Bright ways to rock your natural hair!

Bright ways to rock your natural hair!

Colour and natural hair are a match made in heaven! Not everyone is about bright blondes and shocking reds. Some of us are all about subtle changes to our appearance. Hair colour that’s good enough to rock at school or work, without causing a fuss.

With the global movement to natural hair, Naturalistas are always looking for ways to style their newly acquired TWA (Teeny Weeny Afro) or high maintenance fro.

Natural hair is known for being dry and unmanageable. As a result, many may avoid it. It really is high maintenance and no woman wants their hair routine to be mission impossible.

That’s why it’s great to know that with the new Inecto Ultra Gloss colour range (infused with African Baobab, Coconut Oil and Honey) you get colour and care in one box. African Baobab Oil is known to smooth hair, while Coconut Oil and Honey are known for their softening and moisturising properties. Your hair will have a glossy, beautiful colour without feeling dry and brittle. Huge plus.

Simple blow-out with Cafe Mocha

Inecto Super Frequent Relaxing

Short and sassy, Terry Pheto hits the spot with her trendy hair this season. With shorter hair, you’re going to want to watch how often you relax your hair. Every 8-12 weeks should be more than enough; this should maintain the health of your hair. Ensure that you condition and wash your hair every 4-7 days using a leave in conditioner.

Short hair is an adventure, it’s trendy, feisty and focuses on your beautiful features. So if you’re the kind of girl, who like Terry Pheto has a spirit of adventure and risk, get that short look going and rock it with confidence.

Inecto Super Frequent Relaxing

Choosing the right one

Picking the right relaxer, is as important as finding the ONE. Your hair is unique to you and as a result, there are many different types of product that will have different effects. The right relaxer is dependent on the texture of your hair, porosity and how sensitive your scalp is. If you have sensitive skin, don’t go for the product that’s harsh, rather go for the one that’s a no-lye relaxer.

Then you have to check the texture of your hair, ranging from coarse to fine and everything in between, each type requires a different level of care. Not sure which range your hair falls in? Find out here: http://blacknaps.org/know-your-hair-type/. If you have fine to medium textured hair, a normal strength relaxer will work best, while if you have coarse hair, you can go for the extra strength one.

realxing your hair

Prep time

We often throw away instructions, but that’s a big no-no. Carefully read the instructions on your box and follow them to avoid mistakes. Protect your hairline, neck, ears and scalp with a protective base like Vaseline. You will then need an activator, neutralizing shampoo, conditioner and styling products, to fully achieve the effect you want. You’ll also need a few extras like a mixing bowl, a spatula, a towel, gloves, a comb and a few clips

Protect

realxing your hair

Petroleum jelly is an excellent base to protect your scalp from the chemicals in your relaxer. Applying it to your scalp, the back of your ears, your hairline and the nape of your neck means no tears at the end of the process. Don’t forget to put on a t-shirt you don’t mind getting dirty because girl…we don’t want to destroy our clothing while we’re trying to get our hair on fleek!

realxing your hair

Apply

Part your hair into four sections and separate it into two halves. Twist the top half and secure it with a clip. Apply your relaxer to the hair that’s not clipped and once done, release a little more from the clips and do the same routine. Carry on with this process until your entire head is covered.

realxing your hair

Time it

The time you should leave your relaxer in depends on the texture of your hair and the instructions are usually found on the boxes. If your scalp starts burning before the time’s up, wash the product off your natural hair, immediately.

realxing your hair

Once that’s done

Rinse your hair starting at the nape of your neck and move to the top, thoroughly washing the relaxer off your scalp and hair. Do this for a minimum of five minutes to ensure the best result and that all the product’s gone. Apply your neutralizing shampoo, rinse it out and then apply your conditioner. Comb it through your natural hair to distribute it evenly through your head so that nothing is left dry.

gorgeous relaxed hair

Maintain

After all that work, we don’t want our natural hair to break, so make sure you maintain the sleek and chic texture of your hair by regularly conditioning it and treating it. We also know that cutting your lovely locks can be a bit scary, but trimming it every 8 weeks or so, means that it will grow healthier.

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