Black hair tends to be drier than other hair types. Use a good quality, hydrating conditioner after every wash, and consider using a leave-in conditioner or hair oil to lock in moisture.
Washing hair too frequently can strip it of natural oils, leading to dryness and breakage. Aim to wash your hair once or twice a week, or as needed.
Sulfates can be harsh on black hair, causing it to become overly dry. Look for sulfate-free shampoos that are gentle and won't strip your hair of its natural oils.
Styles like braids, twists, and buns can help protect your hair from environmental damage and manipulation. Be sure not to make these styles too tight, as this can lead to breakage.
Excessive use of heat styling tools like flat irons and curling irons can lead to heat damage. When using heat, always use a heat protectant spray and keep the temperature on the lower side.
Deep conditioning treatments help to restore moisture and strengthen the hair. Consider using a deep conditioner once a week or as recommended by the product instructions.
Styles that are too tight, like tight ponytails or braids, can cause stress on the hair shaft, leading to breakage. Opt for looser styles that don't pull on the hair.
Use a satin or silk pillowcase, or wrap your hair in a satin scarf or bonnet before bed. This helps to prevent friction and moisture loss, preserving your hair's health.