Keeping Black Hair Beautiful
Use a wide-toothed Afro-comb for curly hair and a natural
bristle brush for relaxed hair. Combing will help spread the natural oils
through the hair, making it look shinier and healthier. Use intensive pre-shampoo treatments.
Massage the scalp regularly to encourage oil production.
Shampoo as often as you feel necessary but only lather
once, using a small amount of shampoo. Rinse thoroughly. Towel-blot, don't rub
Once a month try a hot oil treatment, which will lubricate
dry scalp conditions as well as moisturize brittle hair.
If you have a delicate fringe (bangs) or baby fine hair
around the hairline (sometimes from breakage, sometimes an inherited trait),
use tiny round bristly and a hairdryer to blend this hair.
Gels are good for moulding black hair into shape; choose
non-greasy formulas that give hair a healthy sheen.
If you use hot combs or curling tongs, make sure you shield
the hair by using a finishing spray.
Braided hair needs a softening shampoo that maintains the
moisture balance and helps eleminate dry scalp.