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5 Easy Steps to Care for Men’s Natural Hair

By December 19, 2014hair + beauty

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You are welcome guys! We heard you were looking for some tips on caring for your natural hair, and we are here with the answers! Caring for your hair properly can help prevent premature hair loss, breakage, and damage.  Here are a few tips that can help make your hair routine a little easier. Don’t worry we’ve revamped it,  and made it guy friendly to help all of our natural men out!

1. The first step is cleansing

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Shampooing your hair is very important to the health of your scalp. Shampoo removes dust, dirt, as well as natural oils, and built up residue. You should be shampooing at least once a week. Make sure to focus on cleansing your scalp while you are shampooing. This will allow for the dirt to be removed from the scalp, down the hair follicle and eventually washed down the drain. You don’t want to use a shampoo that contains sodium lauryl sulfates, as this strips the hair of its natural oils. tgin’s Moisture Rich Shampoo for Natural Hair does not contain any harsh chemicals and gently cleanses the hair.

2. Conditioning

 

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It is imperative to condition each time you wash your hair with tgin’s triple rich moisturizing conditioner It is much harder for natural oils that the scalp produces to travel down the length of natural and tightly coiled hair. Each time you wash your hair, no matter how gentle the shampoo you use, your hair is losing oils it needs to keep your hair moisturized. Conditioning hair helps add moisture back into the hair. You can also prepoo your hair (condition it before you shampoo) for a little more moisture. You can read on how to do that here. 

3. Detangling

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To help prevent excessive hair loss, or damage, it is important to detangle your hair while it is wet. Never detangle your hair while it is dry, that can cause hair breakage. Our moisture rich conditioner for natural hair, helps to add slip when you are detangling your hair. An important thing to remember while conditioning your hair is detangling. You want to start from the bottom of your hair and work your way up. Gently loosening any hair that has been tangled with either a wide tooth comb, or your fingers. Dividing your hair into sections makes this process a lot easier. When the hair is divided into sections you can easily tell which hair has already been detangled, as well as keep the hair separated so it doesn’t tangle back up.

4. Deep Conditioning

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If your hair is feeling excessively dry, or you just want to spend a little extra time on making sure your hair is well moisturized, deep conditioning will be your best friend. Our Honey Miracle Hair Mask provides extra hydration, and strength, as well adds elasticity and softness to the hair. You simply work the mask in your hair from roots to ends. Our deep conditioner also works extremely well at detangling your hair. You can leave the deep conditioner in your hair during the duration of your shower, or for up to 30 minutes.For extra softness, cover your hair with a shower cap while the conditioner is in.This will help keep the moisture locked in. Finally, you will want to rinse your hair. Be sure that all of the conditioner residue is completely gone. Rinse with cool water to reseal your hair follicles. You can dry your hair with either a microfiber towel or teeshirt.

5. Leave in

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Once your hair is clean and dry, you want to add our leave in products. There are a few different methods you can use, we like the L.O.C method. The LOC method stands for liquid, oil, cream. The liquid can be a spritz or water based hair spray. For oil, you can use tgin’s Argan oil, and for cream, you can use tgin’s Daily Butter Cream. Finally, you can style your hair as desired.

BONUS: Style 

 

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One great product to use for styling is our twist and define cream. Twist and Define cream can be used on short or long hair. Apply twist and define cream to damp, detangled hair in small sections, comb through from root to tip. From there you can twist your hair. Or simply allow the product to dry in your hair. For ultimate shine you can add our daily butter cream once your hair is dry.

Here are a few great hairstyles for men.

Don’t forget to check out these great articles for more tips!

 

What method are you currently using to care for your natural hair?

Ashley Renee is a licensed esthetician, Mac makeup artist, natural hair enthusiast, writer and poet from Chicago, follow her on Instagram @Ashleyvsrenee!