Black Hair Care Tips

Tangled Hair

When your hair gets tangled it can be very frustrating and time consuming. Not combing your hair thoroughly can cause knots and so can taking down braided hair. If you use gel, especially gel that hardens the hair like Ampro, can make it hard to comb which will cause breakage and damaged hair.

To detangle your hair start from the ends. Gently comb the knots out from the ends and work your way up to the roots. Using a detangler spray will make the process a lot easier and prevents breakage.

It's important to always comb your hair before washing it. Why? Because it loosens the dirt and tangles from your hair. Trying to remove knots from it while wet, will make hair easier to fall out when combing. Hair is more fragile when wet than dry.

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Ponytails can pull hair out

This is a great and very convenient hair style. It takes no time and can be sassy and sexy if done the right way. Ponytails can pull out your hair if they are too tight. If you turn your head after putting a ponytail in and it feels like your hair is being pulled too tight when turning your head, then it should be a little bit looser.

Make sure you are comfortable when putting your hair in this style.


Get Healthy Hair To Prevent Hair Loss

By Steve A Johnson

Baldness is something that happens to a lot of people as they age for men and women. However, getting older isn't the only time that balding can affect people. Losing your mane at a younger age can mean other problems. It can be a sign of illness or that a person is under very high stress. Chemotherapy can also cause it. It can also fall out if hair is styled the same way for too long like braids. At an early age it is more than likely to be temporary and there are ways to help promote the growth of hair.

Hair is made up of a protein called keratin. A single piece is made up of the shaft, the root below the skin, a follicle, and the lower end of the follicle the bulb. The hair bulb is where the color pigment, known as melanin, is produced.

On average people lose about 50 to 100 strands a day. They are replaced by new ones that will grow in the same follicle. This is normal. Any more than that can be worrisome balding. You should talk to your doctor if you are having extreme hair loss and any other reason for concern.

Medical Conditions can cause balding. Endocrine hormone conditions like thyroid disease, uncontrolled diabetes, and adrenal disease can all affect balding. There is also a hormone imbalance in women and teenage girls that is called polycystic ovary syndrome; it can cause balding in girls and women. Some medications for acne and bipolar disorder can cause hair loss as well. This kind is temporary though. Chemo therapy and some diet pills can cause it too.

Alopecia Areata is a skin disease that causes the loss of tresses. It is an autoimmune disease in which the bodies own immune system attacks the follicles. Trichotillomania is a psychological disorder where people repeatedly pull their locks out leaving bald patches. People with this disease will need professional help before they are able to not pull their hair out.

Over styling hair, coloring, and perming tresses to often will cause damage to hair and cause it to fall out. Or from styling it so tightly in the same style repeatedly can cause a permanent balding. Poor eating habits can cause temporary hair loss as well. Things like pregnancy and traumatic events can cause loss of locks, it is temporary and corrects itself. It may not be noticeable until months after the event.

Eating a balanced diet can benefit your hair in a lot of ways. It can make it shiny and healthy. Not to mention prevent hair loss. Lots of proteins, iron, vitamin B and E, Essential fatty acids, and sulfur will keep your tresses healthy and looking its best. Taking a multi vitamin can promote growth of locks and any prevent any nutritional deficiencies you may have that can cause hair loss.

Getting regular hair trims can also improve the health of your hair. Some people might be under the impression that getting a trim can cause strands to fall out but really it will improve the health of your hair to cut the unhealthy part from the ends. Using a special shampoo to prevent loss of locks is great too.

Healthy Hair Shampoo will clarify hair from the bulb to the tip. It gets rid of excess build up and will keep your tresses and scalp healthy to promote growth. Also using the Hair Cream with it will give the best results. This Product was designed specifically for thinning and can stop excessive fall out in just the use of one jar. It has walnut nettle oil to help unclog follicles and can be used on all different hair types.

About the Author:
Steven Johnson is committed to helping people maintain healthy and effective lifestyles. For more information on any other health supplements please visit his website Alternative Health Supplements at

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Black Hair Care For Your Little Girl  8-16-11

If your daughter has fine to medium hair you are probably set free from the harsh chemicals needed to make it more easier to comb and improves it's texture. If you have decided to use a relaxer for her hair, you need to follow all the necessary steps to keep your child's hair healthy.

