Are you frustrated because you are unable to replicate the black hair styles you see in magazines and on TV? Your problem may be that you do not understand the needs of Black hair care and your hair is not in the best condition to copy those hairstyles.
Natural black hair needs some pampering and maintenance like other types of hair. With more and more hair care tips routine that is made available online; you want to give the best of what is really needed for a healthy and beautiful natural black hair care.
Black hair has to be treated in a special way for it to stay healthy and strong. With that in mind here are the hair care tools you shouldn't be without and the reasons why you really need them.
One of the first items you will need, a Black hair care essential, is a good quality hydrating shampoo. You may need to spend a little more money than you have in the past, but an intense hydrating shampoo will make a noticeable difference to the quality of your hair.
Cotton might be the fabric of our lives but it certainly isn't the best for our hair! It's a very moisture absorbing fabric and this is why sleeping with your hair pressed against it is a big no-no.
After a work out, if you are in a rush and do not have the time to shampoo your hair, you can swab your hair using an antiseptic and a gentle moisturizing spray. The sweat residue trapped in your hair is very damaging to your hair and can cause hair damage.
Next, you can use a towel to dry your hair gently, squeezing the water out of your hair but take care not to rub harshly on your hair as it can lead to breakage. It is always a good thing to apply hair products like hair serum onto your hair while it is still damp.
Avoid overwashing your hair. Straight and wavy hair tends to get oily very quickly because of its structure. This is why it has to be washed quite often. Black hair is different. It doesn't get oily quickly because of its tightly curled structure.
Try to change less the style of your hair and rather leave it in its natural state to avoid extra strain on your scalp and strands and also avoid extra breakages that need repairing afterward.
Does your hair snap crackle and pop when you run a comb or brush through it? One of the biggest issues for black hair is dryness. If you have a relaxer or other chemical application in you hair, dryness becomes an even bigger problem.
Use a wide-toothed comb or pick to comb your hair. Many people make the mistake of using smaller toothed combs and are met with disaster. This is one of the most common mistakes of hair care. Smaller toothed combs will pull, damage, and break hair.
Remember, gentle products and gentle handling are important key factors in natural black hair care. With routine pampering, your natural black hair will have that healthy glow about it.