Men are typically the first to head directly to the barbershop as soon as they have an inch of growth, ask an average black man why they don’t like to keep an afro and the most common response you’ll get is “it’s a lot of work and it’s difficult to maintain”.
This is one of the biggest myths about afro hair. In reality, keeping Afro hair is rather straightforward as long as you have a routine; it doesn’t even have to be anything serious, it could just be some simple procedures you follow daily, weekly or even monthly.
When keeping afro, finding the ideal product is not the only consideration, as maintaining strong, healthy, and aesthetically pleasing hair has more to do with using the right method and cutting out all the excess product that’s hindering you.
Keeping afro will be pretty much easier if you apply these measures:
CUT DOWN ON SHAMPOOING
Reduce your shampooing frequency to once a week, washing too frequently depletes your hair of its natural oils (sebum), resulting in dryness and breakage.
TOUCH UP REGULARLY
Maintenance is crucial to maintaining the health of your afro hair because it can get very dry and coarse. Use an Afro pick to fluff out the curve of your excess hair, and clippers to remove any stray hairs that don’t match the contours of your haircut. The afro pick you use also matters a lot, Check out our Afro Comb that was designed specifically for fluffy afro hair. Also, we have clippers that can make your hair maintenance seamless for you here.
STEER CLEAR OF SULFATE SHAMPOOS
SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) can irritate the skin, and because it strips the natural oils from afro hair, it is quite drying.
we advise you to use sulfate-free shampoos. These shampoos clean your hair without robbing it of its natural oils because they contain natural components. They support the growth of your hair and enhance its growth. Our Dual Purpose Hair Shampoo is sulfate-free and is great for afro hair and beards too.
CONDITIONING IS KEY
By treating with a silicone-free conditioner, you can keep your hair silky and prepared for moisture. Conditioners aid in detangling your hair so you may prepare it for the next step which is moisturizing. Moisturizing your hair after washing and conditioning can aid to lock in moisture and prevent breakage because afro hair is prone to breakage.
Kinky and curly afro hair can have one or more of these textures, and each of these can be fairly dry naturally. One of the best things you can do is to continuously drink water throughout the day to hydrate from the inside out.
YOUR DIET IS IMPORTANT
Your hair’s health may be impacted by what you consume. Salmon, almonds, olives, veggies, whole grains, and avocados are examples of unprocessed foods rich in healthy oils and fats that supply your hair with the vitamins and nutrients it needs to be strong and healthy.
Keep in mind that you are what you eat!
DON’T FORGET TO TRIM
While you’re putting all the previous measures in place, it is still important to get frequent trims. Although, to be clear, dusting or trimming your hair won’t “help your hair grow,” it will instantly make it appear and feel healthier and keep it looking tidy and combed. It will also help you get rid of split ends, avoiding hair breakage.
So, feel free to walk in for a trim or Book An Appointment now to get groomed by the best!