I must admit that it has been a while on the blog, I was swamped with school work in what seemed like an unending semester. We all know school in itself poses a lot of challenges, having to deal with hair issues just increases the stress. Imagine having to deal with dry scalp or breakage while preparing for a term paper or final, it’s nowhere near easy.
However, there are ways to make the process easier. Here are a few tips to help you maintain your hair while in school.
Hydrate and moisturize
Water is good, for both you and your hair. Drink enough water, your hair will thank you.
A little spritz of water on your hair every night will help curb dry scalp, strengthen your hair and keep your hair healthy. You can also make use of a good water-based moisturizer. Remember, one of the tricks to properly moisturizing is sealing in that moisture. So after moisturizing, with water or a water-based moisturizer, seal it with a hair oil or a hair butter. It’ll help keep the moisture in for much longer.
Protective hairstyles include those hairstyles that keep your hair tucked in and helps minimize manipulation. Braids are a common protective hairstyle, you could also do cornrows, twists, flat twists, whatever works for you.
A personal favorite is braids, it lasts long, keeps your hair tucked in, it’s beautiful and can help in length retention when done right. I also love cornrows, it’s traditional, easy and fast.
The key to the working of these hairstyles is handling them rightly. Make sure you don’t make them too tight as this would defeat the aim of protecting your hair. Maintain them while you have them in and don’t leave them in for longer than they should be. When you do take them down, do it carefully and gently.
Get a good hair bonnet
This seems overemphasized but it definitely isn’t. A good hair bonnet would protect your hair while you sleep, it’ll help preserve your hairstyle for longer as it prevents roughening. It’ll also help prevent loss of moisture from your hair and prevents split ends. https://allanjiesaccessories.wordpress.com/2020/09/17/3-reasons-you-should-be-wearing-a-hair-bonnet/
In case you’re not such a big fan of hair bonnets, you can try silk/satin scarfs or sleep caps.
Do like and leave comments, I’d love to hear your thoughts.
With love from Anjie.
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