If your hair is overly dry, brittle, coarse, full of split ends, losing its curl pattern or breaking off in your hands, you definitely need some good hair products for damaged hair. Too many naturals don’t use rebuilding products or use products that aren’t suitable for their hair type.
Natural, kinky hair needs to be treated gently and needs to be constantly moisturized, as it generally tends to dry out more than other types of hair. If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, take a deep breath. Don’t worry too much, because it is not too late to turn things around.
Be careful about what products you decide to use. Avoid products that contain alcohol as it is very drying and damaging on its own. Also, use conditioner to wash your hair, otherwise known as co-washing, about once a week. Detangle your hair with a wide tooth comb or with your fingers while your hair is full of conditioner, or at least while it is still damp. Also, try using a leave-in conditioner, applying it to your hair when it is damp.
You could also try some do-it-yourself hot oil treatments. Simply take an oil, or a few different oils, such as olive, jojoba, avocado or castor oil, gently heat in over a low flame and apply to your hair. Leave the oil(s) in your hair for half an hour as you wear a shower cap on your head.
To really clean up after badly damaged hair, you’ll want to start using a high quality protein treatment. Here are some of the best ones:
Palmers Coconut Oil Formula Deep Conditioning Protein Pack
Aphogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstrcutor
Giovanni Nutrafix Hair Reconstructor
Organic Root Stimulator Hair Mayonniase
Aubrey Organics GPB
Neutrogena Triple Mositure Deep Recovery Mask
Also, remember to further protect your hair by using protective styles, such as braids, twists and Bantu knots. Wear a satin or silk scarf at night when you’re sleeping or use a satin pillowcase. These are all good hair products for damaged hair, and hopefully, in no time you’ll see the results you want.