Mistakes are good and all to help you learn. However, I don’t know about you but if there is anyway to prevent a mistake happening to this hair I need to know right now. I don’t want to have to go through the same struggle if I don’t have too. So, as soon as I did these mistakes I had to give you the scoop so you don’t have to go through what I went through.
1. Washing Hair with just water and No Product
Ok, so what happened was.. lol that’s basically what I have to start with because it was simply me being too darn tired after a long day with the family and work. Summer time has been hotttt and I felt sweaty like I did a work out and I thought simply rinsing my hair wouldn’t be a big deal. I didn’t realize I was too tired to even do my hair. I was on those let me rest my eyes for 5 minutes which ended up being the whole night smh. As you probably guessed it my hair was a tangled mess when I woke up in the morning. Do not and I repeat Do not rinse your hair with water without putting no product in afterwards. I have to remember at times my hair is not straight like other races our hair loves to be loved up on each other which causes KNOTS!! Make sure you are wide awake enough to do your hair and put in that moisture.
2. Not Stretching the hair
If you haven’t realized the ends of our hair love to be tangled up against one another so one of the best way to prevent tangle is to stretch the hair. Even when I do a wash n go to prevent those pesky Single Strand Knots which I talk about in detail here. Stretching the hair is vital even if it’s large two strand twists just so your hair doesn’t end up tangling all around each other. If you need ideas on how to stretch your hair you can find that here.
3. Sleeping with Nothing on my head
As you can see it was a rough night. I slept with no scarf or satin pillow case near my head. Let me tell you it was a struggle in the morning having to do something with this hair. If you can always have a scarf or bonnet next to your nightstand or same place each night where it’s automatic habit for you to pick it up. Sleeping on cotton absolutely took all the moisture out of my hair. If you forgot your bonnet last night and waking up to a dry mess. You have options to pre-poo with coconut oil or olive oil you can find the benefits of pre-pooing here. Another option is to shampoo then pull out your favorite deep conditioner to release the tangles.
I hope you can learn from my natural hair mistakes. If you have made some mistakes of your own that we can learn from let us know below.