Is it possible to change the texture of your hair? Probably not! But, with regular TLC it is very possible to not only add more sheen, grow that mane and get the curl definition that we know you constantly crave (whoa!). Given everything a try but nothing has worked so far? We bet this hair care guide is all the loving your hair needs!
Since African hair tends to have a spiral hair pattern, the oils from the scalp take time to travel down to the strands thus leaving them dry. Frequent washing only makes the hair drier, so don’t overdo it. Wash your hair every 7 – 10 days in sections with a sulphate-free shampoo followed by a conditioner. However, some hair types respond better to co-washing so don’t be afraid to try new things to see what your hair responds better to.
3. Make Detangling A Happy Affair
Detangling can seem to be a daunting, never-ending nightmare for many but it stops now. Curly hair tends to tangle and knot faster than other textures and shed hair can cause healthy hair to break if not removed. This therefore makes detangling necessary. Always detangle before washing and before styling your hair. Section your hair and keep a spritzer handy with water; use thick conditioners with deep hydrarting properties and gently detangle using your fingers..
4. Deal With The Breakage & Trimming
Now, don’t you hate it when despite all the effort, your hair still sheds? And despite the slow growth, you still need to trim? Let’s face it, your hair sheds a few strands daily and since African hair is coarser, it is more prone to breakage. This breakage leads to dry ends and split ends. Treating your hair more delicately and going for regular trimming sessions ensures healthy hair which will grow longer and faster.
5. Refrain From Heat
But, hey! You can always choose weaves, wigs, and extensions to have more fun and still experiment with different styles. Unlike heat, they don’t damage your hair and you can still flaunt those straight lengthy locks with minimalistic damage. With so many options of weaves out there you can almost adorn any hairstyle you want. Even with hair extensions, it is possible for you to fake the length without anyone even noticing. Wondering where to buy them from? Check out Darling’s One Million Extensions we’re still obsessing over!