In the past, African Americans have had trouble finding options and products that could help them grow and maintain healthy hair. We’ve got you covered! Here are some basic African American hair care tips to help you achieve beautiful, healthy hair.
Wash More Often
You may have heard it’s better to wash once every couple weeks or only a few times a month. Since African American hair is naturally dryer, many believe washing it too frequently can dry out the hair and cause breakage. However, lack of washing can cause product build up as well as deprive your hair of the number one moisturizer: water. Hair care experts recommend washing your hair at least once to twice a week. Some can even wash their hair every day. As long as you are using enough conditioner and moisture-retaining products for your hair type you should be fine. On a wash day, wash your hair with conditioner instead of shampoo to prevent stripping the natural oils and nutrients from your hair. Hans Wiemann’s exclusive Gen-Tecs Volumizing Glycolic Conditioner, part of our new line of scalp and hair care products, is perfect for repairing and maintaining the natural acidic pH of the hair and scalp, reduces tangles and restores moisture.
Keep Your Hair Moisturized
Keeping African American hair moisturized is very important in maintaining its health. Condition the ends of your hair to prevent split-ends and apply a leave-in-conditioner after you shower. A popular method to lock in moisture is the L.O.C. method (liquid, oil, cream). Using a conditioner for dry damaged hair and natural oils, which contains proteins and moisture, makes the hair soft, controls frizz, and acts as a heat barrier for easy styling. If you’re worried about weighing your curls down with product, try buying a foamy or light moisturizer that works for your hair type. To learn how to do the L.O.C method watch this video.
Protect Your Hair
Reduce the use of chemical products and heat on your hair. Using these too much can severely damage African American hair. Space out the time between relaxers, about once every 6-10 weeks, and avoid harsh dyes if you have relaxed hair. After a wash, let your hair air-dry then use a large-tooth comb to detangle. Combing wet hair tugs on your hair more which can cause bald spots. If you’re in a hurry and need to use heat, apply a heat-protecting cream or oil and use a blow dryer extension. The Hans Wiemann Gen-Tecs Hair Care Line also features our Deep Repair Protein Conditioner, with Pantheone and Keratin Amino Acids, to restore moisture to dry, damaged or chemically-treated hair while also repairing damage from the sun, excessive heat and harsh chemical treatments. You can also wear protective styles in your hair to avoid having to use heat to style your hair. Here are some cute and easy no-heat required protective styles for African American women that you can try.
While these tips may be beneficial for some-they are not the only solution available.
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Disclaimer: These solutions may not work for you
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