Last Updated on September 11, 2022 by The Blessed Queens
Learning how to take care of short natural hair can be a challenge when you just went natural and all this information seem new to you!
That’s exactly what happened to me, I didn’t know what to do with all that hair and it wasn’t even long enough to catch it into a ponytail! So the big question is, how to take care of short natural hair? That’s what I will be breaking down for you today!
How To Take Care Of Short Natural Hair With Swag!
When it comes to learning how to take care of short natural hair which is also called twa (teeny weenie afro) things can be easier than for those having long hair!
As your natural hair grows it becomes harder to effectively moisturize and let’s not talk about tangles that end up becoming a problem.
Which is why many women opt to keep a shorter style. Let’s get into what a healthy hair care regimen would look like since you are learning how to take care of short natural hair:
#1 how to take care of short natural hair by Keeping it Clean!
So what this will do is to prevent your hair from being so dry after washes. If you can’t wash it then you can co-wash your hair (wash your using conditioner only) to alleviate dryness as well.
You may ask, how often should I wash my hair Queen? How often you cleanse will depend on works for you, once per week is a good starting point.
Since your hair is short, washing your hair more often than this, will be perfectly fine as well because it is much easier to work with short hair so if you decided you like cleansing 3 times per week go for it girl!
#2 how to take care of short natural hair By Conditioning it!
A good practice is to always condition your hair after a good shampoo.
Proceed by Sealing the moisture in your hair by rinsing the conditioner out with cool water. When you use cooler water you see a noticeable difference with the dryness you experience.
#3 how to take care of short natural hair by Deep Conditioning (important!)
You should get in the habit of deep conditioning as often as possible starting like every two weeks or in the worst scenario, deep condition once per month.
Check this: a good deep conditioner will contain a hydrolyzed protein.
Next, cover your hair with a plastic processing cap and sit under a hooded dryer or use a thermal deep conditioning cap to help the conditioner penetrate more effectively.
#4 Master the Detangling routine!
This is an important step even tho your hair is short right now, detangle your hair while it is damp with a wide tooth comb is the way to go for now.
You can always start by using your fingers first to get rid of any tangles that you can feel, then proceed to detangle with a comb.
Depending on the length of your short natural hair you may only need to finger detangle more than other lengths.
When you comb your short natural hair you should start from the ends of your hair and then comb down to the root because it works better this way!
#5 how to take care of short natural hair by Keeping it Moisturized!
Now it’s all about moisture! Loc that moisture girl!!!
In short, Loc stands for (Leave-In, Oil, and Cream). You can use this technique seals moisture into your hair and in order to avoid dryness.
So go ahead and moisturize your hair and style as desired. These homemade moisturizers for natural hair will do the trick for you if you are on a low budget!
#6 how to take care of short natural hair by Building a solid Night routine
I know, I know! Who has time for their hair while they are so tired…. You!
Try and always wear a satin bonnet or scarf to bed. You can use satin or silk pillowcases instead if you don’t really dig the whole bonnet idea.
Here is the reason why, the cotton from your bedding dry out your hair and can break it off from friction.
As your hair gets longer (let’s say 4 to 5 inches) you can go ahead and start braiding or twisting your hair into large sections to avoid matting and tangles (that’s what I do when my hair is out of a protective style).
Troubleshooting Short natural hair!
When it comes to styling short curly hair it can be a daunting task if you don’t know how or are new to short hair.
Many curl queens get a serious reality check when they do the big chop and realize that they took no time to consider what their hair would look like or how they would style it after their big chop.
Curly hair care can be most of the time challenging but there is a good side to it.
Short curly hair is fun to maintain especially during the summer months, and taking the time to learn about your hair and how to properly care for it is the foundation for rocking beautiful short styles with swag! (yeah girl, swaggg!)
So let’s get into some troubleshooting issues you may find along the way while learning Remove term: how to take care of short natural hair:
You don’t really like your curl pattern
One of the best things you can do as part of your curly hair care is learning about what kind of curls you have.
Some curl patterns require a little more love than others to bring out the best curl definition, but all curls need a little help to really pop, so apply products such as Blueberry Bliss CURL Control Jelly to keep curls in place, frizz-free and hydrated.
Your short hair looks uneven, what do you do? Get a good haircut!
After you’ve completely transitioned or have done the big chop, you need some swag!
Since you have short hair you should get a good haircut that will help you maintain hair healthy.
But before making any decisions, consult with your stylist to see what style is right for you.
There you have it, How To Take Care Of Short Natural Hair With Swag!
What is your biggest struggle with your short natural hair?
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