African American Hair Care

How to Moisturize Naturally Dry African-American Hair

How to Moisturize Naturally Dry African-American Hair

According to Eli Mancha, lead stylist at Chicago’s Bang! Salon and...

How to Stop African-American Hair From Tangling

How to Stop African-American Hair From Tangling

Puzzled about what to do with those tangles and knots in your hair?...

How to Control Shrinkage in African-American Hair

How to Control Shrinkage in African-American Hair

African-American hair can shrink by half to three-quarters as it dries,...

How to Texturize African-American Hair

How to Texturize African-American Hair

A texturizer is like the wise older cousin to a full-fledged relaxer. It...

How to Replenish African-American Broken Hair

How to Replenish African-American Broken Hair

While African-American hair is fabulously versatile and unique for each...

African American Hair Care Articles

How to Maintain Naturally Curly Hair Without the Frizz for African American Hair

How to Maintain Naturally Curly Hair Without the Frizz for African American Hair

African American women with naturally curly hair know that the one thing that keeps spiral tresses from achieving the "wow" factor is frizz. Whether you're dealing with hair that looks good on the day you wash but awful by day three, or...

How to Make Coconut Milk Relaxer

How to Make Coconut Milk Relaxer

Paula Begoun puts it to you straight about hair relaxers. According to the beauty expert and author of the book "Don't Go Shopping for Hair Care Products Without Me," chemical relaxers cannot make curly hair smooth and straight without...

Taking Care of African American Hair With Coconut Milk

Taking Care of African American Hair With Coconut Milk

African American hair can be delicate and fragile, barely able to survive simple brushing without damage. It's often simply a struggle against nature to keep your curls under control. If chemicals make you cringe, try adding a natural alternative,...

Natural Ways to Remove Buildup From African-American Hair

Natural Ways to Remove Buildup From African-American Hair

African-American hair is typically coarse and produces lots of oil, so it can sometimes be hard to manage. Add a bunch of buildup onto that and your hair can be downright defiant. Don’t spend your cash on pricey products from the salon that...

Ayurvedic Hair Care for Black Women

Ayurvedic Hair Care for Black Women

Dry, dull hair can age you just as fast as dull wrinkled skin. You can’t turn back time, but you can look to the past for up-to-the-minute hair care. Ayurvedic beauty rituals can tame outraged tresses and nurture brittle curls. Ayurveda...

About Wavy African-American Hair

About Wavy African-American Hair

African-American hair has an incredible variety of textures, from wavy to curly to kinky. If you have wavy hair, it typically occurs throughout the hair. Waves tend to take the form of the letter "S," which has inspired the term s-curl....

How to Moisturize Naturally Dry African-American Hair

How to Moisturize Naturally Dry African-American Hair

According to Eli Mancha, lead stylist at Chicago’s Bang! Salon and the Professional Beauty Association’s 2011 North American Hairstyling Awards Hairstylist of the Year, hair can become dry for a variety of reasons, including exposure...

How to Prepare African-American Hair for Spring

How to Prepare African-American Hair for Spring

Springtime means birds chirping, temperatures rising, the sun shining and … bad hair? Unfortunately, springtime can wreak havoc on African-American hair. However, you can combat frizzies and dead ends before they get out of control by...

About Color-Processed African-American Hair

About Color-Processed African-American Hair

If you're feeling like your look is a little drab, maybe it's time for a makeover. A new hair color can be a fun way to switch up your style. While coloring can be fab, if you're African American, there are a few things you should know about your...

How to Care for African American Hair for Swimming

How to Care for African American Hair for Swimming

When the temperatures rise, folks often head to the pool to cool down. But African American gals often skip this rite of passage and find other ways to beat the heat instead. The reason these ladies pass on the pool isn't usually because they...

The Best Ways to Care for African-American Relaxed Fine Hair

The Best Ways to Care for African-American Relaxed Fine Hair

No matter how gentle they claim to be, relaxers use chemicals that strip the hair of essential oils, leaving it dry and susceptible to breakage and other damage. Fine hair can react even more strongly to these chemicals than thicker hair. As evil...

How to Give Bounce to Pressed African-American Hair

How to Give Bounce to Pressed African-American Hair

African-American women who have natural hair have bunches of style choices: They can wear Afros, twists and dreads, as well as ponytails and bobs when their hair is pressed with a hot comb. Some hot combs are heated by placing them on a stove....

Can African-American Hair Be Washed Every Day?

Can African-American Hair Be Washed Every Day?

A woman of color may want to wash that man right out of her hair, but he's probably going to be waiting around till the once weekly rub-a-dub. While African-American locks can stand a once-daily washing, many leading voices in the beauty biz nix...

