Maintaining natural hair can be difficult to maintain on a day-to-day basis. Twisting, re-twisting, moisturizing, and protective styles can take time out of your morning. When I get up early for work, I make sure that I set aside a specific block of time to style my hair. It is very easy for me to run over that time and risk being late. The amount of time it takes for me to smooth down my Eco Styler gel, hold my hair together in a bun, and lay down those baby hairs takes effort. However, there are ways to get around the morning rush especially concerning your hair. Try these 3 tips to make your mornings much easier on your curls.
1. Weekend Wash and Go – Try to choose one day a week where you will set your hair from beginning to end. Start with a deep conditioner, a leave in conditioner, and then a gel to set your hair. Leave your hair like this for the entire week if you can. Wear your hair up with a satin scarf or bonnet to preserve your hair all week long. When you wake up in the morning all you’ll need is an afro pick and a little bit of a leave in to bring your hair back to life.
2. Use a Moisturizing Leave-in Daily – When I wake up in the morning, I like to use a leave-in conditioner spray from Shea Moisture that has coconut oil mixed in. This leaves my hair soft and helps to revive my curls.
3. Wear Braids or Twists – These styles help to keep your hair protected and won’t leave you guessing on what style to wear in the morning. Try to leave your braids or twists in for at least 2 to 3 weeks to promote healthy hair growth.