Hacks are a faster way to get things done, not mention, lifesaving. Here are 8 hair hacks you definitely need to try!
There’s actually many ways you could stretch your hair without heat, including the African threading method and Bantu knots. But the easiest way is using flexi rods. You’ve probably heard of them, probably never considered using them for this.
Flexi rods are a type of hair rollers that are made up of foam and have a straight structure but are flexible enough to be bent around your hair and secure their position.
Start by sectioning off your hair and detangling it with some conditioner. After this, secure a flexi rod and use it to roll your hair starting from the tips to the root, then secure either end of the flexi rod around your hair. Cover with a bonnet before you sleep, and the next day you should have a fuller stretched out look.
The results from a twist out can pretty satisfying. Then comes the worry of not being able to have it last longer. Well, you don’t have to worry about losing your succulent curls overnight.
Simply section off parts of your twist out and use a hair band to wrap around each section. With this simple banding technique, you can wake up in the morning without disfiguring your curls.
Edges make a nice finish to almost every natural hairstyle. Whether it’s knotless braids or a pineapple updo, edges offer a sleeker finish to your hair.
If you want them to hold for a longer time, simply use a satin head scarf to hold them in place. You can do this overnight or even on your way to an event and take it off after for a fresh, sleek look.
If you’re having one of those days where you just don’t have the time to work on your hair, reach out for your head scarf. Whether your hair is in an updo or not, you can simply wrap the scarf around your head and tuck it neatly, so you can appear presentable.
This shouldn’t be an everyday thing however, as most scarves are made from cotton which could suck the moisture from your hair.
If you’re looking for an easy way to deal with shrinkage and tangles after wash day, this is it. Simply detangle your hair before washing, form it into twists(not too small; relatively big) and then wash your hair.
This way your hair is kept in tact, all while cleansing it. Deep condition it after washing, and for sure your hair won’t be tangled.
We’re advised against using normal towels to dry our hair-to instead opt for microfiber towels. However, not many people have access to these. If you’re one of those people, you can use a t-shirt to dry your hair.
This fabric is great because it’s not too rough on your hair. Simply pass your head through the shirt, cover and tie your hair with the fabric.
The truth is, deep conditioning can be done with or without heat. However, heat does enhance the treatment. Some people enter dryers and some opt for simpler methods like wrapping their hair with a plastic cap to generate heat. Well, there’s another way.
Place some conditioner in a microwave safe container and plop it in the microwave oven for around 20 seconds. Give it a good stir, make sure it’s not too hot, and apply it to your hair.
We know just how dry natural hair can get. If your hair is crying out for help like this, there’s a simple remedy just for you. Start by sectioning off your hair (We know this may hurt, especially if your hair is dry with tangles. Use your fingers to gently section off your hair).
Apply a moisturizer like water or conditioner(for better results) to each section and seal off the moisture with an oil. Plait your hair into large twists, and wrap it in clear wrapping film. Cover it with a silk scarf before you sleep and you should be good to go. Leave this on overnight, no doubt the next morning your hair will feel so much softer and manageable.
There you have it, 8 simple hacks that will make managing your natural hair a whole load easier. Let us know in the comments which of these is your favorite! Remember, you’re a gem and your hair is so precious.