Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Keeping Black Hair Beautiful

Black Hair

  • Use a wide-toothed afro comb for curly hair and a natyral bristle brush for relaxed hair. Combing will help spread the natural oils through the hair, making 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, dont'rub hair.

  • Once a month try a hot oil treatment, which will lubricate dry scalp conditions as well as moisturize brittle hair.

  • If you have delicate baby-fine hair around the hairline (sometimes from breakage, sometime an inherited trail), use a tinyround brush and a hairdryer to blend in this hair .

  • Gels are good for moulding black hair into shape: choose non-oil formulas that give hair a healthy shine.

  • If you use hot combs or curling tongs, make sure you you shield the hair by using a protective product.

  • For extra hold and added shine use a finishing spray.

  • Braided hair needs a softening shampoo that maintains the moisture balance and helps to treat and even eliminate a dry scalp.