Black Hair Care:
TRUTH OR MYTH
WRITTEN BY 'LADY MAJESTY'
Hair loss without knowing why is scary. When this occurs, many opt to get a protein treatment because it's said to grow, strengthen, and stop hair breakage. But does it really work? Too much protein can work against ethnic hair because it hardens and makes it brittle. You must balance protein treatments with deep conditioners and moisturizers. Even though our hair is made of protein, not all hair can take on high amounts of it. If your hair is healthy and growing, skip protein treatments and beware of using products with high amounts of it.
People say they love scratching up their dandruff. But what is it accomplishing, and is it really dandruff? There is a difference between dandruff and a dry scalp. Dandruff is made of a large layer of waxy flakes that lay on the surface of your scalp and should be medically treated when natural remedies don't work. Many mistake DRY scalp for dandruff. If your issue is dry scalp, the flakes will be small, and your scalp will appear ashy. Hard water at home, your diet, or drying hair products could be to blame for dry scalp. Increase your moisture, and dry scalp will go away. Getting a water softener, using moisturizing hair products, drinking more water, and taking supplements (like vitamin E, Cod Liver Oil, and Grapeseed Oil) will improve dry scalp.
Some have stopped using shampoo because their hair grows faster when dirty. True and False! The hair is growing, but not faster (nor because of the dirt). Not shampooing allows oils to build-up on our hair and scalp, protecting it from split-ends and needing trims (hence, the hair growth). So, if you’re not a fan of shampooing, you can co-wash your hair weekly (still shampoo at least once a month to keep your scalp protected from bacterial issues) or use a good-quality moisturizing shampoo that doesn't strip the hair to get the best of both worlds!