Your natural black hair has special care requirements which can often make finding products a challenge. You may not find products in the mainstream stores and you may also have found some of the products you have tried do not provide the effects you were hoping. Here are a few tips to help you find the best products for natural black hair to meet your specific needs.
Water and Oil
Science 101 tells you that oil and water don’t mix. However when it comes to products for natural black hair a combination of the two is a must. When shopping for hair care products look at the ingredients. You want a product that lists water first as the first ingredient listed is the highest content ingredient in the formula. Water is good for your hair and also means there will be less harmful chemicals in the product. You then want to see if there are any natural oils contained in the formula. Coconut oil is a tried and true favorite for natural black hair as it will penetrate the cortex of your hair.
As mentioned, coconut oil is a very good ingredient for your hair’s health. In fact there are many essential oils that will do wonders for keeping your hair from becoming brittle. Coconut oil can be purchased in its pure form and added directly to your hair to help encourage curl while providing much needed moisture. Other oils that will be good for your hair include jojoba oil which is the closest match to the oil produced by your scalp. Jamaican black castor oil is also an excellent choice and you can use it in its pure form to smooth, moisturize and even assist if you have scalp issues such as itching or dandruff.
Shea Butter and Aloe Vera
Shea butter is found in many products for natural black hair as it helps tame your hair keeping it smooth and controlled. Products that list shea butter as one of the first five ingredients are perfect, especially in styling products as it acts as a natural hair wax for setting and smoothing. Aloe vera is a miracle ingredient that provides natural PH balance for the scalp as well as preventing hair loss.
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