Many people do not know exactly what to do about their natural hair. Ultimately it's important that you care for, and manage, the hair you have. Use this article to give you an idea where to begin in properly caring for your hair.
Frequent trimming of your hair does not make it grow faster, despite the myth that it does. Human hair tends to grow about a half-inch monthly, no matter how regularly it's cut. It is possible that you will notice more rapid growth during the summer months, or if you regularly take biotin, but faster growth is attributable to hormonal changes, not haircuts. Trims get rid of split ends and can make hair look better though.
When you blow dry your natural hair, you can damage it. It is best to do this by using the cool air setting and constantly move your blow dryer around. Work out any knots using your fingers. This will keep you from causing damage to your hair when you brush them out after your hair is dry.
Clarifying shampoo may be something you're going to have to invest into when your hair is dull. Dulling of the hair can be caused by product accumulation. In order to prevent this, you should use some kind of clarifying shampoo once or twice per month to eliminate built-up dirt or residue.
Read labels and choose hair care products that contain mostly natural ingredients. It is also important to get a shampoo and conditioner that is made for your type of hair. Until you have found the right product for your natural hair, keep trying different ones.
Do you have dry hair? Try this for deep conditioning. Wet your hair quickly, and just add a pretty generous amount of conditioner. Instead of rinsing it out right away, you should then wrap it with something to hold the conditioner and heat in. When a half hour has elapsed, hop in the shower and shampoo your hair to get all of the conditioner out.
When you are using a blow dryer on your hair you should move it around as much as possible and avoid having it blowing on one area of your head for too long of a time. This decreases the likelihood of getting any heat damage to your hair.
Using a curling iron or blow dryer often can really damage your hair. Protect your hair by using a styling product before using heated hair appliances. By using these products, you can reduce or eliminate the damage to your hair caused by heated styling tools.
When shampooing, pay close attention so you can avoid removing all the beneficial natural oils on your scalp. If your hair is very oily, resist the temptation to use anti-oil shampoos to remove too much of the oil, as this can cause it to come back with a vengeance. Rather, you should use the gentlest shampoos possible. Many people wash with just conditioner one to two times weekly.
Individuals will do a double-take now as you walk by. They will take notice of your magnificent natural hair thanks to your recent education in proper natural hair care. Beautiful hair inevitably causes others to look twice, and the advice in this piece can help you achieve a stunning new look.