How To Use BRAIDS to Grow Your Natural Hair Fast! (Part 1)

WITHOUT A DOUBT,  when dealing with natural hair all year around... Braids and high-quality hair extensions are great way to get a break from daily manipulation and an awesome option to use for freeing up hours and hours of time that you would have spent styling and prepping your hair every day.

And to top it all off.... You can take advantage of this time to let your hair grow!

Look... After following a strict natural hair regimen that includes cleansing, strengthening, moisturizing and protecting your hair for months on top of months on end, shoooooot...

It's a RELIEF to go ahead and install a weave or braids especially if you have a busy schedule.

Braid and Weaves MUST Be Used Correctly (or else)

Beware: Improper use or abuse of braids and weaves can lead to...

  • Balding
  • Fungal growth
  • All types of follicle damage and complications

Benefits Of Weaves & Braids For Naturals

Aside from giving you a beautiful way to switch your style up once-in-a-while... Weaves and braids are extremely low maintenance, help you avoid one of the hair growth sins because you won't have to manipulate your hair much and  they don't require daily styling.

What To Do BEFORE Installing Braids for Hair Growth

These are the things you should remember before installing braids in your hair...

  • Before sitting in the chair you must have a conversation with your stylist, , clearly express your expectations with them.

WHY THIS IS SO IMPORTANT: Many stylists automatically assume that you want your braids or twists on super-tightly so that it lasts longer, but if you want to maintain the health of your hair and scalp you must express to them that you want them done loosely.

Loose enough that you feel no tension of any kind of your scalp, so that's pretty loose.  Due to habit some stylists will make the first braids loose but then slowly start to make them tighter and tighter, if this happens, stop them and ask them politely to continue to make them loose. This is VERY important.

Why?

Because when a braid or twist is installed too tight the tension you feel is your follicle nerve endings reacting to almost having your hair completely plucked out and since it's in a braid or twist your hair strands are stuck in this tense state with no relief until you start to get some new growth that's why you don't start to get any relief until almost a week later.

The problem is that the strain causes your blood vessels to constrict and dilate, which triggers a signal to activate pain centers in your brain most likely causing a pretty bad headache amongst other things, this can EASILY lead to permanent damage to your hair follicles and over time you'll start to notice traction alopecia meaning you will stop growing hair from those damaged follicles.

Remember this, traction alopecia is a progressive condition caused mechanically by you.

It sneaks up on you over time, so it's best to eliminate the risk now before it's too late.

Getting braids installed tightly in order for them to last longer can lead to balding later on, before installing braids twist or weave, you should do a real protein treatment, this will properly fill in all the damaged areas along your hair cuticles, causing your hair to look, feel and behave perfectly healthy.

This way your hair will be in the best condition to withstand all the pulling and tugging without causing more damage and snapping off.

Lastly, try to book your appointment earlier in the day.

WHY???

The job of a hairstylist can be mentally and physically draining.

Look... They're human too. And by the end of the day they've washed, styled and braided many heads of hair and they will be worn out and less likely to follow specific orders.

This can mean the difference between growing lush hair OR stepping down alopecia avenue (also known as BALDwin drive).

So it's best to catch them early in the morning when they're at their peak, before anything, have a conversation with your stylist where you can clearly express your expectations.

One of your expectations should be that your braids are installed loosely, also doing a real protein treatment beforehand will patch up the weak spots of your cuticles putting your hair in the best position to withstand the pulling and friction associated with braid installation.

A great thing about real protein treatments is that they can be used with any moisturizing conditioner so you can take it with you if your stylist plans to wash and treat your hair.

The Best Way To Detangle Type-4 Hair

You want to detangle type 4 hair without losing a butt-load of locs? Well, you gon' learn today. (Kevin Hart's dad voice)

Let's keep it real, we work TOO DANG HARD at growing hair to start tossing buckets of hair down the drain from a simple wash day detangling session. Bump all that...

So this BlackHairOMG spotlight is on a little-known YouTuber named Knarlei. She's going to show you some of the things she wishes that she knew about detangling her type-4 hair when she first started as a natural.

As you probably already know, proper detangling is key to keeping your hair healthy and happy.

Admittedly, type-4 hair can be more high-maintenance because it's so tightly-coiled that each strand just wants to hug each other which sounds cute but can be extremely annoying when you would like more OBEDIENCE from your strands, lol.

In the video below, Knarlei makes sure that you're using the right comb for detangling TRULY kinky hair, This is very important.

