How to Care for Damaged African Hair

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This article was co-authored by Jessica Davis. Jessica Davis is a Master Cosmetologist and a Cosmetology Instructor with over 19 years of hair salon experience. Jessica is a USTI/AMCA board certified Trichologist, a Natural Hair Care Specialist, and a Master Educator with U.S. Trichology Institute. She is a member of the US Trichology Board of Directors, the National Association of Women Owned Small Businesses, and the Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation. She specializes in Afro-textured hair and hair loss, and was given the Associate Trichologist award for her contributions to the field. This article has been viewed 300,955 times.

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Updated: September 5, 2019

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To care for your damaged African-textured hair, apply leave-in conditioner each day, which doesn’t require water and will make your hair more shiny. You can also apply shea butter or a light moisturizer every week to protect the ends of your hair and reduce the risk of split ends. Try to brush or comb your hair regularly so you can remove tangles and keep it looking good. If you want to make your hair healthier, apply a scalp protection product once a week, which will get rid of any build-up of hair products on your scalp and give important nutrients to your hair. Remember to get your hair trimmed every 4 to 6 weeks to remove any split ends. For tips on how to color your hair if it’s prone to damage, keep reading!

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