If you’re a green hand at natural hair, you maybe confused there are so much information that you need to learn and chances are that you have no idea where to start. Honestly, that’s true, there are tons of things need to do for your natural hair, but the trick to get well known to hair is to learn the things need to avoid will be easy to remember. Here are 12 things to avoid when going with Natural Hair or Human Hair Extensions.

1. Washing or Co-washing Exclusively
Washing or Co-washing Exclusively
Though co-washing is great for coarse hair, it can retain more moisture and combat frizz and rinse the sweat buildup. But it is not good to exclusively co-washing your natural hair. So as shampoo, it is recommended to shampoo hair twice per week. And do co-washing after your regular sports which can clean the sweat buildup. Deep co-washing is suggested to do once bi-monthly. By the way, drying your hair with a towel can disrupt the hair cuticles which will makes your hair frizzy and potentially lead to breakage. The best way to dry hair is use the 100% cotton shirt or a microfiber towel to minimize the hurt.

2. Detangling Hair With Small-Toothed Combs
Detangling Hair With Small-Toothed Combs
Small toothed combs or brushes will break or hurt the natural hair ends, even causing your hair to split ends. Especially while brushing the curly hair. Use the wide-tooth combs or brushes, or your hands to de-tangle your hair is the right way.

3. Don’t Know Protective Styles
Protective hairstyles can retain length and minimize breakage to natural hair. Ditch bun or twist updos and loose braids or ponytails are easy to achieve and can protect the hair. If you’re lack of hairstyle ideas, have a look below styles or have a search on Google.
Protective Styles

4. Dry Combing Your Hair
Curly hair breaks easily, if you comb your hair in dry condition, it will lead to severe breakage and split ends. Wet hair is more elastic. Using a wide-toothed comb to brush your hair after adding the conditioner will be protective. When you are going to style your hair, remember to moisture your hair first which will make the natural hair cluster better and looking less frizzy and fluffy. Applying a leave-in conditioner will make any style easy to achieve.

5. Misunderstanding Regular Trims
Regular Trims
Regular trim can help your hair grow faster. Maybe it sounds weird, but it’s true. By trimming away split ends you can minimize the damage and make your hair grow longer. Cutting hair does not make hair grow faster from the roots. But it can prevents breakages from split ends, stop loss of length from the tips. If you know about that normal hair grows anywhere from 1/2 inch (1.3 cm) - 5/8 inch (1.6 cm) per month (or 4 weeks). That is to say if you cut off 1/4 - 1/2 inch (0.7 - 1.25 cm) every 6- 10 weeks. Your hair should still grow longer without split ends. That’s the trick.

6. Straighten The New Growth Won’t Help Recovering Damaged Hair
Straightening new growth hair is harmful to hair. Heat damage is irreversible, the protein bonds altered to the point that the hair cannot return back to its natural curl texture. So, when you’re facing with the heat damaged hair or relaxed ends, trim the old damaged hair off will be better.

7. Holding On to Relaxed Ends
The line of demarcation between of the new growth natural hair and old damaged ends can be hard to manage or style. You’d better trim the damaged hair off.

8. Using Wrong Oils to Moisturize Hair
Using Oils to Moisturize Hair
This is one of the most commonly mistake among the beginners of natural hair. Oils are both sealants and moisturizers. If you use oil on non-moisturized hair, then you will end up with dry ends quickly for the oil has no hydration to lock into the strand, but sealant the outer water in. If you want to add moisture to your hair, have a try the coconut, jojoba, or castor oils. If you want to sealant the moisture for wet hair, using the olive, avocado, and angan oils.

9. Considering All Oils are The Same
The consistency of an oil has little to do with its moisturizing properties. For example, coconut oil is a very light oil but highly penetrative. The key to pick oils for your hair is your hair needs and thickness. Avocado oil is great for healing damaged hair from hot tools and works good on fine hair as it won’t weight down your strands. And babassu oil will work good on thicker hair that will define the curls and prevent frizz. Tea tree oil and argan oil then will get rid of dead cells and unclog hair follicles which make it’s perfect to dry hair.

10. Stereotyping Treat All Hair
Everyone’s hair is different, some maybe oily, some maybe dry, so everyone’s hair reacts differently to products and techniques. There are lots of knowledge updating and need to know to. So subscribe some hair journeys to learn, never stop learning or updating your knowledge if you want to keep trendy.