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Natural hair is a obscure topic due to many factors but most ofall its the difference in maintenance that makes it so hard tounderstand The definition of natural hair is hair that isunaltered by chemicals and is worn in its natural state Thisterm can be used for all ethnicities yet it is common inAfrican American hair care due to the overwhelming amount offemales who use relaxers to change the state of their hair Arelaxer or perm is a process in which a chemical or cream isapplied to the hair with a purpose of relieving the hair of anycurls or kinks There are various reasons why people choose torelax their hair as opposed to wearing their hair naturallyand with this decision comes the difference in maintenanceTaking care of natural hair isnt that much different thantaking care of relaxed hair With natural hair types you haveto wash their hair less frequently condition their hair moreoften limit the use of combs and brushes as well as heat andstyle it appropriately Since African American hair is thickerand tends to be dryer than other ethnicities it is advised tocondition it more than you shampoo it Shampoo has cleaningagents that strip the hair of the sebum that is important inprotecting the hair leaving it susceptible to breakage anddrying The conditioner helps to keep and add in moisture intothe hair strands which helps keep the hair from breakingAlthough African American hair needs more moisture than it doesto be cleaned it still needs to be cleaned often because thereare no cleaning agents in the conditioner which leads to buildup which inhibits hair growthYou also have to handle natural hair more gently than most hairtypes Natural hair due to its kinky nature makes it easierto break so when handling the hair while combing brushingdetangling and styling you have to treat the hair like it isa piece of silk Combing and brushing are two practices thatnaturals are reluctant to use because most of the tools
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