Black women have a much bigger challenge when it comes to taking care of their hair. Black hair tends to be dryer, requiring more care to keep it from breaking. When it comes to choosing hair styles, products and color, black women need to be very careful or they will damage their hair.
Here are 4 things black women should NOT do to their hair.
- Coloring - coloring is tough on anyone's hair but especially black hair. Coloring tends to dry hair, and black hair is already dry. If you absolutely must color your hair, only use rinses, not permanent hair color. And avoid using relaxers at the same time. More processing, more damage.
- Heat - avoid using products that put heat directly on your hair, such as blow dryers and flat irons. They will quickly dry out and even damage your hair and increase split ends. If you must use these products, don't use them every day, and use a heat protectant product on your hair first -- like Ion Healing Jojoba Flat Iron Cream at Sally Beauty Supply.
- Bleach - one word:never! Bleaching is meant to lighten hair, and this is an extreme process to turn black hair into blond hair. It's not worth ruining your hair just to look like NeeNee Leaks.
- Wrong products - use the right products made especially for black hair. Your hair is special, so it needs to be treated that way. Most of the hair products advertised on TV do not work correctly on black hair and can even damage it. If you're not sure what to use, go to a black salon and get their recommendations. They are experts on black hair care.
The bottom line is not to be fooled by what you see on TV or in the movies. Performers like Rihanna have a lot of money to spend on their hair. But for most mainstream black women, doing these 4 things to your hair will surely damage it.
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