Even though oil is helpful for nourishing hair, too much of it can clog scalp pores, stunting growth or even hastening hair loss. Lack of oil or moisture can also cause hair to stop growing or to start falling out. For one reason, dry hair is fragile and prone to breaking off—black hair needs to be moisturized or oiled. These justifications explain why washing Black hair as frequently as washing Caucasian hair is unnecessary. Although this information is not new, it is often overlooked when discussing hair care for Black wedding party guests with professional stylists. This post offers some Black hairstyles that are both classic and safeguarding for African hair types.
The last ten years have seen an increase in the popularity of natural hair compared to the beginning of the millennium, when pixie cuts, flipped-out ends, micro braids, and straightened hair were among the most fashionable hairstyles for Black women. Natural hairstyles highlight the hair’s natural state without using heat, chemicals, or phosphate-rich products. The essence of the hair’s curls or waves and natural textures are the highlights of natural hairstyles. After washing the hair:
- Gently blot the excess water with a soft towel.
- Moisturize the hair before it dries entirely.
- Use oil to lock in the moisture.
Style as necessary after that, and presto!
Wedding guests increasingly wear their natural curls, and hairdressers are eager to oblige. Confirm with the stylists if they are equipped to handle such requests and that their kit includes wet products to fit various curl patterns. The curls in Black hair can be defined with diffusers or small curling irons. Hairdressers must understand how to use heat-free products like these. Various types of Black hair exist. One head of hair may not be able to withstand the same amount of heat as another. Examine tools without heat, like Flexi rods, oils, twisting butter, and curling gels.
Hairstyles for Updos
Some updos are also protective for Black hair, which means they can assist the hair in retaining moisture and promote hair growth. Braided updos, in particular, are protective for Black hair. Protective styles are also a perfect alternative for the honeymoon because, when the hair is wrapped at night, it can persist for several weeks. Edgework is crucial in Black hairstyles since it can make or ruin a look, especially with updos. Only the flyaways might need a daily refresh with some gel or moisturizer.
Hairstyles for Down Hair
Straight or wavy/curly hairstyles are two possibilities for wearing hair down. In volatile weather or climatic situations, sew-ins or wigs are generally dependable. For Black people with curly hair, a [chemical] relaxer, often known as a perm, results in straightened hair for 6–8 weeks. However, relaxed Black hair could become seriously harmed if it becomes wet. Without using chemical relaxers, a silk press is a way of straightening hair with a flat iron and hairdryer. The silk press style can last two to three weeks with adequate maintenance. In either scenario, straightening the hair allows the customer to apply huge or small curls/waves if desired.