If you did a Google search on how to care for black hair texture—whether thick, thin or fine—you would immediately become overwhelmed by the number of search results your query would come up with. When diving through each article, you’ll come across pieces of hair care advice that are helpful, as well as some that may be way out of reach. We know the feeling.
We’re all about having a refined routine that is effective and doesn’t evoke any amount of stress upon you—any kind of self-care whether it be your skin, mind or hair, should always feel calming. With that said, we’ve highlighted the important products you need to have in your hair care routine. These, we believe, work for any black hair texture, but feel free to tweak or come up with your own modified version of a routine… but never, ever ignore the need for moisture. Read on:
Black Hair Texture: Tips for Caring for Any Type of Black Hair
Simple Hair Care Tips for Relaxed Black Hair Textures
One of the benefits of using a relaxer on your hair is not having to straighten your hair over and over in between washes. This doesn’t mean you’re totally off the hook when it comes to caring for your hair on a day to day basis; chemicals from relaxers can have a drying effect on hair, so deep conditioning is crucial. Try a hair masque like Nexxus Humectress Moisture Restoring Masque on your hair to help replenish and restore moisture that has been lost from relaxers.
When styling, it’s easy for your strands to become oily and weighed-down. Here’s something you may not know: A dry shampoo is your best friend. If you don’t own a dry shampoo, it’s time you get acquainted with one. Use a dry shampoo like Dove Refresh+Care Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo to revive your hairstyles and to soak up any excess oil on your roots.
Simple Hair Care Tips Natural Black Hair Textures
There are a number of black natural hair types which you can learn more about in our curl type guide. However, the universal consensus is that no matter what curl type you have, natural hair is typically dry. Within your hair care routine, you want to include products that help add moisture. Curate a natural hair care routine that works for your hair and your lifestyle. Some women are not into having a routine that involves a ton of steps; if this sounds like you, be sure that you’re including highly effective products into your arsenal.
One key item you should have in your hair care routine is a cleansing conditioner, as this is a gentle way to cleanse your curls without stripping away your hair’s natural oils. You can choose this over a shampoo or opt to use both, but not together. A cleansing conditioner can be used once a week (if needed) to wash your hair. Whenever you feel like your hair needs a super deep wash (for instance, after using a ton of different styling products), you can switch up your routine and use a shampoo. One of our go-too shampoos are those that help moisturize, such as Dove Absolute Curls Ultra Nourishing Shampoo or Suave Professionals Coconut Milk Infusion Deep Moisture Shampoo.
If your goal is to have lush, soft and defined curls and improve on your black hair texture, a good conditioner and styler are vital. For conditioning, try using Suave Professionals Coconut Milk Infusion Deep Moisture Conditioner which helps drench your hair with moisture. When it comes to hair styling products, especially those that help define your curls, look for formulas that don’t dry out your hair. Dove Absolute Curls Supreme Crème Serum helps add shine and definition to your curls while moisturizing hair at the same time.
Once you’ve got your very own hair care routine for black hair texture down to a science, try out some popular hairstyles for black women have fun with your look!