7 Hair Hacks For Natural Hair

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As we continue our blog series on Natural Hair for Denman’s Natural Hair Week 2016, we have pulled together the Natural Hair Community’s ultimate hacks for natural curly hair. Sometimes it can be a mysterious world with too many choices, but these every day household goods can work just as well as some of the fanciest products.

If you have any more, share them with us in our comments!

  1. Raid your cupboards: some of the best deep conditioning treatments are right there in your kitchen pantry; mayonnaise, extra virgin olive oil and raw coconut oil make for great deep conditioners, and aloe vera gel can be substituted for your favourite detangler if you run out.

  2. Now that you’ve got your DIY conditioner waiting in the wings, try out a DIY shampoo: mix one part baking soda with three parts water and apply to your scalp. After rinsing, mix one part apple cider vinegar with four parts water, apply to hair and scalp, then rinse with cold water to seal in the moisture.

  3. Before applying conditioner, spritz your hair with some black tea – it helps to reduce shedding, combat dandruff and add shine.

  4. Instead of constantly washing your shower caps, use a plastic bag to trap heat for deep conditioning.

  5. An oldie but a goodie – use t-shirts instead of towels to dry your hair. This is age-old natural hair 101, but it really works and eliminates any extra frizz that a towel might provide. Nobody wants extra frizz when it can be avoided!

  6. When styling and working on your edges, use a dark eyebrow pencil on thinning parts. Just fill in with the pencil, blend in a butter or gel with your fingers and finish off with a D82 boar bristle brush.

  7. If you’re using bobby pins to section off your natural hair, give them a spritz of hairspray to ensure they don’t slip out too easy.

Thanks to blackgirllonghair.com, africannaturalistas.com, kissmycurls.com and curlynikki.com for all your amazing hacks! <