Rwanda is a country that follows fashion trend similar to the immediate neibouring countries.
It’s everybody’s dream in Rwanda to have beautiful hair, especially for women whose hair is believed to be a part of their beauty.
In Rwanda hair is in fact in itself a fashion statement, every year there is a new hairdo including braiding and wearing locks, but letting your hair hang loose is a pattern that requires you to use curling irons.
Hair and fashion are intertwined one cannot work without the other.
Rwandan women have so far experimented different hair styles for over the years such as hairdos that add length, colour or volume even texture and does not affect your natural hair.
Most of hair extensions been used as a shield of their hair from harsh weather conditions to rainy season….
Have you ever asked yourself why your hair gets so dry when your dream is to have the luxurious, silky hair of a shampoo model while struggling to manage dry hair and yet all you see is your efforts going down the drain?
Understanding the root cause of dry hair resulting in hair falling or literally breaking will call for action- taking– all you may need to get the locks and looks you always long for.
Most of the hair styles today will require you to use curling irons as long as the conclusion of your saloon day’s business is “styling”, which most Rwandan women find to be trendier.
However, very few would choose their hair to be worn or styled in locks, or rather blow dry it as a final touch.
Styling your hair in locks takes less of your time and is much cheaper costing at about 3000 Rwandan francs yet using curling irons in most saloons would require you to top up a little more money to add up a lengthy procedure.
Your hair can get dry because your scalp doesn’t make enough oil to moisturize your hair, or your hair lets moisture escape.
Your scalp isn’t making enough moisture. Hair has no natural lubrication. It relies on oils made in the hair root to keep your hair moisturized and looking lustrous.
Sometimes hair doesn’t make enough oil, which leads to dry hair. Likewise, roots in overdrive lead to oily and greasy hair.
As you age, your hair naturally makes less oil. Since the roots are under your skin, dry scalp goes along with dry hair. Dry scalp peels and sheds, leading to dandruff flakes on your shoulders.
If you feel the moisture you have is escaping here is what happens, each strand of healthy hair has a protective layer called the cuticle.
Just as shingles shield your home from rain and sun damage, the cuticle shields your hair from heat damage.
In a healthy cuticle, the layers lie tightly together and keep moisture in. When a cuticle’s layers separate and peel away from hair, its ability to hold moisture is compromised – some oil escapes.
Several things can damage your hair including over–washing or using a harsh shampoo strips away your hair’s natural oils, blow drying your hair too often- especially when you apply alcohol-based styling products first using heated hair straighteners or curling irons, exposing your hair to lots of sun, wind, or dry air applying chemical treatments, including dyes, perms and relaxers.
Hair styled with curling irons or tongs is almost the first choice every time you visit a hair saloon in Rwanda.
There are still solutions for your hair to grow healthy such as wash your hair less often- You may be able to get away with washing once or twice a week instead of every day, many people can.
As a bonus, when you shampoo less frequently, you won’t need to blow dry and heat-style it as much.
Use a mild shampoo made specifically to help dry hair because it will have fewer drying detergents. Use hair products that don’t have alcohol because it is drying.
Follow the shampoo with a moisturizing conditioner. It will keep cuticles lying flat so they hold in natural oils. Massage jojoba oil or coconut oil into your scalp to replenish moisture.
After you’ve tried these techniques, if your hair is still dry and brittle, ask your stylist about a professional deep conditioning treatment.
If your dry hair occurs with fatigue, intolerance to cold, weakness, or hair loss, see your doctor to make sure you don’t have a health problem.
Follow the rightful steps to care for your hair and have your life full of smiles while enjoying life in Rwanda with good looks from the health hair that talks.