|1BlessedNatural: Useful Natural Hair Tips Our Parents Gave Us (photo courtesy of Flickr- Rod Waddington under the CC by-SA 2.0)|
The natural hair movement may have taught us naturals a few new things, but there are some useful tips that our parents/caregivers may have given us very early. When I was a kid, my grandmother/mother gave me some natural hair tips that are still useful to me today. They include the following:
1. Don't play in your hair: This is true for me and a lot of other naturals. When I over manipulate my hair, it can get damaged and start to break off.
2. Use a wide-tooth comb: Although I sometimes use a fine tooth comb to detangle my hair, I use wide-tooth combs the most.
3. Check the bristles of the brush: My grandmother was huge on checking the bristles of the brush to be sure they weren't too harsh on my hair. To this day, I am very careful with the use of brushes. The only brush I use is the Gabriela brush (Denman brush knock-off) for detangling. I only use it once in a while because it pulls my hair. I had to remove 3 rows of bristles to make it usable on my hair.
|1BlessedNatural: mother doing daughter's hair|
I'm grateful for the natural hair tips my grandmother/mother gave me. I would love to hear about your experiences!
What natural hair tips did your parents/caregivers give you as a child that you still find useful now? #naturalhairblog
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