A lot of us (me included) completely gave up on heat styling and embraced our natural hair during the lockdown. While this definitely has a lot of perks and helps repair your damaged hair to a large extent, keeping your hair looking soft and nourished, especially in between washes, can be a real struggle.

But not anymore. Find below a complete guide on how to get your natural hair to behave and keep it looking super healthy and moisturised without using any heat styling tools. Yes, it’s indeed possible!

 

Hot oil massage

Hot oil massage

Before washing your hair, ensure that you give your hair a hot oil massage using oils like almond, coconut or olive oil. Add a few drops of your favourite essential oil and massage your entire hair and scalp with this blend. Remember to thoroughly massage your scalp as this will help the oil penetrate deeper into your scalp and show better results.

 

Use a nourishing hair mask

Use a nourishing hair mask

Using a conditioning hair mask at least once a week before washing your hair will make a huge difference in how healthy and hydrated your hair looks even after a day or two of washing. This is because hair masks provide targeted action to eliminate dryness from your strands — thanks to all the moisturising ingredients present in them.

 

Never skip applying conditioner

Never skip applying conditioner

Another great way to keep your hair soft and hydrated is to use a conditioner after every hair wash, without fail. Apply it only to the ends of your hair to prevent the roots from feeling weighed down. Additionally, if you have excessively dry and damaged hair that is prone to frizziness, then you may want to apply a leave-conditioner to keep your smooth and tangle-free.

 

Prep your hair before bed

Prep your hair before bed

If you need to use dry shampoo, ensure that you do so the previous night to allow the product to soak up the excess oil. Moreover, switch to a silk pillowcase to avoid hair breakage, because all the tossing and turning can cause friction leading to tangles and hair fall.

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