You also learn how to....

  • Properly section your hair.
  • Avoid a messy cleanup of hair afterward.
  • Not wash your hair all "wild"

She definitely recommends that you use a long toothed comb because it just makes detangling so much faster, it cuts down a lot of extra time on wash day.

If you can't shorten your detangling session, you can make your wash day a lot shorter.

Check out 3 more Great Tips In The Vid!

Aint Nobody Gettin' Scissor Happy Round These Parts!

One tip that I really liked is that she showed how to use your scissors in a smart hair-saving way. Some ladies might freak out at the thought of having a pair of scissors handy, but don't trip, you're not going to be cutting all your
hair off.

She wouldn't fix her face to suggest that, ha. She wants to keep her luscious on her head and she shows you the correct method as well.

She simply shows you how to cut what NEEDS TO BE CUT to keep the wash day moving along without losing alot of quality hair.

The Unnecessary Controversy

Y'all already know, no matter what anybody does, says or is. The slick comments are coming regardless.

So even though this video is PACKED with cool tips and the sista is super-pleasant and helpful. Some women were upset that she claims to have 4c hair in the video. Laaaawd help us....

Look, she definitely has type 4 hair, on top of that, most of us have different hair types on our heads. I didn't like that some ladies tried to discredit her information by assuming that Knarlei.

Whether she is or not. The video is a great help for type-4 hair detangling in general. Let's love up on each other in positivity y'all. Go subscribe to her channel and tell her BlackHairOMG sent you! Love you!

1 Secret Weapon for "Slay-Laid" 4C Edges

 

WARNING: If you think I'm too silly then DON'T WATCH THIS VIDEO.

If you don't though, you'll miss how Naakie shows you HOW TO...

  • How to maintain the curl pattern and definition that the 2-strand twists have created while styling.
  • SLAY type 4c edges with her "secret weapon", Design Essentials Natural Honey & Shea Edge Tamer. She says it works wonders on 4c edges.
  • How to save your edges from damage by using a soft-bristle brush.
  • How using a bobby pin in the back of your hair can make sure the back stays flat.

Everyone else without a stick up your hind-parts, get ready for a funky-cute Half Up Half Down Twist Out tutorial from a little-known YouTuber with great type 4 hair tutorials that you might want to subscribe to.

Look, I already know that some of y'all think I act too silly, well hunneeeeey, I ain't got nothin' on this sister named Naakie Nartey. I love it though.

She has personality, and a great 5-minute natural hairstyle that will have you looking SUPER-CUTE.

I aint gonna lie though, she might wanna calm it down or the meanies are gonna be in her DMs and emails talking BOKU crap, lol. ( Trust me I know from personal experience *Hi haters* )

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Anyway, let's get to the meat of this tutorial...

Half Up Half Down Twist Out for 4C Hair Tutorial VID

She's on a healthy hair growth challenge where she keeps her hair in 2-strand twist throughout the week. A great way to avoid the hair growth killing over-manipulation.

She only lets her hair down on the weekend. Here's what you will learn from this video...

Naakie shows you HOW TO...

  • How to maintain the curl pattern and definition that the 2-strand twists have created while styling.
  • How to save your edges from damage by using a soft-bristle brush
  • How using a bobby pin in the back of your hair can make sure the back stays flat.

See This Super-Cute Styling Vid Right Now!

Products used...

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Curly to Straight Hair (SILKY Straight Natural Hair - No Perm)

OK... OK... yes, we admit that we talked about heat as a hair-killer before. You know what? Nothing has changed even though this tutorial uses heat doesn't mean that it's best for your hair.

Here's the deal though... Folks gonna do what they wanna do!

Might as well teach them how to do it right! RIGHT?

So in this informative video, a beautiful natural, long-haired "Lovely" named Maame Hayfron is coming at you with the right information at the right time for the naturals who want to AVOID CHEMICAL RELAXERS and still rock a change-up straight style every once in a while.

According to her video, this is something that she rocks 1 or 2 times a year. Sounds reasonable to me!

So if you have some strong-held objection to other people straightening their own hair, get out NOW! And by the way... Try to relax a lil', LOL... drink some chamomile tea to calm your nerves or something, sheesh...

Without a doubt, we are all about loving what God gave YOU over here at BlackHairOMG. Still though, liking to change up once in a while doesn't mean you are forsaking your kinks and curls.

It means nothing more than girls will be girls.... We like change sometimes.

