We love twists and box braids but it looks they don't like our hairline much! Like all parts of our bodies, our hair also needs TLC, whether you have cornrows, afro, chiskop, braids or dreads.
Braids and other hairstyles where your hair is pulled can cause your hairlines to go back. The first rule is to be gentle. Don’t pull your hair all the way back when you want to rock a ponytail. If your hairline tends to go back faster, consider styles that cause less damage, or avoid braiding your edges.
Afros are hot right now, but how do you make your natural hair rise that high? Bantu Knots, babes. Part your hair into equal sections, plait each section like you would when you braid your hair, then twist the braid until it forms a knot. Do this before you sleep; undoing your hair every morning after bathing so steam doesn’t make your afro flop.
This is caused by a dry scalp, causing it to be itchy and to have white flakes. It's a beauty emergency! Twice a week, mix 3 tablespoons of olive or castor oil with 1 and a half tablespoons of lemon juice, massage into your scalp and wash off after at least 20 minutes. Wet your hair a little bit, rub some bicarbonate of soda onto your hair and rinse off after 2 minutes.
Take it easy
When hair breaks or goes thin and dry, it can be a result of how it’s blow-dried and overusing relaxers and hair dye. Set blow dryers and straightens on low-heat. Wait 8 weeks between each application of relaxer, and only apply the product to your growth.
Tip: Once or twice a month, mix a quarter of castor oil with one egg, wash your hair, air-dry it then apply the mixture. Leave it for 30 minutes and rinse with water. Castor oil promotes hair growth while the protein in eggs helps with making hair strong.
It takes time to see the results of any changes you make, your hair care included. So be patient and keep going.