We are sharing this article with you because hair care is important to Christian health for especially Black Christian women. Daphene has been concerned about her hair for years - dandruff, dryness, and breakage. She decided to do away with the relaxer and go natural a few years ago.Here are three more ideas regarding care for natural hair:
1. Your hair is a part of your body. The way you treat your body will reflect in your hair. If your body is starved of nutrients, your hair will be as well. Your body will sacrifice your hair and nails, before any other system in your body.
If you experience high levels of stress, you can shift your hair into premature rest mode, causing large amounts of shedding (it’s ok for your hair to shed a little, but not excessively). On average, most people shed 100 strands a day (see mayoclinic.com).
2. Your hair needs moisture. You should moisturize your hair with water and/or water-based products, at least once every other day. Oils, such as olive, jojoba, and coconut, are great ways to seal in moisture.
I fill a water bottle with water and a few drops of glycerin, which fights frizz, and spray on my hair daily, when it’s curly. I also rub a few drops of olive oil on my palms to smooth and seal the moisture in my hair.
3. Split ends grow to become broken shafts. Getting your hair trimmed regularly and not using tools that are prone to break your ends - old or small bobby pins, certain rubber bands, and small combs - can help prevent the development of split ends.
Part of your hair care includes getting your hair trimmed. Once every two to three months, your ends should be clipped to remove split ends and any bad tangles (see womenshair.about.com).