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How to Care For African American Hair

How to Care For African American Hair

Chic African American Hairstyle 2017

Chic African American Hairstyle 2017

African American Hair ranges from slightly wavy to extremely curly, and maybe caused by the heredity, it usually tend to be drier and curlier than Caucasian or Asian hair. African American hair is easy to be kinky, tangled, which is especially fragile and prone to injury and damage. African American hair tends to be brittle and prone to breakage if not cared for properly. Lots of African American women are concerning about their fine hair or hair loss and put the caring the hair as one of their daily work. So, there are lots of measurement to care for the African American hair nowadays, here, let’s talk about some efficiency tips on caring for African American hair.


1. Moisturize Is The Key, Wash Hair Once a Week

Moisturize Is The Key, Wash Hair Once a Week
Moisturize Is The Key, Wash Hair Once a Week

All hair needs moisture from water. African American hair needs to be fully replenished and exposed to water at a minimum of once a week (and often washing more often than this strips protective oils, leaving the hair open to environmental drying- this is why it’s not often recommended to just wash it daily. This will help prevent build-up of hair care products, which can be drying to the hair. African hair does not often get overly oily like Caucasian or Asian hair does when it is not washed for several days.

African hair tends to be naturally dry with minimal oil, which is why it isn’t necessary to use shampoo more than once a week. Shampooing your hair several times a day or even every day strips the oil that the hair needs from the hair shaft so that it becomes drier, frizzier and more prone to breaking. Use the hydrating shampoos but not the clarifying, because the clarifying shampoo are the worst for African American hair.

2. Use Conditioner Every Time You Wash Your Hair

African American hair tends to be dry, it’s essential to use conditioner every time you shampoo your hair to restore moisture. When you condition, be sure to coat the ends of the hair with conditioner, as the ends are the oldest and most fragile part of your hair and keep the conditioner in your hair for a few minutes before washing it out.


3. Hold The Moisture In

mixture of shea butter, olive oil, coconut oil
Hold The Moisture In

After you finish washing your hair, the hair needs help to keep all that moisture in. Adding a generous amount of mixture of shea butter, olive oil, coconut oil in or other fatty product applied to the strands from tip to root to lock that moisture in, which keeps the hair pliant. Protect the hair from wind and extreme temperatures with silky coverings.


3. Co-washing the Hair if Your Exercise Regularly

Co-washing the Hair if Your Exercise Regularly
Co-washing the Hair if Your Exercise Regularly

Co-washing is short for “conditioner-only washing”. It means skipping shampoo and relying solely on conditioner. If you love to jogging or exercise regularly which will bring you sweat, then you may need to cleanse your hair more often than once a week to remove the sweat. Instead of using shampoo, co-wash with conditioner in between your weekly cleanses. Hair conditioner will gently cleanse away sweat or other buildup while keeping the healthy oils in your hair.


5. Use a Leave In Moisturizer Daily

Using a leave in conditioner or moisturizer on days that you don’t wash or condition your hair ensures that your hair stays hydrated so that it looks good and is protected from damage. Use a light leave-in moisturizer formulated for African American hair at the beginning of the day before styling your hair.

Try to find a moisturizer that contains essential oils, which are absorbed into the hair and moisturize. Avoid products containing lanolin or other greasy ingredients that sit on the surface of the hair and weigh it down.

Spritz your hair with water, then apply the moisturizer, or find a moisturizer than can be used on dry hair. Use the moisturizer on all of your hair, but pay special attention to the tips of your hair, which are the oldest and driest.


 6. Use a Hot Oil Treatment Your Hair Bimonthly

Use a Hot Oil Treatment Your Hair Bimonthly
Use a Hot Oil Treatment Your Hair Bimonthly

In addition to your regular maintenance of your hair, doing a monthly or bimonthly deep conditioning treatment will adds additional moisture and elasticity to your hair, making it more moisturized and less brittle.


 7. Protect the Hair

African American is fragile. So, the hair has to be protected from tangling, knotting (single strand knots) breakage and snapping. Use the comb with the widest-possible tooth, and make sure it doesn’t have sharp edges that will saw at non-straightened strands. This means be leery of elastics and rubber bands, combs and brushes, ribbons, pillow cases, towels, shirts and jacket collars (people rarely think about those last, but they matter).

We should also save non-protective styles for special occasions. Style the hair to tuck the ends, avoid free strands and brushing or scraping on collars and pillows and drying materials, and in such a way that it doesn’t have to be styled every day.