Coarse hair is very difficult and rough to deal with, I know because I have it and so does my oldest daughter. No one likes coarse hair, it's thick which I love, but the texture is annoying. A a relaxer may be used or other hair care methods if you have this type of hair, especially if your little girl has it.
Black coarse hair can be hard to comb, get tangled easy and dries out a lot if not properly cared for.

If you've decide to straighten her hair out with chemicals, follow these steps to prevent breakage and hair loss.

  • When applying a perm to her hair make sure to follow all directions given with the kit.
  • Afterwards give her a hot oil treatment and leave on for about 10 to 20 minutes
  • Once every thing has been rinsed out, carefully dry hair with towel. Blot gently do not rub to prevent frizz and breakage.
  • If you prefer to use a blow dryer, be careful because scalp will be sensitive from chemicals. Blot excess water from hair, apply hair lotion, put the blow dryer on low or medium, gently comb through hair with wide tooth comb to prevent tangles.
  • Once hair is dry enough, oil scalp (if drying with towel) and then massage her head. Massaging the scalp will stimulate hair follicles and promote healthy hair growth.
  • Comb hair to release any knots and tangles.
  • Make sure there are no split ends. If there are then cut ends to make her hair look better and prevent breakage. Style as desired.

One more thing if you are considering getting your daughter's hair braided, wait at least a week after relaxing before braiding her hair. Why? The hair just had chemicals applied to it and this makes it fragile, so waiting is better so that hair can restore back to it's natural strength.

This is what I do to maintain my daughter's hair and her hair has grown so much. She was having hair loss problems in the back of her head. Doing these steps help her out so much, she can now were a bang in the back of her head without it looking so uneven.



Hair care Tips for Black Women! How to Care For Your Colored Hair
Coloring your hair can damage it especially when you have a relaxer in your hair. To color your hair make sure you follow the directions on the box of the hair color product. If you have a perm in your hair you should wait two weeks after you have permed your hair to dye it.

Since you have two different chemicals in your hair, your hair will need special treatment to it like extra or stronger conditioning. What I like to use in my hair after I have dye it is a hot oil treatment. It penetrates the scalp and strengthens your locks against heat and chemical damage.

After I dye my hair I do not put any heat on it. I let it air dry, if you don’t have time to do this then I guess you will be blowing drying it. While it’s drying I massage oil moisturizer into my hair and scalp combo it and put it into a pony tail or wear it down with a scarf. You can also wrap your hair too!

You don’t want to put high heat on your hair since you’ve just colored it. So I use a low to medium heat setting on my flat irons to straighten and style it. Lighter hair colors can weaken it and are more likely to frizz up and become brittle, so especially use low to medium heat on lighter colored hair like a light blond for instance.

After a week I use a hot oil treatment again like Queen Helene. I love her oil treatments they make my hair look so fresh and healthy. Every week I deep condition my hair to keep it full of life and luster.

Before bed if you don’t forget it is always beneficial to wear a satin cap or scarf to protect your hair from dryness and breakage from the pillow when your sleep. Wearing a scarf will keep your hair tamed and smoother looking.

The sun is bursting with all kinds of damaging rays light that not only causes harm to the skin but also to your hair. So, if you have to be in the sun a lot try wearing a hat or stylish scarf sometimes to protect your head. The sun can suck the life out of your tresses. Make sure you use hair spray oil sheen with sunscreen in it, this will also keep it moisturize and prevent heat damage from the sun.

Every week I use a conditioning shampoo, my favorite is Pantene for colored women. This shampoo softens, strengthens, and restores your hair to its natural radiance. Well that’s all of the tips that I have, they work so well for me and I hope they work great for you too! Make sure you take care of your hair as if you would take care of your face with special care and the results will speak for itself.

Olive is good for your hair

Once a week apply olive oil to your hair. Olive oil is loaded with Omega fatty acids which is good for skin. Your scalp is skin, so thoroughly massage it into your hair and scalp. It makes hair soft, shiny looking and smooths out dry ends.