|Top 10 Countdown Of Black Hair Blunders!
There's lots of black hair blunders that I know I've been guilty of and lord knows I've seen some
ladies that belong in hair care jail!
Here’s my top 10 list of black hair mistakes from the smallest offence to the number one mistake
of all time!
1. Not washing enough
I can’t tell you how many people I’ve come across that actually think not washing black hair is
good for it and “makes it grow”. Utter hog wash! Washing and (conditioning) your hair once or
twice a week is a key part of having your hair get and stay healthy. Don’t listen to the lady with
the swarm of flies buzzing around her head…stay clean and conditioned!
2. Using cheap products
Don’t raise your eye brows on me just yet. I’m not saying you have to go shopping at chateau-
de-boo-gie to get good hair products. What I am saying is to stay away from cheap quality
products. You know that conditioner that you have to use half of the bottle before you can get
the comb to slide through your hair? Yes, it only cost you three dollars but you’d have to use a
whole bottle at every wash! You do the math.
3. Using petrolatum and sulfates
Axel grease and industrial grade detergent. Those are the ingredients in most of the black hair
products on the beauty supply shelves. If you’d like to have a clogged scalp and dried out hair,
by all means go for it...not!
Get into reading the labels on your hair products. If you see the words petrolatum or sulfate put
it down and walk away. Wait…I take that back. RUN!
4. Overusing direct heat styling tools
If healthy long hair is one of your goals, do yourself a favor and ditch your flat iron (or at least
put it way in the back of your closet). I’m not saying you can’t use it for the occasional touch up,
but if you usually rely on it to get you through every day that’s one of the biggest reasons for
your hair problems. Direct high heat is a big no-no for hair and will ruin it faster than you can
say “what the @#$%?”
5. Not using conditioners every time you wash
Not following up a shampoo with a moisturizing conditioner is one of the worst black hair
blunders. Your hair needs moisture...full stop. Our hair has the tendency to snap under the
slightest pressure so it to be supple and conditioners get it done.
If you have to leave something out, skip the shampoo (no poo method)!
6. Skipping protein conditioners
You hair needs protein...and I’m not talking about a two piece from KFC. Eating a diet rich in
protein is great for your hair but if you’re relaxed and/or use heat styling tools you need to be
using one as a treatment once every 4-6 weeks depending on how strong your hair is.
You’d be amazed at how a good treatment can turn your hair around 180 degrees when you
balance it out with deep moisturizing treatments.
7. Wearing tight braids and buns
On this list of black hair blunders, this one speaks for itself. If your name is Shaquandra,
Markeesha Jackson and people keep asking you if you’re related to Ming Lee Chin, it’s time to
lay off the tight hairstyles. Your hairline will thank you.
8. Over processing hair with relaxers
As tempting as it might be, never leave your relaxer in for longer than the recommended time.
Even if you feel you’ve got that “difficult hair”, don’t do it. A good roller set and/or press (flat
iron) will get you the straight look you want. Besides, it’s a healthy hair practice to not relax your
hair more than 75-80% of the maximum.
9. Being un-be-weavable (at the expense of your hair)
If you’re a lady who likes adding a little sumthin’ to your do I’m not mad at you at all. Just be
warned, badly done weaves and overuse of bonding glue can wreak havoc on your hair. Take it
easy and give your scalp and hair a break every now and again. Opt for a sew-in when you
have the time and money (it’s good for growth!).
10. Buying into the bad hair argument
The number one black hair blunder of all time! If you’ve ever been told you have “bad hair” and
you actually believed it let me tell you this…Your hair is beautiful! No matter how horrible you
think it is right now it can and will get better. All that’s missing is the right combination of
products and care to get the hair of your dreams.
Need help creating a regimen? Then call for your next appointment.
That’s my top 10 list of black hair blunders. Now be honest...how many of them have you been
Don’t worry, I won’t tell...your secret’s safe with me!