HBCU Writers's Project
For Immediate Release
October 29, 2009
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Jeanine James
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

(BPRW) Black Women and the Treatment of Their Hair During Winter Months

(BLACK PR WIRE/FAMU-TALLAHASSEE) – No matter if a woman’s hair is chemically processed or worn natural, it’s vital for proper hair-care to promote healthy hair during the winter. Dorinda Jeffery, professional hair designer and owner of Ambiance Salon, said, “I have noticed that there is always a large group of clients who have dry and brittle hair during the winter; lack of hair-care is a contributing factor."

According to Jeffery, the cold air temperature during the winter will cause the hair to dry much faster when the hair isn’t normally treated. “It’s important that even with hectic schedules, women try to incorporate a hair-care regimen to prevent hair breakage. Women should grease or oil their scalp every other day in the winter,” Jeffery said.

The reasons why African American women may not treat their hair on a regular basis vary. Carol Andrew, a senior biology major at Florida A&M University, says she doesn’t have time to really maintain her hair as she should. “I’m always working or in school and my hair is the last thing on my mind,” Andrew said. “Now that it’s getting colder, I should take care of my hair more.”

Ashley Rogers, a third year health information student at Florida A&M University, says she has the time to maintain her hair but she doesn’t know how to. “My hair is natural and short so I don’t even bother with it,” Rogers said.