Moisture is everything when it comes to natural hair health. Many naturals struggle with keeping their textured hair well-moisturized. While my hair was in extensions, I moisturized daily and even twice a day sometimes. I recommend using an essential oil mix with an eye dropper that will easily allow the oil to penetrate the braids. Be sure that your mix includes oils that both coat the hair shaft like Argan Oil, Moroccan Oil and Macadamia Oil and penetrate the hair shaft like Olive Oil, Coconut Oil and Avocado Oil.
4. Stay Away from Sulfates
Natural hair is extremely gentle. Harsh sulfates that can be found in shampoos and conditioners have been found to have a degenerative effect on the cell membranes in hair, causing the breakdown of proteins. Counsel your clients on choosing the appropriate products for their hair texture that do not contain sulfates.
5. Invest In a Daily Vitamin
Stunted growth and hair breakage can also be a sign that your body is not getting enough of the right nutrients. Recommend a daily vitamin that includes Vitamin A, Folic Acid, Vitamin E, Vitamin B Complex and Biotin to help promote hair growth from the inside out.