Hair Care Tips From One Black Girl to Another

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Hair Care Tips From One Black Girl to Another

Come on girl! We’re celebrating and empowering black girls by sharing valuable hair care tips over here. As black girls, we know that our hair is more than just the pattern of our curls and coils; it represents our culture, history, and identity. However, achieving healthy and flourishing hair isn't solely about using the ‘right’ products or applying oils & butters. Let's delve into the various aspects of hair care that can impact growth and health, helping you continue to embrace and celebrate your natural hair.

Textured hair comes with its own unique set of challenges, including dryness and breakage. Lack of knowledge on type, care, and which hair care products your hair needs can feel insurmountable. These challenges have often made black girls feel like their hair is difficult to manage or less desirable. But it's time to challenge these perceptions and embrace the beauty of our natural hair. By learning effective hair care practices, what your hair type is, and celebrating your unique texture, we can break free from societal standards and foster self-love and acceptance.

Essential Hair Care Practices for Black Girls

Moisturizing and hydrating the hair

Water-based moisturizers play a vital role in the care of textured hair. These moisturizers provide intense hydration that penetrates the hair shaft, replenishing moisture from within. This hydration is essential for combating dryness, brittleness, and frizz. Ultimately resulting in softer, more manageable, and healthier hair.

Since we know that our textured hair tends toward dryness it can greatly benefit from the nourishing and strengthening properties of protein treatments. These masks are formulated with proteins, amino acids, and other reparative ingredients that penetrate the hair shaft, replenishing and fortifying the hair from within. Try incorporating our Protein Masque into your routine and watch how much your hair is going to love it!

Natural oils, such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, and argan oil, are packed with essential nutrients, fatty acids, and antioxidants that deeply nourish and hydrate our hair. They also provide a protective barrier against environmental stressors, helping to maintain the integrity of the hair. Shedavi has a powerful, natural elixir that has all of these oils and more! Including over 20 natural and vegan ingredients you can benefit from. Our elixir also has a brand new look! Shop our Hair + Scalp Growth Elixir in its new and 100% recycled packaging.


Gentle cleansing & detangling techniques

If you truly want to elevate the manageability of your hair, let’s talk about how implementing gentle cleansing and detangling techniques with sulfate-free shampoos and moisturizing masks can level up your hair health.

Sulfate-free shampoos, formulated without harsh detergents, help preserve the natural oils in the hair and scalp, preventing excessive dryness and stripping away of moisture. These gentle cleansers effectively remove impurities and product buildup without compromising the hair's natural moisture balance. When combined with moisturizing masks like our Protein Masque mentioned earlier, they provide a powerful one-two punch for your hair.

Protective styling for hair growth

As black girls, we’re always coming up with new and amazing styles for our hair. Not only do these versatile and stunning hairstyles serve as a fashion statement but they also offer numerous benefits for the health and growth of our precious curls and coils.

Whether it's box braids, Senegalese twists, or Marley twists, feed-in braids, cornrows ,or wigs these styles provide excellent protection by minimizing manipulation, reducing breakage and an excellent opportunity to maximize on GROWTH! Speaking of growth, why not take your growth to the next level with our Hair + Scalp Growth Elixir? Apply our elixir to your scalp and watch your hair grow healthier and stronger when you finally take your protective style down.

Even with your hair tucked away, it's crucial to keep it moisturized and your scalp clean and healthy. Use a lightweight moisturizing mist to hydrate your scalp and hair regularly and a sulfate-free shampoo or a diluted apple cider vinegar rinse. Apply a nourishing oil or serum to soothe any dryness or itchiness.


Choosing the right products and ingredients based on your hair porosity

Hair porosity refers to how well your hair absorbs and retains moisture. By identifying your hair's porosity level, you can choose the right products and ingredients that cater to its specific needs. You can learn more about what’s your hair porosity here and take our hair quiz and we’d share what will work best for you!


Balanced diet and proper nutrition

If you think a balanced diet and proper nutrition doesn’t have a part to play in promoting hair growth and maintaining its overall health, keep reading!

A well-rounded diet rich in vital nutrients is essential for healthy hair growth. Proteins are the building blocks of hair, so incorporating lean meats, fish, legumes, and plant-based proteins like tofu and quinoa into your meals is vital. Additionally, foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, walnuts, and chia seeds, nourish the scalp and promote hair strength. Iron-rich foods like spinach, lentils, and lean red meat help deliver oxygen to the hair follicles, promoting growth and preventing hair loss. Don't forget to include vitamin C-rich foods like citrus fruits, berries, and bell peppers, as vitamin C aids in collagen production and supports hair strength.

Biotin, also known as vitamin B7, helps promote hair growth and strengthen the hair shaft. Foods like eggs, nuts, and whole grains are excellent sources of biotin. Vitamin E, found in foods like avocados, almonds, and sunflower seeds, promotes scalp health and increases blood circulation to the follicles.

Let’s not forget that a healthy scalp is the foundation for healthy hair growth. Proper scalp care involves regular cleansing to remove buildup and maintaining a hydrated, balanced environment. Gentle massaging during washing stimulates blood circulation, promoting nutrient delivery to the hair follicles. You can use our Hair + Scalp Growth Elixir and treat yourself to a soothing and stimulating scalp massage!


Other Tips

Our textured hair is a crown to be cherished, and taking care of it means being mindful of how we style and handle it. Over manipulation and excessively tight styles can lead to traction alopecia, a condition that causes hair loss due to tension on the scalp.

When using heat tools, it is crucial to take precautions to protect your textured hair. Prioritize using a heat protectant serum or spray before applying any heat. This helps create a barrier between your hair and the heat source, minimizing damage and breakage. Opt for lower heat settings and avoid using heat tools on a daily basis.

Lastly, protect your edges by avoiding excessive tension or pulling when styling. At night, wrap your hair in a satin or silk scarf or sleep on a satin pillowcase to minimize friction and preserve moisture while you sleep. Additionally, choosing sleep-friendly hairstyles and accessories is essential to protect your hair while you rest. Opt for loose or low-manipulation styles like loose braids, twists, or pineapple updos.This helps prevent frizz and breakage. We recommend using our Hair + Scalp Growth Elixir as an overnight treatment for stronger, healthier, hydrated hair.


From one black girl to another, we hope that you are able to implement the tips shared so that you can be closer to reaching your hair health and growth goals. Remember to grab our Iconic Hair Growth Duo for to support your healthy goals today! Continue to embrace your crown and everything that makes you uniquely YOU by choosing Shedavi.

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