By Winnie The Fashionista | Dec 24, 2019
Which came first? The chicken or the egg? Guess we’ll never know. But here are a few things we will know by the end of this article. You’ve probably heard many conflicting rules in the hair community. Lots of debate on whether you should do it one way or another. These are some of the things you’ve been confused about and we’re here to set the record straight:
Detangling is an essential step in your hair routine. Whether relaxed or natural, detangling is a must if you’re trying to avoid breakage. But when is the best time to detangle? When hair is wet or dry? Some say you should detangle when hair is wet and some say you should detangle when hair is dry. The best time to detangle is right before you shampoo. Divide your hair into small sections then spray some leave-in conditioner on your hair. Try the TCB Naturals Anti-Dandruff Leave-in Spray which helps fight dandruff, reduces flakes and relieves itchiness.It will also softens your tresses, helping you comb your hair.
Gently comb out each section to remove knots.Why we don’t detangle wet hair, is because hair is weakest and thoroughly stretches when wet. If you try to detangle wet hair, you may run into some serious breakage.
Heat has long been vilified because of its effect on hair. Purists in the natural hair community are against any and all forms of heat. But the thing is, heat is not entirely bad for your hair. It is good when used in moderation. You can use heat to curl or straighten, just don’t use it everyday. Plus when you use it, use heat protectant.
A long time ago before we became obsessed with reading product labels, we used to use silicones gladly. Your most common silicones are : dimethicone, cyclomethicone, cyclopentasiloxane, amodimethicone, PEG-12 dimethicone, dimethiconol, phenyl trimethicone, and dimethicone copolymer. These are mainly found in shampoos and conditioners. Many naturalistas have sworn off silicones and vowed to go cone-free. The reason for this is that silicones are notorious for causing build up and weighing down hair, making it dull and heavy. It also means that the pores are clogged, impeding hair growth. However, silicones are used to preserve products as well as provide that ‘‘slip’’ that makes hair soft and slippery. This means that to remove the silicones from your hair, you need to use a heavy duty clarifying shampoo. But should we shun all silicone products? If you shun every single product that has silicone, you may end up missing out on a really great product. The final word on this is that you can use silicones but not too much. And if you use them, ensure to use a clarifying product to remove the build-up.
Which other hair rules have you heard or read about that totally confuses you? Let us know and we will debunk it for you!
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