Sometimes, in order to move forward, you have to back to the “old school” to learn some things.
When you think of the old school hair, it conjures up various memories for different people. For some, it’s old afros and afro picks. For others, it may bring forth images of 1,000 beads in braids while roller skating. For others, it may mean something totally different.
But one thing is for sure, usually, when we think of old school, it’s full of fond, feel-good memories.
And these tips are no different. These are some old-school hair tips that bring out the best in your hair and still work to this day. Take a look at the top five:
5. Braid Your Hair Regularly
Mom had it right with this one, though our methods have changed slightly.
Getting cornrows as a child was a daunting process though mama meant well. It was great for her to knock out a style and not have to worry about your hair for at least a week, right? That’s still the case.
Protective styling is still very important for maintaining length and giving your hair a break from manipulation. The difference now is that tight braids are not encouraged.
We now know that they can contribute to traction alopecia and breakage, so keep the braids light and loose.
4. Rinse Your Hair With Cold Water
While warm water opens a hair’s cuticle to allow shampoo and conditioner to do their job, cold water helps to close the cuticle and seal in moisture from the conditioner.