Naturalista 101: What you need to start your natural hair journey this cold season

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Over the last few years, being a Naturalista has evolved into a movement uniting many queens from all over the world of different hair types. It has been embraced by many as they pot tricks and hacks into getting one’s natural hair popping.

Many people assume that wearing your hair natural is easier, compared to other styles such as weaves and relaxed hair but that’s not the case. As a naturalista, you need the right things and tools for your transition to be smooth and seamless. Here are things every naturalista needs:

1. A wide tooth comb and an Afro comb.

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A wide tooth comb will help detangle your hair hustle free while the Afro comb will be handy to style your hair especially curly styles, as you use it to pick your hair from the roots and give your curls some shape or generally, add volume to your hair, using the Afro comb.

2. A satin headscarf or bonnet.

To lock in moisture when you’re sleeping.

Scarf to lay the hair (Courtesy)
Scarf to lay the hair (Courtesy)

3. A spray bottle.

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We see them all over salons and they’re about the cheapest to acquire.

This will come in handy when you’re styling your hair, to help distribute products evenly be it by sprinkling your hair with water, oils or leave-in conditioner.

4. Hair pins.

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Disclaimer: You will lose almost all these, but  luckily they’re very cheap.

When it comes to styling your hair, nearly every natural hair style will require at least one or more bobby pins to secure the style in place.

5. Plastic cap.

This is for occasions when you need to deep condition your hair.

Plastic cap (Diamond and pebbles) Plastic cap (Diamond and pebbles)

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