Another major concern for Ethnic hair is breakage! 60% of women with Ethnic hair say that this is their number one problem. While you would think that the lack of moisture which caused the dryness would be the major contributor for this problem, but in actuality it is the method in which women with Ethnic hair style their hair that is the culprit. Whether it be from chemicals such as relaxers or heat styling tools like flat irons and blow dryers. Additionally, color or better yet, bleaching is also a contributing factor to damaging Ethnic hair. As Ethnic hair is traditionally black (or a level 1 in colorist lingo) nearly all hair color changes require some degree of lightening i.e. bleaching! This process needs to be done very carefully. It is not recommended that hair color and/or bleaching be lifted more than 4 to 5 levels from the natural color. Any additional lightening can result in straw-like texture for Ethnic hair, even when done professionally! Attempts to do this by anyone other than a professional could result in hair loss.
For this reason, it is imperative to visit an ethnic hair care salon that uses products designed for Ethnic hair. Gentle shampoos and conditioners which contain moisture rich ingredients should be used along with light oil-based treatments in order to lock-in moisture and to help prevent damage from styling. Finally a deep conditioning treatment should be used at least once a week along with protein treatments on a monthly basis.
Your ethnic hair stylist & hair care professional will be able to guide you to a healthy hair regimen!
Sanctuary specializes in the needs of all backgrounds and ethnicities and invites you to stop by and meet our team of experts to find a style that’s right for you.