One of the main misconceptions of afro hair is that it can be hard to maintain. However, managing afro hair can be pretty simple once you discover a routine that works for you.
Keeping textured hair healthy can help you style it easier and get the look you want. Here are our top hair care tips for men with afro hair.
Wash your hair less frequently
If you’re someone who showers often, washing your hair every day might seem like a normal thing to do. However, too much washing with shampoo and conditioner can damage your hair.
Shampoo is designed to cleanse the scalp and remove excess oil, so when it’s overused, it strips the important oils the scalp produces leaving your scalp and hair dry.
To be exact, the main chemical that causes this is sodium lauryl sulfate, which you can find in most supermarket shampoos. Too much of this chemical can really damage your hair.
Don’t overdo it with products
This point goes back to one of our previous blogs on the Five best hair care tips for men: don’t feel the need to cake your hair with too many products.
It is best practice to use natural products when maintaining your hair. Use one or two haircare products for your routine to minimise the risk of damaging your hair.
Aveda Men has a wide range of organic hair care products and natural oils perfect for maintaining healthy hair.
Consider choosing a low-maintenance style
When you have a high maintenance hairstyle such as cornrows and braids, it requires a lot of product and a lot of trips to your barbers to help maintain the style. Although it looks great, the overuse of products can damage your hair in the long term, as previously mentioned.
In short, keep it simple. Choose a style that makes you feel comfortable, doesn’t require too much treatment, keeps your hair nice and clean for a long amount of time. If you’re having trouble choosing, be sure to get advice from your local barber.
Keep a healthy diet
This might seem like an obvious one, but keeping a healthy diet does really help the growth and overall health of your hair.
If you’re not eating a varied diet full of different vitamins, you will already see the effect on your hair. Vitamins such as B6 and B12 and essential acids, especially omega-3’s, play a key role in the health of your skin, hair and nails.
Condition your hair
When it comes to hair products, choosing the right products that are good for your hair is the key. We have already stressed how important it is for these products to be organic, but we also advise that the conditioner you use is silicone-free.
If you use too much conditioner with silicone in it, your hair will feel drier and even become more prone to breakage.
We recommend using aveda men pure-formance conditioner for more textured hair as it’s silicone-free and made with organic ingredients that still keeps your hair soft and moisturised.
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