|Nomadic Fulani Girl|
- Wash her hair weekly or biweekly
- Deep condition whenever she feels the need. I think that the reason for minimal breakage with little deep conditioning is a protected head of hair. Because her hair is always protected from the harsh afternoon sun, it stays moisturized for as long as possible.
- Hardly ever trims her hair. Reason? Low hair manipulation equals healthy hair strands (few split ends)
- Braids her hair and it stays so for 2-3 weeks.
- Lastly, she applies a little Shea butter daily before tying her head tie.
I know for a fact that when I apply Shea butter to my hair and tie it up, I get very soft hair at the ending of the day. Shea butter + heat (under the head tie) sort of deep conditions the hair.
So when the weather gets too harsh for you hair, always consider tying your headwrap. It is a super easy protective style.
Tip From NN:
Wear a satin scarf under your cotton headwraps. Cotton absorbs moisture and while it is great for the body, it the reverse for the hair.
This post has been edited and reposted in preparation for the harmattan season.