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Black Hair Care Tips

Black hair (African-American hair) is different from Caucasoid hair or Asian hair. The most typical character of the black hair is that it is strong and rigid transversally but is very flexible length wise. Because of this presentation, the hair body often curls tightly and takes up a spiral appearance. The shape of African hair has a resemblance to a twisted oval or ribbon.
Another feature of black hair is that it is irregular in diameter. Neither the fiber diameter nor the cuticle diameter is the same all through its length. Because of this typical structure and coiling structure the hair has many fragile points. The outside of a tight curl puts stress on the outer hair fiber cortex and cuticle. At some points outside the curls, cuticle becomes very thin and flakes easily. These areas of stress in the hair fiber are prone to damage by chemicals. Even vigorous combing is enough to flake the cuticle and damage the hair.

Another undesirable feature of the black hair is its low moisture content. This character also makes the black hair more susceptible to weathering. Since the black hair is too curly in nature, it is difficult to comb. It is prone to hair breakage and hair shedding.
Because of these difficulties, black hair requires more care than any other type of hair. The following black hair care tips help in preventing some damage to which it is naturally susceptible.
Massage the scalp regularly to encourage oil production.
Always use a wide-toothed Afro comb. Combing helps spread the natural oil through the hair, making it look shinier and healthier.
Use intensive pre-shampoo treatments. 
Shampoo your black hair as often as you feel necessary but only lather once, using a small amount of shampoo. Rinse thoroughly.
Always towel-blow your hair and never rub it with towel. . 
Try a hot oil treatment once a month. It lubricates dry scalp and help in moisturizing black hair. 
Choose non-greasy formulas for your hair gel so that they don't take away the healthy sheen. 
If you want to braid your black hair, use a softening shampoo that maintains the right moisture balance. You can also try a natural oil based moisturizer.
While combing your hair, start from the tips and work towards the roots, it will be less damaging to the hair. 
Have a regular trim to remove split ends as it prevents hair breakage. 
Whether it's in cornrow, braids or bun, try not to repeat the same 'pull-back' hairstyle too often. The stress on the hair may cause it to weaken around the edges.
Try to avoid the use of heat treatments, chemical relaxers or hot hair drying of your hair. 
Don't use any hair care product that has any harsh chemical. Only use natural hair care products. 
Avoid use of alcohol based products.
Cotton pillow cases and sheets help in breakage, use a silk or satin scarf to wrap up your hair while sleeping.
Besides these natural hair care tips, there are certain black hair products that can be used for taking care of your hair. Black hair has its own specific characters and its unique problems. So special black hair growth products need to specially formulated for taking care of the more fragile black hair. The best black hair care or hair growth products are the ones that use the natural hair care products.
The common ingredients of the black hair care products depend largely on the requirements of the black hair care. The research has found that black hair is less dense as compared to other ethnic hair. Studies on black hair have shown that it also has less hair re-growth potential. Because of these factors, more Afro-American women are concerned about hair loss or alopecia. These women are mostly looking for products that offer them better hair growth other than frizz control. Natural hair care products offer these black hair care products more credibility over other products.
James Briaan is a natural hair care products specialist. He regularly writes on skin and black hair care tips. You can visit to have some more information on the topic.

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hair grow products on Friday, December 06, 2013 6:31 AM
Thanks so much for a great tips on black hair care.I'd like to know more about these topics and hope that I can receive more insight into this topic.
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hair building fiber on Monday, December 09, 2013 10:56 PM
very useful blog about Black Hair Care Tips i like it this is the most useful way to provide help to others. thanks for posting here....
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hair loss on Monday, February 17, 2014 1:21 AM
Black hair care tips is very essential who are healthy hair owner. Your discussion is very essential for me as well which is very effective to make healthy hair.
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Natural Hair care on Monday, April 21, 2014 11:44 AM
Applying this oil to our scalp has the ability to make our hair stronger regardless of our hair’s current condition.
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FUT hair Transplant Surgery on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 3:57 AM
Curly and frizzy hair are toughest they get dry very frequently and may result in to split ends and hair breakage, thanks for the article, help for managing curly hair.
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remy hair extensions on Monday, September 01, 2014 3:56 AM
A good post for us !
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Swell No More Review on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 4:21 AM
With this effective tips from this content about the black hair treatment which we can use for our hair also. After long since I apprecite Massage the scalp regularly to encourage oil production. A lot of thanks for this post and also wish to get more in the future.
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Christian Milano on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 12:43 AM
Really appreciate this post.. Oil Massage regularly is one of the effective tip you can go for long and healthy hairs. Along with this healthy diet is very vital for black healthy hairs.
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Dave Jones on Thursday, February 02, 2017 2:04 AM
These are really the great tips and suggestions to make your hairs more firm and attractive.
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