9 Super-Helpful Natural Black Hair Care Tips

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I love reading and learning about which natural black hair care tips are gonna boost my hair growth! So today we are talking all about helpful hair tips for better hair days!

9 Super-Helpful Natural Black Hair Care Tips

9 Super-Helpful Natural Black Hair Care Tips
9 Super-Helpful Natural Black Hair Care Tips

Before you go off trying complicated tricks and methods to get your hair to grow quickly, try a few simple maintenance routines. Often, its the simple things you do every day that make the biggest difference in the health and length of your hair. To grow African american hair faster follow these steps.

1. Use a pre-shampoo.
A pre-shampoo is a type of conditioning treatment that is applied on hair before using the actual shampoo. Its thick which allows it to form a coat over hair strands. The importance of this is protecting the hair from getting too dry and breaking.

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It also forms a protective layer from the harsh ingredients of the shampoo. After scrubbing your hair with a shampoo, it will still feel soft and smooth.

You can make your own pre-shampoo at home using a protein-based conditioner and organic oil. However, it is much easier to buy a ready made treatment.

Make sure you closely follow the instructions on the label.  Many women dont use a pre-shampoo but I think it’s something everyone should be doing.

Recommended Pre-Shampoos.

TRESemme Expert Selection Pre-Shampoo. This comes with a great 16.5 oz pre-wash conditioner and a big 25 oz shampoo.
Burt’s Bees Avocado Butter Pre-Shampoo. This pre-shampoo replenishes your hair’s nutrients. Both of these products are absolutely amazing.
2. Use the right shampoo.
Generally, African American hair is brittle and damages easily. Most shampoos on the market are brutal due to their harsh ingredients which is no good for any kind of hair, especially African American hair. You therefore need to be extra careful about which shampoo you are using.

A rule of thumb is to stick to sulfate-free shampoos. Sulfates are known to make your hair frizzy and dry out. This is especially bad for African American hair which is already brittle enough. The extra harshness is something you should avoid at all cost.

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Additionally, look for shampoos with organic oils. These oils are great at protecting hair from dryness and leave your strands feeling supple and soft. Some of the best oils to look for in shampoos include jojoba oil and argan oil. Make sure they are organic oils.

Recommended Shampoos.

Shea Moisture Black Castor Oil Combination Pack. This pack comes with a shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in conditioner which strengthens, grows, and restores your hair. Highly recommended.
Pura d’or Premium Organic Argan Oil Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo. Premium shampoo for hair thinning & breakage.
Organic Argan Oil Hair Loss Shampoo. Reduces thinning and hair loss. Adds body, thickness, and volume.
Argan Oil Therapeutic Shampoo. Restores damaged hair, increases shine, and deeply nourishes.
You will notice that these shampoos have organic argan oil as a major ingredient. These oils nourish the hair as well as give it more shine. Like with pre-shampoos, it is important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the best results.

3. Use a conditioner after every wash.
As much as you try to prevent it, washing your hair will still wash away some of its natural oils. Leaving it like that risks breakage and split ends. The best way to get it back in shape is using a conditioner.

It helps restore oils and moisture to your hair as well as nourish it. After using a conditioner, your hair should feel softer. When you are shopping for a conditioner buy one designed specifically for dry or African American hair.

4. Use a deep conditioner once every week.
There are regular conditioners and deep conditioners. A regular conditioner is lighter and designed for use after washing your hair. It mostly touches the surface of the hair. A deep conditioner sinks deep into the hair, helping to nourish it from the bottom up.

Thus, its heavier and sticks more to the hair and scalp. You should do a deep conditioning treatment once every week though not on the same day you are doing your weekly hair wash.

5. Moisturize your hair.
One of the best things you can do to your hair is keep it moisturized. Having adequate moisture encourages fast growth and protects hair from breakage and split ends. Strong healthy hair is essential if you’re going to style the best hairstyles for black men and women.”

Additionally it keeps the hair looking bright and feeling soft. Before you can even start considering store-bought moisturizes make sure that you are already moisturizing the natural way; drinking enough water.

When it comes to moisturizing from the outside, try to do it every day. This ensures that your hair is always adequately hydrated. Some of the best ingredients for black hair moisturizers include olive oil, coconut oil, grape seed oil, and pure shea butter.

6. Use a hair oil.
While your hair already has its own natural oils, its important to use other oils to promote growth and protect the hair. These oils are especially good at encouraging African American hair to grow faster. When applying hair oil, make sure to massage deeply to ensure that it gets deep inside the hair follicles as well as on the surface of the hair.

7. Protect your hair ends.
Every three to four months you should trim your hair. This gets rid of any split ends allowing your hair to continue growing properly without further damage. When trimming, you only need to cut about a 1/2 inch maybe a bit more depending on your hair.

To keep your ends in great condition, use protective hairstyles such as bans and not-so-tight braids. Letting hair fall freely exposes the ends to damage. At night wrap the hair in a silk scarf or sleep on a satin pillow. These little changes help a lot.

8. Be sparse with your hair washes.
Sometimes we tend to get too generous with scrubbing out our hair. Washing the hair too frequently strips it of its natural oils, leaving it dry and vulnerable to breakage. If you are washing your hair daily or even every other day, that is too frequent.

Switch to washing it at most twice a week. If you notice your hair breaking easily after washing (especially if you have kinky hair) try washing it once every two weeks.

9. Air dry your hair.
After washing your hair, the best way to dry it is by rubbing it gently with a towel or letting it air-dry. Try to avoid using a blow dryer as the excess heat will weaken and damage your hair. If for any reason you have to use your blow dryer, use the coolest setting. You can also wrap the hair in a silk scarf and leave it to dry through the night.

9 Super-Helpful Natural Black Hair Care Tips
9 Super-Helpful Natural Black Hair Care Tips

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Xo, The Natural Hair Lover

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