If we had a community or group for damaged hair, pretty sure it’d be a fro’ternity. After all, damaged and unruly hair is a common problem with multicultural hair people.
There are days when you wake up in the morning with perfect hair. Then there are days when you have to attend an event and your hair impulsively decides to make its own plans.
But what causes damaged hair and is there a way you can prevent the problem? Don’t worry; we’ve got the solutions and answers you’re looking for.
Read on to learn more about what causes damaged hair.
Afro Hair Is Naturally Dry
Unfortunately, afro hair is naturally dry. And this means that it cannot retain moisture. Lack of moisture is one of the biggest reasons why your hair becomes brittle—especially during winters.
And during summers, it’ll become flat. It probably sounds funny because summers are when we sweat a lot. But we’re referring to the air as well. During the summers, humidity fries the roots of your hair. The sun’s UV rays are the bane of afro hair’s existence.
That’s why it’s recommended that you dab just a tiny bit of sunscreen on your roots when going outside in the sun.
You’re Washing Your Hair Daily
There’s a reason why it’s recommended that you wash your hair three times a week and not more. Your hair produces oil naturally, and this oil is essential to keeping your hair moisturized and hydrated.
That’s why you’ll notice your hair gets greasy if you don’t wash it for a couple of days. Washing your hair daily can strip your scalp of the oil it produces. If there’s a balance, the oil won’t damage your scalp. But if there’s no oil, your scalp will become dry.
That’s why experts recommend washing your hair three times a week. Also, co-washing your hair can nourish your hair and its roots, leaving it deeply moisturized.
You Dry It With A Rough Towel
Instead of drying it with a rough towel, try drying your hair with a soft, cotton t-shirt. When your hair is wet, it’s vulnerable to breakage. Cotton t-shirts provide the right kind of friction. It’s gentle on the roots and cotton absorbs moisture.
You Brush It
You try to get rid of knots and tangles using a brush. And that means brush tugs and harsh pulls at the roots. Instead, use a tooth comb or specialized combs that are created specifically with afro hair in mind.
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