Embarking on a new journey is not always easy. The natural hair journey is no exception. Being newly natural should be an exciting time of getting to know and love your hair. For some, it can be very frustrating causing them to commit crimes against their innocent curls. Here are 3 common crimes that new naturals may be guilty of committing.
1. Curl Negligence
If anyone has ever told you that maintaining natural hair doesn’t take work, then I’m sorry to tell you that they lied! Although natural hair has a strong appearance it is actually the most fragile of all hair types. This means that your curls must receive consistent tender loving care.
Failure to do so can result in dryness, breakage, and unhappy damaged curls. So, stop neglecting your gorgeous curls and start giving them what they need by moisturizing with a water-based leave-in conditioner, sealing with oil, and protecting your ends.
2. Not Giving Hair Products a Fair Trial
Trying a product just once is not enough to convict it of fraud. Granted, there will be some products that just aren’t for you whether it’s because of their scent, consistency, or performance. I’ve found that in order to be a fair judge of a product you need to have all the facts.
Try obtaining background information such as product ingredients and company information. Knowing what ingredients to look for in hair products will aid in knowing the difference between what products will or will not perform to your liking. Also, witnesses such as product reviews can be a great help in making the final decision to purchase a hair product.
3. Stealing Every Hair Care Regimen
Keep in mind that no two heads of curls are the same. Therefore, developing a hair care regimen that is specific to your hair’s needs is a must because what works for others may not work at all for you. Take notes on the methods and products that you use on wash day. This will help you pinpoint the process that your hair responds well to.
Hopefully, your curls haven’t fallen victim to these vicious curl crimes. If they have, I recommend that you immediately start giving your curls the proper care that they need and deserve.
It’s all about learning to work with what you have. Investing in healthy hair will not only make your hair happy, but it will also make you happy to see that your hair is thriving. So, just say no to the criminal curl activity and remember, if you do the crime, then you’ll do the time… the time repairing your hair that is.
Are you guilty of committing these curl crimes? What other curl crimes are there to commit? How did you solve the crime?