Hair care is essential for everyone, regardless of their gender and ethnicity. However, the quality of hair differs according to ethnic background and so does the care required for the different hair types. Black women’s hair tends to get dry and frizzy due to their unique hair quality. When not taken care of properly, the hair can become unmanageable and rough, which looks unappealing. When hair is in a state that is difficult to handle, many women head over to salon’s and hair dressers in order to get them to their original condition. This can prove to be an expensive solution.
A much wiser option is to take care of your hair at home using these tips and your hair will look better than ever, within a few weeks of following these treatments. Keep in mind these are tips for natural hair care, not weave hair care which I’ll cover in another article.
Right Hair Care Products
The first and most essential step to hair care for black women is choosing the right shampoo that requires a knowhow of your hair type. If your hair is dry, use a moisturizing shampoo or one that promises results for damaged hair. Use a conditioner for damaged hair as well as this is what will keep your hair looking soft and manageable for long. Your hair will only look as healthy as they are. You cannot expect your hair to look great if they are not healthy. Healthy hair requires proper nutrition and care.
Make sure you wash and condition your hair every other day, instead of every day. Invest in good quality hair products so that you do not end up damaging your hair even more because of the harsh chemicals in cheaper products. You need your hair to regain their moisture, shine and elasticity in order to look good.
Hair Care Supplements
Your hair requires nutrition, and if your food intake doesn’t contain the right nutrients, it can also cause rough and unmanageable hair. Get your doctor to prescribe healthy hair vitamin supplements as these will help improve the quality of your hair within two weeks.
Be Gentle with Your Hair
Make sure you do not treat your hair harshly by tying it too hard which will cause breakage, or brushing them when they are wet. Use your fingers to detangle your hair after a wash and then let them air dry. Stay away from styling tools as they dry out hair and cause breakage.
Hair care for black women can be challenging as their hair quality is naturally rough. However, by oiling your scalp at least twice a week, you will be able to make them much more manageable. Curly hair requires moisturizing so use hair oils that help lock the moisture in your hair. These hair oils include coconut, almond, castor, olive and herb oils. Make a blend of all these oils and apply to your hair regularly to keep your hair looking beautiful.
It will take at least two to three weeks of constant hair care for black women to get their hair looking beautiful, manageable and shiny. By using the above hair care tips, you will be able to have healthy good looking hair in no time.
Sneak Preview Of My Next Article
As I mentioned before, I’ll be writing another article in the future out how to care for hair weaves.