No matter how much hair stylist warn people NOT to color their own hair. They still do it ! Lol. Changing up your hair color can be fun and give you a whole new look, but all the chemicals used can damage your tresses. African-American hair is usually drier than most other types of hair, so it’s particularly susceptible to damage from chemicals. Treatment of color-damaged black hair is similar in many ways to that of other hair types. It’s important to treat color-damaged black hair properly to encourage new hair growth, promote repair and get your mane back on track to healthy.
- Go easy on the heat ! If you must, apply a heat protectant !
- Once you bleach and dye your hair, the chemical makeup is gonna be different for a while. The only way to get your hair truly healthy again is to let it grow out. But if you’re not up for that, just consistently use hair masks and treatments to keep proteins in your follicles. You bleached and dyed your hair, you sucked out the moisture, so you have to artificially drop all that good stuff back in on a regular basis with hair masks. Or treatments with your hair stylist.
- Don’t wash it as much, unless absolutely necessary. When you do finally have to wash your hair, use sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner to preserve the color— or better yet, a cleansing conditioner.
What isn’t apple cider vinegar good for? Weight loss,skin,female issues,etc. Apple cider vinegar has long been used as a natural hair care product to promote healthy hair in both men and woman. Its acidity is close to that of natural hair, it’s a good conditioner and cleaning agent and it’s also an effective germ killer.
Benefits for the hair include:
1.Vinegar hair rinse. Hair is on the mildly acidic side of the pH scale and has an ideal pH of 4.5 to 5.5, which is close to that of an apple cider vinegar rinse (pH 2.9). On the other hand, many of the hair care products we use, such as soap-based shampoos, bleaches, hair colors, and permanents are strongly alkaline. Rinsing with apple cider vinegar will help balance the pH of your hair and remove the buildup that can result from the use of these styling products and inexpensive shampoos.
2. Dandruff and itchy scalp relief. The acids and enzymes in acv kill the “bottle bacillus”, a bacteria that is one of the causes for many scalp and hair conditions such as dandruff, itchy scalp, hair loss and often baldness. The bacteria clogs hair follicles allowing dry crusts to form that itch and flake. For a simple home treatment for dandruff and itchy scalp, apply full strength acv to the scalp, rub in, and leave on for a half hour to an hour before washing your hair.
3.Natural hair loss treatment. For bald and thinning areas apply to scalp an hour before shampooing- 2 Tbsp acv mixed with a tiny pinch cayenne powder.
Then before going to bed, mix a royal jelly capsule with one tsp acv, pat on bald areas and leave overnight.
The following herbs have also been used to prevent hair loss and stimulate hair growth:
- Saw Palmetto