Friday, 12 April 2013

How I Moisturise and Seal Braids

The weather in Ghana and most parts of Africa is hot and dry throughout the year. Even during the rainy season, it is quite hot though humid. This is not very hair friendly. Dry weather often dries out the moisture in our hair especially considering that most relaxed ladies use hair grease throughout the week and only wash hair once a week. 
 
The grease is such that it coats the hair shaft totally and doesn't allow any moisture from the air if any to penetrate the hair. The hair goes without moisture for a whole week mostly and this results in dry, weak, dull and brittle ends which split and break off easily. Your hair seems not to be growing and you are stuck at one length, usually shoulder length. 

There are however great ways to prevent our hair from drying out. Simply use as much water in your hair as it needs. Wash your hair at least 2 times a week but not with shampoo on every one of those wash days as too much shampoo can dry out the hair. Did you know you can use conditioner to wash your hair? That's cowashing!! You can also spray water on your hair when it feels too dry but you don't want to wash. 

VERY IMPORTANT: Moisturise and seal your hair (even if in braids) every morning, night or both depending on the needs of your hair with a good moisturiser ( preferably water-based) and a pure virgin oil such as olive, coconut or castor oil. Do not use too much products as this may weigh down your hair or cause build-up. A little goes a long way. Below is a picture story of how I moisturise and seal even when I have braids.Don't forget to massage your scalp during this process everyday for at least 5 mins!! You will see results!




For more information, you can check this older post.

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