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The beauty of black hair lies in its kinks, curls and wave. Every black woman's unique story can be found in the varying textures of her hair. While it can be a challenge for women of color to agree on one specific product that can meet all of their individual hair needs, for ladies with fine-textured natural hair, the best products can often add shine and health to their already gorgeous manes.
Fine hair can become a bit of a hassle especially when humidity is a major factor. But don’t let unkind weather ruin your groove. Control your tresses with Essence magazine’s favorite miracle product, Avon's Advance Techniques Frizz Control Lotus Shield to smooth strands and define curls. Apply a small amount of the product that won't weigh hair down to damp hair, allow it to dry, then style it and greet the day without a fuzzy 'fro.
Natural black hair needs lots of moisture to maintain healthy scalp and hair. Don't settle for lack-luster conditioners that don't enhance, define or give your curls an extra burst of hydration. Natural hair expert Patrice Yursik recommends Shea Moisture's Africa Black Soap Balancing Conditioner made with tea tree, willow bark extract and plantain enzymes that keep fine-textured hair luscious while also controlling dandruff.
Stress, hormones and medications can all be culprits involved in tresses that break and shed leaving your hair thin and lonely. Essence magazine also chose PhytoSpecific Thinning Hair Treatment as a miracle worker for textured natural black hair that helps to stimulate hair growth with weekly use. Cover your mane with this beauty treat to revive your scalp, adds density and helps to regenerate healthy textured tresses.
Sometimes the beginning of maintaining fierce and fine natural hair is to wash with the right supplies. Hair stylist River Lloyd's recommendations for smoother, silkier and frizz-free hair is to wash it in chlorine-free tap water using an Aquasana shower filter. "Most people don't realize how much chlorine is actually added to our tap water for disinfection purposes, which is important for our health, but terrible for our hair," says Lloyd, of the John Frieda Salon in New York City. "Chlorine strips hair of its natural oils, creating dry, frizzy hair with split ends and fading color." Improve the overall health of your hair from the inside out by washing it with filtered water.