Protective Hairstyles for Hair Growth
As a woman with chemically treated hair (texturized), I make sure to practice proper care at night or in the night hours and implement a night hair care routine. I think that every woman should have a Nighttime Hair Routine for Natural Hair for Growth and Health.
If you do not have a night hair care routine then continue reading this blog post all about nighttime routing for natural hair.
When I was younger I never realized how important it is to care for your hair at night and to be involved in nightly skin care, and now that I am older I love to take care of my hair type at night and protect it. Not only can you benefit from cute protective hairstyles, and If you are wondering how to protect your hair at night then I will be your virtual guide to caring for your hair at night.
Here are many factors you should practice at night for your hair:
1. Oil Your Scalp
Ladies I can not emphasize how important it is to oil your scalp at night time. Recently (a few months ago) I started to oil my scalp 3 times per week, and it has boosted my hair growth!
I was doing some research on youtube on ways to stimulate hair growth of the hair follicles and I came upon a slew of videos using natural oils to promote healthy hair growth. The main oil that was used is the Wild Growth Hair Oil , which contains coconut oil, olive oil and other essential oils that promote hair growth. This oil is fairly cheap, and you can find it at your local beauty supply store for around $15, it also lasts around 2 months of hair applications.
Oiling your scalp at night to take care of your hair before bed only takes maybe 5-10 minutes and is a critical step if you want to see massive hair growth, along with overnight hair masks and deep conditioners.
2. Start With a Good Scalp Massage
Believe it or not, giving yourself a good scalp massage is a great way to start off the night when caring for your hair. For me I find that massaging my scalp with my hands does me no justice. Recently I have discovered scalp massagers that are budget-friendly and are gentle on the hair.
The scalp massagers that I am referring to are ones that you can find at sally’s or online, they are basic and can also detangle the hair. They are also great at removing product buildup that can form on the scalp and are usually used in the shower while shampooing the hair. So, these tools are multi-purpose and come in handy.
The scalp massager that I personally use is by Hairstory, I recently did a review on the cleansing conditioner that they make, and they also gave me a scalp massager. These tools are also called shampoo brushes and I would recommend one to anyone that wants to invigorate the scalp or massage it. Trust me it is a great tool, and my hair and scalp have been loving it.
Anyways, what you want to do is basically massage the scalp with the brush for a good five minutes,making sure that you get every area on the scalp. Then detangle your tangled hair, and you are ready for the next step.
3. Re-moisturize and Seal
The next step that I like to implement in my night care routine is moisturizing the hair with a light moisturizer. You don’t want to weigh the hair down as you will be doing this each night. My favorite hair moisturizer to use is the Crème of Nature Argan Oil hair moisturizer after you wash your hair, or even shea butter!
It smells great and is not too heavy, all I do is rub a dime-size amount into the palm of my hands and apply it to the hair mainly concentrating on the ends of the hair as they are the most fragile and need the most care and attention.
Moisturizing your dry hair at night is a great way to condition the hair while you sleep. In the morning I find that my hair is supple and soft and feels and coupling it with protective hairstyles for natural hair growth makes my hair feel the same way it would if you were to keep your hair in a bun for a few hours.
What better time to do this than at night when you don’t have to do anything while you are sleeping. But the best way to penetrate the moisturizer is by implementing the next step, and that is to protect the hair at night. You could also cover the hair with a shower cap while you sleep for extra moisture.
4. Wrap Hair At Night
If you want a great hair day, and want to avoid any damaged hair and to avoid any extra heat damage then wrapping your hair at night is the way to go. When I was younger I always had the hardest time wrapping my hair at night the usual way and would usually part my hair down the middle and wrap the hair in opposite directions.
As time went on I noticed that my hair would crinkle and ruin the hairstyle I was trying to achieve. But thanks to youtube I can now wrap my hair like everyone else and not have crinkly hair in the morning.
I would recommend wrapping the hair at night to practice good night hair care. Wrapping the hair at night is a protective styles that protects your strands from the natural elements such as dry air and rubbing against hard surfaces such as fabric and cotton sheets. Also , using a daily moisturizer before you wrap your hair is a great way to implement overnight hair conditioning.
You will benefit from wrapping your hair at night and using a hair bonnet because your hair goes un-touched at night and is also protected by and elastic band at the perimeter of the head. Your hair will feel soft and supple and will be smooth, straight, and shiny. You may also want to try dry shampoo before wrapping for a fresh feeling.
Hair is one of the most expensive things to replace. Protecting your hair at night routine for 4c natural hair by using a silk pillowcase, moisturizing your hair, and wrapping your hair at night time can go a long way in preserving what you already have. Coupling this technique with easy protective hairstyles at night with sleeping bonnets will make your hair flourish and prevent hair loss.
Also using the right tools such as wide tooth comb and brushing hair with a boars bristle brush , and allowing your natural hair to air dry will also help, while you stay away from the curling iron.
On a side note, I also wanted to mention that I discuss the benefits of protective styles here and discuss protective hair styles such as bantu knots, Fulani braids, box braids, mini twists, jumbo twists , flat twists, two strand twist and hair extension can help you grow your hair.
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