Ethnic Hair Informative Essay On Shampoos

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“Having Black hair is unique in that Black women change up styles a lot. You can walk down one street block in New York City and see 10 different hairstyles that Black women are wearing: straight curls, short cuts, braids – we really run the gamut” (Adeola). Today if you were to see my glorious afro you’d think I know what I’m doing. But let’s be honest when it comes to ethnic hair, does anyone know what to do? Growing up I knew absolutely nothing about my hair. This is because I grew up in a biracial family without my dad. With my mom being white she didn’t know how to properly take care of my hair; therefore, I wasn’t properly taught. Once I got older, I started wondering about the mess of luscious locks on top of my head. With…show more content…
Your shampoo should be alcohol free, shampoos need to be gentle on your hair not harsh. Look at the pH balance, hairs natural ph is 5, the shampoos pH should be between 4.5 and 5.5. Shampoo should be oil based with natural oils like; Jojoba, avocado,grape seed, tea tree oil, olive oil, coconut oil, and emu oil. Make certain that you do not confuse these oils with mineral oils. Mineral oil-based shampoos cause more residue build up, increasing drier more brittle hair. The consistency of the shampoo should be creamy. Clear or gel based shampoos have very large amounts of detergent this dries hair out. Top rated shampoos I found are 1)Pureology Hydrate Shampoo, 2)Hydratherma naturals moisture boosting shampoo, and 3)Elucence’s moisture benefits shampoo Some people prefiere to skip the shampoo entirely. How do they clean their hair? The answer is simple, Co-wash. Co-wash stands for conditioner only wash. Using a conditioner cleanser they quickly wet their hair, apply the co-wash leave in for 3-5 minutes. Rinse with warm water and comb through their hair with a wide tooth comb. When I use a co-wash I prefers to use a pick for my

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