10 Black Hair Tips That You Really Ought To Know

Attractive African American woman looking at herself in mirror pulling her curly hairIsn’t Scandal just the best thing on TV at the moment? OK I may be exaggerating a little. I am also a huge fan of The Game of Thrones, The Newsroom and Downton Abbey.

But curling up in front of the box and watching Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope fixing other people’s problems while trying to get over the love of her life President Fitz…. well that’s just a perfect evening.

What all good TV shows have in common is that the creators have stumbled on a recipe that speaks directly to a particular group of people.

Mix in ingredients like good writing, drama, intrigue, conspiracies, love and a touch of sensationalism amongst other things then you are guaranteed to create a hit TV show. Well that’s the theory anyway.

I got to thinking about what makes a good hair regimen. Is it the major things we do like long term protective styling and protein treatments that make the most difference or is it the little things like moisturizing and sealing daily and deep conditioning often?

There is something to be said for each approach of course but I truly believe that the little things matter every bit as much as the big things. By complimenting each other at different times, the little and big things we do to our hair come together to create a great regimen and as such you really start to see progress in your hair’s length and health.

With that in mind here is my list of the top 10 black hair tips that you really ought to know:


1. Water is the best moisturizer – Surprise surprise (not). Water is what moisturizes your hair best, not oil, not hair creams or leave in conditioners. When your hair has been freshly washed, it has the maximum amount of water it can hold and the percentage only goes down in the days following your wash.

Expect to lose a large chunk of that moisture if you use heat to style your hair and just as large a chunk if you don’t seal the moisture into your hair with an oil or butter.

Think of leave in conditioners as a way of topping up the tank during the week but don’t expect them to completely take the place of the true moisturization that can only come from H20.

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About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

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