Black hair can come with hair breakage that is hard to block.
It can be so beautiful when it’s cared for.
But what’s one of the absolute, number one complaints of most Black women, regardless of whether their hair is relaxed or natural? How to stop so many little pieces of that hair from ending up in the sink, on the pillowcase, on the back collar of a shirt, etc.
To maintain healthier and stronger hair that sees less breakage, there are five primary things you need to do:
Keep Your Hair Clean.
Shampoo your hair as needed.
If you work out often, work outside, or are often in an area where dirt, odors, smoke or excessive residue is in the air, you should shampoo your hair at least once per week.
Use shampoos that are suited to your hair type, texture, and condition. If your hair is relaxed, color-treated, dry, or has any other special needs, be cautious. Take extra care to ensure that the shampoo is not only gentle.
Keep Your Hair Strong to Block Hair Breakage.
Use the right conditioner.
If your hair is weak and breaking off, you will need to use a protein-based treatment to add strength back to your fragile hair. Hair is approximately 85-90 percent protein and will need protein to restore what may have been lost.
Keep Your Hair Moisturized.
Always follow a protein treatment with a moisture treatment to soften hair that has been strengthened and often hardened by protein.
Your hair needs moisture, particularly when it is exposed to chemical treatments and heat appliances. Use a