Because of our afro-textured hair, we are extremely prone to dryness. This is why black men need a lot more hydration to keep their hair healthy and to prevent getting a dry scalp, which is what ultimately leads to breakages.
How can you recognise that you suffer from a dry scalp?
Dandruff is your number one tell. Dandruff indicates a dry scalp. When your scalp is dry it is much harder to get waves or have a clean finish to your haircut, so you will definitely want to avoid this.
Waves are easier to obtain when your scalp is moisturized and soft. Healthy and well moisturized hair not only helps you get nice looking waves, it also helps make your haircut look fresh for longer.
What causes black men to have dry hair and flaky scalps?
Dry scalp or dandruff is caused by the fact that your hair has been stripped of its natural oils. This happens when we shampoo our hair too much or when we do not shampoo our hair enough. This is also the result of using the wrong shampoo on your hair! You need to avoid those that contain harsh chemicals that will further strip your hair of natural oils that are very much needed. Try our Hydrating Hair & Beard Shampoo which is completely free of toxic ingredients and has been formulated specifically for afro hair.
What can you do to avoid a flaky scalp?
Moisturizing daily! Your hair needs to be moisturized daily, whether you shampoo it or not. This is necessary to replenish hydration that is lost through daily environmental conditions, including things as simple as indoor heating.
A simple oil/moisturizer can be applied to the roots of your hair to make your hair feel softer and help you avoid flakes and dry scalp. Apply our Hair & Beard Moisturiser With Mango Butter + Blackseed Oil each day to keep your hair nice and soft, especially when your hair feels dry or brittle to touch.