“I’ve been natural a little over a year now! I am having a difficult time keeping my hair moisturized and [I] find that it’s not as long as those who have been natural the same period of time as me. Do you have any suggestions???? HELP PLEASE!!!”
It’s impossible for me to give a definitive answer but here are my suggestions:
- Moisturize from the inside by drinking lots of water during the day. Generally it’s recommended to drink half your weight in ounces (i.e. 160lbs/2 = 80oz per day). If you don’t like water try adding cucumber or mint or even tea with no sugar.
- Moisturize from the outside by using a spray bottle with a leave-in conditioner and a sealant. I try to spray my hair at minimum every other day, focusing on the ends. My spray bottle currently has about 90% water and 10% leave-in (Sénica Senk or Kinky Curly Knot Today ). After I spray I seal the ends with shea butter and coconut oil mixed (but any light oil will do the trick).