Sunday, April 26, 2015

Natural hair myths

Many are convinced that African hair, or hair of African descent, does not grow at the same rate as other ethnicities' hair, and at some point I was, somewhat, convinced that that was true. But hair is hair, right? Whether thick, thin, stringy, curly, coily, kinky or straight.  



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And if hair is in fact just hair, then chances are that all hair, regardless of hair type, should grow, on average, the same, right?  
Even though that might be the case, the kinkier someone's hair is, the less it is assumed to be likely to grow.  However, I'm aware that the way someone cares for their hair has so much impact on the rate it actually ends up growing. 

Curly hair tends to need more moisture than straighter hair as it is harder for the Sebum (scalp oil) our body produces to reach the ends of curly hair in the same manner it would straight hair. That's why moisture-deprived curly hair (hair that isn't aided with products that add moisture to curly hair) will end up feeling very dry.  The following article covers some hair myths about natural hair that are very common and it might definitely help clarify some things for those who are curious about natural hair. 

Interested in finding out what these hair myths might be? 

Click on the following link: Natural Hair Myths and Misconceptions