Just like boys will be boys, they like beer and uhh... more beer. Lol. So look...

Here are the 3 main points you will learn from this tutorial...

  • Test your straightening product FIRST from the bottom, under your overlaying locs. This way you can test for the best results.
  • The better you THOROUGHLY blow dry your hair before flat ironing, the less puffiness you'll end up with at the end.
  • Flat-Ironing before you have fully-dryed (while wide-tooth combing) will lead to split ends or frizzy ends.

If you watched the video, you see that she started off using a Shea Butter and Coconut oil mixture while flat-ironing and she quickly bailed out of that and went to using Mizani Miracle 25 Hair Milk instead for great results. It was not turning out well at first and we've already written an article about 5 reasons to leave Shea Butter and Coconut oil alone.

Well, you saw it first hand in this tutorial. But in the end, it turned out GORGEOUS. Good thing she started out flat-ironing the underside of her hair so that she could figure out what works as she went without having bad patches of hair visible to everyone. Very smart!

What Does DEEP CONDITIONING Really Mean?

You ever just take for granted that a friend of yours knows the same things that you do?

Well, sometimes we make that mistake with our readers. You hear about great natural hair conditioners all the time. We've already written about conditioner washing natural hair and pretty much all of us use hair conditioners.

Still though, many don't REAAALLY know the difference in conditioning and the deep version. There is a BIG difference, soo....

In this article we're gonna talk about...

  • What it means to deep condition your hair.
  • How deep conditioning is different from regular conditioning.

What Do Regular Conditioners Do?

So here's the deal. Regular conditioners only work on the outside by softening your hair, they help smooth down your cuticles, minimize the static and sometimes helps water stay in your hair strand. When you rinse out the conditioner some conditioning agents are left behind which keeps your hair feeling soft.

Watch Out For Fake "Deep" ones...

I can't stand fake "deep" folks, same goes for conditioners, ha! You have to watch out for the way some brands will call a regular conditioner what it REALLY ISN'T. The term ''deep conditioner" has been misused in the retail world as a way to deceive buyers.

You see, it's really simple. If a deep conditioner doesn't have any penetrating ingredients like olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil or hydrolyzed wheat protein, just to name a few, it's NOT a deep conditioner, it's a regular conditioner or just a regular styling cream companies like to add the word 'deep' to justify the high price tag.

DIY Deep Conditioners Are Simple To Make

Some like to buy them, but they are easy to make from home. Simply mix some kind of hair-healthy penetrating oil to a regular conditioner turns it into a deep conditioner, no need to run out to the stores to buy a separate deep conditioner.

And you don't need to go by anyone else's measurements because as I told you in the article about "10 Reasons Why Your Hair Isn't Growing", you need to test and take note of what is working for YOU.  So, it's really up, as I also said in that article, deep conditioning is not a major treatment and can be done as often as you like.

Just keep in mind that deep conditioning is not meant to be a protein treatment so when DIYing your own mix, try not to exceed 2 tablespoons of hydrolyzed wheat protein per every 2 cups of conditioner especially if you choose to deep condition your hair often.

How Often To Deep Condition Will Depend On Various Factors

Everyone's hair is different. So when deciding how often to deep condition it depends on how damaged your hair is, how often you mishandle your hair with heat and hair tools, and it really depends on your hair type based on porosity level.

Deep conditioners work best on damaged hair because it tends to settle into the damaged cracks in any uneven cuticle surface.

So the more damaged or porous your hair is the more time you should let the deep conditioner sit in your hair to fill in those gaps either with steam from a shower cap or a hair steamer but there's no need to let it exceed 30-45 minutes or you run the risk of hydro fatigue if you sleep in it overnight or overdrying if you sit under the dryer for too long.

When It's ALWAYS GOOD To Treat Your Hair As If It's Damaged 

First, let's define damaged hair. Damaged hair is hair that has any injury or impairment to the cuticle, causing the hair to increase in porosity.

So medium-to-high porosity naturals should always nurture our hair as if it's damaged.

Highly Porous & Open Cuticle on the bottom...

It's interesting to note that porosity levels in your hair fluctuate throughout your life based on how you handle your hair, your health, lifestyle, the environment and the use of wrong products.

Increased porosity leads to more breakage and split ends which causes you to have shorter, more damaged hair. How can you avoid this? Most of us should automatically treat our hair like it's damaged. Why?

Because being in the habit of treating your hair like it doesn't have any damage can actually lead to damage.

