Caring For Our Hair
Muhammad Speaks Newspaper
P.O Box 44261
Detroit, MI 48244
Some Great Tips On Caring For Our Hair
* Section the hair and plait it before going to bed, this will almost
completely rid you of tangles the next morning.
* Sleep with a satin scarf on your your head or with a satin pillow
case, this helps to stop split-ends, by minimizing the friction between
your head and the pillow.
* While conditioning your hair, gently comb it out with a detangling
comb. This gets rid of a lot of tangles.
* Oil the scalp, not the hair, then brush the hair from the scalp out.
* Don’t use petroleum or mineral oil based products on the hair or
scalp, they attract dust and don’t really penetrate.
* Always use a leave-in conditioner.
* You should wash your hair no more than once a week or every ten days,
to avoid drying it out.
* After a workout at the gym, rinse your hair thoroughly with warm
water, to get the salt out, which can be drying
* Black women should steer clear of anything that contains alcohol,
which can be drying, and balsam, which does not contain the kind of
moisturizing we need
NEVER USE A BOAR BRUSH !
BOAR IS ANOTHER NAME FOR HOG!
Tips on Brushing Combing and Picking The Hair
Dampen the brush bristles with a little warm water before applying it to
the hair, this helps to soften the hair while brushing.
Combs are good for combing long hair or creating parts for braiding or
twisting. Try not to use it when the hair is completely wet or completely
dry, it can cause the hair to break. You should have a large toothed comb
for combing and a small one for parting.Separate hair into four sections,
then comb it section by section.
The pick is probably one of the most recognized symbols in natural black
hair care. The pick is the narural hair’s best friend. Picks can be used
for just about any natural style. It’s a great way to detangle hair.
Before picking out your hair dampen the hair with a small amount of water
or leave-in conditioner, this will help loosen up the tangles, be sure to
concentrate on the ends.
An effective natural treatment for dry hair is a hot olive oil treatment.
Warm olive oil in a saucepan or microwave oven and dab it on the roots of
the hair and scalp with a cotton ball. Then wrap your hair in a hot towel
and let it sit for 20-30 minutes. Wash it out thoroughly. For added
moisture add 3 tablespoons of plain yogurt mixed with an egg, and follow
” Make It Yourself ” Black Hair Care Products
Avocados make great moisturizers!
Mash the pulp of an avocado and add a teaspoon of olive oil to it. Prior
to shampooing, section hair and apply the mixure to the roots and ends of
the hair. Cover your hair with a plastic cap and sit under a dryer, the
dryer helps the oils penetrate.
Mayonnaise is one of the best deep conditioners you can find!
Lightly apply the mayonnaise to the hair and scalp, cover your hair
with a plastic cap then sit under a dryer, or wrap the head in a hot
towel, then let sit for 15-20 minutes. Thoroughly wash the hair until the
mayonnaise is completely gone.
Links To Natual Hair Care Sites
Nappturality is dedicated to all the women who proudly wear their highly
textured hair naturally. Nappturality.com is the place to find
photographs, Black natural hair journals, websites, forums, information
and links about the care, maintenance and politics of natural hair.
Natural napptural hair. Here you will find photos of all natural styles,
comb coils, two-strand twists, afro puffs, afros dredlocks (dreadlocks),
locs and many other natural styles. Styled by napptural-haired women on
their own hair.
A Nappy Hair Affair is best known for sponsoring grass roots hair
grooming sessions called Hair Days. These are gathering where sisters
come together with others who understand their natural hair care needs
and their choice to embrace a style more in keeping with their culture.
Hair Days, which have fostered a spirit of bonding and support, have
become so popular since I held the first one at my home in May, 1998 that
they are being held in several U.S. cities. We also have a Hair Day
network in other countries. But A Nappy Hair Affair (ANHA) is about so
much more than hair. It is about reclaiming and respecting our culture.
We have been conditioned to hate one of our most unique
characteristics-our hair in its most natural state. We have been
conditioned to accept European standards of beauty and to reject our own.
ANHA exists to cause a shift in such negative mindsets and promote a
positive image of people of African descent. We do it through support,
affirmation and education. We deliver our message in several ways: this
website, product sales, programming, and through Nappy News, the
quarterly online newsletter for our members.
Information, discussion and products for people of African descent
who’ve chosen to live a napptural-headed lifestyle.
If you are considering Sisterlocks for yourself, you might want to click
and print the Information Packet items below. These pages will give you
an idea of what to expect from the Sisterlocks process and from your
Consultant. You’ll also find useful information regarding other
Sisterlocks products and services. Our policy is to encourage clients to
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