Pampering Tips for Natural Hair

You will always feel better about yourself if your hair is looking its best. Healthy, bouncy, shiny hair is the goal for all hair types, including African American hair. Growing your natural hair out will help you to keep your hair healthy, with less risk of being damaged.

Haircare

There are many secrets to haircare that will leave your hair looking and feeling its best. First off, take all your vitamins, and hair supplements, if you take those as well. This can increase new hair growth. Hair growth responds well to silica, kelp, black currant seed oil, flax seed oil, zinc, iron, panthothenic acid, folic acid, biotin and B complex vitamins. If you give your body the best nutrition you can, your hair will stay more healthy as well.

Massaging your scalp is an often overlooked part of African American haircare. Even five minutes a day will help your hair to respond, and hair oil can help you, as well. Massaging helps to stimulate the blood supply in your scalp, and is also can reduce stress.

Wear your hair up sometimes, not always down. This will help prevent some damage to your hair, and alleviate tangles. Your hair is also more likely to dry out quickly if it is continually rubbing on your clothes.

Hair Shampoo

Hair shampoo is available in many different brands today, so select one that will work the best on your African American hair type. Look at the label to determine the base of each shampoo, whether it is made especially for dandruff control, hair regrowth, or to add moisture on the hair and scalp.

If you use a shampoo that isn’t properly formulated for your hair type, it can cause unhealthy hair and even hair loss. If you bought a shampoo that doesn’t work for your hair type, stop using it and find a hair shampoo that will treat your hair properly.

If you wash your hair every day, use a milder type of shampoo, that will keep your scalp clean with no irritation. Natural shampoos work very well for this purpose. Daily washing with an herbal hair shampoo will be better for your hair than washing every two or three days with a harsh shampoo.

If you have kinkier hair then i would recommend only washing your hair every week or two. You want to help your hair retain moisture, not strip it with daily shampooing.

Hair Treatment

Damaged African American hair shows symptoms that will depend on the severity of the damage. Your hair may just look frizzy or dull, or you may begin to experience hair loss. You need to step up with a proper hair treatment to bring your hair back to its healthy self.

Many things can damage your hair, including over-styling, coloring or bleaching, excessive perms, harsh chemicals, pollution, sun, rain and wind. Whatever the cause, find a treatment that will make it immediately look at least marginally better than it does when damaged.

The hair treatment you select can be intensive, to help you in repairing hair that has been damaged. This will fix any cracks in your hair fibers, and coat your hair with a protective film, and add some of your original shine back. Treating damaged hair with one method may correct dry and overheated hair, while the other takes care of chemically treated hair damage.

The best thing you can do to treat damaged hair is moisture moisture moisture. A good deep conditioning or hot oil treatment does wonders for damaged hair. Also If your hair is chemically treated and you are experiencing damage then you should stop relaxing your hair immediately. This will give your hair a chance to recover and heal.

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Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

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