10 Black Hair Tips That You Really Ought To Know

duck bill clips2. Always work with your hair in sections – If you are going about your hair regimen right then you should have pretty thick hair (relaxed and natural). The most stressful way to deal with your hair once it is at shoulder length or longer is to try and work with it all at once.

Invest in some butterfly or duck bill clips or even goody bands. They are cheap but they will make a world of difference in how much easier and productive your wash day will be.

With your hair in sections you will be ensuring that every single strand gets the proper attention it deserves.

3. Deep conditioning is a must – I would love to say that you can deep condition just once a month and your hair will start growing like a weed but that would make me a liar.

Nope, for most of us, especially at the beginning before your moisture-protein balance has been established (or you don’t even know what moisture-protein balance is) you need to get under that heat cap and get your deep conditioning on every single week!

Nothing softens hair like regular deep conditioning, and nothing corrects porosity issues as quickly either.

4. Shampoo your scalp, condition your hair – This is a basic mantra that I learned back in the day when I started my own hair journey. For a full read up on why this is important go to the article here but the basic idea is that when you are shampooing you should concentrate on your scalp because that’s where the dirt is. When you are conditioning however concentrate on your hair, particularly those ends as they need it the most.


This tip is a lifesaver if you haven’t got access to sulfate free shampoos because it reduces your hair’s overall exposure to the drying effects of sulfates while still allowing you to cleanse your hair.

5. A little protein is better than none – Protein is of course very important in our hair journeys. These little molecules are what strengthen your hair and allow you to be creative with your styling week after week without your hair breaking like crazy.

But there are some people with established protein sensitivity which means that protein actually makes their hair more brittle instead of softening it. Still a little protein is better than none at all.

If you are protein sensitive give hard protein treatments a wide berth instead picking conditioners with protein much further down the list of ingredients aka light protein conditioners.

Don’t use them too often but on occasion top up your hair’s strength reserves with a light protein deep conditioning session. You can even follow this up immediately with a moisturizing conditioner if you wish.

Originally posted 2013-08-25 15:00:53.

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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