1. Drink Plenty of Water
Yes your fro loves to be washed, but drinking water is another way to add that much needed moisture to your kinks. When you drink water you hydrate your entire body including your hair follicles. Just like a plant, your follicles (roots) absorb water to promote growth. Drinking the right amount of water can keep your hair from feeling dry and brittle.
2. Know Your Hair
Everyone is different! This is especially true when it comes to hair. Just because you fit into the same “hair type” doesn’t mean your hair craves the same things. Learn the density, porosity and other properties of your hair. Knowing these things can help you develop a regimen and choose products that work best for you. A great resource to help you figure these things out is The Science of Black Hair by Audrey Davis-Sivasothy.
3. Protect your Hair at Night
To maintain your moisture overnight wearing a silk or satin scarf/bonnet is a great idea. Cotton absorbs moisture; materials like silk and satin are less absorbent and ideal for protecting your hair. But, if you're anything like me, tying your hair up at night is sometimes an after thought. On those nights, I’m so grateful for my satin pillowcases. They feel great on the skin and allow your hair to retain its moisture.
How do you keep your fro on fleek? Leave any questions or comments below.