African American hair is usually black and curly and hard to style. Men and women of African-American descent have always been very vain about their hair. They do not just trust any salon to touch their hair. So you decided to ditch the relaxers in favor of a delightfully curly doo. Here are some natural hair care tips that are simple yet effective at keeping your natural tresses Healthy.
The Best Tips for African American Hair Care
Here are a few tips on how to find the best hair salon for black hair:
- African American hair should not be washed every day as it makes it even dryer and deprives it of natural oil. It is recommended to wash such hair with an interval of 3-7 days in order to keep the natural oil balance.
- Leave in the moisture. Use a leave-in conditioner every time you wash your hair.
- Massage your scalp regularly. This keeps the oils circulating throughout the hair and makes hair healthy.
- Try natural oils and butter like coconut oil and Shea butter. Unrefined coconut oil actually penetrates the hair shaft. It seals in moisture. It is light oil with a sweet nutty smell. You can add fragrances like lavender to it. Raw Shea butter works really well to seal in moisture.
- Experiment with different hairstyles. Braids, twists, curly up-do’s, sleek and straight or wild and curly. Use hair clips, headbands and bobby pins. Avoid tight pony tails that put too much stress on the hairline.
- Hair should not be combed wet as it leads to its breakage and damage. it is recommended to comb the hair when it has dried a little.
- It is also recommended to trim hair after 2 or 3 months as this will help to keep hair healthy and without split ends.
- As African American natural hair is liable to shrink it is advised to try African American hair braiding styles or African American twist hairstyles.
- Apply a deep conditioner once a month. Spread on hair and scalp, cover in plastic wrap or a cap and wait 20 minutes. Then wash hair and style as usual.
- Don’t play it too straight. Never relax your hair until it is stick straight. You’ll have to apply heat to get back any bounce or body, which does double damage to your hair.
So I hope these tips will make caring for your hair simpler. Experiment with different products and hair regimens until you find the one that works best for you.