So how to style natural hair after washing? That was one of my biggest questions when I first went natural! I mean I didn’t even have long hair to begin with but …
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How To Style Natural Hair After Washing Like A Pro!
When it comes to wash day by now you should realize that it is never complete without locking in the moisture.
A good deep conditioning can help with that, once that is done, there are three ways to seal moisture after deep conditioning:
- moisturizers and milks
- leave-in conditioners
- and oils.
Waitttt, you don’t have to use them all together, but each one works best because if it’s reasons.
Here are the differences in order for you to know what will work best for your hair:
Moisturize Hair after Washing with Moisturizers and milks
When you use a moisturizer you help your hair to retain moisture between wash days. Because our hair is different, If you prefer something more lightweight, then consider trying hair milk.
Although most moisturizers are water based (If you are not sure you can read the ingredients and water should be listed among the first ingredients), it is best to apply them when your hair is wet so it can retain as much moisture possible.
They are most effective when trapping moisture that is present. These two product types Milks and moisturizers are full of emollients, humectants, and oils.
Plus they are also great options if your hair is protein sensitive.
— Neil (@GeniusKnight) October 25, 2016
Moisturize Hair after Washing with Leave-in conditioners
Leave-in conditioners contain moisturizing and strengthening properties and they are meant to periodically replace your daily conditioner or deep conditioner.
If you’re like me and you’re in a hurry and do not have time to allow the ingredients in your daily conditioners or weekly deep conditioners to absorb, then use a leave-in conditioner.
You should check the ingredients before getting a leave-in conditioner because all leave-in conditioners are not formulated with hydrolyzed proteins, so the bottle may say leave-in conditioner even though it functions more like a moisturizer. Always check the ingredients list.
Moisturize Hair after Washing with Oils
Now this is the famous Sealing method. Which oils after washing your hair is called sealing; this reduces the rate of moisture depletion.
People will use oil as a part of their LOC method to prevent dryness, reduce frizz, and stave off wash day. You can use pure oils or create your own blend.
Long story short, you do not have to use all of these products, but you should use at least one.
I normally use leave-in conditioners (you might find this post on some great leave-in conditioners for natural hair ✌ ), because they tend to be lightweight, provide great slip, and add moisture and strengthening benefits to my hair strands.
If your hair is fine or you have looser curls and waves, then trying a hair milk is a great option for you.
Whenever you want a refresher between wash days but don’t care to co-wash, consider fluffing your hair with a little moisturizer to quench your parched ends.
Now that your hair is properly moisturized, it’s time to learn How to Style your hair right after it’s washed nice and clean!
This is how She style her hair immediately after wash day when she has somewhere to go & I don’t have time to set her hair and still want to look CUTE!
The most important part of this style is to keep your hair moisturized (girl, I told ya!) & tangle free so that when you take your hair down it’s still Moisturised & stretched out.
It’s totally up to you how long you want to wear this hairstyle for- she personally rock it for 5 days or more, she always untie the first hair tie to make sleeping more comfortable & then re- tie it in the morning.
If her hair is feeling dry after a day or two I spritz water & seal the moisture in with her BBK buttercream & tie her hair down with a scarf.
This is one of the ways that she stretch my hair out and you won’t need a blow dryer!
In the shower, you just wash your hair without twists and braids. Then you condition and detangle in the shower to help remove the shed hair. Apply your deep conditioner and let it sit a minimum of 30 minutes.
She uses the Kinky curly leave-in in conditioner and using the Denman brush!
Love the process, keep watching the video above to see how she complete hair styling routine!
I love the styling method above. You section your hair and make sure you braid it in order to stretch it before you even style it.
This is kind of working its way to smooth your roots and stretch your hair out! If your hair is long enough you won’t need to do this more than two days.
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If your hair is shorter then sis, you may have to do it few more days to get an even more stretch look!
Washing your hair freestyle is the way to go with this styling method. Detangle your hair and do a normal two strand twist all the way down.
So basically this is like doing a twist out after washing your hair (maybe it works best for those that have a bit more loose texture), but you can still give it a try!
- Design Essentials Curl Stretching Cream
- Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel
- Coconut Oil
I love the fact that she uses a t-shirt to dry her hair and apply her leave-in when her hair is almost well dried.
Shea butter is my favorite so thumbs up to her! A wide tooth comb will be handy when it comes to detangling through this method.
Her methods in a quick note are:
- Two strang twists (least stretch)
- Braids (I use that and they stretch your hair even more. like 70%) but it takes forever to dry (especially during winter!)
- Threading by using yarn and it stretches your hair pretty well. They key is to make it tight enough in order for it to stretch your hair almost the same results of blow drying it! Oh, and your hair can feel extra stiff or dry due to the yarns :/
- Blow drying on low heat right after washing is also a good way to stretch it right after washing it (don’t forget your leave-in conditioner). This is an excellent way to stretch your hair if you don’t have time to air dry.
- Slicking your hair in a bun is also a great way to style your hair after wash day. Protective style oh yeah and lay your hair after applying your gel with a satin scarf!
Here she shows us very easy natural hairstyles after getting out of the shower or blown out.
These are very simple, quick and easy hairstyles for all hair types whether 3a , 3b, 4a hair or 4c.
How to style short natural hair after washing
These styles are all about styling your hair and adding accessories such as hairpins etc to style your hair. If your hair is shorter in length this styling method will be just fine for your hair!
There you have it, How To Style Natural Hair After Washing Like A Pro!
What is your favorite method of styling after your wash day?
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