I remember when I was young, I loved how my hair was natural and had a wavy look. I didn’t feel pressured to straighten my hair during important occasions to look proper.
As I started getting older, I felt the pressure of going with the flow and straightening my hair to fit in.
Now I dare to break the norm and go out with my natural hair without any pressure of being judged. Not just me, but most people now are embracing their natural hair.
For some motivation, here are some celebrities that encourage the natural hair movement.
We’ve always seen international stars like Lupita Amondi, Viola Davis, Alicia Keys, Zendaya, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kerry Washington, Oprah Winfrey, Lisa Bonet embrace their natural curls. Recently, we’ve also seen Arab and Egyptian celebrities that go out with their natural hair like Dina el Sherbiney, Jamila Awad, Hind Sabry, Ghada Adel, Menna Shalaby, Ola Roshdy, Myriam Fares, and Nelly Karim.
Those beautiful celebrities are embracing their natural hair and are not ashamed of going public with it.
“We don’t go Natural; we return to where it began.”
The Natural Hair Movement encourages women, and men, to go back to their natural hair and quit using heat and chemicals that damage their hair.
You heard it right. Heat and chemicals do considerable damage to the hair.
What are these chemicals?
Shampoos and conditioners contain sulfates, silicones, dyes, Keratin, and Protein treatments. These are all the worst types of chemicals that cause damage to the hair. Everything done in hair salons damages the hair.
What do these damages do to the hair?
These damages make the hair always frizzy, brittle, easily breaks, dry, and uncontrollable.
So how to fix these damages?
Here are some tips to fix the damage in your hair and go back to your natural hair
First: Stop using heat on your hair.
Use a microfiber or cotton towel when you’re out of the shower. Make sure to pat your hair to dry to make sure your curls aren’t compromised. You can later let it air dry, or use a dryer with a cool air option and a diffuser if you’re in a hurry. But we still recommend air drying your hair for the best results.
Second: Pick hair products that lack harsh chemicals like silicons and sulfates; read the ingredients before you buy any product to see if they contain any of those chemicals. There are lots of local products that lack those chemicals; like E-keratin, Bubbles, and Lovea, they are affordable and you can buy them from hypermarkets or pharmacies.
Third: Cut off the damaged hair to make the treatment more manageable and to have quick and better results! Several salons now offer services just for natural hair. Some of the ones we can recommend are G curls, Curly Studio, and Toi Beauty Salons.
Fourth: Know your hair and what it needs! Try many products and test them so you’d know exactly what your hair needs.
Fifth: Embrace your hair in its bad days and never feel ashamed of it. On its bad days, you can style it in a pineapple.
Braiding is also an option, with million ways to get them done.
Sixth: Deep conditioning is your best friend! Deep condition your hair once in a week to get healthy and fluffy hair. You can use E-keratin hair mask or Lovea deep conditioner; the best in town!
Seventh: Sleep on a satin or silk pillowcase or put a satin bonnet overnight to avoid frizziness. You can have them through the places I mentioned above.
Eighth: Wash your hair once or twice maximum a week.
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