It is important to remember that damaged hair cannot be "cured". The only option is to treat the hair with
products that will protect it from further damage and help the hair to "look" healthy. Think on this when you are thinking of trying to lighten
your hair. The first time you run your fingers through your hair and pull away with a handful of broken ends it will be too late.
All of these processes lead to stressed-out and weakened hair, prone to breaking. Because of this, Ethnic
hair undergoing these processes must be treated frequently to strengthen the hair with proteins, re-hydrate the hair with moisture, and seal
the hair against moisture loss. It's also imperative that the products used with Ethnic hair reflect these needs. There are many products
currently available for Ethnic hair, and the hair care industry is releasing new product lines constantly.
In the case of Ethnic hair, it is important to use a gentle shampoo and conditioner containing moisture-rich
ingredients, and to condition the hair every day, even when you don't shampoo. It is also important to use a light, oil-based treatment to
lock-in the moisture and prevent damage from styling. This becomes doubly important if you use heated appliances. Finally, consider a
deep-conditioning treatment at least once a week, and protein treatments on at least a monthly basis.
By taking attentive care to the needs of Ethnic hair, you can be assured that you will have healthy hair
with which you can be completely happy.