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Has your soft hair become become a landfill of residue from too many products that turn your hair from fab to drab? Heavy products tend to weigh down soft hair, but for soft, natural African-American hair, what you need is moisture without the buildup. Maintain your soft touch and feel by keeping your scalp and hair hydrated with products that give you what you need on a daily basis for a healthy and gorgeous mane.
African-American hair needs consistent moisture to prevent breakage and a damaged scalp, and to promote healthy hair growth. Hair expert Paul Brown and creator of Paul Brown Hawaii recommends using products that contain kukui oil. Kukui nut oil, used for years in the islands of Hawaii, are pressed from the seeds of the aleurites moluccana tree and full of essential fatty acids that nourish the skin and the hair. This natural natural protein and sunscreen also helps balance moisture while renewing sheen and elasticity of the hair. Use daily as a moisturizer to lock in hydration without weighing down the hair.
For her clients with soft and fine hair, celebrity hair stylist Felicia Leatherwood uses SheaMoisture's Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine to hydrate and detangle hair for soft, bouncy and healthy curls. Made with neem and coconut oil as well as hydrating shea butter, use this daily to keep hair moisturized and naturally radiant.
Karen's Body Beautiful
Natural hair expert Karen Tappin Saunders knows that her clients need protein and vitamins both internally and externally to keep hair soft and healthy. She recommends Sweet Ambrosia Leave-in Conditioner by Karen's Body Beautiful. It's nongreasy and penetrates the hair easily for added moisture maintenance. It's also infused with natural jojoba oil and avocado oil that's rich in protein, amino acids, and vitamins A,D and E.
Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition
To keep hair soft, shiny and smooth, "Seventeen" magazine recommends African-American women start with a hydrating conditioner after shampooing the the hair. Try Garnier Fructis' Triple Nutrition 3 Minute Undo Dryness Reversal Treatment made with avocado oil. For extra benefits, wring your hair dry, apply the conditioner throughout your head and leave on for three to five minutes. Rinse out and use a wide-tooth comb to comb out and detangle soft and shiny tresses.