As frustrating as dry hair can be, it is one of the peculiarities of our hair as Africans and worse still, it is one of the major causes of hair breakage and shedding. Black hair leans toward being dry due to its texture that hinders natural oils from easily making their way down the hair shaft. Hence, the reason to moisturize often and give your hair some good love.
Using deep conditioners and other leave-in products will, no doubt, provide hair with strength and elasticity, but this should not be your only concern for a fully healthy hair. The moisture levels of your hair needs to be replenished on a daily basis.
Moisturizing your hair as often as twice daily will help you meet the hydration needs of your hair which is as discussed earlier, is prone to being dry. Also, depending on a variety of reasons such as climate conditions and hair porosity levels, evaporation of the moisture in the hair might occurs very quickly.
Similarly, because of the stress we put our hair through on a regular basis such as use of heat (blow dryers) and by chemical processes such as relaxers and color treatments, the hair fibers might be damaged. Damaged hair fiber tends to lose moisture quickly.
Black hair therefore has to be moisturized several times during the week to keep it hydrated, feeling smooth, looking healthy and able to resist breakage.
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