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Caring Natural Curly Hair

Caring natural curly hair is very important to lessen breakage and promote growth. Afro-textured hair is the natural hair texture of certain populations in Africa, the African diaspora, Oceania and Asia. Each strand of this hair type grows in a tiny, spring-like helix shape. The overall effect is such that, compared to straight, wavy or curly hair, afro-textured hair appears denser. see more at wikipedia
There are many times we become frustrated with out natural curly hair. You've done everything to make sure you hair can stay moisturized as far as keeping up with shampoo and co-washing treatments, deep conditioning treatments, protein treatments, sleeping with a night cap/silk scarf, and sealing hair. Yet the frustration still remains and not knowing why the hair still feels dry after moisturizing.

Three reason why hair maybe be dry even after moisturizing. Here are some things that you could do to help your hair stay moisturize.

The LOC method

LOC method is a technique of product layering that you use in your hair to help to retain hairs moisture for a longer duration.

1) "L" is for liquid. It can be water or a leave-in moisturizer
2) "O" is for oil. Select an oil of your choice ,such as olive oil. You then layer oil on top of your leave-in.
3) "C" is for cream. This is any hair butter that is thick consistency. Butters or hair creams that you have for your hair care regimen. You would layer lastly on your hair. By layering your hair in this order with products in the LOC method, this is helping you to keep your hair moisturized longer.
Also, you can do the LCO product layering. Test and see which method works best for you.
For some people certain products weighs their hair down a little bit too much. Its best to try  different types of oils, creams, or leave-in conditioners you're using on your hair. Both methods work and will help hair not to be dry as often when used on a regular needed bases.

Use oils and butters to seal natural hair

I would suggest is that you use heavier oils. Heavier oils, such as castor oils, coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Olive Oil, Avocado Oil, grape seed oil, and Jojoba Oil. Butter, such as, shea butter, mango butter, and cocoa butter. For some people castor oil is a little bit heavier on the hair Try different oils or butters to figure out which is going to stay on your hair and help your hair not to be greasy or weighed down, but to help you to retain hair moisture for a duration.  Let me let you in on some important information. When you put oil on top of wet hair it slows down the evaporation of water from leaving your hair. Let say you wash your hair and you do not put oil on your hair some type of cream to keep water locked in your hair. You hair  will get drier a lot quickly than it would if you will put oil on your hair it's going to take a longer amount of time for that oil to slide down off your strands allowing moisture to leave your hair. Sealing hair with oil and butter is very beneficial to lock in the the water molecules a bit longer, therefore retaining moisture.

Know the nature of your hair

Afro-textured hair tends to be drier. Even when its moisturized. Dry hair is hair that's suffering from breakage you know that you have chronically drier hair when you're starting to notice brittle hair to split ends. It's not working well with different types of hairstyles that's truly dry hair, but to touch tightly coiled hair and Afro-textured hair will feel dry. My hair is somewhere in-between coarse strands and some fine strands. My hair texture is a mixture of 4b/4c. Say for instance I touch it about 10 minutes later after it feels naturally thicker and a little bit more dry to touch even though I know my hair has been thoroughly moisturized. What I want you to keep in mind is that I want you to just let go of the thought of thinking that your hair is always dry and just going to acquire breakage. That is far from the case. When you are implementing healthy care hair regimens, such as the LOC/LCO.
Your hair is going to work out just fine, just be consistent with your hair care practice. Learning the nature of your hair you will realize when your hair is behaving differently to when it needs extra attention. Remember if dry hair is leading to breakage make sure identify the problem and continue with keep water sealed in with some type of oil or butter on top of your hair this will help your hair to be moisturized longer.
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