repairing limp natural hair

Repairing Limp Natural Hair

100_0160When your natural hair is limp, it can be very frustrating.  This is especially true if you have a coarse texture close to that of mine.  If your hair is limp, do not fret just try to access the situation.

Have you heat styled your hair too much?

If so, lay off the heat and opt for roller sets and or alternative styles such as curlformers sets or bantu knot outs for styles that stretch the hair more into cutesy curly looks.

Have you over-manipulated the hair?

Try to do protective styles (braids, buns, twists) that allow the hair to be manipulated less often.

Are you using waaaaaaaaay too much protein without a healthy balance of moisture?  Or are you using a ton of moisture products without enough protein to balance it out?

Try to find the right balance of moisture-protein levels in the hair by evaluating based on the “mushy” or “stiff” feel of the hair.  pH balances in the hair may be off as well, so try to balance it out with apple cider vinegar rinses and similar products.

Be consistent.  Remain patient.  Evaluate results.

Author: Amina
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One Response to “Repairing Limp Natural Hair”

  • michael77:

    Just want to toss in a few tidbits if I may. Limp hair is easily come by, as you say. Broken protein bonds from chemical stress(perms, straightening)will cause your hair to fall flat because the protein bonds are what hold your hair in its natural shape.
    Not sure if too much protein can cause limpness, but I’m sure it causes brittle, easily broken hair, and of course split ends. Chances are, if your hair is limp, it’s due to stress and/or lack of structure.

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