Black women cannot depend wholly on the products running in the mainstream for white hair, they must understand how to take care of their own Black hair. And if you have a tender headed daughter, here are some helpful tips on Black hair care.
When combing out tangles in your or your child's hair, start at the ends and detangle to the roots, not the opposite. A lot of people make the mistake of starting at the roots and combing outward, but this causes more pain and distress. Always detangle small sections at a time. And it's best to use a large tooth comb, in fact, you should have two handy. One should have more teeth than the other.
Stay away from strong chemicals on your child's hair, but rather braid, or have their hair pressed until they are about 9 or 10 yrs old. At that point it's okay to relax their hair, and take them to a professional don't do it yourself. Believe me, it's worth the fifty or so bucks to save the despair you'll face once the breakage starts.
Don't use heavy oils or grease on your hair. Instead, use a moisturizing spray that will make your hair easier to comb. Hair spray and sprits will dry out your hair.
To stop hair breakage:
This solution works for very dry and damaged hair; use Humectress Moisturizing conditioner. Wash your hair with Nexxus conditioning shampoo, two times, rinsing well after each time.
Use as much as you need but in quarter size portions. Use a large tooth comb to disperse conditioner to the ends of the hair. Sit under a warm dryer for 20 minutes. Hooded dryers work better than shower cap type. Rinse conditioner and style as usual. Do this process every 4 days for 4 weeks. Then after 4 weeks once a week is fine but do it weekly.
Always use professional hair care products that are made for black hair.
If you want to grow your hair, keep the ends clipped every time you go in for a retouch, have the ends trimmed, by doing this you can eliminate one factor of hair breakage.
© Oct 2016 (Revised) by Shawn H.
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