Look. I'm not saying you have to deep condition your hair every time you shampoo it, just be aware and listen to your hair, if it starts to look dull or you notice some split ends, give it more love and attention.

Deep Conditioning Guidelines According To Porosity

As said earlier, your porosity can change through time, so always pay attention to how your hair is reacting and check your porosity every 3-6 months.

Low Porosity Hair DEEP Conditioning Needs: If your hair is low porosity(and it already has moisture being held in the strands) deep condition your hair depending on how its behaving. So when it gets really dry, go ahead and deep condition it,  if it's not really dry just do a regular conditioning after shampoo.

Medium Porosity Hair DEEP Conditioning Needs:  If you have medium-porosity hair, you need to at least deep condition your hair twice a month.

High Porosity Hair DEEP Conditioning Needs: For high-porosity hair you should be deep conditioning your hair EVERY TIME you shampoo it rather than regular conditioning. Your hair and scalp will treat you for the love you show it, trust me.

ALL Porosity Levels Advice:  No matter your porosity level, after shampooing it's important to at least regular condition your hair if you're not deep conditioned and make sure the conditioner sits in your hair for at least 10 minutes this way it has enough time to soothe and heal your cuticles after experiencing such a traumatic thing like shampooing.

Some Types Who Might Avoid Deep Conditioning

Some women with low porosity hair have found that they never have a true need to deep condition their hair because the low porosity doesn't allow for moisture to leave fast enough to cause dryness problems between regular conditioning sessions.

Also, for some with thin or fine hair, they often find that deep conditioning weighs their hair down and make it feel too oily.

If your hair is in one of these groups and once in a while you choose to deep condition, you should be sure to leave the deep conditioner in for no more than 30 minutes.

How To: 12 Quick & EASY Headwrap Styles (TWA & Short Natural Hair Friendly)

We hear and see the complaints online all the time. You love gorgeous headwraps for when you want a unique and sexy look, the only problem is you feel limited in your styling abilities and choices.

That problem is OVER WITH sis!

Because you will see in the video below from a smaller YouTube channel that amazing headwrap styling options are plentiful and soooooo chic-looking.

[SEE our "Natural Hair GURUS EXPOSED" article HERE...]

They headwrap styles help give a sister that exotic African look that is SO POPPIN' and fashionable, Yáll know we love African style fashion at BlackHairOMG. And let's keep it real...

Who wouldn't want to have such an amazing stylish GO-TO move when you are having a bad hair day? SLAY AWAY BAAAAABAAY!!!

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BlackHairOMG SPOTLIGHT On YouTuber: Ragin from her WestIndieRay

Y'all know we love to focus on great YouTubers who you may not have heard of yet... Allow us to introduce you to Ragin from her WestIndieRay YouTube Channel.

She is gorgeous, has a spunky personality and gives helpful tutorials. Need PROOF?

Well, we gon' learnya right bout na'.... (Yeah, I had country parents, lol)

Take a look as she shows some styles that will have you looking like Regal Royalty.

Who Knew It Could All Be So Simple? (Lauren Hill Voice, LOL)

Girrrrrl, most of us never realized that there was so much you could do with a stylish head wrap!

She really stepped the game up when she wrapped the two scarves together and styled it with the tan scarf then added the kente cloth. Her creativeness is JUST what the doctor ordered.

Although I know I'd still need to practice these to really nail it. They are all VERY doable.

All of these were so pretty and the scarves were such cute design too. Girl, she had me on Amazon looking for stylish scarves a few minutes ago. Ha!

 


❌ NATURAL HAIR GURUS EXPOSED! ❌


This video is a FIRE-STARTER huuuuneeey! Still though,  I agree with most of it and I know that "DSFAVORS" is coming from a good place.

She did a GREAT JOB of exposing the "natural hair gurus" for some of the things she's noticed that need to be addressed. I aint mad at the sister...

First off, her hair is TO DIE FOR and she can see through the BULL. We need to value these kinds of women. They see the useless tips and call them out.

VIDEO: Exposing Today's "Natural Hair Gurus"

This gorgeous sister created this eye-opening video to make you aware of some of the foolery that's out here in some of these videos that we're watching. Take a look...

Advice for the new naturals, look... You need to figure out what works for you....

You don't have to try every technique that they come out with and PLEASE don't believe the hype. We need to use our common sense because some of these ideas and routines are SO absurd, I can't even believe ANYONE is believing these fake-info videos that SOME (naming no names) are creating. Straight deception.

