Taking Care of Black Hair

Hydrating and gentle products are best for Black Hair.

Black hair is more prone to dryness and breakage because of how the strands are structured.   The difference between Black hair and other hair types is that the strands can have twice as many outer layers or cuticles. The scalp’s natural oil secretions have a hard time reaching all the way to the end of their hair because of the coil patter of Black Hair. To help with this issue you should massage your scalp with a good natural oil every 3-4 days and work the oil all the way down to the tips of your hair to help protect it.

Since the products you use can help or harm your hair, invest wisely in the products you use and only choose those that are hydrating and gentle. Buy a shampoo and conditioner that has moisturizing ingredients such as wheat germ, jojoba oil and coconut oil.

The correct amount of shampoo and conditioner will help get the best hair possible. Over shampooing and under conditioning will cause damaged and  brittle hair.  Shampoo no more than once per week, and condition or moisturize every 3-4 days.  Make sure you rinse your hair thoroughly so you won’t have product build up in your hair or scalp.

Stay away from synthetic oils.  Be very picky about what types of products you use on your precious hair. Synthetic oils, like petroleum and mineral oil are known to dehydrate hair.

Following this advice will help give you a healthy head of hair you can be proud of.

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Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

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