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Natural Hair Care for Locs

by HealthyLocs on August 18, 2015

When you choose natural hair care products for your Locs, they should be quality enough to help you keep your hair at its healthy best. There are various products that can help you repair and maintain healthy hair.

Hair Care Products

African American hair has a different texture than other types of hair, and so, it needs hair care products that are targeted toward its unique texture. African American hair tends to be brittle and dry, occasionally weak and very curly. If you use natural hair care products, your hair will grow more normally, and you can avoid some of the stresses that over-styling causes.

 Hair care products that are formulated for African American hair should be used regularly, including taking time to shampoo and do a deep conditioning at least once a week.  You should use a moisturizer such as a natural hair oil or leave in conditioner at least 3 times per week. Shampoos that you use should be made without any type of alcohol, because this can dry out your hair.

African American hair will benefit from moisturizing conditioners that do not contain sulphates. Find hair care products rich in protein to replace lost moisture and prevent the breakage of hair.

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Shampoo

Natural shampoos and good nutrition will help to lead you to overall hair health. Shampoo can be a help or a hindrance to healthy African American hair. The wrong kind of shampoo can strip your hair of natural oils, which are replaced when you use a conditioner. The proper shampoo will add moisture to your hair just as well as a good conditioner will. Be sure that you always rinse well with water, as this will remove any remaining dirt or debris, before you use a conditioner.

Select shampoo products that have organic and natural ingredients, and a minimum of artificial ingredients. In this way, you can maintain a healthy balance of natural and artificial oils in your hair, so that it remains – or becomes – bright, shiny and healthy.

Natural Hair Care

Healthy African American hair care is not just about what brand of shampoos and conditioners you might use. It also involves taking care of your mental and physical health. Having a positive attitude about your hair and eating halthy in addition to exercise helps hair grow healthy.  Chemicals that you should avoid in shampoos and conditioners include sodium laurel sulfate, propylene glycol and any parabens. These chemicals may have harmful effects on your hair, and you’ll need to read labels closely to find natural hair care products with none of these ingredients in them.

Shampoos are designed to clean hair and conditioners to replace oils, so it is generally not a good idea to use all-in-one products. These products attempt to do both things at once, with the end effect of doing neither one well. Shampoos help to open your pores and clean built-up pollutants, dirt and oil. Conditioners close the follicles’ scales back down and fill the follicles with protection and clean moisture. You need to be sure to do both steps, regardless of the type of hair you have.

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Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs

Nyesha Samuel – Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

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Tamera looks beautiful in her pregnant glow and her beautiful protective style of Braids! Whether you’re pregnant or not Braids are a great protective style for your natural hair.  Always make sure when you get them done that they are not too tight so that you don’t end up with tension alopecia on your scalp. Read Tamera’s story and let me know what you think :-)

Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

Like many women, I knew during my pregnancy that I was going to need a low maintenance hairstyle when it was time to welcome my baby. Going natural and giving your hair the love and attention it needs is a long journey, and I didn’t want it to suffer any neglect while I was busy with new mommy responsibilities! So with the support and help of the talented Kari Williams of Mahogany Hair Revolution, I was able to protect my natural hair and sport a new style for summer.
1. Its a protective style. Obviously the big draw to braids is that it’s a protective style. What makes me flock to a protective style right now is the fact that during pregnancy and afterward you can lose hair. Braided hair helps keep that from happening as well as helping to prevent breakage, which I’ll talk about next.
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