What Is The Best Hair Treatment for Dry Brittle Hair Ends on African American Hair?


Hello everyone this is Breanna Rutter from
howtoblackhair.com and in this video I will be talking about what is the best treatment
for dry and brittle hair the best hair treatment for dry and brittle hair is simply healthy
hair practices so I hope you weren’t hoping for this video to find the secret ingredient
with a secret product to fix your hair issues it really starts with the way that you treat
your hair by giving it basic needs so in this video I will be addressing 6 reasons as to
why your hair may be dry and or the first reason as to why you may have issues with
your hair being dry or brittle is because of the way that you handle your hair was a
constant manipulation that your hair goes a lot of people that doesn’t make sense because
it combing my hair or wearing my hairstyle house is bad for my hair if you all for manipulating
your hair is to comb your hair by continually combing it while it’s wet or dry and putting
too much tension on your strands this leads to breakage the more your hair inappropriately
sheds the worst your hair condition get in sometimes this leads to dry here and brittleness
also even with the styles you wear if you change your style and manipulate your hair
every single day you probably have an issue with keeping your hair moisturizing which
leads to dry and brittle hair so make sure they handling your hair is at a minimum just
enough to get your style said and then to avoid over manipulating your hair with styles
just for a couple of styles maybe a couple times a week or throughout my month my 2nd
reason as to why you may be experiencing brittle or dry hair is because of the overuse of sulfate
shampoos so first of all using sulfate shampoos on African-American hair is stripping because
sulfates are a very powerful cleansing agent so the more sulfates you have on your hair
more dryer it leaves your hair after you wash so make sure that when you are using shampoos
is free of sulfate and it’s very cleansing on your hair in the description box below
I have a link in the description describing why sulfates shouldn’t be used on your hair
and also give my suggestion with the shampoos that I personally you and shampoo that I suggest
for your hair the reason as to why your hair may be experiencing these issues is because
is not balanced with enough moisture so across the board with African-American hair whether
you can relax your hair or your hair is natural you have to always make sure you have either
enough protein in your hair for you are lacking that or enough moisture in your hair but the
biggest thing with natural hair is making sure it stays moisturized while the biggest
issue with relaxed hair is make sure there’s enough so to to test whether or not my hair
has enough protein or moisture in it is to test your hair while its is wet and product
free while your hair is wet and product free simply run your hands along your hair and
also comb your hair as well if your hair seems to feel extremely springy and it snaps or
it easily breaks you have to much protein in your hair you want to incorporate more
moisture also if you combing your hair receives the stretch way longer than what is supposed
to and often snaps of feel very limp or gummy then you probably have too much moisture in
your hair and you want to incorporate protein so also in the description box below I have
a link to how to black hair website and I talk about what you want to use to make sure
you balance your moisture and protein with your my 4th reason as to why your hair may
be dry or brittle is because is in constant contact with moisture absorbents so just think
about the things that you put on your hair what you lay your head one when you go to
bed with you wear a hat or scarf or any type of materials on your head you really want
to make sure they stay away from cotton and wool because they are very absorbent materials
now its fine to use a cotton towel when you are drying your hair you don’t want to where
these materials on your hair all day or every so make sure when you go to bed to protect
your hair from becoming dry and brittle by either using a silk pillowcase with your pillow
or wearing a silk scarf to protect your hair also if you have a favorite wool hat or cotton
hat line your hat with some form of material that won’t absorb moisture from your hair
so the 5th reason as to why you may be experiencing issues with your hair is because the ends
of your hair are naturally more porous this simply means that the ends of your hair are
the oldest which makes it harder for it to hold them moisture hair gains leads in as
you go down more towards hair strands you start to lose more scales that is on the outside
of your hair shaft the scales that are on the outside of your hair close to constrict
to keep them moisture in it opens to release moisture so as your hair becomes older especially
the very and he doesn’t have any scales to keep moisture inside of your hair so even
when you wet it sometimes it seems to just get dry that’s why it’s very important that
when your hair is wet you use some type of oil to keep the moisture trapped in to help
your hair remain moisturized so this very thing is something that you can fix it and
if you tried everything maybe your hair is naturally on a little bit of the dry side
so my final and last reason number 6 is why you may have dry and brittle hair is because
you need to cut trim or dust those ends so make sure that you keep on top of this when
it’s necessary your have to cut your hair every 3 weeks 4 weeks or 8 weeks you just
want to look at your hair and be able to see where damage is if you notice that you have
a lot of single-strand knots at the ends of your hair or you notice a lot of split ends
then is probably time to cut those ends off and you don’t have to go drastic you can simply
twist each section of your hair and small sections and user scissors to snipped those
very small frayed ends this will help your hair a lot from feeling dry and brittle so
me personally when I went natural I was natural for about 2 years before I even cut my hair
and my hair was at the same way for a long time and I’ll have a few stringy strands that
stuck up for my hair because I wasn’t trimming my hair every day my hair felt dry and brittle
no matter how many moisture treatment or protein treatments I did but as soon as I cut my hair
my hair was perfect it beautiful and actually held moisture in a lot better so make sure
you’re trimming your ends when you notice that they are starting to get a little ratty
for a little see-through ish you want to make sure that you cut them so your hair can remain
healthy so those are my best tips for treating your hair when he is dry and brittle remember
that there is no secret ingredient or product is going to fix your hair situations you first
of all to have to have healthy hair practices in order for your hair to grow and flourish
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