Eriq La Salle is a man’s man…at least according to one of his most famous characters, Daryl Jenks, the greasy hair heir to Soul Glo, in the iconic film that’s celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Coming to America.
In the film, Eriq’s character was obsessed with his hair and making it as full and as curly as it could be.
So, what are Eriq’s real-life tips to help black men maintain their natural hair health?
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1. Shampoo: Using only a small amount of shampoo can prevent your hair from become brittle or dry due to the loss of your hair’s own natural oils. Shampoo no more than once or twice a week, and try to chose a shampoo that is SLS-free.
2. Moisturize: Moisturize regularly with a rinse-out conditioner, and/or with natural oils, such as jojoba oil, castor oil, olive oil, coconut oil, or almond oil. Moisturizing will help make your hair soft and prevent a dry scalp…and flakes.
3. Style Wisely: Black men need to choose a hairstyle that makes their appearance more unique, and that they will also be able to easily maintain.
4. Know What To Avoid: When choosing a product for your hair, avoid alcohol and other drying ingredients. Instead, opt for products that are rich in natural oils and moisturizers.