Haircare Tips for Beginners


Are you new to caring for your natural hair? There’s no question - it’s not easy. To shorten the learning curve and give your hair the best care, it’s important to learn all you can right now. In this article, we’ll share some haircare tips specifically for beginners. Let’s get right into it!

Wash Your Hair as Needed

You may have heard that you’re supposed to wash your hair every day. Wherever this tip came from, it’s a bad idea. If you wash your hair too often, it can easily become dry, brittle, and even prone to breakage. The most interesting part is that over-washing your hair can even be counterproductive - washing all the oil from your scalp just prompts your scalp to produce more oil.

Instead of washing your hair daily, do it every few days to a week, whatever works best for your hair.

Pro tip: Focus your shampoo on your roots rather than your mid-lengths and ends.

Always Condition After Shampooing

When you’re in a hurry, you might be tempted to skip your conditioner and go straight into styling. That’s one of the worst things you can do to your hair. Every time you wash your hair, that shampoo strips away a substantial amount of your scalp’s natural moisture. That moisture needs to be replenished; you’ll do that with your conditioner.

If you skip the conditioner, the result will likely be dry, unmanageable hair that only gets unhealthier over time. So, always follow up your shampoo sessions with conditioning sessions, where you focus your conditioner on your ends (the oldest and most fragile part of your hair).

Keep Your Hair Hydrated and Moisturized

First, it’s important to know the difference between keeping your hair hydrated and keeping it moisturized. Hydration focuses on adding water to the inner layers of the hair, while moisturizing refers to adding moisture to the outer layers of the hair. You need both for your hair to be healthy.

To do so, you’ll hydrate your hair with water or water-based products and then moisturize with products like serums, oils, and creams. Always choose products suited to your curl pattern, porosity, and unique hair issues.

Dry Your Hair Carefully

Do you usually use a thick bath towel to try your hair? It’s what many of us were taught to do. Unfortunately, rough hair drying methods like this can cause frizz, dryness, and breakage. Switch that towel out for a microfiber towel and wrap it around your head or use it to gently blot the excess moisture away.

So, there you have it - beginner hair care tips to get you started on the right foot. Before you go, check out Daily Dose, a leave-in conditioner that moisturizes, defrizzes, protects, and visually transforms your hair for the better. Use it after conditioning your hair or whenever your mane needs a boost in the moisture department. We hope you found all the information you were looking for, and we wish you the best along your hair journey!  



Author: Andrea Reyes

Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.


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