Trying to figure out how to repair damaged black hair?
Feeling tempted to shave your head out of frustration?
I've been there before so I know exactly what you're going through.
When my hair was dry, brittle and breaking I was so embarrassed I didn't want to go out and socialize and my favorite accessory was a baseball cap.
Today it's healthy and strong and when I have a hair emergency I know what to do to stop damage in its tracks and bring my hair back to life.
Even if your breakage is really bad you can stop it and turn your hair's health around with time, the right treatments and proper hair care techniques.
In my experience, every damaged head of hair has some common characteristics.
During my hair care journey I've always found that damaged hair can be traced back to one or more of 4 major causes.
The first step in how to repair damaged black hair is to figure out what you're doing that's causing the problem.
Here are major causes of black hair breakage. How many are you guilty of?
The second step in how to repair damaged black hair is doing the right things to fix it and prevent more problems in the future.
No matter what kind of damage you have the following tips will whip your hair into shape and keep it healthy.
Is your hair breaking off badly? There are emergency treatments and products for damaged Black hair that promise to repair even the most severe breakage after just one treatment.
Here are my top 3 picks based on research, reviews and personal trial and error.
This is my personal favorite and is part of the Affirm/Kera Care line of products. The stretchy consistency takes some getting used to, but it prevents the treatment from dropping when you have it in.
This treatment smells awful but the results are worth it. If your hair is badly damaged breaking, splitting and frayed this is the best choice for the following reasons.
This treatment is 100% protein based and very involved so if you choose to use it, follow the instructions very carefully. You must sit under a hooded dryer for the required time then follow up the treatment with a moisturizing conditioner.
Not doing these things will damage your hair even more. If you don't trust yourself to do it right, have this treatment done at a salon.
This is a very good protein and moisture combination that smells great. It's not as intensive as the first two treatments but is still a great pick.
All of these damaged black hair treatments are effective on both natural and chemically processed hair.
Do you prefer a more natural approach to black hair repair? There are lots of simple but effective hair repair recipes you can whip up right in your kitchen.
Here are 3 of my favorite deep conditioning homemade remedies for damaged black hair.
Rich in egg protein and oils, this treatment is great for dry, damaged chemically treated hair.
Mix the ingredients together in a blender until it's nice and thick. Apply the entire mixture to your hair and cover with a plastic cap. After 30 minutes wash with a gentle shampoo and rinse your hair completely.
The high fat content of avocados makes this an idea deep penetrating hair mask.
Mix all the ingredients together until they're thoroughly combined and apply from roots to ends. Cover your hair with a plastic cap, wait 30 minutes then wash it out using a gentle moisturizing shampoo.
The acid in vinegar makes scales of your hair shaft lie smoothly, making it stronger while also rinsing residue out of your hair.
Combine the vinegar and water in a container and mix them together. After you rinse the shampoo and conditioner out pour the vinegar mixture over your hair (you don't need to rinse it out).
Here are some specific tips for the 4 major causes of damaged black hair.
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