African-American women are redefining the beauty of natural hair like never before.
With twists, coils, braids and locs, we’ve ventured way beyond those early Afro styles of the 60’s. That’s why today, not only does hair need to be strong enough to withstand all of the braiding, picking and pulling; it needs the right care to maintain its healthy brilliance and sheen.
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Though natural styles may have evolved, the good news is that some of the best tried and true hair care ingredients are natural, too.
Try These Natural Hair Tips:
1. Use Essential Oils.
Stick to hair products formulated with the essential oils that help to hydrate and infuse your hair with natural brilliance and sheen. Try tea tree oil shampoo to purify the scalp, diffuse unsightly dandruff flakes, stimulate the scalp and unblock clogged hair follicles. Or, try an invigorating peppermint shampoo to gently cleanse hair and eliminate that itchy scalp.
Remember, shampooing too often strips the hair of its natural oils so be sure not to overdo it! Every other week is usually enough.
2. Strengthen & Replenish Every Day.
It’s imperative to use a good protectant on your hair daily. Coconut oil is great for rejuvenating the scalp and enhancing shine without adding weight. For weak hair, there’s nothing like castor oil to help nourish weak, fragile strands while fortifying hair with the strength it needs to grow. Or, try a dab of…