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5 Black Hair Myths that have been False The Whole Time

Over the years, certain myths surrounding black hair have persisted, leading to misunderstandings and misinformation. Our black hair is beautiful and versatile yet it comes with it's own fair share of misconceptions. If we don't set the record straight and debunk these myths, the misinformation will be passed down for future generations. We do want to dispel these beliefs so that everyone, man or woman, girl or boy, believes in the beauty, character and growth potential of their hair. Whether it's kinky, culy, coily, permed or cornrowed underneath a wig cap. 

1. Black hair doesn’t grow:
One of the most pervasive myths about black hair is that it doesn't grow. This misconception likely stems from the fact that the natural shape of our hair, for example coily/kinky/curly, can make it seem like hair growth is slower. However, the truth is that black hair grows at the same rate as any other hair type.  

The key to seeing the length is by encouraging your hair to grow faster by using a scalp stimulating oil. Our Bask & Lather hair growth stimulator is all natural as it is formulated with cold pressed oils, rosemary and mint along with other vital ingredients. The minerals from the oil will penetrate the hair shaft to stimulate rapid, sustained hair growth with regular use!

2. Black hair grows when it’s dirty:
Contrary to popular belief, black hair does not thrive in a dirty or unkempt state. Your hair is thriving because you are not consistently manipulating it on a daily basis, especially the ends which will cause breakage. In fact, maintaining a clean scalp and hair is essential for promoting healthy growth. The buildup from your sweat, dirt, environmental factors and product residue can clog hair follicles. This will hinder growth therefore regular cleansing with a gentle shampoo suitable for your hair type is crucial for maintaining scalp health and encouraging optimal hair growth.

Our hair-strengthening shampoo is formulated with high-quality, premium, all-natural ingredients to remove product build-up and provide a deep, but gentle clean of your hair. The shampoo is pH-balanced, non-stripping, moisture-rich, and hair-strengthening which will leave your hair feeling soft and manageable after rinsing out. Unlike other shampoos, our strengthen shampoo is free of silicones, mineral oils, drying alcohols, sulfates, parabens, fragrances, dyes, or animal testing.

3. Black hair isn’t easy to manage:
Another common myth is that black hair is difficult to manage. Understanding your hair's specific needs and tailoring your hair care routine to suit those needs will make the world of a difference. This includes adopting scalp soothing products if you have an itchy/inflamed scalp. As well as, deep conditioning your hair every week or two to maintain the luster, sheen and softness of it. Changing up your products or hair techniques to suit your hair type is exactly what your hair needs to make it easier to handle. And you benefit greatly from a change in the health of your as it is longer, softer, more moisturized, shiny, breakage free and so much more. 

4. Black hair can’t be tamed:
The notion that black hair cannot be tamed perpetuates the idea that our hair is unruly or unmanageable. The reason you why persons may think our hair can't be tamed is because they don't know how to care for it and they are not using the right products. Our hair can be slicked back for the Gods into a low bun or ponytail. Bask & Lather Edge Control will have your hair tamed for the entire day. As well as, our hair can be cornrowed back for our wigs or worn big into an afro, it depends on our individual preferences.  There are countless options for styling and managing black hair.

Our STRONG HOLD-THICK EDGES - Edge control not only lays your edges, it moisturizes, softens, and thickens your edges also. The formula is free of parabens and drying alcohols so no worries about your hair breaking. The edge control will not cause your hair to flake or have a white cast. And more importantly, our edge control doesn't move so you don't have to worry about flyaway.

5. Black hair is expensive to maintain:
While it's true that some hair care products marketed towards black hair can be pricey, maintaining healthy black hair doesn't have to break the bank. At Bask and Lather all of our products are priced affordably for our community. You can even purchase a bundle to get our best sellers at reduced prices. All of products have been formulated to allow you to combat hair loss and reach your hair goals. They are formulated with vital and nourishing ingredients that your hair will thank you for later. 

It's time to dispel the myths surrounding black hair and celebrate its beauty and versatility. Black hair is capable of growth, manageable with the right care, and can be styled in countless ways. By debunking these common misconceptions, we can empower individuals to embrace and care for their black hair with confidence and pride.