Men and the natural hair journey - let’s fro

Posted by Ellana Stinson on

Aren’t all men’s hair already natural? The answer is no, not all men have natural hair. Having a natural style like twist, dreadlocks, ‘fro and hightops take time and care. Attaining great hair doesn’t take a lot of effort, either, as long as you know what to do. We see more and more young men not just having the low fade anymore but more are getting twists or dreads. It is definitely a change from getting your haircut to growing it out and doing hair maintenance when you didn’t have to before. With the change in style there are even more men in salons getting natural styles and upkeep which is new for this generation but great for salon owners. 

Some men think they’re getting extra clean by washing their hair every day, but you could actually be doing more harm than good. Some say that if you’re over-shampooing, you’re stripping away oils from your scalp and that those natural oils are the best thing to hydrate your scalp. Even someone with a short buzz-cut shouldn’t shampoo every day, but it’s especially important the longer your hair is. Three to four times a week is best for most guys.

Men should also know their hair type and wash with a good shampoo and condition afterward. If using a 2-in-1 product your hair will lack a conditioner because shampoo is meant to cleanse and conditioner is meant to moisturize. So it really can’t do both, it is best to shampoo and then use a conditioner but if using a 2-in-1 product also use a conditioner afterward. If your hair is long you would use more conditioner to soften the hair and make it more manageable. 

Black men’s hair needs more moisture the coarser and curlier the hair texture is. Using a co-wash, which is a gentle cleansing conditioner, in place of shampoo will help retain even more moisture. Following that with a leave-in conditioner will ensure that coarse and curly hair stays hydrated and healthy longer. Deep conditioning is great for natural hair along with doing it often to keep hair moisturized. 

By using Safó Hair, hair scalp serum and hair moisturizer you will have great looking dreads, twists and any natural hairstyle a man wants to rock! 

If you are anything like me and love to snack after leaving the gym, try this really easy walnut recipe to add a little flare to your walnuts.  If not, eating walnuts plane are also a great source biotin, Vitamin B, Vitamin E, and lot of magnesium.  All of these are needed to strengthen your hair cuticles and provide nourshment for the scalp.  Walnuts also help repair the hair from damage due to exposure to the sun.  After a really steamy hot summer, I am sure many of us could pop a few extra walnuts to help restore our hair health.  

 

Ingredients

1 cup raw walnut halves

1 tsp ground cinnamon

3 tbsp raw honey (your choice on type of honey)

▢  pinch of salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 F. 

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Combine honey, ground cinnamon and salt in a mixing bowl.

Add in walnuts and toss to combine.

Spread nuts in single layer on prepared baking sheet.

Bake, stirring occasionally, until toasted, about 10-20 minutes.

Let cool completely before serving!

 

Now you have a quick and tasty snack after a workout!

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