Although people prefer natural hair, it can be challenging to maintain different hacks. As a result, many opt to relax it. Most African women either have type 4a, 4b, or 4c hair types. Type 4c has tighter coils as compared to the rest. However, nurturing hair should not be an issue, since, with the right tools and products, it is easy to manage nappy curls. As such, below we have highlighted some of the hair hacks to try at home.
Use of Perm Rods
You should use perm rods on the strands to enhance the curls on your hair, especially when removing the twists. Besides, the hair trends tend to appear lifeless when styling using twist-outs; either, the flat or regular ones.
Use of Bobby Pins for Length
Additionally, instead of waiting for the twists to dry, add bobby pins after making twirls on your hair. The pins stretch out your hair by pinning down the twirls on each end. The main advantage of using the pins is that it allows the twists to dry while in an extended position, thus, forming lengthier curls.
Aloe Vera Juice Rinse
Besides, apart from washing your hair with regular shampoos and conditioners, you should use Aloe Vera juice. You can extract the juice by scooping out the gel in the plant and blending it to get a paste. After conditioning and rinsing your hair, spray the aloe juice on your scalp and work your way out to the ends of hair strands. Leave this in for a few minutes then rinse it out. This blend makes the hair shiny and moisturized since Aloe Vera balances the pH and helps in water retention.
Rinse Hair with Cold Water
After the regular wash-day routine, rinse your hair with ice-cold water. The water closes up the pores and prevents dirt from accumulating on the pores, thus enhancing hair growth.
Use of Baby Wipes
Cleaning the hair with baby wipes has numerous advantages on your scalp. It enhances cleansing without agitation. It is one of the gentle ways of removing product build-up and dirt.