Black Hair Care: Additional Ideas for Natural Hair

By Daphene Baines-Saunders, Contributing Writer

Black hair care, is the focus of a number of Youtube videos by our oldest daughter, Daphene Baines-Saunders. Please click here to view her videos.

We are sharing this article with you because hair care is important to Christian health for especially Black Christian women. Daphene has been concerned about her hair for years - dandruff, dryness, and breakage. She decided to do away with the relaxer and go natural a few years ago.Here are three more ideas regarding care for natural hair:    


1. Your hair is a part of your body. The way you treat your body will reflect in your hair. If your body is starved of nutrients, your hair will be as well. Your body will sacrifice your hair and nails, before any other system in your body.

If you experience high levels of stress, you can shift your hair into premature rest mode, causing large amounts of shedding (it’s ok for your hair to shed a little, but not excessively). On average, most people shed 100 strands a day (see mayoclinic.com).


2. Your hair needs moisture. You should moisturize your hair with water and/or water-based products, at least once every other day. Oils, such as olive, jojoba, and coconut, are great ways to seal in moisture.

I fill a water bottle with water and a few drops of glycerin, which fights frizz, and spray on my hair daily, when it’s curly. I also rub a few drops of olive oil on my palms to smooth and seal the moisture in my hair.


3. Split ends grow to become broken shafts. Getting your hair trimmed regularly and not using tools that are prone to break your ends - old or small bobby pins, certain rubber bands, and small combs - can help prevent the development of split ends.

Part of your hair care includes getting your hair trimmed.  Once every two to three months, your ends should be clipped to remove split ends and any bad tangles (see womenshair.about.com).


Please note that all the information shared is from my personal experience. I am not affiliated with any brands recommended nor am I endorsing any specific products.

Conclusion: The above three ideas should help people who are concerned with natural black hair care. For especially Black Christian women, hair care is an important part of Christian health. Please click here to let us know, if this has been quality and helpful information for you (i.e., make sure you let us know the name of the article). Feel free to share your questions and comments about the article as well.


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