From Oprah To Serena: Common Myths About Black Hair

A frazzled woman touching her hairBlack hair can be very different from other textures, and because of this, there are a lot of very common myths about it. Whether you wear your hair straight, braided, loose, or curly, you deserve a great hair day, every day!

Myth 1: All black hair is the same.

Despite the myth that all black hair is very kinky and coarse in texture, the reality is that black hair textures vary…greatly. This said, however, there are three consistent similarities, regardless of the texture: Black hair tends to contain less water, grows more slowly, and breaks more easily than Caucasian or Asian hair.

Myth 2: It’s more difficult to style black hair.

Every hair type has it’s own unique styling challenges. According to stylists, the secret to having more great hair days is using products that are ideal for your specific hair texture, not for the color of your skin.

Myth 3: Black hair doesn’t really need to be washed that often.