Human hair wigs for black women tends to be kinky, coily, nappy, easily tangled- it’s ultra- *fragile* and needs to be able to bend and be pliant, without knotting, to prevent breakage. So some of the strategies below are going to add moisture for softness; some are aimed at preventing knots and tangling; and the rest is to retain the length of the less-damaged hair that will result.
Moisturize. All hair needs moisture from WATER. Human hair wigs for black women needs to be fully replenished and exposed to water at a minimum of once a week (and often washing more often than this strips protective oils, leaving the hair open to environmental drying- this is why it’s not often recommended to just wash it daily. If you have to for whatever reason, make sure to really hold the moisture in per the below tip).
This human hair wigs for black women doesn’t mean use shampoos that strip (‘clarifying’ shampoos are the WORST for African hair!). Hydrating shampoos work; many people do what’s called co-washing where a fatty conditioner is used to gently massage the scalp and clean the debris off of hair without making it squeaky clean.
We traditionally use oils for moisture, but if the hair doesn’t have *water*, it won’t be pliable and soft. Also, the body has to be well-hydrated in order for human hair wigs for black women and nails to grow; by the time you see the hair, the time for you to use proper nourishment to help it stay healthy is done. Drink more than the minimum of water. Wash/co-wash or dunk and rinse the hair once a week.
Hold the moisture in. After replenishment with water, the human hair wigs for black women needs help to keep all that moisture in: This is where oils and fats come into play. The simplest form is the hair grease or pomade that many of African descent already know, but those have mineral oils, petrolatum, silicones, and/or other things we want to be careful about. Research for yourself and see what works. Also, protect the human hair wigs for black women hair from wind and extreme temperatures with silky coverings (put a doo-wrap in that watch cap!)
Braids, twists, thread-wrapping, extensions, human hair wigs for black women have all been said to “grow” the hair at one time or another; what they really do is promote length-retention by protecting fragile, drier ends from manipulation by combing and styling daily. Many protective styles are low- or no-heat and can stretch the human hair wigs for black women without damaging it. There are a ton of YouTube videos and blogs and websites that demonstrate protective, neat, conservative or cool styles at all lengths. Avoid usage of elastics and metal pins, which rub against the hair and cause snapping. Remember that the African hair strand can be pretty delicate.
Human hair wigs for black women , or black hair, is typically characterized by very thick, curly, and delicate strands. Sebum, which is the oil secreted by the scalp, often has a harder time reaching the roots of African-American hair, as the outer layer of the hair strands can be up to twice as thick as Caucasian hair. Because of this, African-American hair care requires special products that help to prevent breakage and maintain moisture.
Products which contain alcohol and other drying ingredients, such as gels and hairsprays, should generally be avoided in human hair wigs for black women care, along with products that contain mineral oil or petroleum, which can block pores. It is especially crucial to avoid products which contain drying ingredients on hair that has been relaxed, as the process of relaxing African-American hair strips the hair of its ability to self-moisturize.
Above all, make sure your body is well nourished with wholesome diet of your choice, with plenty of water, get sufficient rest, and seek the lowest level of stress in your life. Open your mind to the many possibilities of human hair wigs for black women . Be willing and eager to experiment and be aware that the general guidelines I’m passing here are just that; everything will work a little differently for everyone. They’re tried and true for me. I’ve gone from natural kid, braided kid to relaxer to natural fro to locks and back. I’m happy to say at one time I grew my human hair wigs for black women to mid-thigh length; and at some point in the journey I picked up not only the above tips, but a true appreciation for the beauty of the African hair spectrum. Good luck.