All hair is composed of the same elements, regardless of ethnicity. The structure of African-American hair, however, does cause it to hold less moisture. So there are certain tips that are useful for you to follow.
1. Get a haircut regularly, preferably every four to six weeks (four if your hair is short). This will prevent dry and split ends and keeps your hair healthier.
2. Use a silk or satin pillowcase. There are two reasons for this. First, cotton pillowcases have a coarser feel and create friction, which pulls at the hair and dries it out. Satin and silk are softer and gentler, so they have a smoother glide. Second, cotton absorbs more of your hair’s oils, which you want to avoid.
3. If you use a hairbrush, choose one made from natural bristles, preferably a boar’s bristle brush. It absorbs natural oils from your scalp and roots, and spreads it evenly throughout your hair, leaving it well conditioned and in a smoother, shinier state.