your texture and type and what works for you.
- Visit your technician every two weeks. And if you’re going to wash your hair between visits, make sure you are using natural shampoos that are sulfate- and paraben-free. I recommend you co-washing between two-week visits.
- Throw away your brushes, especially those without natural bristles. Something like a Boar’s brush is OK, but you should really be finger combing to detangle and style.
- Let your hair air dry so it can retain as much moisture as possible. Avoid using a towel. If you must, use a paper towel after ringing out your hair.
- Every six weeks, use a reconstructing conditioner. It will help to repair damage and keep it healthy.
- Shampoo with hot water to open the cortex layer of the hair and rinse conditioner with cold water to lock moisture into the cuticle layer.
- Keep the follicle clean.
- Adopt a daily treatment of oils to use on day-old styles.
- Braid your hair up at night in something like bantu knots or two-strand twists.
- Invest in a silk wrap or scarf to protect your hair while you sleep.
How can I keep my natural hair moisturized?
Use the LOC Method for moisture. Separate your hair into 4 or more sections. Secure each section with ponytail holders or clips. Use water or a leave-in conditioner on all sections. Next, apply an oil like our hydrating Honey oil or any one of these oils, coconut oil, olive oil or avocado oil. Lastly, finish the process by applying a styling cream or butter. The layer process helps to seal moisture into your hair.
Does natural hair grow faster when it's dirty/ long protective style?
There is no scientific evidence of that, but we do know that the less you manipulate your hair, the less breakage you will get and so the more length you will sustain.
Can Natural Hair have split ends?
Yes, especially if your hands are always in your hair.
How do I soften my natural hair?
Layering products is the key to softening natural hair. Always use leave-in conditioner, cream, and oil. Depending on your hair type, use the oil before the cream.