Black Hair Care Tips

Black is beautiful and how! Black hair has mesmerized people for years and one has seen black hair oozing charm when sleek, straight, braided or when long and curly. Black hair is also beautiful when worn long, short or cropped and people who are not naturally blessed with black hair go to the extent of using black hair color to achieve the look! But natural black hair also needs extra care and styling. Need some tips on black hair care? Simply read on!

Oiling And Hair Wash
Always massage your scalp on a regular basis. This will stimulate oil production and also help to reduce the dryness of your hair. For those who have extremely dry hair, oil your scalp after shampooing and when your hair is still moist, massage the oil into your scalp. Then gently brush out to the ends of your hair.

Try to shower with warm water as hot water can dry and cause an irritation to the scalp.
Yet another tip for natural black hair care, when you wash your hair would be to wash them only in one direction. This would avoid your hair from being tangled when you have a hair wash.

Brushing And Handling

Black hair is also prone to hair breakage and hair loss. Therefore, be gentle with your hair. Use a boar bristle brush and they help to distribute the natural hair oils from the root to the tip. Any soft brush when used slowly will have a very good effect on your hair.

Always tie up your hair when you go to bed. Black hair tends to get tangled whist you catch your beauty sleep. Also, the natural oils transfer onto the pillow as you sleep. It is often recommended to use satin scarves and pillowcases for this reason. This is because cotton tends to absorb the natural oil of the hair and cotton pillowcases can also cause the hair to tangle.

Never rub your hair harshly with a towel. Always use it gently or let it dry naturally.
When using rubber bands in your hair ensure that you cover it with a smooth material. This would prevent your hair from being caught in the bands. You can soak the rubber band in oil before use. Or you can even switch to clips and roller to minimize hair breakage, but avoid the use of sharp clips that can cause further damage to your hair.

If possible, stay away from the use of heat treatment and such other processes unless if absolutely necessary as this can cause drying of your hair. Most of such treatments tend to strip off all the natural oil and also cause the hair to lose its natural texture.

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