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African American And Black Hair Care FAQ


Are you looking for answers to your black hair care questions?


I remember spending hours researching, asking questions and trying to find the answers just like you're doing now. It takes a lot of time and sometimes you just can't find what you're looking for.


I don't want you to go on a wild goose chase like I did, so I created this question and answer forum for you to get the help and solutions you're looking for.


This page offers you a peek at some of the hair care questions most frequently asked by the women who visit my site.





If you're sick and tired of dealing with nagging hair issues or if you hair's just not working with you, together we can find ways to get it back on track!




Black Hair Care Frequently Asked Questions

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Biracial Child Hair Care 
Hi Camille, I have a few questions about dealing with black hair. I know I'm posting this in the wrong section, but I couldn't find a link for asking …

Perm For Curly And Wavy Hair?  
Q: I'm African American and I have thick medium hair and I want my hair to be curly and wavy, what type of perm should I use? A: Hi LT. Technically …

Hair Care And Daily Exercise 
Q: I exercise 4-7 days per week. When I do exercise, I sweat to the point that the back of my head is dripping wet. I have had a relaxer since being …

Weave Glue Caused Bald Edges! 
Q: Hi I need desperate advice! Weave glue caused my edges to be pulled out. The front of my head is shiny! Help me, I'm scared but I cant stop wearing …

Is Dr Miracle A Good Product? 
Q: Is Dr. Miracle a good product? A: Hi Shay. I can't really speak for the whole line of products because I haven't used all of them. I am familiar …

Products For Natural Hair  
Q: What products can you use on natural hair without dry your hair out? A: Hi Marie. What exactly are you trying to achieve? A particular hair …

Applying Perm To Hair With Glue In It 
Q: A lot of people tell me it's okay to perm my hair with old glue remains still on my hair. What are the risk if I perm my hair with glue in it? …

How To Get Rid Of An Extremely Dry Scalp 
Q: My scalp seems to get so dry and flaky within a week and a half. my hair is natural and I have been wearing it straight for some time now. I only straighten …

How To Get Body In Natural Hair 
Q: I have natural hair but I want it to have body like when I get it done at the salon and they blow dry and flat iron it. When I do it it doesn't …

Problems With Perm Not Lasting  
Q: My perms are not lasting after I get them. What do I do? I don't know what is causing this. Is it the shampoo and conditioner I use? My hair goes …

Help For Gray Hair Turing Green 
Q: How do you keep gray hair from turning green when you get a perm. A: Hi there. Many people like you have problems with their gray hair turning …

Colouring And Perming At The Same Time 
I want to know when you say don't perm if you're going to color and vice versa if you mean that if you're going to perm your hair NEVER color it or just …

Weave Glue And Hair ReGrowth 
Q: Track glue pulled my hair out! Will it grow back? I don't see any follicles in some areas. What should I do? A: Hi Rachelle. First off I'm so …

Help For Fine Hair With Dreadlocks? 
Q: My hair is fine and starting to thin out what can I do about that? A: Hi Janice. I'm not clear about your question. The title only said "dreadlocks" …

How To Grow Back Bald Spots 
Q: How do I grow my bald spots that I ave on the sides of my head? A: Hi Ikia. First you need to stop doing whatever it is that caused your edges …

Relaxer and Permanent Dye - Is My Hair Going To Fall Out? 
Q: I relaxed my hair and I used a permanent dye two hours later is anything going to happen to my hair? A: Please tell me why you never posted here …

Going Natural And Loving It 
Q: I am 57 and am told that the texture of my hair is coarse (wavy when wet-steel wool when dry. I've been perming for a gazillion years but last year …

What Is The Best Way To Transition From Relaxed To Natural  
Q: Hi Camille, What is the best way to transition from relaxed hair to natural hair? I have been going natural for three years and I have not cut …

What Type Of Relaxer Should I Use? 
Q: I am going to take my braids out and I would like to know what the best product (e.g texturizer, relaxer, softener) would be best to use on my hair. …

Good Conditioner For Thick Long Dry Hair 
Q: First of all I want to say this is a wonderful site. My hair was getting thin with excessive breakage so I took it upon myself to get 4 inches …

Help For Thinning Temple Area 
Q: I have thinning edges. I want to know what can I do to grow the hair back. A: First you have to figure out what is causing the hair to thin out. …

