Daily Moisturizing for Natural Hair: Morning or Night?

Daily moisturizing is crucial to preventing breakage and retaining length. If either one is a hair goal for you, then if you haven’t been moisturizing daily you should start in 2018. Another side effect is that it improves the definition in your curls, prevents tangling and knots. The products you use, the amount you use and the technique you use to moisturize with will depend on the texture of your hair (fine or coarse), the density and the porosity. Curl pattern is truly of little consequence when it comes to caring for your hair so it  doesn’t much matter what “hair type” you are.

With all this said, it’s important that you determine the easiest time it is for you to moisturize during the day; whether it be in the morning or at night. Essentially you are determining when you have free time to care for you and your hair. To do this you should experience both times an decide which felt right to you.

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Today's Assignment:

Morning Routine Recommendation

• Section in to 4 parts
Spritz each section with water
• Rub dime to quarter size (depending on length and volume of hair) amount of leave-in between your hands
• Apply leave-in to one section and repeat on each section
• Style your hair

Night Routine Recommendation

• Section in to 4 parts
Spritz each section with water
• Rub dime to quarter size (depending on length and volume of hair) amount of leave-in between your hands
• Apply leave-in to one section and repeat on each section
• Twist or bantu knot hair and cover with satin scarf or bonnet (or be sure to sleep on satin pillowcase)

 

After you've gotten through doing these routines back to back, what routine fits best into your life and felt like less of a hassle? Did you have more time to take your time at night or in the morning? Which results did you enjoy the best? Answering these questions will help you to decide when you should moisturize your hair.

The goal is to do your hair routine when it works for your which will help you remain consistent. For instance if you only completed half this assignment and did it at night but not the morning then night time moisturizing is for you. We all have an individual rhythm. Some of us are early birds that are productive in the morning and some of us are night owls. Some of us have less time in the morning because of work or family obligations. Some of us, it is the other way around. By the end of this assignment you should be able to identify what time works best for you.

Are you a morning or night person?