Anny Thobias
Beauty & Fashion

How to maintain your 4c natural hair!

African natural hair is the driest and most sensitive type of hair ever, so you need to be constantly moisturizing and protecting it. If you moisturize and protect well, the tips will not break as much and you will retain length over time!
Anny Thobias, a young naturalista with 4C hair type will share with us a few tips on how she maintains her healthy hair.
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Tip 1:

It’s #WASHDAY! Two or three hours before, do a Hot Oil Treatment. This Hot Oil Treatment consists of natural oils (coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, argan oil and you name it) that you should warm up, this can be done by microwaving the oils. BE CAREFUL WHEN DOING THIS! When the oils are hot, apply to the scalp and the rest of the hair, cover with a cap of aluminum/ plastic for about 2 or 3 hours. If you have a hair steamer, use it to get better results. 

The hot oil treatment will moisturize and stimulate the hair follicle, and thus also stimulate hair growth. After the Hot Oil Treatment, wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner or mask it as usual.

NB: Wash your hair at least once a week. The more you wash your hair, the drier it gets. The idea is to wash after seven days.

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Step 2:

Comb your hair using a wide tooth comb. Always start from the ends of your hair first; never comb straight down from the roots. Avoid using brushes, as they will only make your hair frizzy. Lastly, avoid combing your hair every day; detangle it when necessary with your fingers. Excessive combing will break your hair off.

Tip 3:

Drink More Water for Hydrated Hair. 
When it comes to hair care, it’s very easy to focus on the external.  It’s the same way with your skin — when you have dry skin or hair, you look for the nearest moisturizer.

Doing this only covers up dryness (not the most effective way to treat it).  Moisturize and nourish your hair and skin from the inside out by drinking water. I noticed a huge difference in both my hair and skin when I started drinking water daily.

Tip 4:

Protective hairstyles are important.
If one of your hair goals is to preserve your hair from damage, then you should incorporate protective styling into your natural hair regiments whenever possible.

Protective styling is a concept that reduces ongoing manipulation of your hair, encourages growth retention and protects the ends of your hair strands, reducing knots and tangles.

Anny Thobias

You will mostly find my hair in box braids, my favourite protective style. 

The Cantu Shea Butter Tea Tree & Jojoba hair & scalp oil has been of great help, especially when in my box braids. 

They seem to be very simple tips, but they are very effective.
Do not to be afraid of the change, if it is necessary to cut the hair, cut, because at the end of the day, hair grows again. 
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