Kavuli's 5 Ethnic Hair Facts

By . - Friday, January 18, 2013

Fact #1: Ethnic hair, specifically black afro textured hair, is the weakest type of hair

Why?: Black afro textured hair is characterized by a tight curl pattern. Science shows that tighter curl patterns tend to make for drier and weaker hair. Go figure! The tighter your curl pattern is, the drier and weaker it will be. Keep this type of hair well moisturized at all times to maintain strength and elasticity.

Fact #2: Improperly worn braids and weaves can cause hair loss.

Why?: If your braids or weaves are installed too tight and for too long, they can lead to traction alopecia. This can be reversible if the hair follicle is not permanently damaged. Wear weaves and braids responsibly by not having them too tight, only wearing them for a max of 8 weeks and give the hair and scalp a much needed break in between.

Fact #3: Cutting or trimming your hair DOES NOT make it grow faster.

Why?: Hair grows from the scalp and not the ends of your hair. All hair grows at an average rate of 1/2 inch per month, but if your cutting or trimming often, you aren't retaining length. Keep cutting and trimming to a minimum by treating the ends of your hair with a lot of TLC.

Fact #4: Water DOES NOT dry hair out.

Why?: Water is the purest form of moisture on earth, and ethnic hair just so happens to love it. Misting or spraying your hair with a bit of plain water is a great way to begin the process of moisturizing the hair. Lock the moisture in with a natural oil and a water based hair cream for amazing results.

Fact #5: Wearing a silk or satin scarves/bonnets to bed protects the hair at night.

Why?: Most of us sleep on cotton sheets, and although I am a fan of the 1000 count Egyptian cotton, my hair is not impressed. Cotton absorbs moisture, and that is the last think ethnic hair needs. Satin or silk head gear not only helps keep moisture in the hair, but it also minimizes breakage from tossing and turning. Go the extra mile and purchase a silk or satin pillowcase for the nights that your head scarf slips off.

Leave a comment below and let me know if you have any myth busters of your own.

Have a Good Hair Day and remember to Love Your Hair!!!

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