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How to Have Healthy Afro Hair

Growing black hair
Growing black hair

Afro hair is naturally carried out by black people. Each strand of hair grows in a tiny, spring-like corkscrew shape, eventually forming an Afro. Although, it can be hard to comb through and is easily tangled.


  1. Moisturize the scalp regularly. Use natural oil based cream to prevent dryness and scalp conditions such as dandruff. Look for moisturizes that contain oils such as olive and jojoba for best results. Apply adequate amounts of moisturizer without over saturating the hair and scalp. Your hair and scalp should have a healthy luster without appearing greasy.
  2. Plait your hair every night so it will keep the moisture and sleep with a satin pillowcase or night cap. Protect your hairs moisture level by safe guarding unintentional moisture stripping. Certain materials, though, can soak up your hairs moisture, leaving behind split ends and thinning hair.
  3. Protect hair from harsh weather conditions. Wear a hat or hood while traveling in snow, rain or windy weather.
  4. Split ends weaken hair and are also the weakest part of your hair. Trimming split ends strengthens hair and make your ends thicker.
  5. Have healthy eating habits. Eating the right foods can enhance healthy hair growth that looks and feels great! Here are the rated top 10 foods that help your hair:
    • Salmon
    • Dark Green Vegetables
    • Beans
    • Nuts
    • Poultry
    • Egg
    • Whole Grains
    • Oysters
    • Low fat dairy Products
    • Carrots


  • Experiment with different moisturizers to find one that suits you.
  • If unsure about trimming hair, ask your hairdresser.

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