African American Hair Texture: Looking after Our Gift

 
 

African American hair can be found in an almost unlimited range of textures, from curly to woolly, from kinky to wavy, from natural and thick to straight and sleek. However whatever its texture, Black African American hair is a gift that reflects both our beauty and our origins. Unfortunately, however, it’s frequently beside difficult to feel great about our hair. Why? Since it seems like we’re continuously at war with it.

The Basics

At some point in her life (or often times throughout her life!) virtually every woman wrestles with the concern of natural versus relaxed/permed. There are advantages and disadvantages to each, however whatever the choice, it’s important to look after your locks.

Great hair care begins with the within out. That indicates consuming a balanced diet to offer your body all the nutrients it requires in order to grow the healthiest hair possible. It also indicates drinking plenty of water, to offer your hair (and skin) much-needed moisture.

The Comb/Brush

The next important aspect of hair care – regardless of your hair’s texture – is utilizing the correct comb/brush. The reality is, the huge bulk of combs and brushes are produced non-African American hair. The ideal tool for our hair is a mix comb/brush that is created so that the teeth easily slide under our coiled hair texture. It’s like a detangler that works by rolling out the hair instead of pulling it out. At the same time, it naturally conditions and unwinds hair, making it soft and easy to style or braid. This sort of comb/brush also keeps our hair healthy and helps avoid breakage.

Next Steps

 
 

In addition to having the appropriate comb/brush, there are several other things you can do to help avoid breakage. Initially, use heat moderately, especially if your hair is permed. Second, don’t clean your hair frequently – every seven to 10 days is ideal. When you do wash it, use a leave-in conditioner. Between, rinse your hair once or twice a week (and especially after a workout), and use a conditioner every day. And, don’t overlook your monthly deep conditioning treatment.

Accept Your Texture

The hairstyles you pick will alter throughout your life time, but the very best hair care advice is to welcome your natural texture and deal with it. Hair that is naturally curly will act extremely in a different way than hair that is naturally woolly. Likewise, super-kinky hair will react in a different way to treatments than naturally wavy hair.

When you deal with the texture you have, you can still have a variety of design choices offered to you. But the secret is that you will not be constantly fighting nature; instead, you’ll be dealing with the African American texture you were born with and optimizing its appeal. While doing so, you’ll have less breakage and healthier hair. The outcome? You’ll feel more stunning and project that confidence to the world. Exactly what could be better?