how to moisturize natural hair daily
Since my big chop, I have been trying really hard not to mess up my hair. I have followed plenty of natural hair vloggers to make sure that I transition from dry 4c hair to healthy and strong 4c hair.
While my new 4c hair care regimen includes, bi-weekly Avocado masks and Aloe Vera Oil to grow my 4c hair stronger and longer, there is one thing I have been struggling to figure out. And that is how to moisturize 4c hair daily.
Yes! Because, every day I ask myself whether it’s moisturized enough, oiled up enough or if I need to do something outside of my weekly routine. And I’m sure you ask yourself the same questions.
In this post, you will learn how to moisturize natural hair daily for massive growth in four simple steps.
How to moisturize 4c hair daily
So what I found is actually that you do not need to moisturize your 4c hair daily. Or to be more specific, you want to incorporate a 4c hair care regimen that will keep your hair moisturized for days after you washed or co-washed it. That way you allow your scalp to produce your natural oils and don’t clog up your follicles.
However, 3 to 4 days after your wash routine it is safe to re-moisturize your hair. And the best way to do so is in 3 steps.
Steam your hair
The reason why steaming your hair is a good way to keep your hair moisturized throughout the week, is because the steam lifts your hair follicles and allows your moisturizer/ conditioner to properly penetrate your hair strands. That will allow the product to be completely absorbed and not just sit on top of your hair. All you need is about 10 minutes under the steamer for it to get some hydration.
Moisturize your hair
Next, you want to spray some water onto your hair and then apply your moisturizer or conditioner of your choice. When choosing a moisturizer for your 4c hair, you ideally want to use a water-based moisturizer. Rub in the moisturizer while finger-detangling your hair.
Add butter to your hair
The third step in your daily moisturizing routine is to add some sort of butter or cream to your hair. I like to use organic Shea Butter for this step. Same as with the moisturizer you want to make sure that you rub it into your hair completely and cover all of your hair strands with the butter/ cream. If you are working on your hair in sections, I suggest you twist up your hair as you finish applying the butter to each strand. This will lock in the moisture and keep your hair moisturized overnight or as long as needed.
Apply (essential) oil to your scalp
The last step to hydrate hair naturally is to apply oil to your scalp. As mentioned in the beginning, you do not want to apply oil every day, because some oils are very thick and will clog up your hair follicles. But once your scalp had time to breathe, you can massage some oil into your roots. Great oils to use essential oils such as castor oil or tee tree oil. These oils are … and
And that’s it. By simply repeating these 4 steps every three to four days you ensure that your 4c hair remains moisturized midweek. For a detailed video tutorial, click here.
Alternative 4c hair moisturizer spray
I had to add this option in for those of you who have very dry 4c hair or live in areas that are very hot and therefore need to moisturize your natural hair daily. Alternatively, to the 4-step method mentioned above, you can create your own 4c hair moisturizer spray that you apply daily.
Simply mix your conditioner of choice, some water, and some oil in a spray bottle and apply it to your hair ends only. This mix will keep your hair hydrated and protect it from the beaming sun.