Keeping Afro Hair Healthy during Lockdown

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Due to its curly nature, Afro hair is more likely to tangle and knot, as well as be dry and prone to damage. Here, Annique James of Brown Sugar Hair Salon, Dubai gives her top tips on keeping Afro hair healthy whilst in lockdown and how to manage hair and scalp to ensure it remains healthy and easy to maintain when you cannot access the salon as often...

Afro hair is quite unique and because of its curly nature, it is more likely to tangle and fall into knots. Our curly textured hair, as well as our scalp, will lose quite a bit of moisture along the way, making our hair dry and more prone to damage. This does not mean that we cannot have the style we want and achieve great looking hair. Luckily for us, if we employ the right technique with the right products, we can have really soft, beautiful healthy hair.

A sulfate-free shampoo and a moisturising treatment are perfect to use every 7-10 days. This will help to replace the lost moisture we face daily either with heat styling or just simple exposure to harsh weather and environments. A moisturising treatment creates a healthy balance, and once that moisture is restored, the hair becomes softer and more manageable, making it easier to style.

Our Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Hair and Scalp Treatment is a great product to provide moisture and scalp protection at the same time. It conditions the hair in a way that repairs damage whilst leaving the hair soft and full of moisture. When left on the hair for 3-5mins, it will also soothe and nourish the scalp, stimulating healthy hair growth no matter the curl type. Avoiding too much heat and keeping our hair in a protective style (keeping the hair together in twists, plaits or buns) is also a great way to maintain the moisture and softness.

We know how hard it is to manage our hair at home especially during this season of COVID-19, but this regimen is a tried and tested formula that will work wonders for your hair, whether at home or inside the salon.

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