I love using a metal pic or comb for detangling my hair while dry. It doesn’t break, pull or put stress on my hair like a plastic wide-tooth comb when detangling. A metal pic was the comb of choice for natural hair or afros in the 70’s. I just wanted to share this information with you. Try it, it could help ease your detangling sessions before shampooing your hair.
Great oil and moisturizer for the hair. Absorbs into the hair cuticle easily without leaving a residue on the hair. This oil can be found in most health food stores. There are other brands of organic coconut oils available.
Shea butter is a great moisturizer for the hair. It is little heavier than coconut oil. Great for twisting the hair.
Good for a leave-in conditioner. Also, it gives the hair a lovely rosy scent.
Tea Tree Oil is a great anti fungal oil for the scalp and promotes hair growth. Never use this oil or any essential oil without a carrier oil. Almond, olive , coconut, and grape seed oil, and more.
Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii or Vitellaria paradoxa), like the many edible nut “butters,” is derived from the nut of a tree. The African Shea tree grows primarily in West Africa. According to Vitamin Stuff, Shea butter is called “women’s gold” because so many West African women make their living from the production of this butter. Making Shea Butter is a laborious task. The nuts are cracked and the fleshy meat is taken out, roasted, and then ground into a paste that is then left to harden.
According to Sankofa Natural, Shea Butter can be used for “stretch mark prevention during pregnancy, fights the effects of aging, repairs rough damaged skin, eczema, minor burns, pain relief from swelling and arthritis, improves muscle relaxation and stiffness, sunscreen, Treats dark spots, skin discolorations, blemishes, diaper rash and as a hair conditioner.”
Moisturizing your natural strands consistently is mandatory for healthy hair. Using a moisturizer with shea butter is excellent for the hair. It is full of minerals, vitamins, moisturizer and anti-inflammatory properties. Shea Butter heals damaged scalp. It is extremely beneficial for hair that has been damaged by excessive coloring and blow-drying. Damaged and brittle hair can be conditioned and replenished by its moisturizing properties.