How To Get Back My Long Healthy Hair 
Q: I used a L'oreal permanent jet black dye in my hair and it looked really good until the color grew out. I then used a dark and lovely permanent …

How Do I Make My Hair Healthy Again? 
Q: Lately my hair has started to break off and have split ends. I have medium length thick hair and I've struggled with hair breakage in the past where …

Relaxer Resistant Hair  
Q: Why does my hair seems not to take the perm relaxer? Whenever I perm my hair the hair it reverts to the way it was, why is this so? A: It could …

What Can I Use For My Hair After Working Out? 
Q: I work out 5 days a week, 60-90 minutes a day. My hair is wet when I finish working out. When I get home, I put some kera care moisturizing cream …

Natural Hair Falling Out? 
Q: I have natural hair and I don't put any relaxers or anything like that in it. I do however press my hair out every 2 weeks or so. Recently my hair …

How To Get The Green Out Of Hair 
Q: After I permed my hair the gray turned green. How can I change my hair color to brown. A: Sometimes using chemicals in the hair strips color and …

Need Help With My Babies Hair 
Q: My daughter is from Ethiopia and I am of Spanish decent. I'm having a difficult time finding a beauty supply store specifically for African women. …

How Do I Moisturize The Ends Of My Hair? 
Q: I've recently started a hair regimen with aphogee, creme of nature, keracare, ORS and some other products. I can see some improvement in my hair, …

How Do I Fix Squeaky Hair? 
Q: How do I get my hair back from being squeaky after conditioning? I wash my hair and it feels fine after rinsing, then I put conditioner on and …

How Do I Hide A Bald Spot 
How do I hide a bald spot on the crown of my head and what kind of hairpieces can I use? The hair is very thin on the top of my head.

Severe itchy scalp with excessive hair loss 
I have severe itchy scalp with excessive hair loss and my scalp itches badly all the time. Sometimes I have to take Benadryl to stop it. When I comb or …

Time Between Perms 
How much time between perms is o.k. or in other words when should you attempt to put in another perm in if the first one didn't do so well?

Short Hair With Excessive Dandruff 
I have short hair with excessive dandruff and I've been wearing a weave for almost two years. I use bonding glue and remove the weave once a week. …

Help for fine thin and soft hair 
I have very fine, thin and soft hair. I know that washing too frequently is not a good thing, but it seems that washing my hair daily or at the very least …

Dry brittle and lifeless hair 
My hair has been lifeless and dry ever since my beautician did a razor cut on it and gave me highlights. She said that it would take some of the volume …

How do I get rid of irritated scalp? 
My daughter who is five has very dry scalp and when she scratches it turn in to sores. Not only does she have dry scalp but she sometimes has white puss …

How Do I Thicken My Thinning Ends? 
Q: Hi Camille, I'm glad I found this site because I really need help. I'm 20 and in college and have been perming my hair since I was 12 and have …

Do You Have Any Comb Recommendations? 
Q:Hi Camille, What a great site! I just read your newsletter and (several other pages on your site) and I think you're doing a great job - I'm a fellow …

How To Manage Super Dry Gray Hair 
Q: I'm 60 plus with extremely dry gray hair. How do I retain moisture? I no longer perm (last perm was in 2003) so my hair is pretty much virgin at …

How To Protect Your Hair While Growing It Out 
How To Protect Your Hair While Growing It Out Question : I am happily getting married in 1 1/2 years and would love to have nice flowing hair. …

Thinning Temple Area 
Q: How do I get my hair to grow in my temple area?

18 mth old baby hair is DRY! 
Question: 18 mth old baby hair is DRY What is a good moisturizer and shampoo product to use with my 18-month-old baby's hair? Please help!

What would be the best way to maintain shine and moisture? 
What would be the best way to maintain shine and moisture? Maintaining shine and moisture is a big challenge for natural diva and there are so many …

Perm For A 12 Year Old With Fine Hair? 
Q: I have been wanting to perm my daughter's hair but I don't know what is the best type for her hair. She has fine hair and her ends are very frizzy. …

Bonding Glue Remover And Hair Relaxer 
Q: Can I use bonding glue remover on my hair then put a relaxer on my hair all in the same day? A: You could but I wouldn't recommend it. If you really …

Baby Soft Thin Natural Short Hair 
Q: I have baby soft thin natural hair and it wont hold anything no matter what I do to it. It gets frizzy as soon as moisture comes near it. Is there …

