By Winnie The Fashionista | Jun 03, 2020
Our segment called “Ask a Black Hair Hub stylist” happens regularly on our Instagram page. During this exciting session, we ask you to comment with your hair-related questions. A professional Black Hair Hub stylist then answers your question under your comment. Amazing, right?! We had Grace Wakesho, a hairdresser and natural hair specialist at this Kenyan Natural Hair Salon You’ll Want To Visit. Here are some questions you asked us. We hope these answer some of your hair questions!
What is the best way to get rid of dandruff?
BHH Stylist: How often do you shampoo? Withholding your washing sessions causes build-up (consists of oils and shedding hair cells). Dandruff is more pronounced if the sessions are long overdue. Your case, however, might be different. I suggest using oils such as tea tree and coconut that are good at retaining moisture and are known to slow down the shedding process. You could also use lemon or vinegar (both in small quantities). Let it sit for 10 minutes before completely rinsing it out and conditioning. You could probably start by doing this once or twice a week. Let us know if there are noticeable changes!
My 4c tangles a lot and gives a lot of problems when I’m trying to style and because of that, I don’t leave it out for too long?? Anyway, can this be avoided or taken care of?
BHH Stylist: We overlook this one too many times yet the results with or without our knowledge are dependent on our routines. Pre-pooing is not as necessary if one keeps to a strict moisturising regimen. Make sure to section your hair before a wash. Spray in some detangler/leave-in conditioner. This prevents breakage even as you go in with your wide-tooth comb or your fingers. Sulphate free shampoos come highly recommended since they retain oils produced by the scalp. Satisfied with the wash, follow it with a conditioner that you will lightly massage through then rinse out thoroughly. Undo a section each, applying your leave-in and some oil. Run your fingers through each section to ensure every part is covered. Comb out each section at a time then follow that with more firm plaits. Unravel plaits when needed. You need to follow every step so that with time it could be a drive-by routine.
What should l use for hair growth?
BHH Stylist: You need to keep to a strict treatment and moisturising regimen. Make sure that your hair is always in plaits if no urgent business is calling. That way, it won’t dry out or break when you’re tempted to comb. Get oils such as coconut or tea trees that trap moisture. Ensure that your ends are trimmed once every four months. This enhances your hair density and volume. Give it time too. Growth rates vary with textures.
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