Most girls struggle with the low elasticity structure of their hair type when they go all natural.
Low elasticity connotes that the hair possesses abnormal porosity.
More often than not, this makes the hair hard and can snap easily when overly stretched or not properly moisturized.
Hair types with low elasticity tends to be dry and brittle as protein and keratin bonds within hair aren’t flexible enough to allow the permeation of moisture within strands.
This usually poses a problem for coily haired individuals who desire longer/healthier hair.
So here are 6 natural products that can help ease this discomfort and and also aid quicker growth of your natural hair.
Honey has been used by many, even in ancient times, to enhance hair texture. The properties found in honey ensures that moisture needed to maintain healthy hair is retained.
Deep conditioners and treatments
Deep conditioners are hair products that fortify the hair with moisture or protein ingredients. There are many on the market but can be distinguished between functionality. Deep conditioners will either intensely moisturize your hair or strengthen and repair by infusing proteins.
Protein deep conditioners replenish your hair’s protein that are lost through regular maintenance such as shampooing.
Deep conditioning must be carried out at least once every month for visible texture and elasticity improvements.
Coconut Oil is the holy grail of natural oils. Not only is it one of the few natural oils with a composition small enough to penetrate the hair shaft, it has been proven to prevent damage and protein loss when applied before each shampoo. That’s right, if you pre-poo with coconut oil you can prevent hair damage.
Aloe Vera is another miracle naturally occurring moisturizing product. It doesn’t matter whether you use Aloe Vera juice or gel it is naturally beneficial to your hair.
In addition to being a natural moisturizer, Aloe Vera is also one of the products that naturally balances hair’s pH.
Shea butter is a great natural sealant and should be applied to hair after moisturizing with water and other natural products to seal in the moisture thereby improving it’s elasticity.
Water is the ultimate moisturizing product for all hair types. Applying water to hair before styling improves elasticity and elongation of up to 50%.