The Best Black Hair Care Tips on the Web
Finding black hair care tips that actually work is a real job! There is so much wrong information out there about how to properly care for our hair.
We are also bombarded with products that are full of ingredients that work to increase dryness in our hair, clog our follicles, and coat our cuticles. All of this works against us and causes us to fall short of achieving our goals of healthy hair.
Whether you are seeking longer hair, healthier hair or both, you can do it with the right African American hair growth tips.
I am going to provide a list of tips that I wish I had known fifteen years ago. In fact, I wish my mother had known them so that her hair and my hair could have always been healthy.
Here we go!
African American Hair Care Tips
- Use the minimum amount of heat possible. If you have to use heat, use products that allow you to control the setting. Select a low heat setting. Heat, breaks down the cuticle which covers the hair shaft.
If you use a relaxer, choose one wisely based on the ingredients and try to spread it out as much as possible.
- Condition your hair after every shampooing and consider co-washing if you have excessively dry hair.
- Have patience with your hair and take the time to figure out what it is telling your. Is it too dry? Is it lacking protein? Take the time to figure out the best regime and products for your hair.
- Try to limit the use of petroleum and/or mineral oil based products. Instead use products that are water based, light, and have natural ingredients.
- Wrap you hair at night with a satin scarf to maintain style and moisture. Cotton will absorb the moisture out of your hair
- Use oils as part of your regime. Jojoba, olive and castor oil are just a few examples
- Use henna instead of dyes
- Follow a good diet that includes drinking plenty of water and eating foods that contain plenty of water as well
- Since our hair tends to be dry, the best black hair care tip I can give you is to find a good moisturize and moisturize often.
- WAIT and do your research before you perm or relax a child's hair! The chemicals may be too harsh for her scalp and hair. There is also the possibility of it getting in her eyes. Hair textures may change when she experiences puberty. Wait until she is 12 or 13.
- Do not use spritz on a regular basis as the alcohol in it tends to harden your hair making it easier to break off. Do not thermal curl or straighten your hair using spritz either.
- use plastic rollers instead of sponge rollers.
- Buy satin pillowcases. This is optional and recommended simply for the nights when you crash and forget to wrap your hair in a satin scarf
- When thermal styling your hair, only apply heat for a few seconds. You know how we do it ladies! Don't hold the curlers in for two minutes so the curl will last longer and don't go down a parted section of hair slowly with that flat iron!
- Take the time to massage your scalp when washing and conditioning your hair. This increases blood flow to the scalp which will deposit much needed nutrients to the follicle which will help it grow and function correctly.
- Practice protective styling which is the practice of wearing styles that keep your ends protected by tucking them away or putting them up!
I hope these black hair care tips were helpful to you. I have benefited from them and they are great place to start growing healthier hair.
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