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Dianne Austin

Dianne is the co-founder of Natural Haircare News and Coils To Locs.com. She's been blogging about natural hair ever since she made the decision to break free of the creamy crack in 2012.
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Acne Problem? Your Natural Hair Care Products Might Be To Blame

The hair products that we love can clog pores and cause acne breakouts. If you have pimples on your forehead, temples, hairline and back, it is very likely that your hair products are causing the breakouts.

You don’t have to choose between a clear face and great hair! Rock your natural hair and prevent pimple breakouts by following these tips:

  • Avoid pore clogging hair product ingredients. Stay away from mineral oil, silicones, lanolin and petroleum. These very popular additives do help your hair to look great, but tend to cause pimples because the ingredients clog pores. In addition, many of these ingredients cause heavy product build up which results in dull, lifeless coils and curls.
  • Do not use styling products if you are about to workout. Sweat dripping onto your face, neck and back carry with it traces of products that you have applied to your hair, which can cause irritation. You can keep the sweat off your face and neck by wearing a thick headband while working out.
  • Exfoliate once a week to clear pores and remove clogs.
  • When showering, wash and condition your hair first and wash your body last to ensure that any products that drip onto your body from your hair are washed off.
  • Wash your hands after applying products to your hair and avoid touching your face all the time. The oils from hair products can be easily transferred to the face by touch.
  • Wash your face before going to sleep even if you do not have makeup on. Washing your face will remove dirt and debris from the air that has settled on your face during the day.
  • Tie your hair up at night to minimize tangles, preserve your hairstyle and to keep your curls off your face. Use a satin scarf or satin bonnet.
  • Regularly change your pillowcase. Bacteria, oils and dead skin cells can get trapped in your pillowcase and then transferred to your face.
  • Choose hairstyles that pull your hair away from your face. This does not necessarily mean that you should pull your hair back with ponytail holders or headbands although both are great solutions. Instead of wearing styles where your hair falls on your face, set your twist and braid outs away from your face so that the hair naturally falls backwards or off to the sides of your face.

Author: Dianne

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