Natural hair has its own original texture which has not been chemically altered. Black women have highly textured hair that ranges from tight coils to loose curls. Tightly coiled and curly hair is very fragile and needs special care to grow and be healthy.
Sulfates are detergents commonly in commercial shampoos that can be harsh and drying to your hair. A sulfate-free shampoo is best for black women with natural hair because it will not deplete the hair of moisture. Celebrity hair stylist and author of "Hair Rules" Anthony Dickey created Daily Cleansing Cream that is deeply hydrating and gentle. Dickey, a kinky and curly hair expert, says Daily Cleansing Cream will leave hair soft and manageable.
Natural black hair is prone to dryness and breakage, making deep conditioner a necessity. It is critical that natural black hair stays moisturized. A fast rinse-out conditioner stays on top of your hair strands and does not penetrate. A deep conditioner penetrates your hair shafts and moisturizes from the inside out. Celebrity and First Lady Michelle Obama's hair stylist, Johnny Wright, recommends Roots of Nature Reconstructing Deep Treatment. Johnny says this treatment will add shine and moisture to hair.
Black hair is porous and can lose moisture daily so it is necessary for some black women to add moisture on a daily basis. If you heat style your hair with a flat iron, curling iron, or blow dryer you should use a leave-in conditioner or heat protectant on your hair. Celebrity stylist Felecia Leatherwood, uses Lawrence-Ray Concepts Leave-in Conditioner on celebrity Jill Scott to seal in moisture, strengthen her hair, and control the frizz. LRC's Leave-in Conditioner is also a thermal protector.
Seamless Wide Tooth Comb
Seamless combs are smooth and do not have any rough edges that will snag and break your hair. Black women's hair is highly textured which makes it fragile, therefore a gentle comb is needed to detangle and style the hair. A small fine-tooth comb with rough edges is likely to snag, break and damage the hair.
If you wear natural curls, Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk is a lightweight hairdress that will enhance your curls. Hairdress is a finishing product to give your hair shine and moisture. Curly hair can become frizzy; the hair milk will keep your curls defined and smooth without weighing your hair down. Hair Milk received high praises from Essence magazine.
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