In order to keep your hair looking good, you’re going to have to expend some effort. Even if you opt for a totally natural look, you still have to make sure that your hair stays healthy. This goes for everyone, all around the world, but if you have African American hair then you will be presented with some special challenges for keeping your hair healthy and looking good. While you are lucky enough to have very versatile hair that can form a number of fashions, your hair is also drier and more brittle than other hair types. That is why there are many specialized African American hair care products to keep you looking your best.
African American hair care starts with the basics. You need to find the right shampoo. Your shampoo should be able to clean the dirt out of your hair without stripping it of its essential moisture. You should look for a brand that has shea butter in it. Look for words like drenching moisture as you shop around. You might even be able to find a gentle and moisturizing shampoo in the ethnic section of your beauty supply store. Then you need to find a moisturizing conditioner. Your conditioner should help you to comb through your hair but it should also help to keep the moisture in your hair. Again, there are products made especially for your hair that you should find to work well.
Now that you’re out of the shower, you’ll need a wide toothed comb to comb through your hair. A fine toothed comb will rip out too much hair and cause a lot of frizz. Comb through your hair and then add some moisturizer to your hair. This can literally be hand lotion, as long as it doesn’t have alcohol in it. If you do this after every shower, you’ll find your hair is better off. You can also moisturize your hair at night by applying hair oil, such as coconut oil, to your scalp and hair before you go to bed every night. Then get a bandana to wrap your hair up in every night so that you don’t get oil on the pillow.
If you are looking for African American hair products for styling, just make sure that none of them list alcohol in the first five ingredients of their label. Alcohol will dry out your hair and make it harder to work with.