Monday, April 11, 2011

How To Have Beautiful Healthier and Longer African American Hair

African American have been experiencing hair loss from shedding, breakage, and thinning as long as we can remember.Stopping adverse effect to our hair will cause African Americans to grow longer hair.
Our hair mostly grows in a spiral shape that is constantly manipulated to the extreme changes we demand and desire.

Grow Longer Healthier African American Hair

Many hairstylist are only interested in adding hair and a treatment while in the salon, but at home we need to be armed with good information to keep our hair on our heads.
After all our stylist is not the one maintaining our hair every day.I highly recommend you get this ebook called How To Grow African American Long Hair Longer for instructions and solutions you can begin now.

Extra Steps To Prevent Hair Loss And Grow Longer Hair

  • Rubbing on our clothe car seats.
  • Sleeping without wrapping it.
  • Not moisturizing when dry.
  • Not eating enough good foods.
  • Hair Suppliments
fyi:Hairs normal shedding rate is approximately 75-100 strands a day , so don't be afraid when taking out braids or weave and you know that you applied regular hair maintenance.

Our hair is put under extreme heat from curling irons,stress from braiding ,twist and weave. Excessive dryness from improper moisture balance from styles worn to long without proper maintenance.Not to mention the chemicals we process it with.

When hair grows in its natural state or with a high level of moisturizers it is capable of growing down our backs. Such examples would be Dreadlocks and Geri Curls(Now Dry Curls).
Without the proper maintenance the ends of the hair will run like stocking up the hair shaft.The strands of hair will shed from dryness making it impossible to experience great hair.

Versatile African American Hair
Having the advantage of having many hair styles is not the problem. We have been creative with our hair for centuries. However our ancestors used natural products we were not able to learn about because of the past dark history of slavery.

From our ancestors to the present we have been blessed with many talented exceptional people that have come up with the most amazing techniques and products for our hair.

Because of this we have become neglectful about the health of the new hair growth. If our hair does not look good we throw in some gel,braids,weave or a wig. We look fabulous and our hair is still damaged underneath.

I have seen this all of my life. Because of my career as a hairstylist for years and working behind the scenes of fashion shows and photo shoots.

However taking care of our special hair requires skills and the working women and their children need to do what's fast and looks good.

I do understand the need for a doo that last. But our hair need to last too then we would have hair that does not have to be weaved.

How Braiding, Dreadlocks and Weave Can Cause Hair Loss
The major cause of excessive hair shedding when taking out certain African American hairstyles can be because of three things.
  1. Hair and scalp is not regularly added or sprayed with moisturizer to maintain life in the scalp and hair .
  2. Hair are too tight pulling it from the scalp.
  3. Both!
This can cause alopecia (baldness)in some areas because of the pulling. Also a scalp that is dried out and not conditioned and moisturized will have excessive breakage.Especially if that hair has a chemical in it.

fyi: Hair that is not cleaned properly will also calls shedding especially if the other situations occur. Spray or wipe scalp with sea breeze if you can shampoo certain styles.

*If you have a style you can not shampoo , such as a quick weave. Leave it in only 2 weeks. Be sure the hair has been treated and has a leave in conditioner before applying.
In short...dry neglected hair breaks!

How African Americans Can Grow Beautiful Longer Hair

Hair loss treatment products for Curly/Kinky/Frizzy Hair
There are so many products out there for maintaining African American hair and I still see women , men, and children walking around with a dried up head of hair.

Get a bottle of "Olive Oil Moisturizing Hair Lotion "or "Hot Six oil" choose one and give it to your daughter to use before going to school.

Rub some in your hair before going to bed or going to work. Put some in your toddlers hair. but start moisturizing everyday or every other day.

Our hair will become stronger and have less breakage if we use the products we have at our disposal. I know that these product cause money .

But even if you go to Walmart or the dollar store. Use something , there are so many options.

Curly Kinky and Dry Hair- How To Repair it?
In order for African American hair to grow healthy and strong we must first begin to moisturize. This means
going under a cap with a hot towel wrap around your head with an oil treatment or moisturizing conditioner every two weeks without fail.

As a rule you can have a protein treatment for strength every six weeks. Protein treatments too close together can make your hair brittle and hair. However there are some that have built in moisturizes now.

That is why hair that has weekly black ampro gel in it breaks. You know who you are! Be Careful with that gel. Add in a leave in moisturizer if you must use it.

Trim Those Ends To Prevent Hair From Splitting Up The Hair Shaft
If your hair has excessive breakage you have to bite the bullet and start over. That is what weaves and braids and cute cuts are for. But always put moisturizer in scalp and spray hair daily or every other day to maintain moisture and healthy scalp.

Don't forget our curly/kinky African American hair is naturally dry. If you want to grow longer healthier hair this is a must!

Hair must be trimmed with every touch up or at least every 6-8 weeks. After the first cut to get rid of the damaged hair all you will need is a light trim to maintain it's groomed shape. You will be very impressed if you keep this up.

Grow Longer Hair By Properly Shampooing Hair To Prevent Breakage

Use a deep cleaning shampoo to remove any and all product from your hair.Optimum has one called "Oil Therapy that cleans really well.(Veeery Well) I will use that only when I have excessive product in my hair.( Do not use in hair with weave, Trust me:)

But finish with a moisturizing shampoo like 'Olive Oil Creamy Shampoo too avoid snarls and tangles or cream rinse. The ends of your hair are very porous and will hold on to product and later break.This is why a good deep cleaning shampoo and rinsing is needed.

There are many wonderful products out their now. But if we don't know what to do with them ,what does it matter?
Get more moisturizing tip from and check out the step by step videos on curly/kinky dry hair and how to repair it.

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