At the end of the day it is important to take a few moments out of our day to protect our natural tresses before bedtime. It may seem a simple concept needn’t be discussed, but it is surprising how many take for granted the importance of natural hair care even at bedtime.
- Look and feel the condition of our hair and scalp
- Part hair in at least 4 sections with a rat tail comb
- Hold sections with hair clamps
- Work section by section loosening any tangles free with fingers (finger detangling) using detangling spray
- Use a wide toothed comb starting from hair ends working your way to the roots to remove any knotting
- Lightly apply scalp/hairdress to the scalp (if dry), Shea Mango Butter
- Add Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Brand: Jarrow’s Formulas; one of our better Groupon buys) to moisturize hair from scalp to hair ends
- Roll and set hair by using Goody foam rollers (pressed hair) or perm rods in a two-strand twist (natural state)
- Last but certainly not least, cover your hair with satin bonnet
Tip: Satin or Silk helps keep moisture that is needed for good hair growth. Naturals often admit that satin caps or bonnets do not stay on their heads overnight and in some cases thin the hair line. I am a big fan of satin pillow cases.
Don’t be a lazy natural and wear a cotton fabric or bandana to bed, because your hair in contact with cotton fibers extracts the essential oils from your hair, drawing moisture from your hair leading to dry tresses.
Take a look at how Dido in the Belle Movie handled her detangling process during bedtime. Ouch!
What is your nighttime hair regimen? Leave your comments below.
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