1. Under washing of hair. Black hair should be gently shampooed every 7 to 10 days. It is better to have more frequent gentle shampoos rather than waiting and having to shampoo weeks of build-up, oils, and dirt from the hair.
2. Too much heat on the hair. When using a pressing iron, don’t use the “high” setting. If you can hear a “sizzle”, it is too hot. It may take a little longer to get the results you are after but your hair will not suffer the damage it would have with too much heat. Try not to use heat (irons or rollers) everyday.