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We all know the natural hair journey isn’t necessarily the easiest, but it’s a path worth traveling. Everyone has to take the time to learn their own hair, but it doesn’t mean you can’t get a little heads up first. Understanding a few natural hair care mistakes and learning how to avoid them will save you time, stress and your hair!

1. Hand-in-Head Syndrome

You’re finally natural, congratulations! “Hand-in-Head” syndrome is one big mistake that’s so easy to make, and half the time you don’t even realize it! It’s such a good feeling to know what your natural hair actually feels like, but you want to exercise some restraint. Although you may want to play in your hair, keeping your styling simple will leave you with happier, healthier hair.

Tips to appreciate your natural hair, rather than touching it!

  1. Low manipulation styles help with healthy hair.
  2. Avoid too tight styles, especially around the hairline.
  3. Use the proper tools when styling.

2. Keeping Up With the Joneses

I think at some point in life we’ve all experienced the urge to compare ourselves with someone else and maybe even compete with them. Let me tell you, the grass isn’t always greener on the other side!  This especially pertains to natural hair. It’s so easy to want what someone else has, to compare or even covet another person’s length or texture, or take someone’s word as the end all be all. We all have our moments, but learning to love your own hair will allow you to appreciate other curlies without getting caught up in the “their hair is better than my hair” complex.

Natural hair care tips for YOUR hair:

  1. Be healthy hair focused, not length obsessed.
  2. Learn the beauty in your own curls.
  3. Don't let someone else dictate what you do or don't do with your hair.
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Very good advice! I need to kick the hand-in-hair habit. And I love that you said..do your OWN research. I think that is so important. http://cutekinks.blogspot.com
These are good tips now that I've finally grown out all of the heat damaged hair my hair is nice and healthy and I've also got my regime down. Now I'm concentrating on growing it longer. The hardest part for me is staying away from the tight ponytails and buns which I love. But unfortunately for me tight banded ponytails cause breakage and loss of length so I've had to tough it out by not doing it but, the results and absence of breakage has been great. I miss it though. www.lenasblend.blogspot.com

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