How Do I Know If Its 'Dead' Hair? 
Q: I have natural hair and I wear weaves. The part of my hair that is left out I flat iron maybe once a week. But when I take my weave out and wash my …

How To Have Thicker Hair 
Q: I have a natural colorless hair which most of my relatives and hairdressers envy whenever I pay them a visit. But my problem is I want it to be thick. …

Spongy Relaxed Hair 
Q: What does it mean when you have a relaxer but your hair is spongy. A: That problem typically happens when your hair is under processed. This could …

Can I wash my hair two days in a row? 
Q: I did a Aphogee protein pack because I was having breakage. It helped a great deal. Unfortunately, I put a leave in treatment (another brand) after …

How To Darken Bleached Hair 
Q: I had my hair professionally bleached with brown undertones. I want it a dark brown all over. Can this be achieved or is this too much chemical. …

How To Secure Hair Twists  
Q: How to make twists stay in your head when its going into a pony tail? A: Hi Denise. I want to be clear on what you're asking. Do you mean flat …

How To Make Short Hair Curly 
Q: I have very dry tiny curls in my hair with some breakage. I lost a bunch of it from giving myself a perm and dying my hair all in the same month so …

How To Fix Hair That Grows Unevenly 
Q: All of a sudden my hair is growing faster on one side than on the other and it's totally lopsided. I changed the direction of how I wrap it about …

washing hair before a perm 
Q: I exercise a lot and I like to wash my hair frequently. I'm scheduled to get a relaxer on Saturday, would it be okay to wash my hair on Friday morning? …

Good Relaxer For Frizzy Hair? 
Q: I went through a rough time a few months back. My hair was medium length with very long bangs and I had to cut it to the Halle Berry length, which …

Using Cold Water To Wash Out Perm 
Q: Can I use cold water to wash out perm? A: The instructions on every perm package is different. Your best bet is to follow the instructions …

Help For Serious Hair Issues 
Q: I have really thin, and soft fine hair that's also natural. I've never had a perm because I was afraid of what it might do to my hair as far as …

Excessive Hair Shedding 
Q: I have noticed that for over a year now, my hair sheds excessively. I make sure that I keep my ends clipped regularly and my stylist says that …

Is Hair Shedding From The Root A Problem 
Q: I have been exercising four days a week for the last 4 months and I recently noticed about a month ago that my hair has begun shedding from the root. …

Hair Shedding With Flat Iron Use 
Q: My hair sheds when I use a flat iron. I'd want to know why? I already have thin hair. A: It sounds to me like your hair is breaking. Shedding …

Wash And Condition Natural Hair 
Q: How often should natural hair be washed and conditioned. A: You should wash and condition your natural hair at least once a week for it to stay …

How To Keep Hair Healthy With Micro Braids 
How do I keep my hair healthy while wearing micro braids? A: Here are a few things you should be doing to keep your braids and hair underneath in …

Hair Problems During Pregnancy 
Q: My hair is dry and extremely fuzzy, I try not to get perms because of my pregnancy, but I still want the best hair care I can get for the cheapest …

Problems With Box Perm 
Q: I apply a box perm to my hair every 6 weeks. Yet when I wash my hair, it appears to be kinky but manageable. I am not sure why this is happening. …

How To Choose Shampoo And Conditioner 
Q: I have never really focused on my hair until recently. It used to grow a lot but I don't know what happened and it fell out. I need help deciding …

How Do I Stop My Hair From Breaking? 
Q: How do I stop my hair from breaking? My hair is breaking really badly, from thick hair to thin hair now. A: Hi Maryann. There's a lot you can …

Problems Combing Wet Hair  
After my hair has been conditioned and when the styling products are added, it doesn't matter what brand of product you use I can't comb through my hair. …

Perm Before A Wash And Wrap? 
Q: It's been about two months since I have got a relaxer and I have about and inch and a half of new growth. I recently had a bad hair straightening …

HowTo Apply Leave In Conditioner 
Q: I would like to know how to apply leave in conditioner before a blow dry. Should you part your hair into sections first and then apply leave in …

What Kind Of Brush Should I Use? 
Q: What is the best kind of brush to use on my hair? My hair is short to medium length, thick and very coarse. Plastic bristles tear out my hair, …

Going From A Curl To Natural 
Q: I have had a curl for more years then I care to recall now I wish to go natural. Current length is past my shoulders and my hair is very thick …






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