Natural Hair Care, A to Z: Everything You Need to Know

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Starting your natural hair journey can be a little overwhelming, especially if you’ve gone your whole life chemically treating your hair and don’t know how to deal with your new texture. It can be a big learning curve, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it — you just need a little schooling.

And that’s where we come in: We’re about to teach you the ABCs of natural hair. You might know some of them, you might not know a few, but either way, this will help you with your natural hair know-how. So, keep reading, from “ACV” to “zero tolerance!”

A – Apple cider vinegar rinse

This will help restore your hair’s pH balance and help clean your scalp from build-up. Mix about one part apple cider vinegar to three parts water and use it to rinse your hair after cleansing or a co-wash.

B – B vitamins

Taking B vitamins — or any multivitamin — is not only good for your immune system, but will help with hair growth and strength.

C – Clarifying shampoo or cleanser

Stop using shampoos that just say “for dry/colored/oily hair” and get yourself a clarifying shampoo or cleanser instead. When you have a natural texture, the focus should be on cleaning your scalp more than anything since using various products causes build up.

D – Detangling

Get yourself a handy wide toothed comb or a specially-made brush like the Tangle Teezer Thick & Curly, $12, and remember to detangle at least once a week to keep your curls poppin’.

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