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7 Myths of Black Hair

7 Myths of Black Hair

7mythsHere are the top 7 myths about Black Hair! Has anyone every told you any of the following?

Myth 1:  Natural Hair Is Healthier Than Relaxed Black Hair

Properly maintained hair is the only form of Healthy Hair! Relaxed and natural hair can get hair breakage if not properly maintained.

Myth 2:  Hair grows faster when you trim it.

No, trimming your hair only keeps hair from breaking off. Trimming split ends does not make your hair grow faster but not trimming split ends will force split ends to travel up the hair shaft creating hair breakage.

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Myth 3:  Black Hair Is Strong

Unfortunately no, black hair is actually the weakest of all hair types. Black hair has a fragile internal structure which makes it more susceptible to breakage due to the dry nature of the follicle.

Myth 5:  Grease Is The Best Moisturizer For My Scalp

Nope, the best moisturizer for your black hair is actually water.  Most grease products are made up of petroleum and mineral oil which clog your scalp and attract dirt to your hair. Water based moisturizers are great for penetration of your black hair and oils are good for sealing in the moisture.

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Myth 6:  Black Hair Grows Slow

Black Hair grows an average of 1/2 an inch every month or 6-inches a year like every other race. But proper care is key!  You might not be retaining the length due to chemical abuse, dryness, excessive heat styling and a general lack of proper care.

Myth 7:  Black Hair Can’t Grow Long

Crazyness!  There is a common absolutely false myth in the black community that hair can’t grow long in its natural and relaxed state.  Black hair can grow long and healthy as long as you treat it with proper care and follow a regimen that works for you.

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