The black, curly hair is the identity of an African-American. Women, as well as men take great pains to create unique styles and looks with their naturally black and curly hair. While not all African-American hair is exactly the same, if you’re African-American, you most likely have hair that’s curly and black at least in its natural state.
However, curly or kinky hair in its natural state can be challenging to manage on a daily basis if you don’t know the best tools, products and techniques to use. So you enjoy wearing your hair chemical free, but caring for natural black hair is very different from caring for relaxed styles. See how to care for locs, twists, braids, Afros, cornrows and more for your best natural look ever!
The Best Natural Hair Care Tips for African American
The following African-American hair care tips will help you maintain your natural curls soft and manageable.
- Washing African American Hair regularly is also really important because African American hair is hair that is dryer than most other hair types because it is so curly.
- You should massage your scalp regularly. This encourages oil production and helps reduce the dryness.
- Curly or kinky hair dries out more quickly than straight hair, so moisturizing is a must. Choose detangling shampoos that moisturize the scalp and leave your hair soft.
- Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily to hydrate your hair.
- If the braids are too tight, then you should mix 15 drops of tea tree or peppermint oil per 2 oz of jojoba oil. Apply this mixture around the hairline.
- You should include omega 3 essential fatty acids in your diet. Have foods containing omega 3 fatty acids at least 2-3 times a day.
- Use light, natural oils on your hair, concentrating on the ends, which are the oldest part of your hair and are more prone to dryness.
- Do not wear braids for more than 8 weeks. Leave your hair free for some days before braiding your hair again. This helps prevent receding hairline, breakage and damage of the hair.
It is very important to stay committed to your hair. It may seem okay now, but not treating your hair properly can lead to hair loss as an adult. Hopefully our tips will help you, and I look forward to you experiencing healthy, beautiful, radiant hair.