Discover the Optimal Way to Wash Your Afro Hair

Discover the Optimal Way to Wash Your Afro Hair

Are you tired of the myths and misconceptions surrounding how to care for your afro hair? You're not alone! We get bombarded with conflicting advice on how often to cleanse our hair. Let's debunk these myths and discover the optimal way to wash your beautiful afro hair.

Contrary to popular belief, infrequent washing does not support hair growth. In fact, maintaining a clean scalp is crucial for healthy hair growth. Here's why:

Combatting Congestion

Your scalp harbours a natural fungus called Malassezia (this is perfectly natural). This fungus feeds on dead skin cells and excretes substances like urine and waste. You should cleanse your hair regularly to avoid overgrowth and excessive breading of Malassezia, which can result in scalp reactions such as dandruff.

Preventing Follicular Miniaturisation

Congested pores can thin and weaken hair strands, making them more prone to breakage and hindering length retention.


Balancing Sebum Production

Infrequent washing causes oil and grease build-up on the scalp, disrupting the natural sebum production. An imbalance in sebum can lead to a dry, irritated, and flaky scalp.

Promoting Skin Cell Turnover

Regular washing aids in the turnover of skin cells on the scalp, preventing the build-up that can clog pores and lead to congestion.

    To maintain a healthy scalp environment, we recommend washing your hair at least every ten days, even if you're wearing protective hairstyles.


    We understand that washing your hair in protective styles can be challenging, so here are our top 3 tips for washing hair that's in protective styles :

    1. Dilute Your Shampoo: Make it easier for the product to spread throughout your hair by diluting your shampoo.
    2. Use a Flannel: This is especially useful for braids or intricate styles; a flannel can help cleanse the scalp effectively.
    3. Opt for Direct Access: Use a nozzle attachment to ensure thorough scalp cleansing.


    Why use Nylah's Strength and Shine Shampoo for your wash day routine? 

    We formulate our products with care and precision. Nylah's Strength and Shine Shampoo is more than just a cleanser—it's a game-changer for your hair care journey. Here's why our shampoo stands out from the rest:

    pH Balanced

    Our shampoo is meticulously pH-matched to the natural pH of your scalp, helping to ensure that your hair cuticles remain closed. This supports moisture retention and reduces tangles and split ends, leaving your hair feeling silky smooth with every wash.


    Mild Surfactants

    Say goodbye to harsh chemicals that strip your hair of its natural moisture! Our shampoo features gentle surfactants that cleanse effectively without compromising your hair's hydration levels. Your locks will thank you for the extra TLC!

    Pea Protein Power

    Our shampoo, infused with pea protein, works wonders from the inside out. This powerhouse ingredient strengthens your hair strands, enhancing manageability, elasticity, and shine. Experience the difference with every lather!


    But that's not all—Nylah's Strength and Shine Shampoo goes beyond cleansing. We designed it to create a healthy scalp environment that fosters optimal hair growth. With every wash, you're not just cleansing your hair—you're nurturing it from root to tip.

    Here's to embracing your natural beauty! Click to find out more about the benefits of Nylah's Strength and Shine Shampoo!

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