Are you still transitioning and can't figure out for the life of you why your hair is still so coarse?? Are you struggling to retain moisture? All these questions have haunted naturals for some time now...it's okay, relax...it's not just your hair. We all strive to have soft, touchable hair..that's why we put in so much time in our natural hair regimens. Well, if you aren't achieving your ideal softness:
Here are some simple ways to help you achieve softer, more manageable natural hair.
1. ACV Rinse:
If you are transitioning or fully natural you have probably heard of an ACV rinse. This rinse will help balance your hair's pH, soften hair and even create shine while eliminating frizz.
Check out my tutorial on how to apply your ACV rinse HERE
Mix 1 cup of water with 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Rinse your hair with the mixture after you have cleansed and conditioned.
2. Caramel Treatment:
The ingredients for this great treatment can mostly be found right in your kitchen cabinet! The caramel treatment gives the hair moisture, shine, manageability and softness. This treatment has also been known to even reduce shrinkage and loosen tight curl patterns among some women.
1/4 cup of honey
3 jars of banana baby food
1/4 cup of Blackstrap molasses
1/4 cup of olive oil (or any other oil of your choice)
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
An applicator brush
"Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl or use a mixer to speed it up. Using an applicator brush, apply the mixture to damp hair in sections just like you would a relaxer. Ensure that you do not manipulate your hair as the mixture is thick and trying to comb out your hair with it in can cause damage. Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave the treatment in for 30 minutes or overnight for the full effect. Afterwards, rinse your hair thoroughly with warm water and use a sulfate free shampoo and moisturizing conditioner to ensure that you have all of it out of your hair. Make sure you refrigerate any left-overs to save for next time."
3. Coconut Milk Treatment:
Another great treatment that can be whipped up with the ingredients right in your kitchen.
A can of coconut milk
2 tbsp of honey
2 tbsp of coconut oil or any other oil of your choice
4 tbsp plain organic yoghurt
The juice of one lime
Cornstarch to thicken
"Mix all of the ingredients except for the cornstarch in a bowl thoroughly. Then slowly add cornstarch a half teaspoon at a time until the mixture thickens to your liking to avoid application from being a runny mess. Then apply to freshly washed hair in sections. Leave it in for 30 minutes then use a sulfate free shampoo and conditioner to rinse it out and style your hair like you usually do."
You are well on your way to softer, more manageable natural hair!
Have you tried any of the above treatments? Which one helps the most?