More women are going natural today for a number of reasons and re-learning how to take care of their God given crowns. The reasons of going natural are as diverse as the women who decide to go natural. Self expression, health, economics, hair loss, work, family, friends, and love are all counted as reason for this shift in hair care. This has not gone unnoticed by us at Curl Again (and the hair industry) as the natural hair care market continues to grow and to be a major consideration for many companies.
Let’s clarify what we mean by “natural hair”. Natural hair is hair that has not been treated with chemicals. That means no color, no perms, no relaxers. It’s the hair you are born with! The transition to natural hair can be achieved sedately by letting it grow out, or drastically by taking the big chop to start afresh. Whatever you decide, you need to make sure you are prepared for the new you.
Begin by visualizing you with your beautiful natural hair. Then have fun take time to choosing your new hairstyle. Next, consult with your hair care professional to find out how you can achieve a style that fits your personality, lifestyle and hair type. You should also get a recommendation of products that you can use during the transition or after the big chop. Don’t miss this important step as you need to make sure you understand the right pH levels necessary for you to maintain healthy natural hair and scalp and to be happy with the results!
Most shampoos and conditioners that are “pH balanced” are a neutral 7.0 on the pH scale. As you can see that is the same as using water. This is fine if your hair is straight because the sebum in your hair easily flows down your hair shaft and dryness is not an issue for you. However, if you hair is chronically dry these types of products will not work. You need a more acidic shampoo and conditioner.
If your hair is curly, still has chemicals in it or if you are African American, you probably suffer from chronic dryness. You need a more acidic shampoo and conditioner on the pH level 4.5 to 5.5 (check out these natural healthy hair and scalp shampoos). Curl Again offers luxurious shampoos and conditioners and scalp care products that are perfectly blended with natural ingredients that absorb into the hair and work together to moisturize, nourish, strengthen and protect the hair and scalp.
So, whatever your reason, what your hair type, you can enjoy your transition to natural hair with a little planning and the right products! Send me your comments and questions Rhonda@CurlAgain.com