8. Detangle And Comb The African Hair Only When Fully Moisturized

Detangle And Comb The African Hair Only When Fully Moisturized
Detangle And Comb The African Hair Only When Fully Moisturized

Sometimes fingers are the best tools, use fingers to manipulate the African hair after an initial detangling. Or use the widest-toothed comb possible, and detangle from end toward the root, never yank abruptly. Make sure that hair is fully dampened when being styled.

Detangle and separate the hair section by section, and rub each one individually, braid or separate it again after rinsing it, then go to the next part. The less the hair has a chance to rub against each other, the less chance strands will tangle and thus get snapped when trying to separate them.


9. Heat Gently And Infrequently

It’s recommended to wear the hair as close to the natural texture as possible to prevent having to stretch it and giving more opportunities for snapping. But if you need to blow dry, flat iron, or straighten the hair, use the lowest temperature possible for the job. Only use heat on clean hair that has a protective product applied. Use a heat protecting product before styling.


10. Keep a Well Nourished Wholesome Diet and Good Mood Everyday

Keep a Well Nourished Wholesome Diet and Good Mood Everyday
Keep a Well Nourished Wholesome Diet and Good Mood Everyday

Make sure your body is well nourished with wholesome diet of your choice, with plenty of water, get sufficient rest, and seek the lowest level of stress in your life.

Open your mind to the many possibilities of African American hair. Have a good mood everyday. Everything will work a little differently for everyone. You hope for good, good will follow you. Enjoy the beauty of the African American hair spectrum.

5 Tips for Detangling The Knots

5 Tips for Detangling The Knots

5 Tips for Detangling The Knots
5 Tips for Detangling The Knots

What will you feel if your hair tangles in mess in the morning and no matter what we do, it just can’t be gladly served under you. That would be definitely ruin our brand new day’s mood, i guess. It’s said that all hair textures are prone to tangles and the curly hair are more at risk. Maybe it is because of the curly hair is often dry and coarse, so it is of large probability to lead to annoying snarls. However, it is not worth losing our good mood due to the tangled hair. Have a look ate these tips for taming your naughty hair decently.

1. Detangle Hair in Sections

Detangle Hair in Sections
Detangle Hair in Sections

Please do yourself a favor and detangle your hair in sections. I have made this mistake several times trying to rush through my detangling session and not taking my time to do it in sections. By detangling your hair in sections, you make it easier for yourself. Trust me you don’t want to do this task with huge sections. Your arms will hurt and it will not be a wise choice for your hair. Use clips to help you section off your hair with the process to make life that much easier!

Please remember detangle your hair sections by section, don’t try to work them all in one time. It’s easier to detangle and it can save your time actually compare to rush all your hair in one time. Your arms will hurt and it’s not good to your hair. Use the clips to help you section off your hair while detangling your hair, it will keep your hair detangle healthily and save more time.

2. Opt for the Proper Combs

Opt for the Proper Combs
Opt for the Proper Combs

If your hair is long, a wide-tooth comb will help distribute conditioner and de-tangle snarls. Just start at the ends and work your way up with the comb gently.

For thick hair, you’ll need a flat paddle comb that can make its way through all of your hair without breaking a sweat.

For curly hair, a wide-tooth wooden or bristle comb is good to skin and hair.


3. Use Hair Conditioner Every Time You Shampoo

Use Hair Conditioner Every Time You Shampoo
Use Hair Conditioner Every Time You Shampoo

Shampoo your hair in conditioner for few minutes and use your fingers or a wide-tooth comb to run the hair conditioner through your hair form root to top. This will help to loosen your knots and recover your damaged hair.


4. Loosen the Knot from Bottoms Up

Loosen the Knot from Bottoms Up
Loosen the Knot from Bottoms Up

Usually we combs our hair from the roots to the end of our hair, however, while loosening a stubborn knot, take it easy and work from the bottom up. Every time you encounter a knot, start to with a wide-tooth comb in a opposite way as usual, you will work it out!


5. Strategy According to Your Hair


Hair is consisted of protein, so it will be easier to detangle the hair for adding some water in normal case. However, to those women with natural hair, then wok on dry hair with the fingers first will be better. When water didn’t work, try to put some coconut oil on the fingers and detangle the knot first, or use hair conditioner on dry textured hair.

Tangles happen. And when they do, you should be armed with a hair conditioner, a wide-tooth comb, and tons of patience, of course, your patience too.

