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Black Hair Care

Welcome to Black Hair Care.

Got hair that's kinky, curly, nappy, straight and wavy too? African American, Hispanic and all women of color rejoice – this site was built just for you and your special needs, like hair care treatments! You're busy; you have a full time career and a family to nurture with little to no time to maintain your hair. That’s where we fit in. We can offer you shortcuts and suggestions to make your hair look its best while leaving you plenty of time to take care of those important people and issues in your life. Our main mission is to help educate you with information in a welcoming, positive atmosphere which incorporates an understanding of the unique attributes of our hair. We sincerely hope to further the African American and Ethnic woman’s understanding of her hair and how to best care for it. 

Basic black hair care facts

Fill your diet with a lot of vegetables and foods high in Vitamin A, C, B Complex, Iron, Iodine and Copper. While hair grows on an average of 1/4 inch a month, as you age this process slows down dramatically. Hair does not turn gray with age, it actually loses color due to the lack of new color pigment in each strand of hair. There is no right answer for how often you should wash your hair, this varies for each individual. You will know best when you need to wash your hair. When you shampoo, only use a dab. You will be surprised how far just a little will go. If you have not received the desired amount of lather, add a little more water not shampoo. Using too much shampoo will strip natural oils from your hair and contribute to breakage and flyaways. Never rub wet hair, massage the products into your hair. You can actually activate sebaceous glands, causing more oil to be released. Always blot hair dry, never rub.

Tips for black hair care

African American hair has special needs and our great tips will assist you to have the finest hair possible. The bottom line is that a healthier life style will result in healthier hair. There are many things you can do that will assist you to have healthier hair and here are a few that are easy and will make a difference for your hair.

Massaging your scalp on a regular basis will stimulate oil production, which will help reduce the dryness of your hair.

Daily shampooing is not recommended, ethnic hair is dryer than other types of hair, shampooing strips away the oils from your hair so try shampooing once every 3 to 7 days.

If you engage in daily activities that cause you to sweat, it is recommended that you rinse your hair out with water and only use shampoo on occasion, but if you feel the need to use a mild shampoo, go ahead and do so.

Use a mild moisturizing shampoo with a low PH level when washing your hair.

Don't use a 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner, use a separate shampoo and conditioner, 2 in 1's aren't suited as well for dry hair.

When washing your hair rub only in one direction and /or irritate the scalp.

Oil your scalp after shampooing, with your hair still moist, massage the oil into your scalp and brush out to the ends of your hair.

Use a conditioner when you shower, till will moisturize your hair, give it extra protection, add shine, reduce static, and makes it easier to untangle.

Use a leave in conditioner, it'll hydrate and protect your hair. A leave in conditioner on your hair is the equivalent of moisturizer on your face.

Don't rub your hair dry with a towel, instead blot the water out of your hair whey you rub it'll cause your hair to tangle and you'll also risk breakage.

Limit your use of hot items on your hair such as blow dryers

Braiding your hair by using an off-base technique the scalp is becoming severely damaged at alarming rates. It is gravely important to the health of your hair and scalp to choose the proper braiding technique. The use of the on-base braiding technique is without a doubt the very best technique to choose to assure healthy hair and scalp.

It is also gravely important to the health of your hair & scalp to choose the proper braiding technique. The use of the on-base braiding technique is without-a-doubt the very best choice to assure a healthy hair & scalp.

Have you ever observed someone who has braids that are too tight? You would see a scalp that is overly pink that is seemly stretched with tiny white particles on the base of their scalp. Well, these white particles are referred to dermis tissue. The Dermis tissue that is seen on the scalp after improperly braiding the hair is literally pulled from the dermal layer of the hair's follicle, further, the outer sheath of the follicle and with the very tip of the follicle opening become greatly aggravated leaving epidermal scaring resulting in many cases irreversible damage.