Hair Care for Short Cuts
Caring for short cropped hair is relatively easy but that doesn’t mean that you don’t have to take care of your hair at all. No matter the style you choose, you have to always make sure that your coils are moisturized. Besides that, all hair needs to be washed and conditioned on a regular basis. Don’t forget the scalp either. A healthy scalp is essential for healthy hair growth.
Wash ‘n go
Most short cropped natural styles are just wash ‘n go. That means you can shampoo your hair more often with less hassle and without the need for endless hours of styling. Every body would agree that running water on your scalp feels great. Enjoying the feeling and washing your hair as often as you like is not a problem. Yet, you have to be careful not to dry out your precious little curls.
Regular shampoos strip hair and scalp from their natural moisture so it’s recommended that you find a natural shampoo, preferably pH-balanced, that keeps your strands naturally soft and your curls alive. Check the Going Natural Shop for some alternatives.
To maintain a fierce short style we tend to use more of a product to make sure every coil stays in place. This can become a problem when you use too much of a product too often. Especially heavy products like pomades can coat the hair over time. This will result in dry inflexible strands that just can’t absorb more stuff. Adding more products won’t solve the problem but may even make the problem worse.
We recommend the lightest Curl Keeper that doesn’t only activates your natural coils, the formula also nourishes your strands. If your hair is a little dryer we recommend the Silky Shea Hair Butter .
If you get to that point you need to deep cleanse your hair. A hair mask made from Amla, Tulsi or Shikakai , can help you get rid of product buildup. All of these natural powders are made to intensively cleanse hair while keeping the strands soft. These Ayurvedic powders are being used in India for centuries. You can easily order them from the NapShop. A box will allow you to deep cleanse at least 3 times.
Clean your scalp
A clean shiny scalp may be even more important than clean hair. That is because hair can hardly emerge from an unclean scalp. If follicles are blocked hair strands don’t get a chance to grow healthy. That is why you have to be careful for product buildup on the scalp. Natural pH-balanced shampoos are ok to clean the scalp but a detoxifying hair mask is even better.
Style by Tameeka – Photo Keston Duke
In fact pampering your scalp with a mask on a regular basis is an excellent way to maintain a healthy scalp. Try Rhassoul Clay if you really want to indulge your scalp. This clay include minerals that are highly detoxifying. It removes impurities from your scalp and adds nourishing trace minerals.
If you keep these rules in mind your kinky coils will be thankfully flourishing.
And, the clay’s high level of ions exchange makes it ideal for toning and enriching the skin.
Style by Tameeka: Phone: 7183938251
Photo by Keston Duke