Given the dry, dusty, and harsh weather lately, it’s essential to take steps to protect your hair. The Harmattan is a season in West Africa that occurs between the end of November and the middle of March.
If you haven’t noticed, your hair probably has, this is the season where people tend to lose the most hair.
Harmattan is basically just leftover trade wind from the Sahara Desert, that blows over to West Africa. Now, you will notice how dry and brittle your hair will become, that’s why you will need to follow most, if possible all of the hair tips I will give you.
Pay close attention because this will determine if you will come out of this season with any hair on your head, lol. I will be giving you the best hair care tips for the Harmattan period. The last one is the most important, read to the end.
INVEST IN A SPRAY BOTTLE
Trust me you will need it this season, the best gift you can give your hair this period is to keep it moisturized, your hair will dry up rapidly, even after moisturizing.
You need to moisturize as often as possible, morning and night. or at least once a day.
AVOID CLARIFYING SHAMPOOS
Clarifying shampoos are good for removing excess dirt and residue in the hair, but it has one disadvantage it also wipes off the natural oils produced by the sebaceous glands in our hair follicles, leaving the hair dry and brittle. That’s why we recommend that you use a Moisturizing Shampoo this season, they not only balance the PH of your hair, but it keeps your hair properly moisturized and healthy.
SATIN BONNETS / PILLOWS CASES ARE YOUR BEST FRIENDS
There’s no excuse to sleeping without a bonnet or a satin pillowcase on these cold nights, this goes for all the mommies and babies out there. Wear your bonnets at all times whenever you are indoors, especially when you want to sleep. The silky satin material reduces friction between your hair and your pillowcase or bonnet, which makes hair less frizzy and reduces breakage and tangling.
Drink as much water as possible, it is extremely important you stay hydrated the state of our body can be known through our hair, nails, skin, and so on. In order to keep all these parts well moisturized it is recommended to drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water per day.
Take a minimum of 8 Glasses of water
MOISTURIZE! MOISTURIZE! MOISTURIZE!
I don’t mind saying it one last time, Moisturize! Invest in the Afrovirtues Daily Hair Moisturizer and water-based leave-in conditioner right now, head over to our store, outlets, or any means you can get one right now. It is very important for you to keep your hair moisturized.
Moisture will quickly dry up in this season, it is of extreme important that after moisturizing you seal in the liquid with a light hair butter made from whipped oils like the Herbal Hair Growth Butter What this does is it helps to lock in all the moisture, ensuring your hair gets all the nutrients and mineral it needs.
Protective styling simply means putting your hair in styles like weaving, braids, cornrows, and any style that is convenient for you. This will help your hair retain more moisture and reduce the amount of hair breakage you will experience this season. This really is not the time to flaunt that Afro, we love your natural hair but keeping it healthy is more important.
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