When growing your hair long (if that’s what you chose to do) remember, the health of your hair is a direct reflection of your knowledge about how to take care of your hair. If someone else does your hair, their knowledge will be reflective upon your hair. The thing we must keep in mind about black hair is that it wants gentle products and hair practices. Black hair is not complicated at all! Below I will give you my top 6 reasons why your relaxed hair or natural hair may have dry brittle ends.Dry Brittle Hair Ends Hair Tips #1 Hair Handling/ Hair Manipulation
The way that you handle and manipulate your hair is extremely important when preventing dry brittle hair ends, ultimately hair damage! It is very easy to detangle you hair while it is moist and slippery.
To detangle my natural hair, I use a cheap affordable Vo5 Strawberry Rinse Conditioner and an extremely wide tooth comb. Using a comb with teeth that are close together pulls harshly on the ends of your hair which leads to… (drum roll please)…DRY BRITTLE ENDS!
Sulfate shampoos are ONLY neccessary when you have extreme buildup on your hair and or scalp so using them on the regular dries out your hair so much, that you’re probably convinced the Sahara Desert exists right on top of your head! Many who experience dry brittle ends often times use harsh hair shampoos to cleanse their hair. Use something a lot more gentle, and natural, I like Dr. Bronner’s Shampoo.Also, aim to find hair shampoos that are made with all natural ingredients. If you want 100% organic natural ingredients in your hair shampoos, it can become exhausting trying to find that product. Even then, it may be not cleansing enough or too short of a life span for your use! Experimentation is key. Buying an all natural hair shampoo for black hair may be too expensive for you to afford, your hair probably wont mind using products that have chemicals or synthetic ingredients in them. I personally don’t have a natural product standard, I start cheap to see what works before things become more and more expensive. Below are a couple of Organic Natural Hair Shampoos that may interest you, all three have received some of the best customer reviews.
Does your hair appear to be extremely elastic? What about if it feels very hard and brittle to the point where it breaks off? Making sure that your hair is balanced with protein and moisture is important. Figuring out how to achieve this does not require an in depth scientific experiment, you simply want to go by look and feel.
You need more protein in your hair if your hair feels gummy, limp, or too stretchy.
You need more moisture in your hair if it feels hard, brittle, and you happen to be experiencing breakage.
To restore moisture into my hair, I like to coat my hair in either olive oil or coconut oil with an intense 20 minute session under the Heautiful Hair Steamer. I also don’t have problems with protein so I do not use protein treatments to balance my hair, instead, I use Africa’s Best Braid Sheen Spray With Conditioner that I spritz on my hair about every other day, give or take.
The main culprits that likeS to steal moisture from your hair are materials made of cotton or wool. The best preserver of moisture would be materials made of silk. Sleep on silk pillowcases or with a silk bonnet or hair scarf to prevent your cotton pillowcases from taking moisture from your hair. Also, make sure that your hair doesn’t brush against the shoulders of your clothes so much. This will cut back on the dryness and brittleness that you may be experiencing with your hair. Overtime if you avoid protecting your hair with silk, dry brittle ends can start to creep up your hair shafts.
Its probably about that time ladies! Holding on to those dry, crusty, flimsy ends gets you nowhere in your hair journey. If you want to regress with your hair growth hair care regiment, just simply never cut, trim, or dust the ends of your hair. Trimming the ends when necessary will reveal the true health of your hair in most cases. If you have tried everything above, you probably haven’t tried this solution. Please don’t run from this, just snip of the very itsy bitsy ends if that’s all you have the courage to do. The more damaged hair you trim, the better your hair will look. Please take care of this when you only have a little bit of hair to cut off rather than waiting so long that it seems like now, you have to have a haircut.
Make sure to use stainless steel hair cutting shears to cut your ends. The best trim happens when you only use stainless steel hair cutting shears for your hair. You will have clean cuts and better hair quality.
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