Help With Dry, Relaxed African-American Hair

Help With Dry, Relaxed African-American Hair

Relaxers can make your hair nice and straight, but they can also be super-drying. If your tresses are relaxed but feeling a little bit dry, don't fret, just take action. Breathe new life into your relaxed hair by adding moisture, shine and body...

How to Stop African-American Hair From Tangling

How to Stop African-American Hair From Tangling

Puzzled about what to do with those tangles and knots in your hair? Don’t let tangles terrorize you anymore. Knots can be a problem, especially if you have natural African-American hair. Whether you hair is natural or relaxed, prevent knots...

Remedy for Damaged African-American Hair

Remedy for Damaged African-American Hair

You want your hair to be fierce, but it's frazzled. Don't feel bad. African-American hair is prone to damage because it's naturally drier than other hair types. And if you put your already fragile hair through processes such as weaving, braiding,...

How to Get African-American Hair Silky and Shiny

How to Get African-American Hair Silky and Shiny

African-American hair has a coarser texture than other hair types, making it more prone to breakage and outbreaks of frizz. Whether your hair is relaxed or natural, harsh chemical or heat processes, along with daily wear and tear, can easily take...

How to Take Care of African-American Hair in Between Relaxers

How to Take Care of African-American Hair in Between Relaxers

Sometimes, keeping your natural African-American hair straight and frizz-free can seem like an uphill battle as you deal with perspiration, humidity and other environmental factors. Consequently, relaxing that cool but coarse or tightly curled...

How to Get African-American Hair Straight Without Any Heat

How to Get African-American Hair Straight Without Any Heat

Your rockin' African-American hair can be quite dry and coarse. The last thing you want to do is cause more dryness and damage, and using heat-styling tools will only fry your poor tresses. If you love the look of sleek, straightened hair but want...

How to Do Deep Conditioning at Home for African-American Hair

How to Do Deep Conditioning at Home for African-American Hair

If your hair could chant a mantra, it would be, "moisture, moisture, moisture." That's because while African-American hair can be really lovely, it tends to be dry and coarse. The problem is worsened if you get your hair relaxed or color...

How to Avoid Frizz After Washing African-American Hair

How to Avoid Frizz After Washing African-American Hair

After a shower, African-American hair can be stripped of natural oils that help weigh it down if it's not re-moisturized. The result: Frizzed-up, out of control hair that will drive you up the wall. You can clean your mane and enjoy frizz-free...

How to Care for Coarse & Relaxed African-American Hair

How to Care for Coarse & Relaxed African-American Hair

The key to keeping your relaxed, coarse African-American hair lookin' hot is to be consistent in how you care for it and to give it the attention it needs. Since its coarseness sometimes makes styling a bit of a challenge, it’s important to...

How to Control Shrinkage in African-American Hair

How to Control Shrinkage in African-American Hair

African-American hair can shrink by half to three-quarters as it dries, for a super-frustrating hair shortage! Natural curly hair that's shoulder length or falls down your back when wet can shrink to your ears, so no one else can appreciate your...

How to Protect African-American Hair in Winter

How to Protect African-American Hair in Winter

African-American hair can be styled lots of different ways, but it tends to be quite coarse and dry, and especially so in the winter. As though freezing your butt off and getting flaky, dry skin weren't enough, the winter weather can make your...

How to Remove Knots From African-American Hair

How to Remove Knots From African-American Hair

Whether you teased your hair into supermodel volume last night, went swimming without using a cap or wore your hair down on a windy day, you've likely got the same mess on your hands: a head full of knots. The longer and curlier your hair is, the...

How to Maintain an African American Braided Weave

How to Maintain an African American Braided Weave

When you just don't feel like dealing with that hair of yours, consider a braided weave. Sure, you might spend hours in the chair to accomplish the style, but that means hours saved on your hair later when you can easily style and go. However,...

How to Texturize African-American Hair

How to Texturize African-American Hair

A texturizer is like the wise older cousin to a full-fledged relaxer. It doesn't completely tame your hair; it just calms it down a tad bit. But texturizing African-American hair is still a precarious process that involves the proper handling of...

How to Replenish African-American Broken Hair

How to Replenish African-American Broken Hair

While African-American hair is fabulously versatile and unique for each woman, curly or coarse-haired gals have to be careful not to overprocess or put too much heat on their hair to prevent damage and breakage. Even if you rock your natural hair,...

How Do I Fix African-American Hair Damaged by Chemicals?

How Do I Fix African-American Hair Damaged by Chemicals?

African-American hair damaged by chemicals looks dull, feels gross and breaks all over the place. If your hair gets stressed like that from years of dyeing or perming, give it a break from whatever you're doing wrong and give new growth a chance...

How to Soften African-American Hair

How to Soften African-American Hair

No one wants dry, brittle hair. It's tough to style and inevitably leads to breakage. If you're stumped on how to transform your African-American tresses from dry as the Sahara to soft and supple, don't worry. Just learn a few tips and tricks and...

