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Hair care tips for black women

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Hair care tips for black women

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!

by Andhra Lekha.com

Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs

Nyesha Samuel – Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

Black Hair Care – From Dust to Bust

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No one likes seeing flakes of skin on their favorite shirt. Better yet, no one really likes to see flakes of skin anywhere! As far as hygiene and cosmetics are concerned, dandruff can be like the unwelcomed guest that doesn’t want to leave.

Not only can dandruff be a persistent nuisance for people, many of us do not know what causes it. There have been many myths surrounding the cause of dandruff. For one thing, many people think that dandruff is caused by dry scalp; however, this is not true. Indeed, it is possible to experience much flaking due to dry scalp or eczema, but the flaking associated with dandruff is much more pronounced. Dry flaking scalp can be caused by a number of conditions, but the extreme flaking of dandruff is caused by a yeast-like fungus called malassezia.

According to Mayo Clinic Staff, malassezia resides in the scalp of most adults. The fungus generally presents no problems, but there are instances, as is the case with dandruff, where the fungus grows out of control. This irritates the skin cells in the scalp, causing the cell turnover that results in dry, flaky skin. Factors such as age, sex, oily hair and scalp, and illness are all factors that make individuals more susceptible to dandruff.

Fortunately, there are convenient ways to control it. Quality dandruff shampoo is highly recommended. A natural way to help fight dandruff and fungus is to use products that have Peppermint and Tea Tree essential oils in them. Peppermint and Tea Tree oils are natural astringents that help kill the fungus that causes the flaking and dandruff. Nyraju Skin Care and Eden Body Works both have natural shampoos that contain peppermint and tea tree oil to help relieve fungus and flaking. If the natural route doesn’t work for you, you may need something a little stronger and possibly medicated. Zinc pyrithione is an anti-fungal and anti-bacterial agent, which has been shown to reduce dandruff. Common zinc pyrithione based shampoos include Selsun Salon and Head & Shoulders. Tar-based shampoos, such as Neutrogena T, are also effective in reducing the flaking because they help reduce cell turnover. Other types of dandruff shampoo that consist of salicylic acid, such as Lonil T, are known as “scalp rubs.” The only issue with salicylic acid based shampoos is that they can exacerbate dry conditions on your scalp, causing more flaking. Selenium sulfide based shampoos, such as Selsun Blue, are also an option. While these help reduce cell turnover, they must be used with caution, since they can discolor blonde, gray, or chemically treated hair. These should be used only as directed and for a limited time. The final type of dandruff shampoo is Ketoconazole based shampoo. These shampoos are presumed to work when all other dandruff shampoos fail. They can be found over-the-counter or they may be prescribed. Shampoos on the market that are Ketoconazole based include Nizoral.

When controlling the dandruff in your scalp, use the dandruff shampoo as instructed. When you see the dandruff begin to subside, you should only use the dandruff shampoo about two to 3 times a week, alternating between that shampoo and your non-dandruff shampoo. Then you can smile and rest assured in the fact that your dust is now bust.

Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs !

Nyesha Samuel – Master Loctician

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