What a Relaxer is Really Doing to Your Natural Hair (A Must Watch !!)

Hey Loves! Look... You won't EVER hear about us bashing a group of sistas over their hair choices over here at BlackHairOMG.

Only educating and loving up on em'.

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So pleaaaase remember that when you watch this AMAZING video with SCIENTIFIC and FACTUAL information about the effects of relaxing natural hair.

I don't want any of my relaxed-hair sistas to get defensive, because we'd never come at you crazy.

I feel you should do whatever you want to do with your hair. We just want you to know what is happening, that's all we care about.

This Video from GreenBeauty is in the BlackHairOMG spotlight today because she is so respectful and scientific about the information that I couldn't help but shine some light on this info, so check it out!

VIDEO: What a Relaxer is Really Doing to Your Natural Hair 

So listen....

I have relaxed my hair in the past, most of us have. I still LOVE straight styles and I like to see us achieve them without chemically-altering the hair.

But we don't make any hair "laws" over here. I hope you got some good information from vid and that you make ALL your hair decisions armed with the knowledge needed to enjoy gorgeous hair for years and years, even into old age.

Love you sis!

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3 PERFECTLY Professional Natural Hairstyles for Work

Listen to me and listen good sis...

Don't you let anyone tell you that your natural hair is "unprofessional" for the workplace.  Your natural hair is... After all, your NATURAL HAIR.

Again... IT IS OUR NATURAL, God-created, God-given beautiful crown of beauty.

Think about this... Nobody else is forced to chemically-alter their hair to be able to punch a clock. Like... What are we even talking about?!?

Now let's keep things in perspective though, just like for ANY OTHER race and any other type of hair, there will always be styles that are not meant for work.

No matter your race or hair-type, some styles are too sexy, too exotic, too distracting, too unkempt, or too whatever for a strictly business environment.

Still, this little-known (for now) YouTuber is giving us some great and doable natural hairstyle for the corporate scene, check her out...

BlackHairOMG SPOTLIGHT ON: LoveIsInTheHairNoLye

These three cute AND professional styles are from a YouTuber that BlackHairOMG wants you to know. Ya know why???

We really want to make sure we don't focus only on the big-name YouTuber natural's out there (although we love and feature them too). There are so many knowledgeable, helpful and pleasant naturals who should get more shine.

We will happily lend our platform out for them so that they get more attention too.

So please support them. Let's love up on each other!

Subscribe and comment on their channels. Tell them BlackHairOMG sent you to deliver some love!

LoveInInTheHairNoLye is a gorgeous 4b/4c natural-haired sister who uses Curls Unleashed ORS on her luscious.

Here is LoveIsInTheHairNoLye's video showing some super-cute Natural Hairstyle for corporate America. I know you'll like it!d

Did this young beautiful sista deliver or nah... I'm voting HECKY-YEAH! I loved it and I love her. So regal, so unique, so funny and so BlackHairOMG APPROVED!

Why LoveIsInTheHairNoLye's Vid Is BlackHairOMG SPOTLIGHT Worthy...

One of the main reasons this sista caught our eye is because she gives you natural hairstyle that a real person with a decent job can actually wear. LOL!

Let's be honest...

Many of these natural hairstyle videos that we see are TOO CUTE.

Still though, at the end of the video you are thinking "I LOVE IT, but does sis have a real job like me? I can't wear this to the office on Monday! Cute though girl.... Do you."

And you're still wearing the same tired hairstyles because the vid really didn't help you in REAL LIFE. As you had hoped...

Well, this young sista, who definitely deserve more than 3,000 subscribers. So go on ahead and subscribe to this young beauty! HERE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzRRShqfz5loV_-MYq6SFlQ

 

10 Reasons Why Your Hair ISN'T GROWING

Look sis, life is too-dang-short to be walkin' around with a head full of struggle strands and faulty follicles.  Ya heard me? (Birdman voice)

Be honest... Are you struggling to grow your hairs as fast as you'd like to?

Are you tired of seeing other women show off their miracle growth pics and feeling like you never really know the FULL STORY as to HOW they are growing and keeping hair such healthy, beautiful hair?

You ain't alone honey.

We get women writing in to BlackHairOMG all the time asking about certain hair growth regimens or hair health products for growth.

Well... Let's get right into it. These 10 hair growth mistakes are VERY common, and they need to stop so that your hair growth can start.