How to Keep Beautiful Long African American Hair

How to Keep Beautiful Long African American Hair

Growing hair long and keeping it that way is especially tough for lots of African-American women. Black hair is notoriously dry, and it breaks off faster than it grows sometimes. If you've tried in vain to grow your tresses, or if your hair is...

How to Shampoo & Flat Iron Your Hair for African-Americans

How to Shampoo & Flat Iron Your Hair for African-Americans

Aaaaah, the feeling of clean, freshly flat-ironed hair is hard to beat. Sure, it takes work, particularly for African-American hair, which can be thicker and drier than other hair types. But, girl, when your hair is right, it seems like you are,...

How to Care for African-American Hair When Letting a Perm Grow Out

How to Care for African-American Hair When Letting a Perm Grow Out

Growing out permed hair requires a lot of patience and care, but allows your hair to have a mega-dose of healthy time and frees you from those chronic touch-ups. Getting back to your natural hair texture doesn't happen overnight; treat your hair...

About Straight African-American Hair

About Straight African-American Hair

An African-American woman's hair is a representation of her complex blend of genetics and personal style. Similar to the way the science community uses a periodic table to organize elements, African-American hair is also broken down into...

How to Take Care of the Skin & Hair of an African-American

How to Take Care of the Skin & Hair of an African-American

Having skin and hair nightmares? You're not alone. Many African-Americans have difficulty finding specialized care for their skin and hair, which tends to be dry. Think moisture, moisture, moisture, and don't skimp on the sunscreen. Once you learn...

How Do I Care for Silky African-American Hair?

How Do I Care for Silky African-American Hair?

African-American hair is as different from woman to woman as their eyes and smiles. Whether your silky black hair is all natural or chemically treated, it needs gentle handling to stay that way. Curly or straight, African-American hair tends to be...

How to Care for a Mild Perm in African-American Hair

How to Care for a Mild Perm in African-American Hair

When you say "mild perm," you're talking about a texturizer. And when you're talking about a texturizer, you're referring to a chemical relaxer that simply isn't left on the hair as long when processing. The intent is to loosen curls...

How to Detangle Straight African-American Hair

How to Detangle Straight African-American Hair

Tangles, tangles and more tangles. If you are African-American, it may seem like you can never escape knots in your hair after washing. The situation can seem even worse if you have straight, relaxed hair, which is often dry and susceptible to...

About Curly African-American Hair

About Curly African-American Hair

Black hair often makes a bold statement. While it's similar in color to Asian and Native American hair, African-American hair differs in structure from these straight types of hair. It is usually curly or coily, giving many a lucky lady loads of...

How to Detangle African-American Hair

How to Detangle African-American Hair

African-American hair holds shape and volume so well that it's ideal for tons of different types of hairstyles. Celebrities such as Rihanna, Beyonce and Alicia Keys have embraced the natural beauty of their hair. Along with its assets, though,...

How to Detangle Relaxed African-American Hair

How to Detangle Relaxed African-American Hair

Relaxed African-American hair can become tangled rather easily, but it usually happens after you’ve removed your weave, taken a swim or completed any task that involves sweating. To prevent your hair from looking like a bird’s nest,...

How to Detangle Natural African-American Hair

How to Detangle Natural African-American Hair

No matter the style you're rocking these days, you cannot hit the town with tangles in your hair. Detangling natural hair can try your patience, depending on the length and the coarseness. Natural hair is also very fragile, which is why you should...

How to Comb Through a Black Woman's Natural Hair

How to Comb Through a Black Woman's Natural Hair

The very same thing that makes black women’s hair so gorgeously thick and curly is what makes it so prone to breaking. Everybody’s hair has an outer layer called the cuticle, which is made up of tiny scales. Black hair has large...

How to Care for African-American Hair

How to Care for African-American Hair

African-American hair has many adjectives. Coily, curly and coarse are a few. While the tightly spiraled structure of African-American hair can make it tougher to manage than other hair types, this does not mean that healthy, high-style hair is...

How to Care for Natural, Short African-American Hair

How to Care for Natural, Short African-American Hair

Talk about the ultimate in low-maintenance hairstyles. Short, natural-textured hair won't take up a lot of your precious time when you're getting ready to head out the door, but it does need a different type of care than naturally straight...

How to Grow African-American Hair

How to Grow African-American Hair

African-American hair grows the same as other hair types, but you might not think so because the natural texture shrinks up, making it look much shorter than it really is. What's a woman to do when she wants long, natural hair? Gentle styling...

How to Care for Natural Hair for African-Americans

How to Care for Natural Hair for African-Americans

Although many African-American women -- and yes, even some men -- use chemical straighteners on their natural hair, others love their natural texture and wouldn't change it for anything. Caring for this hair type is very different from caring from...

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