As anyone with afro-textured hair knows, caring for those beautiful curls isn’t as easy as it looks. In a recent Bustle article, Kristin Collins Jackson shared important care tips for helping you through the difficulties of maintaining the health of your afro-textured hair. At Vinci Hair Clinic, we believe that healthy hair is an important part of a healthy life, so we’re sharing five of Kristin’s tips for afro-textured hair.

  1. Wrap your hair every night

To keep your afro as healthy as possible, wrap it up before going to sleep each night. Sleeping with your curls out causes dry strands and knots that can easily cause more permanent damage.

  1. Stop picking at your hair

Whether it’s boredom, habit, or to fix little knots, picking at your hair is always damaging. Touching your curls dirties your hair and strips it of natural oils vital for maintaining its strength.

  1. Protect your hair from the cold

Extreme freezing is as damaging for hair health as it is for your skin. To protect your hair from the bitter winter freeze, wrap it up before venturing outside.

  1. Don’t use heat to style your hair

Heat styling can be extremely effective for achieving the look you’re going for, but it comes with severe risks. Those hot irons you’re using are also causing the dryness and breakage that bothers you so much. If you want your hair to be as healthy as possible, then avoid all styling techniques that use extreme heat.

  1. Constant vigilance

Caring for your afro-textured hair requires constant vigilance. The time required for cleansing, detangling, deep conditioning, steaming, and styling can be exhausting. It’s easy to want to relax your habits occasionally or take a break from your hair care routine for a bit. No matter how tempting, don’t give in. Your hair care habits are vital for maintaining the health of your hair.

At Vinci Hair Clinic, we’re dedicated to promoting healthy hair habits. If you’re interested in keeping your hair as beautiful as possible, make sure to follow these hair care tips. If you feel like your hair growth is out of control due to hair loss, contact us today to learn more about taking back control through hair regrowth treatments.

5 Important Ways to Care for Your Afro-Textured Hair