Mar 12 , 2021
Afro hair is beautiful. Everything about African hair; the volume, the texture, the colour, is amazingly fabulous and unique. The fallacious claim that afro hair is unmanageable is nothing short of a lie. African hair of all types can be easily managed as long as you know the important whats and hows about Afro hair. It is time to stop playing the 'afro hair is stubborn' game and get your hair acts together. That's what we @ Sta-Sof-Fro stand for, we are committed to delivering to you all the right hair products and hair care practices you need to properly manage and maintain your African hair, and stay on top of your hair game.
Let's look at some hair care routine practices every black girl should keep. Adopting this routine will help you keep your hair free from common hair problems such as hair breakages, dandruff, itchy scalp to name only a few.
Hair care practices for maintaining african hair
The practices we recommend for your hair care is easy, uncomplicated and straightforward. These are tested and trusted practices guaranteed to keep your Afro healthy, luxuriant and bouncing with zest.
- Keep your scalp healthy: your scalp determine a lot of things like how fast or slow your hair grows, dandruffs, fungal infections, itching and flakiness. For a healthy hair, wash and massage your scalp at least once every two weeks with a mild sulphate free shampoo. Massaging will help to improve blood circulation in your scalp and enhance maximum hair growth.
- Use a good conditioner: This will help to keep your hair softer, smoother and easy to style. Conditioning your afro hair makes detangling easier and less painful.
- Use the right products: African hair is unique, and so should be treated with care and pamper. Use only hair care products specially formulated for african hair types. Sta-Sof-Fro range of hair care products are specially formulated for african hair types. Shop your hair oils, detangling kit, deep conditioner, hair food, hair colours, etc here:
- Avoid blow drying: heat damages African hair, and so avoid using heat to dry or style your hair.
- Moisturise: when it comes to Afro, the importance of moisturizing cannot be overemphasized. Afro hair is prone to dryness, and so needs moisture all the time. Dry hair is brittle and breaks easily. It is also susceptible to tangling, and forms knots quickly. Making enough water available for your thirsty afro tresses by moisturizing it properly is one of the best things you can do for your hair.
- Hair specialists recommend using the LOC method to lock in moisture to African hair types. LOC stands for Liquid, Oil and Cream. It involves applying a water-based moisturising product, followed by a blend of hair oil (olive oil, Rosemary oil, coconut oil, castor oil or jojoba oil) to help seal in the moisture to the hair cuticles, and finishing up with a layer of hair moisturizing cream or leave-in conditioner.
- Wear protective hairstyles: with protective styles the ends of your hair are safely tucked inside and shielded from damage. Hairstyles such as braids, twists or weaves are usually protective.
- Sleep on Silk: get a silk pillowcase if you have been using a cotton pillowcase. Cotton fabrics will absorb the moisture in your hair leaving it dry and vulnerable. Also, cotton is rough and the friction between your hair and the pillow would lead to hair breakage. Covering your hair with a satin or silk bonnet also helps.