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What's Trending in the Black Hair Care Industry? The focus is on products that deliver benefits, with ingredients that are "clean", i.e. healthy, and not harmful. Glamour, style, and practicality continues to be a motivating factor for black hair care consumers. Natural and protective hairstyles gaining popularity and becoming the norm. Best ways to moisturize natural hair. Cultural affirmation plays an ever increasing role as the society at large emerges from its bias attitudes, e.g. The Crown Act. Social scientist continue to study the impact and cultural significance of black hair. The emergence of a "Universal Black Hair Care Philosophy". More product options are available today to suit hairstyle flexibility. Information overload can be issue. The Mintel Report segments black hair care consumers as follows, "Conservative Connie sticks to classic looks. Easy-going Erica likes to look her best using the right products. Lively Layla will use any product and method to achieve her perfect hairstyle. Clean living and looks drive Natural Nicole’s style". Where do you fall on this scale?
Sporting "The Twist Out" style. This style can be achieved by plaiting, or two strand twisting of clean and well moisturized hair. this style is considered a high maintenance hairstyle due to the time and necessary care required to achieve the above results.
Recommended hairstyle regiment and maintenance for the "The Twist Out" style,
(Night Time Regiment)
Dampen the hair using a spray bottle filled with water and your favorite leave in conditioner. Next generously moisturize the hair from root to ends. Next part or finger comb the hair into 6 to 9 sections depending on hair thickness then proceed to plait or two strand twist each individual section. The next step is to apply a satin bonnet or scarf before bedtime.
(Day Time Regiment)
Remove bonnet/scarf proceed to untwist plaits or two strand twist then gently style as desired being careful not to over manipulate the untwisted hair.
Considered a "TWA" Teenie Weenie Afro. This is a fairly low maintenance style for women sporting their natural hair! The most important step in maintaining this style is proper moisturizing and hair trimming to reduce split ends and to maintain desired hairstyle shape.
Applying a satin bonnet or scarf is recommended before bedtime. Due to the low maintenance factor, not much styling is necessary for daily care. A light moisturizer or hair oil can be applied, then a hair pic can be used to gently loosen the "TWA" to achieve the desired effect..
"The Big Chop" This is a style often seen after a woman has decided to sport her natural hair, and retire any form of chemical processing. Hence "The Big Chop" is in reference to cutting off all processed portions of the hair and leaving only the natural unprocessed hair. This is also considered a low maintenance hairstyle.
A satin bonnet or scarf at nighttime is recommended. Proper moisturizing, and hair trimming to maintain the desired shape for this style is required.
This model is sporting a very popular protective hairstyle choice! "Box Braids" This look is achieved by braiding/attaching extensions to the natural hair! This is an extremely low maintenance style because after the extensions are in place all that's required is proper oiling of the exposed parts of the scalp, and the wearing of a trusty satin bonnet or scarf at bedtime. A good holding/ slicking gel can be applied as needed to smooth hair at the hairline.