If you’re thinking about going natural, you’re not alone since many women are using Curl Centric to move away from the creamy crack. You can also find numerous documented natural hair journeys online from these women if you’re looking for motivation.
The natural hair movement has garnered a lot of support. Even better, it integrates perfectly with the current desire of many people that wish to live healthier lifestyles, and use fresh, organic products all while wearing natural hair.
So, where do you start? What’s the right way to go natural?
You can choose to big chop or transition depending on your preference. Big chopping involves cutting the damaged, relaxed hair ends leaving you with natural hair.
Alternatively, transitioning refers to allowing your natural hair to grow on its own while the relaxed hair remains intact for a period of time.
Curl Centric will help you understand basic, intermediate, and advanced techniques for natural hair care.
We often hear that natural hairstyles are limiting. However, we believe the opposite is true. Wearing natural hair allows you to create versatile, exciting hairstyles and you’ll certainly fall in love in love with your kinky, curly hair strands.
Hair Growth for Women
Hair grows following a particular growth cycle with four distinct phases.
The hair growth cycle includes:
- Anagen (Growth)
- Catagen (Regression)
- Telogen (Rest)
- Exogen (Shedding)
Each of the stages mentioned above come with various characteristics that determine the length of your hair.
The four stages of hair growth are occurring on individual hair strands simultaneously. For example, one hair strand might be in the anagen phase, while another hair strand is in the exogen phase.
Learn more about natural hair growth from these comprehensive articles on Curl Centric.
- How to Grow Natural Hair: The Advanced Guide to Hair Growth
- Finally an Article on How to Really Grow Long Hair
- Using Biotin for Hair Growth?
- The Inversion Method for Hair Growth
- MSM for Hair Growth
Natural Hair Products
While the notion of purchasing natural hair products that contain all natural ingredients is seemingly a myth, there is usually an expectation from consumers when buying natural products to find natural ingredients.
Some consumers might trust that companies have done their due diligence on the included ingredients, but in many cases using the term “natural” is just good marketing.
When purchasing hair products, some of the things you should keep in mind include the following:
- Always read the full list of ingredients, especially if you’re trying to avoid specific ingredients. Although, the top 5 ingredients usually constitute at least 85% of the product.
- It’s common for companies to use words such as raw, unrefined, fresh, organic, and much more during marketing campaigns. These words are often distracting to the consumer due to implied meanings. We recommend that you focus on the ingredients and don’t get distracted by marketing campaigns.
Look through the marketing hype and find the best products for your hair. You can get a list of recommended hair products on Curl Centric at this link: The Ultimate Guide to Finding the Best Natural Hair Products.