The one thing that we must know about black hair care, is that there is no one solution for all African American hair. Most of us is of a mixed heritage so our hair structure ranged is widely varied. There is a general way of knowing what type of hair you have and this scale is helpful when trying to find hair care solutions. Click here to find out more on hair types.

Just remember this one key fact: Just because our hair can be coarser and thicker than Caucasian hair, that does not mean it is tougher and can stand more stress. Actually, its quite the opposite, especially when its treated like Caucasian hair. We have to use products that are created for African American or textured hair to grow and maintain healthy hair.

We are going to find good solutions to achieve good hair. Because no matter what anyone tell you, all black hair is “good hair”, we just have to bring out its natural beauty by taking care of it.

Damaged Hair – Repair Regimen for Moisture Deficiency

There is 3 levels of hair breakage that African American women have to deal with. Damaged hair is something that should be dealt with sooner than later. It’s important to understand the levels. Knowing the difference between all 3 levels of hair breakage will help you have healthier thirsty roots. This is information you can […]

Black Hair Damage: The Things We Do

Our kinky curly hair texture can be a task to care for, however, sometimes we do not realize the damage we are creating. As black woman, we need to know the affects of our daily styling habits. Black hair damage is something that can happen to the best of us, but do you know how often you are […]

4 Simple Steps To Shiny Twist Outs

If you have been struggling to get the perfect shiny twist outs with defined crimps and curls, then follow these simple steps and you will achieve that look you desire. Before The Twisting Process for Shiny Twist Outs Optimum results for the perfect twist outs is to start with clean, conditioned, and detangled hair. By […]

The Weakest Link: 3 Reasons Why You Should Pay More Attention to the Ends of Your Hair

The ends of your hair is the oldest and weakest part of the hair shaft. Therefore in Afro-textured curly hair, it’s normally the driest part because the natural oils (sebum) produced from the scalp have a hard time reaching the ends, due to all the kinks and bends from the curls. 3 reasons why you […]

Safe temperature to flat iron hair

How do you know when you are scorching your hair to frail limp strands when using heat? Safe temperatures to flat iron medium to coarse hair can be between 360 – 410 degrees (°F). Also, one important fact to know before pressing your hair with a flat iron or any heat styling tool, is that […]

Detox your scalp for healthier hair

One way to ensure your hair grows long and healthy is to go a step further than shampooing by doing a scalp detox treatment. At times we forget that our scalp is living and breathing, and the hair strands are dead. We spend so much time, energy, and products on the hair on our head […]

5 Tips for Scalp Care

As you are on your journey to maintaining healthy hair, you must not forget how important it is to care for your scalp. Your scalp is the foundation of healthy hair growth. A healthy scalp has normal shedding of cells from the surface as new cells form. When this process gets interrupted by the environment […]

7 Tips for Transitioning from Relaxed to Natural Hair

Transitioning from relaxed to natural hair means to gradually cut off the straighten chemically processed hair as the new growth develops. If you do not want to do the “big chop” and cut the relaxed ends off all at once, then below are some great tips to help you begin the transitioning journey of returning […]

Braids, Hair Growth and Length Retention

Braids are very popular amongst African American women and we personally love them here at ThirstyRoots.com. There are so many things you can do with braids such as using them for protective styling. Braiding your hair is by far the easiest and one of the most effective ways to protect your hair. However, there are […]

7 Benefits to Using Castor Oil on Hair

Here are 7 benefits to using castor oil on hair to optimize growth and healthier follicles. The list provides some awesome information but before we dive into it let us ask you a question. Did you know that castor oil carries great things in it like proteins, vitamin E, minerals, anti-fungicidal and antibacterial properties? Leading […]

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