African hair in general is more brittle, coarser, drier and curlier than other hair type, which means it requires more delicate and careful treatment.
Katlego ‘Kat’ Mohoaduba, a young woman who was crowned second princess at the Miss Soweto pageant (2011) suggests these five ways to care for your natural African hair on washday!
Massage your scalp on a regular basis. This stimulates oil production, which will help reduce the dryness of your hair, especially in the winter season.
Do NOT shampoo daily. Shampoo strips away the oil from the hair. Try shampooing once a week. In the winter, shampoo once every two weeks.
Use a mild moisturising shampoo with a low pH level. Don’t use a two-in-one shampoo and conditioner, as these are not suitable for dry hair. Use a separate shampoo and conditioner.
Rub in one direction only when washing to avoid tangling.
Shower with warm water; hot water can dry or irritate your scalp.
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