Back To Basics #B2B -Water

 

Hey loves!

Well to kick off with the coils, l am starting a series called the Back to Basics #B2B where l will share the underlying issues with our hair and what basic remedies we have to incorporate in our regime.

African mufushwa ‘hair’ can be a nightmare in this dry hot summer seasons; hence water is GOLDEN. To have your curls pop, eradicate dryness, to stop that itchy scalp, look no further and grab some water. Growing up, water was my enemy for my hair but when l embraced my natural texture l have since loved H20. Water is one of the cheapest yet effective product to revitalize and add moisture to my hair/curls.

As many of us know that water is vital for our bodies and the recommended daily intake is 2liters, the same applies to our hair. Our hair needs water but not 2litres of course lols, so l find it difficult to decipher how we can drink water but not spritz our with water “food for thought”. Water makes up 12% -15% of the hair. Our hair is built of hair follicles  that require water to thrive and moisturizes our hair shaft/structure..

Water is the key component in all hair products that aid to giving our hair the moisture it needs. I will just list a few the benefits of water for our hair

Gives moisture and lustre

• Combats dryness which prevents breakage

• Protects the ends of the hair

•Easier detangling “that’s a bonus”

Well with every good side there’s always the bad side, in relation to lack of water/ moisture will result in the following  drawbacks:

• Dry, brittle hair and split ends

• Slow growth rate* yess hun Slow*

• Quicker product build’-up resulting in clogged hair pores

• Loss in lustre

• Rapid breakage in hair

Above is a summrised list of the setbacks but my job is to empower and to educate us all, so no worries. I will assist with some of my fixes.

As for my daily spritz  l make my own homemade spritz: 500ml water, 2 tbsp olive oil/ coconut oil and 1-2tbsp aloe vera juice(optional) when im om the go l will sometimes just use my off-the-shelf Organics Olive Oil Leave-in Conditioner.

So there you have it my good people, always live by that staple ingredient for our hair.. Look out for my next post where l talk about  B2B moisture.

****Let me know what are your uses for water in your hair care regime or if you don’t use water, what is your basic staple?… Do share below****

With Love♡♡

Tarie

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FYI…

Hey loves!

So a little background about your Curl Doctor – I have been natural for about 4 years and l had my last big chop in late 2016. l officially started taking care, well proper care of my hair April 2017, so to date l am just 11″months old and soon to celebrate my 1 year nappiversary in April 2018. One would then ask, why l decided to have the big chop just after 2 and half years of growth. Well ladies and gents l literally grew out of love with hair, l felt like natural hair had so many requirements and l couldn’t keep up and thus it resulted in neglecting my hair. Then to aid to my mixed emotions of my hair during that phase, l decided to cover up my hair and have a protective style known as straight back/ flat conrows with braids. Oh boy!!! my edges were instantly snatched in few minutes (like hairdresser why would u do that) then from that incident it was a true confirmation that l had to let go of my luscious HAIR!

Fastforward to March 2017, my hair journey began ”Hooray” So here l am to share my insight about growing HEALTHY , LENGHTY and HAIR MAINTENANCE. My primary focus will be natural hair BUT l will do posts on all types of hair to embrace all kinds of hair.

Just to wrap up this post, my big chop was a blessing because the amount of knowledge, research with regards to hair l have obtained is absolutely enormous. So to my people who just had a big chop, ladies still rocking a TWA (tweeny wennie afro), those who are not sure how to care for our ethnic hair and have real hair struggles, oh another one which PRODUCTS to use, well this platform has all the updates. So thank you for stopping by, see you in my next post.

Let your hair be your OWN personal brand…

With Love

Tarie

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