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Healthy Hair Tips For Black Women

Do you notice how healthy hair tips for black women have bombarded the web?

You could spend the next year reading all the books, blogs and forums and not put a dent in the information that's out there.

I've been a member of the black and African American hair and beauty community for over a decade and have seen and read it all.

Save a lot of time and focus on the 20 of the 80/20 rule of what works and gets results in black hair care.

Healthy Hair Care Tips

Here are the top 7 healthy hair tips for black women that form the basis of what makes yours healthy and beautiful.

  1. Wash your hair once every 3-4 days - Water is the only thing that can truly moisturize your hair. Try not to go longer than a week without at least a conditioner rinse.

  2. Deep condition your hair regularly - A thick crème based conditioner, hooded dryer and plastic cap = magic. These things are your best friends when you realize what they do for your hair.

  3. Use protein conditioner at least once a month - Strong hair is healthy hair. Infusing protein is a must no matter what condition your hair is in. Balance moisture and protein so your hair doesn't get brittle and dry. A good ratio is 4-6 moisturizing treatments to 1 protein treatment.

  4. Take care of your scalp - Hot oil treatments every 2-4 weeks ensure a healthy nourished scalp. Organic castor oil stimulates hair growth and a few drops of tea tree oil keeps flakes away.

  5. Moisturize your ends daily - Sealing your ends keeps them from drying out and splitting. Healthy ends are the key to accumulating length.

  6. Wear protective styles often - Protective styling keeps your hair shielded from drying air and over manipulation.

  7. Trim your hair when it needs it - Having a set trimming schedule isn't necessary. Clip your ends when they need it and leave them alone if they don't.

I guarantee these healthy hair tips for black women will give you results if you put them to work. Take it a step further and use these tips to custom design your own healthy hair regimen.

Creating a Healthy Hair Care Regimen


The best way to use the top healthy hair tips for black women is to create a black hair regimen that lays out everything you need to do to take care of your hair.

It sounds complicated but designing a regimen is easy if you break it down. Here are the elements every good regimen should have.

  1. A Timeline - This set out the steps you need to do daily, weekly and monthly.

  2. Example:

    • Daily - Moisturize hair curl activator and seal ends with Shea butter.

    • Weekly - Wash and Deep Condition hair with moisturizing shampoo and conditioner.

    • Monthly - Do a protein treatment and re-twist hair using two strand twist method.

  3. Products and Tools Used - This is an important step to figuring out what works for your hair.

  4. Example:

    • Shampoos
    • Conditioners
    • Treatments
    • Styling tools

  5. Written Goals - This helps to encourage you and keep you on track when you don't feel like sticking to your plan.

  6. Example:

    • Goal - Accumulate one inch of hair growth in the next 8 weeks.

  7. Notes - Make a notes you can refer to so you can measure results and repeat what works and stop doing what doesn't.


Here's healthy hair care regimen sheet I made that's completely free to download. Just click the download link to open the file in your adobe acrobat pdf viewer, then print and get started right away.

Once you've written down all the elements the only thing left to do is follow the plan.

Investigate, test and pinpoint what works, add in the healthy hair tips for black women, then rinse and repeat for your healthiest hair ever!

Healthy Hair Products for Black Women

Another one of the essential healthy hair tips for black women? How to choose hair care products!

There are literally thousands of options available in terms of products you can use in your hair. I'm sure the question on your mind is 'How do I know which product is worth trying and if it's healthy for my hair?'


Here are the things to look for when you go shopping for products that are good for black hair.

There'll always be exceptions to the rule, so sometimes you'll find a product that has 'bad stuff' in it that works well for you and another that has 'good stuff' that does absolutely nothing for your hair.

The key is to experiment and use your regimen notes to figure out what works.

Vitamins for Healthy Black Hair

One of the great healthy hair tips for black women is adding a high quality black hair vitamin to your routine. Did you know that good nutrition and supplementation with a good vitamin has the potential to double your hair's growth rate?

Here's some information on the top 3 hair vitamins for black women along with independent reviews.

Viviscal Hair Vitamins

Viviscal is one of the most popular hair vitamin brands. Formulated with marine extract, this product promises faster hair growth and a longer hair growth phase.



One woman who used this product said she experience over an inch of new growth each month. She was able to retain length for the first time in her life and her hair grew from neck to armpit length in 3 months.

Hair Formula 37 Hair Vitamins for Faster Hair Growth

Hair Formula 37 is a black hair vitamin designed to promote faster hair growth. Its potent formula has a special blend of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and botanicals. They're combined in a way that helps your hair to grow faster and healthier.



One reviewer on said she couldn't resist offering feedback. After using Hair Formula 37 for 8 weeks she has proof it really works well. Her hair grew past its typical neck length to lengths she's never experienced before.

Not only did she get results, but she's ordering again to see how much more growth she can achieve with this product.

Fast Grow Ethnic Hair Growth Enhancer

Fast Grow is a black hair vitamin that claims to make hair stronger and more manageable. These vitamins are guaranteed to be the best hair vitamins made anywhere and are designed to make your hair grow faster and healthier.



One reviewer from says after using Fast Grow for over a month her hair has grown a lot. She was skeptical but pleasantly surprised when the product delivered on its promises.

If you decide to try one of these vitamins my advice is to stick to it for at least three months before you decide if it works for you or not.

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