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17 Simple But Life-Changing Hair Tips And Hacks Every Curly-Haired Person Should Know

"Make sure your hair is COMPLETELY dry before you take out your braids or bantu knots."

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to share the best hair tips and hacks that every naturalista should know. Here are some of their helpful responses.

1. "Know your hair type! Not just your curl pattern, but your porosity, density, and thickness." / Via @misskenk

2. "When your hair starts to reject your usual products, that’s typically a sign of product buildup. So don't forget to do clarifying washes." / Via @thesoulinside

3. "Wash upwards and outwards to avoid knots." / Via Naakie Nartey/Youtube

4. "I use my Denman brush for detangling during washday because there's less breakage and very little shedding. " / Via Hazel Goddesss/Youtube


If you’re a type 4 get you a denman brush!!!!

—Sumer Robertson, Facebook

5. "Wash your hair in twists. It's easier to manage and is already detangled." / Via @fromato4z

6. "If you're taking out a protective style and discover buildup, spray an apple cider vinegar-water mixture (mostly water) onto the area to loosen it up and prevent breakage." / Via Home Remedy/YouTube

7. "I love microfiber towels because, unlike the average towel, they don't cause frizz and breakage and they absorb more water, which means a shorter diffuse/blow dry time." / Via @slaughtervision

8. "Invest in a steamer for daily styling or deep conditioning treatments, especially if you have low-porosity hair!" / Via @leazzway

9. "I do hot oil treatments every two weeks during the winter months and it's been great for my hair." / Via @pchez1110

—Genia Seavers, Facebook

10. "I get my natural hair trimmed every four to five months. I've seen so much growth as a result." / Via @marqofexcellence

—Kayna Ravenell, Facebook

11. "When doing twist-outs, place a small metal clip (the ones you use to secure pin curls) at the root of each twisted section. It shortens drying time and adds lift." / Via @ohh_naydia

12. "Make sure your hair is COMPLETELY dry before you take out your braids or bantu knots."

Instagram: @jd_winters / Via @jd_winters

—Kris Ivy, Facebook

13. "If your twist-out is starting to look a little old, but you're not ready to re-do it, just re-do the edges. It'll look like a fresh twist-out without all the work." / Via @justgrowalready

—Siobhan Pascal, Facebook

14. "If your hairstyle hurts or you notice little bumps on your hairline, it's probably too tight! Avoid this if you want to save your edges." / Via Shameka M/YouTube

—TaShawna James-Taylor, Facebook

15. "Wearing a wig cap under your headwrap will protect your hair from the drying cotton material." / Via @rougebald

16. "Two words: Satin. Bonnet." / Via @armaniwillis

—Brittany LilChocolate Stewart, Facebook

17. "Scarves always walked off my head when I slept. With a silk pillowcase, my hair is protected no matter how much I toss and turn." / Via @butterandnectar