Many of our sisters give up on wearing their natural hair, because they often complain about it being too difficult to manage, but what is so beautiful about black hair is this fact, once you learn how to manage it, you don't have to do much to it. One of the biggest mistakes some black women make is once they began growing out their natural hair after about 3 or 4 months time, they rush to buy relaxers and perms to not only help them manage their hair, but also to show off the real length of their hair. Once they straighten their hair, they get used of wearing it straight and then their hair may eventually fall off. Why? Simply, because it is better to grow your hair natural and not style it too often. Black hair grows better once it is protected in certain styles. One of the things, we noticed about a low percentage of black women whom are blessed with long hair, is simply that they have learned the secret of wearing protective styles, similar to Janelle Monae.
Before you we show you this following video of this young lady who has been inspired by Janelle Monae to wear protective styles, let us give you some advice to take better care of your hair, first.
- Do you have a perm or relaxer in your hair, but you wish to go natural? The best way is to allow it to grow out and continue to keep your ends clipped while doing so. On a regular basis, wash and condition your hair. Keep your scalp nurtured with natural hair conditioners like Shea Butter, hair mayonnaise and olive oil cremes. Every-time your hair grows out new growth in three months time, stop the habit of wanting to straighten the roots, just leave it alone and take care of it.
- Remember, do not get tempted to straighten your hair, once your hair becomes extremely kinky. Start buying hair lotions, moisturizers and cremes to help soften your hair. There are some black women whom give up too easy and don't take their time to research the best products to help soften their hair. If you learn how to use products that will soften your hair, it will become easier for you to avoid straightening your hair.
- Months later, after your hair grows out from being so straight, began braiding your hair at night then, un-braid it when you are ready to wear it out, pin it up into a style, which you will see an example of on this following video clip.
- Learn how to cover your hair every night before you go to sleep and even when you lay down for a quick rest.
Now, this is just a snippet to give you an idea on wearing protective styles.