Both man and women apply a lot of efforts in order to create unique styles for their naturally black and curly hair. Afro-American hair type is tougher and thicker that blond one, that’s why it needs special care. However, curly hair structure is not the only hair type for Afro-Americans. You can see straight, wavy, and thick at roots or even thin hair.
The following tips on natural care about Afro-American hair types will help you hold up soft and obedient curls.
Massage scalp systematically to reduce its drying. Do hot oil massage not less than once a month to moisture your hair.
Shampooing and conditioning
Every time you finish washing your hair, moisture it. There are many products for hair care that are made especially for Afro-American natural hair. Read the content thoroughly and pick only alcohol-free kinds. Use shampoos with low pH.
You should not wash hair every day. Hair dryer parches natural hair oils. Depending on individual needs, shampoo it every 3-7 days to maintain a natural hair moisture level. Never buy 2 in 1 shampoos that already contain conditioner. They make your hair drier and curly.
Wash your hair in one direction not to entangle curls too much. Do not rub it with tower so that it dries faster. Otherwise, hair stands will form knots and then break off.
Do not brush hair while it is wet, because you can break it easily. Wait till it is almost dry.
Everyone who wears really coarse and curly hair can use a comb with broadly placed teeth to brush it as long as it is wet. Thus, you will reduce hair volume and make it look stronger and obedient after drying. Use your fingers in order to loosen hair tangles.
If your hair is extremely curly, brush it using a comb with wide teeth. Start combing it from tips and move to roots. Such method helps reduce risks of breakage and causes no pain when brushing it.