Safely caring for your hair should be a top priority when thinking about your hair care routine. We encourage you to treat your hair delicately, because honestly your hair is much more delicate than we often realize or think about. Thick, natural hair requires care that’s different than those with thin, straight hair. We often discuss the importance of adjusting your hair care routine according to your hair type. Today, we’re talking about some of the best tips to ensure that you safely care for your thick, natural hair. So if that’s your hair type-listen up!
Seek the Help of a Trusted, Qualified Professional
We realize this may seem obvious but truthfully we’ve heard of quite a few ladies going to ‘experts’ to get their hair cut and styled but ended up with a look that wasn’t accommodating to their hair type. Keep in mind that not every stylist has extensive experience and knowledge in working with thick, natural hair which is why it’s so important to make sure you’re seeking out the help of a trusted professional. Do your research, ask them if they can provide referrals or pictures to reference, and ask for an initial consultation. Having an initial consultation with a stylist will give you a better idea of their experience with your hair type, if you find that the stylist is trying to encourage you to adjust your natural hair texture continue your search. A qualified expert will be able to help you work with your natural hair texture and do so safely.
Use the Right Hair Care Products
Hair care products can really make or break your hair safety. It’s essential that you’re using the right hair care products for your hair type. This is especially true when you have thick, natural hair that you’re eager to care for safely. Do some research to find the best hair care products to accommodate your hair type. The best news is that there are a lot of different hair care product options available to us now, so you have a large selection to choose from and adjust as needed.
Bring Your Products and Tools to the Salon
If you don’t already do this, anytime you head into the salon for any type of hair treatment or style we suggest bringing your own products and tools you use to style your hair. This is a great way to ensure that the necessary products/tools your hair needs are there at the salon. Sure your salon should have more than enough of the necessary tools and products, it can be a way to cover your bases and have a back up just in case. You know your hair best and once you’ve found certain combs and products that work well with your hair it’s best to continue using them.
Of course, once you find a trusted professional to work with your hair you may find that they help you to make adjustments to your products/tools that work even better.