Black hair, due to its dry condition requires special care. The best techniques for minimizing breakage and promoting healthy growth have been outlined in this report.
Pre-shampoo weekly with a good oil product. Hairfinity Nourishing Botanical Oil is a great pre-shampoo treatment because it contains oils that can actually penetrates the hair, unlike most oils that only coat the hair. You can use this oil like a hot oil treatment, covering with a plastic cap for 30 minutes without heat (or 15 minutes with heat). Then follow with a gentle shampoo such as Hairfinity Gentle Cleanse Shampoo.
Shampoo weekly with a gentle product such as Hairfinity Gentle Cleanse Shampoo. Most people should only shampoo and rinse once or twice. Repeating may cause excessive dryness, which can ultimately lead to breakage. While washing, massage your scalp. This will reawaken sleeping follicles and promote thicker healthier hair.
Conditioning & Protein Treatment
You need two types of conditioners: one for protein, and the other for moisture. First, apply your protein treatment such as Hairfinity Strengthening Amino Masque. After allowing the recommended elapsed time , rinse your hair. When needed, apply the moisture treatment such as Hairfinity Balanced Moisture Conditioner and rinse.
Now this is where all of your shampooing and conditioning treatments can either pay off or be sabotaged by damage. First of all, do not relax your hair more than once a month. Be careful not to relax hair “bone straight.” This robs the hair of its natural elasticity and causes it to break easily. Assess your hair before attempting to relax it. It may only need to be shampooed, moisturized, and straightened with a heat tool. If you must relax it, choose a mild relaxer.
Applying the relaxer:
It is best to have someone else apply the relaxer because they have a full view of your head. Before you begin, rub a generous amount of scalp protectant in your hands and apply to the entire hair shaft. Petroleum jelly can be used. Pay close attention to the ends of your hair when applying the protectant. This is to protect hair that has already been processed. Next, apply the relaxer using the manufacturer’s directions. Follow the timing chart so you do not over process your hair. Be sure to rinse out all of the relaxer with warm water. Apply a neutralizing shampoo, rinse and repeat at least three times. If there are still traces of relaxer in your hair, continue to ash until all traces have been removed. Once all traces of relaxer have been removed, apply the neutralizing shampoo to the hair again. Leave the neutralizer in for 10 minutes. It is very important that you leave the neutralizer in for 10 minutes. Do not skip this step. Next, the neutralizer can be rinsed. Now you can apply the protein treatment, and then follow with the moisture treatment as previously discussed.
Your hair needs to be moisturized daily. You will need two different types of moisturizers: water based such as Hairfinity Revitalizing Leave-In to hydrate the hair and oil based such as Hairfinity Nourishing Botanical Oil to seal and keep hair hydrated..
Water Based Moisturizers penetrates the hair shaft, oil based moisturizer coats the hair shaft (and seals moisture in or out). To use the two effectively, you will need to apply your water based moisturizer first, then the oil based. The reason for this is that oils and other moisturizing products that contain petrolatum, lanolin, and mineral oil do not moisturize your hair effectively. Instead they seal moisture in or out of your hair. They should only be used to seal the hair and add shine. Try applying your oil moisturizer after rinsing the moisture treatment to combat dryness.
Oils such as Hairfinity Nourishing Botanical Oil contain coconut oil and serve a dual purpose since it can penetrate the hair shaft.
Make sure your hair is properly moisturized before hot curling or using any heat tools. If it sounds like you are scraping your hair when you pull the iron down your hair shaft, then it is too dry. The iron should glide down the hair, and curls should be defined without using spritz or hairspray. Do not apply spritz to hair before using heat tools because it will dry hair out and cause breakage. Curl hair section by section and leave curls undisturbed. Then spray a light finishing spray all over (lightly). Still, leave the curls undisturbed for at least five minutes, then style.
Braids, weaves, etc.:
False braids, waves, and even wigs can cause hair breakage. The chemicals used to make the hair can cause damage to your hair. Your hair rejects foreign substances much like every other part of your body. Also, the products will sometimes cause you to neglect your own hair and the dry condition will lead to more breakage. If you are going to wear a wig for a special occasion, make sure that you moisturize your hair first, wrap it, and put on a wig cap. However, wearing wigs daily is not recommended.
Glue-In Weaves not only break your hair because of the chemicals in the false hair mixing with your own hair, but the glue used to apply then pull your hair from the roots. It cannot be emphasized enough that these products will damage your hair, so steer clear of these.
Sew-in Weaves when installed properly can be a great protective style. However, be sure that your braids are not too tight as it can cause hair loss.
How to Grow Black Hair Its Longest
Nourish from the Inside Out – Using a supplement such as Hairfinity Hair Vitamins will help fill in the gaps left by your regular diet and provide your body with the nutrition it needs to grow healthy hair from the Inside Out.
Stop Hair Breakage – By following the hair care techniques in Secrets for Beautiful Hair, you can minimize your hair breakage and allow your hair to reach its maximum length.
Address Any Other Problems that May Limit Growth – Using specific types of products as part of a hair care regimen can help reduce breakage and increase your hair length. Need help building the perfect hair care regimen for your hair? Get a FREE Custom Hair Plan designed for your specific hair needs. Want pinpoint the exact cause of your specific hair problems? Get a Microscopic Hair Analysis and let us analyze your hair in our lab to determine its true condition and provide your with a customized plan to give your hair exactly what it needs.