Ethnic hair is the most vulnerable to damage of all hair textures due to its unique structure and specific processing, styling and grooming needs. African Caribbean hair requires special care and use of specifically-formulated products in order to look, feel and be at its best.
The hair shaft of African Caribbean hair is flat with a twisted structure and a thin diameter. Where these ‘twists’ occur, there is a change in the width of the hair (think of what happens when you bend or twist a straw). These twists and curls are weak points along your hair, and this is one of the reasons why African Caribbean hair breaks so easily.
Because African Caribbean hair is curly, it also tangles easily. Trying to detangle it can worsen hair breakage if you’re not careful and pulling may also lead to traction loss, so be as gentle as possible. Start at the ends and work up to your roots with a wide-tooth comb.