So, just how do you manage woolly, nappy, all natural African American black hair styles?
The two step regiment that works
for me is noted below. I actually use African
black soap to wash my hair. The brand I use contains shea butter as a major ingredient, and I am always amazed at how soft
it makes my hair feel. The coarseness dissipates and the hair is manageable again, and it no longer has that
All of this is important to me because I’m tender-headed and some shampoos
make my hair even hard to touch after washing, let alone trying to comb that bad boy. Black soap is like a
miracle in getting your hair soft and comb-able.
I remember that for the longest I
would periodically ask the Father up above, “Why did you give us this wooly, wooly hair? I mean, how are we
supposed to take care of it if we want to wear it natural and be done with the burnt ears or the hair that falls
out when the beautician miscalculates how long to leave the relaxer in.”
And His response--when I finally
got one--was “Ok, I gave you the wooly hair, but I also gave you
natural products to take care of it so all you have to do is to connect the dots.” And so I said, “Ok, thank you Father. Thank you for helping me to connect the dots.” What
else could I say. And we left it right there.
So I use this black soap instead of shampoo to wash my hair, and before I braid it down I use the
pure unrefined all natural shea
butter to further moisturize the hair and the scalp before
proceeding to my current two-twist braided style.
So basically, what I am trying to
tell you is that if you are catering to an all natural hair style and your hair is wooly or coarse or
unmanageable, you will want to:
Use African black soap that contains shea butter to wash your hair in. This makes the hair feel
soft, comb-able and manageable
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P.S. For those who want to know,
I use Dudu-Osun Black Soap (get it at
Africa Imports) or if you prefer
your shampoo in liquid form, try the liquid black
soap listed here.
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