6. Sleep on Silk Pillowcase

Loosen the Knot from Bottoms Up
Loosen the Knot from Bottoms Up

If you’re using the cotton pillowcase. Changing your pillowcase into silk or satin material, never use the cotton pillowcase again. Because of the cotton material will absorbs all the moisture, leaving you dry and frizzy the next morning. While the silk or stain pillowcase will maintain the oil nourishing your hair.

Pineapple your hair into a high ponytail and tie a protective silk scarf around your pony to help your curls retain even more moisture. That would be better to fight tangles away from your hair. By the way, take off your Clip in Hair Extensions before going to bed, so that it won’t hurt your natural hair nor the hair extensions.

7. Detangle While in the Shower

Woman standing at the shower
Woman standing at the shower

If your hair is highly textured or damaged badly, you might want to detangle it in shower. Loosening up the knots with your fingers after shampooing your hair properly. But remember don’t get your hair in wet for a long time.

Do you struggle with tangling? Tell us what helps you unlock your hair smooth, sailing in the comments.

How To Style An Easy Ponytail For Curly Hair

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Well, this hairstyle tutorial is fantastic for sweet girls like you who have curly hair. The tutorial is pretty easy, so you can find a very cool way to dress your hair up or down.

It is a simple side ponytail that is easy enough to wear every day and that is stunning enough to catch others’ attention. The final result will be better if you style the hair look with second hair. To get the look, what you need are several bobby pins.

When you are tired of going out with your windy hair, or you are sick of keeping getting your hair off your face, just try this style.

The style looks more beautiful if you decorate it with a jewelled pin or comb at the back. Or you can spice the makeover up by adding a hair band or wearing a elegant hat.

Hairstyle Tutorial: How To Style Easy Twisted Pony For Curly Hair

What You Need:

  • A few bobby pins
  • A clear elastic

How To Style:

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  1. Start with sweeping your hair back off your face.
  2. Pick up a section of hair from either side of your face to create the first twist. Cross the two sections of hair over to style a twist at the back of your head. Use a bobby pin to hold it in place.
  3. Repeat step 2 with hair bunches from around your ears. You can make these two sections bigger than those in step 2, and cross them over below the first twist at the back to create your second twist. Secure twist in place by sliding a bobby pin horizontally through it.
  4. Style your side ponytail. Sweep your hair over one shoulder and secure it with a clear elastic. Take a small section of hair from underneath the pony and wrap it around the base of the pony, and secure it with a bobby pin. The elastic is for extra hold. You can omit it in case that you don’t have any.

Tips Of Styling

  • To suit your face shape better, you can have as little or as much volume you like instead of making it a side part at the front.
  • If you want extra volume, backcomb your hair at the crown gently, or use styling powder to achieve the same effect.

Kendall Jenner’s Slicked-back Hair At BBMA–How To Copy Her Hair Look In 7 Easy Steps

Wet hair look can turn heads as well, even though on the splendid red carpet. Looking back on the red carpet appearances, we might be obsessed with those of Kim Kardashian, Lea Michele. The wet hair look recently rocked by Kendall Jenner for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards was the most shiny and gorgeous. How to get the hairstyle for our daily life?


Kendall Jenner, 19-year-old, stepped out on the red carpet of the 2015 Billboard Music Awards on May 17 with slicked-back, straight hair which looked so charming and sexy. The style was created by Rob Scheppy, a hairstylist and makeup artist at Wella Professional Celebrity Stylist. The step-by-step hair tutorial below is offered by him.

Wet Hair Look–How To


Step 1: Start with freshly shampooed and conditioned hair. In terms of conditioner, the Wella Professionals Elements Renewing Shampoo and Daily Renewing Conditioner is suggested by Rob Scheppy. It works well in helping hydrate, nourish and strengthen hair.

Step 2: Smear Wella Professional Extra Volume Mousse to your damp hair to add volume.

Step 3: Blow dry your hair backwards. Use a round boar bristle brush for voluminous look at the front and the crown.

Step 4: Put 3-4 pumps of Wella Professionals LuxeOil Reconstructive Elixir on your palms. Rub it evenly and work it evenly through your dry hair.

Step 5: Straighten your hair with a flat iron and then comb it backwards starting from the front hair.

Step 6: Tame flyaways and keep hair in place by spritzing your hair with Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray.

Step 7: Finish with a little Wella Professionals LuxeOil Light Oil Keratin Protection Spray. Lightly spray it over your entire head. Finally, you can have a shiny, radiant and camera ready hair look.

How do you think of Kendall Jenner’s slick-back hair look? Will you go for the trend in real life?