Hey naturalistas! It’s summertime! And y’all know what that means, right? Right! It’s time to pick a protective style for of all that beautiful natural hair. And have I found a kicker. But first, let’s discuss how to protect our natural hair against these next few months of dreadful heat we’re about to face. The greatest aggravation for some natural hair sisters is moistening dry hair. I tussled with this issue for few months. I spent ridiculous money on leave-in conditioners, deep conditioners, hair moisturizers, you name it, before I realized what the real culprit was. Alcohol. Or shall I say products filled with bad alcohol ingredients that dry out the hair. What are the bad alcohols we should avoid in natural hair products?
Drying Alcohols: Avoid
- Denatured Alcohol
- SD Alcohol 40
- Witch Hazel
- Isopropanol (isopropyl alcohol)
- Ethanol (ethyl alcohol)
- SD Alcohol
- Propanol (propyl alcohol)… Read more: How To Repair Damaged Hair
These alcohols are put in certain natural hair products designed to help the hair dry fast. Unfortunately, they strip the hair of its natural moisture and oil as well as drying it out and making it feel very brittle. Normally, if you’re a novice, you would mistake this brittleness for damaged hair and cut it off. So many women lose length like this. This is not damaged hair. It’s just dry hair caused by bad ingredients. Read your labels and choose products that have healthy hair alcohols like Cetearyl and Cetyl alcohols. They alcohols actually aid your hair in moisture absorption. Put away the scissors and read.
PROTECETIVE STYLES Natural hair | CROCHET LATCH HOOK TREE BRAIDS via Destiny Godley
What you’ll need
Have fun trying this cute summer protective hair style. And remember, be careful about the products you put in your hair.