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Here are some simple tips on hair care for black women.
Night Care: Section off your hair and plait it or wrap it up using a scarf before you go to bed. You hair becomes tangled during the night if left open, hence, tying and wrapping it will reduce the number of tangles, thus, reducing the chances of hair breakage. This will also help avoid split ends which are caused due to rubbing of your hair against the pillow case. You must always use a wide tooth comb to style your hair. Using a fine-tooth comb will lead to hair breakage. You can use fine tooth combs and brushes only for finishing touches after styling.
Diet: Diet plays an important role in a proper hair growth, hence, you must eat a healthy diet. Include vitamins and proteins in your diet, these are very essential for proper hair growth. Also, you must drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated and to have shiny and healthy hair.
Oil Massage: Oil massage is a must for your scalp. Massage the scalp regularly to promote circulation and oil production. Go for a hot oil treatment once a month. Apply hot oil to your hair and scalp, massage your scalp in circular directions. Now, cover your head with a plastic cap and sit under a dryer for about 20 minutes or wrap your head in a towel. Then wash the hair thoroughly with shampoo, followed by conditioning it. This is the best natural hair care for black women, it helps the dry brittle hair to get soft.
You can opt for natural oils such as shea butter, jojoba oil, olive oil, and sunflower oil. Applying oil to wet hair to will help hold in the moisture. You can opt for creams or leave-in conditioners when you don’t wash or wet your hair. You might need to experiment a little to find out which oil works best for you. More on essential oils for hair growth.
Trim: The next tip on hair care for black women is clipping off the split ends regularly. Cut the split ends when your hair is wet after being washed because this is when your black hair is at its longest length. Also, you can easily see if the length is uneven and trim the hair accordingly. Trimming the tips regularly help in proper growth of hair.
Styling and Hairstyles: Hair care for black women includes keeping the hair away from heat and chemicals as much as possible. Do a little research before buying hair care products for your hair. Also avoid gluing hair extensions because gluing might badly damage your rough hair. Give your hair a day off by skipping the use of those curling irons, blow dryers, hairspray, glue, weave and perm.
Water is the best thing for your hair. But, remember that you should not use hot water. Spraying a little water on your hair every day before combing the hair is a great idea. You can try out different black hairstyles or hairstyles for black women, which works well on your natural hair type. More on hairstyles for African American women.
Wash Care: Wash your hair once or twice every week. Washing more number of times can dry your hair. Comb your hair after you have conditioned it. It is easier to remove the tangles while it’s wet. If you sweat, rinse your hair with water at least if not with shampoo and then condition it with conditioner. You must always use a conditioner after washing your hair. More on how to wash your hair.
After reading the aforementioned hair tips for black women, you must have understood that hair care for black women is not a difficult task. Follow the hair care routine to get those lovely looking locks and make heads turn!
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