Hair is and always was a big deal to Africans.
Apart from beauty, African hair was part of someone’s identity. Like, from your hair, people could tell which tribe you come from, your social status, religion, and class.
Some other aspects that were characterized by the Africans with their hair, are that women shaved their hair as they mourn the loss of a loved one.
Furthermore, African kings had fancy hairstyles and warriors often braided their hair as they went to war.
The hair was maintained with natural hair care products made from herbs found in their environment like the chebe powder which helped in hair growth.
Nevertheless, all of the above changed or were altered after the transatlantic slave trade.
The African Hair
The African (Afro) hair is characterized by tight curls and kinks and it grows almost parallel to the scalp.
It contains natural moisturizing oils which give it a curly and kinky appearance.
The growth rate of the hair is slow compared to other inches due to its spiral nature.
Natural hair products
were made from organic ingredients like oil of tea tree, neem, castor, and peppermint.
But with the coming of civilization, most natural hair products and some natural hair growth secrets were neglected for artificial hair products.
While artificial hair products have beneficial effects on the hair like growth and moisturization, many of the ingredients in today’s products that enhance the fragrance or shelf-life can be toxic and harmful.
Moreso, only to the hair but also to overall wellbeing when overused. ( eg sulfates, parabens).
Some potential hazards with hair care products include; irritation, premature scalp ageing, hair loss, allergies, hormonal changes, reproductive disruption, cancer, etc.
Natural hair products have ingredients in them that can gently yet effectively help to impart vitamins and minerals oil to the scalp and hair follicles.
To take care of your hair consider ;
• hydrating Shampoo Twice a Week (But Not a Combined Shampoo-Conditioner)
•Use a Standalone Conditioner Daily.
•Consider Hair Oil (as a Styler or Treatment)
•Buy a Blow Dryer.
•pick the Right Product for Your Hair (and Desired Style)
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