African Hair Care Tips
African hair is quite fragile and prone to injury and damage due to its unique appearance and structure. Thinning hair or hair loss is the #1 hair issue for more than half of African women. Fortunately, there are several things Africans may do to help limit damage and maintain their hair’s beauty.
Medical Hair Restoration offers the following methods to help Africans keep their hair healthy:
- Hair should be washed once a week or every second week. This will assist in avoiding hair care product build-up, which can be drying to the hair.
- Use conditioner. Conditioner should be used every time you wash your hair. Because the ends of your hair are the oldest and most vulnerable section of your hair, make sure to treat them with conditioner.
- Twice a month, apply a hot oil therapy. This gives your hair more hydration and suppleness.
- Before styling, use a heat-protecting product. When applied to wet hair before styling, it helps to reduce heat damage.
- When it comes to relaxers, be cautious. Always seek the advice of a professional hairstylist to ensure that the relaxer is applied properly and without causing hair damage. Touch-ups should only be applied every two to three months to newly grown hair. Applying a relaxer to hair that has previously been relaxed is never a good idea.
- Press hair using ceramic combs or irons. If you want to press or thermally straighten your hair, do it once a week using a ceramic comb or iron. If you’re using a straightening gadget with a dial, make sure it’s not too hot. Use the lowest temperature setting that allows you to achieve the desired look. For thicker, coarser hair, a higher temperature may be required.
- Check to see whether your braids, cornrows, or weaves are too tight. If it hurts while being styled, request that the hairdresser stop and redo it. Damage equals pain.
If you detect any changes in the texture or look of your hair, make an appointment with Medical Hair Restoration. Hair loss can begin with even the tiniest amount of visible thinning. Hair loss can be treated more effectively if it is detected early on.