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Hair Products for African Hair

Updated March 23, 2017

Halle Berry, Beyonce, and Rhianna are well known African-Americans who have set trends with their hairstyles. African-American hair is coarser and thicker than other hair types and can become dry and brittle easily if overprocessed. It is important to use products especially designed for African-American hair to keep it healthy, strong and manageable.

Hair Strengtheners

Because African-American hair tends to be brittle and dry, it is important to incorporate deep-conditioners, oils and other products that will strengthen African-American hair with a weekly routine. Try to use a strengthening treatment at least once a week. African-American hair products that will strengthen and improve the health of hair include Treasured Locks Hair and Scalp Elixir, HumiNature Rhassoul Clay, Sahara Clay, African Royale Hot Six Hair Oil and Northwest Scents Peppermint Hair Oil.

Shampoo and Conditioners

There is a variety of shampoos and conditioners on the market designed for African-American hair. These products are created to moisturise African-American hair, repair chemically-damaged hair and decrease frizz. Shampoo products for African-American hair include Treasured Locks HumiNature Moisturizing Shampoo, Black Earth Total Body Shampoo, Nubian Heritage Raw Shea Butter Shampoo, Revita Hair Growth Stimulating Shampoo and Moisture Clenz from Black Earth. Conditioners designed for African-American hair include Nubian Heritage Coconut and Papaya Conditioner, Treasured Locks Knot No More Tangle Removal Cream, Shea Moisture Shea Butter Leave In Conditioner and Black Earth Enhancing Herbal Conditioner.

Hair styling

African-American hair can be difficult to manage and style so you will see best results when using a product designed for your hair type. Fight frizz and add shine with Motions Smoothing Shine Serum, Ouidad Climate Control Gel and Treasured Locks Liquid Silk Nectar. Define curls by using Black Earth Products Crinkles Curls Styling Lotion, Sexy Hair Concepts Volumizing Gel, and Soft Sheen Carson Protein Gel. For sleek and straight hairstyling use Motions At-Home Salon Smoothing Shine Serum or TRESemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray before applying a straightener.

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About the Author

Based out of Kansas, Holly Smith has been an active writer and reporter since 2003, working primarily in online news. She has written for "Kansas Liberty News" the "K-State Collegian" and worked as an on-air reporter for "Manhattan Matters" and the "Educational Communications Center." She holds Bachelors of Arts in print journalism and electronic journalism from Kansas State University.