Monday, July 27, 2009

African american hair?

im african american. and i read a lot of teen magazines (seventeen and cosmo girl, which mostly have white people hairstyles) and i really want to do those hair styles but i cant cause of my hair. i really want wavy hair (sorta like a body have) but how can i get it wavy? (oh yeah, i dont put grease or anything in my hair and after i was it, it gets really poofy)

African american hair?

Currently i have long hair and have been learning alot so...

i do not have a relaxer i stopped getting them 5 years ago ( and i've only have 3 relaxers in my life time so this is all natural) so i can show you how to have straight hair that is still natural, and then you can do what you need to make it wave

1. The shampoo, unfortunately many black women are using shampoos with alcohol and petroleum jelly. step away from them. Use Aveda's shampoo.. specifically the name is Brilliant...go to the website. I use it, i love it, it mouisterizes my hair and the products are natural. i have also heard that KeraCare is good.

2. Okay, step two condition it and then it is time to comb it out, Do not use a brush on you hair when it is wet,,it will hate you for it then break off in revenge.

3. Do a hot oil treatment atleast once a month before you wash your hair with extra virgin olive oil...repeat..EXTRA VIRGIN olive oil..not the regular stuff. unfortunately i have yet to take this step however my hair is doing great.

4. Okay on the daily basis you need to pay close attention to your hair...i recommend conditioning your scalp(atleast 3-4 times a week) it and your ends(everyday) so that they will not get dry and unhealthy .Petroleum jellly and mineral oil are weapons of mass destruction,,it does so much harm to your hair it cannot be all explained here. So you ask what do I use...well natural oils jojoba oi, extra virgin olive oil, sesame oil, emu oil, coconut oil...all these natural oils and more love you..i promise. I also use Aveda's Brilliant(the name of the brand) emollient for my ends.

5. Next,,if you want your hair straight but still be natural it is time to get a freakin good flat iron.,i have the does the job but I recommend getting the Sedu because of the good reviews. make sure to protect your hair..i have so thermal protector from Aveda.

6. If you have a relaxer ( i have heard that Mizani and Affirm are the best relaxers) don't continue to relaxer all your hair everytime you go to the salon..just the new growth and try to stretch relaxers as long as possible.

7. You do not need to trim your hair everytime you go to the salon maybe every 3 to 6 months.

8. Wrap your hair in a satin or silk scarf to prevent damage before going to bed.

9. Eat healthy, drink lots of water,

10 take multivitamins, and fish oil pills you can get from GNC.

Follow these steps and life will be good..the best part about flat iron (which i do once a week or every two weeks not everday since it will kill your hair) is that it is not stringy but thick and healthy, yet straight and light enough to blow in the wind.

African american hair?

Your hair may require some special care, but the payoff is huge: It's uniquely gorgeous. Whether it's natural, relaxed or braided, keep it healthy.

African american hair?

Clarify what it is u want to do... sounds like u should get a texturizer or then again just go to a salon and ask for suggestions....

African american hair?

wtf? I'm african american and I do those hairstyles. This question is so stupid, it is just spreading ignorance about black hair. It should not make a difference if you have relaxed hair. There is no such thing as "white people hairstyles", that's one of the most ignorant thing I've heard in a while. So you can only do hairstyles out of Hype or Essence or something???

I could go on, but I won't. Instead, I'll give you advice.

I'm glad you don't grease your hair, b/c that will only clog your scap. After you wash your hair, put rollers in it and sit under a hooded dryer (I know Conair makes $40 ones). If you have hair that is shoulder length or shorter, sorry, but you can't really make those kind of waves look good. You could still have wavy (but tighter waves) by braiding hair after shampooing(shampoo once a week with Creme of Nature) and unbraiding after hair has dried.

these sites are very helpful: (unfortunately, you have to pay to post things)

African american hair?

i agree with the above, African American girls can wear any style probably more than white can try curling your hair with rollers, that should give you volume and wave.

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