The 10 Deadly Hair Growth Sins

 #1 - Trusting Your Hair Growth To a Stylist

YOU need to take responsibility for LEARNING WHAT YOUR HAIR NEEDS. Your stylist may love you to death, but they will never care about your hair as much as you do.

Many stylists are more concerned with THEIR OWN COMFORTABLE HABITS when doing hair, often they are not willing to listen to you about what you need and then ACTUALLY DO IT.

If you insist... I guess.

You ever find yourself getting talked out of what you wanted her to do? It happens all the time. Many feel like a mama, talking to kids who don't know what's good for them.

BUT IF YOU STUDY YOUR HAIR, you will know what's good for you and you might be better off just doing it yourself.

They are not with your hair 24-7, you are. So please equip yourself with the knowledge. Test different oils, creams, regimens.

Write your experiments in a journal, track your successes and failures and piece together the PERFECT plan of action. You are your best hope for finding your hair growth keys.

 Sin #2 - Not Paying Attention To Your Hair Product Ingredients 

Avoiding harsh chemicals is a must, if you don't recognize the first 3

Great, Natural Ingredients.

ingredients on the label, it's probably not something you should put on your scalp.

An example of a GREAT ingredient list with natural and organic products that help hair instead of hurt it, she was reading the ingredient list for Fro Butter with Emu Oil. Excellent example!

 Sin #3 - Not having a WEEKLY Hair regimen

Having a weekly hair regimen that you follow gives you the STRUCTURE  and consistency needed to start growing hair like a BOSS.

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Sin #4 - Not LISTENING To Your Hair

Having a weekly hair regimen is also made for learning and being able to listen. Remember I talked about having a hair journal?

Well, when your hair screams out for a change in your regimen, change it and write down what you did. That way you are taking note when your hair speaks! Literally...

 Sin #5 - Being TOO Hands On

When your main goal is hair growth, that means your #1 goal is also hair retention.

One major enemy of hair retention is you constantly messing with your hair and manipulating it. Find low-manipulation hairstyles, and leave your hair alone to grow in peace, honey!

 Sin #6 - Not Wearing Stretched Styles Enough

When you have kinky hair it's soooo easy to get kinks and knots. Wearing stretched styles eliminates that problem.

 Sin #7 - Think Deep Conditioning Is a Special Event

No, No, No! You can deep condition every week! Don't wait til you have a hair emergency or you start feeling dryness. Deep condition weekly (or as much as possible), it's a hair saver!

 Sin #8 - You saying, "Aaah, Porosity, Smorosity... WHATEVAH..."

You need to understand your hair porosity level. You think we out here Bull-Jivín' when we bring up porosity? That is critical knowledge for understanding your specific needs when you are trying to moisturize and stay moisturized. Without proper and constant moisture..... SNAP CRACKLE POP baaaaaby. Get it together.

 Sin #9 - Using Moisturizers That Don't Match Your Hair type

This goes back to #8 a lil' bit, because how will you know the best moisturizer for your hair if you don't know what type of hair you have?

Also, if you have chemically-damaged hair from perming or dyeing that is a clue as to what types of moisturizers to use and avoid. Weather-damaged hair has different moisturizing needs as well. That's why BlackHairOMG is here to teach you what you need to know 🙂

 Sin #10 - Oiling Without Moisturizing FIRST

Where would we be without amazing hair oils??? They are a MUST, a staple, a God-send! BUUUUUTTTTT!!!!

A Big Ol' But.

OILS!!! Understand Their Role and GROW!

One MAJOR confusion many of us have is that oils actually moisturize. They do not.

Moisture comes from water, oils and nutrients and SEAL IN moisture.

Listen, very-light oils with smaller molecular particles actually penetrate your hair follicles to deliver nutrients and then seal that moisture in.

Heavier oils with larger molecular particles do not penetrate, they simply coat and seal whatever moisture you already have infused.

Either way, if you seal your hair without first infusing it with moisture through some kind of moisturizing cream, co-wash, leave-in condition, etc. It's like tying the end of a balloon that's filled with air, and expecting to see water inside afterwards.

No, if you want a water balloon, you put water in first THEN you seal the balloon. So always keep that in mind.

Oil does not moisturize, but PENETRATING OILS, like Moroccan argan oil, do super-charge your moisturized hair with healthy nutrients and seals all that goodness inside. that's a recipe for some booty-length hair if you stick to a healthy regimen.

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