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New Hair Products Wash Day

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Whilst changing hair products too frequently is the hallmark for some, there are others like me who hold on to products for too long! To change that narrative, I’ve added a whole new range of products to enhance moisture retention.  There is Giovanni 50:50 shampoo and moisture conditioner, grape seed and avocado oil, neutralizing shampoo and conditioner, As I  Am So much moisture and Ultra growth oil from Difeel, Maui hibiscus shampoo, bamboo shampoo and Tresemme conditioner and Mieele Organics hair butter (probably my first time of using butter).  The main reason for such changes is  that I’ve used up some of the old products. In addition, my hair isn’t in the same state as it was some months ago hence I need to find new products to suit the current state.  This week’s wash began with the Profectiv mega growth neutralizing shampoo to clarify the hair. I followed with sheamoisture manuka honey mask and then rinsed off. I covered the hair with shower cap for some minutes and  applied ul

Rosemary Hair And Scalp Rinse

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Using herbal rinses are quite popular in the hair community due to their immense benefits to the hair. Let’s see how you can incorporate Rosemary or other herbs in your regimen.  1. First you need to get rosemary leaves ie the normal one for cooking and boil for 5 minutes and allow to cool down.  You may use the dry or fresh leaves.  2. As you wait for the rinse to cool down, wash your hair with shampoo, rinse it out.  3. Pour a good amount of your rosemary rinse into the hair, cover with a shower cap for about 5 minutes and then rinse out. 3.Apply conditioner or deep conditioner as directed, then, rinse out.   4. Apply your leave in /moisturizer and oil and style your hair.  Rosemary rinse can be done on a monthly basis to strengthen the hair.  5. As a dandruff scalp mist, add a few drops of peppermint or tea tree essential oil and spray on your scalp daily. 

Minimize Postpartum Hair Loss

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Postpartum hair loss can defeat all the efforts we put into caring for our hair. You can't prevent it but if you have the energy to do these things, postpartum hair loss may be less severe for you. [1] Don't ditch the prenatal vitamin! Once your precious one arrives, keep taking your vitamins. Your body will be recuperating and will need all the nutrients. If you can take a postnatal vitamin, that's also very helpful. Take it for as long as possible, even 2 years. Folic acid is equally good.  [2]Begin your Ayurveda rinses before baby arrives if you can. This won't stop the hair loss but it will promote faster growth. Kelp powder, Amla powder, shikakai, henna, aritha and a wide range of these herbs can combat the hair loss! Personally, I’ve prepared enough to last 6 months in order to allow my hair to benefit from it. I began using these herbs in the last part of the third trimester of pregnancy. [3]Wearing extensions etc can’t  prevent nor stop the hair loss. However,

Why Your Regimen Is Not Working

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Your hair regimen must vary according to your hair needs and seasons. One regimen can't cater for all the changes that occur as the months roll in. If your regimen isn't yielding any result, it may be time to evaluate it.  1. Using too many products at a time. We all wish for quick results but an overkill of products will hinder your progress too. For instance, it's not necessary to use a rinse out Conditioner and deep conditioner at the same time. Neither is changing brands within days of usage a good thing. Allow at least 3 months or more to try new products.  2. Too much manipulation and styling: Combing daily may not be advisable and so is trying to create new hair styles daily.  3. Changing regimen too frequently: Don't switch regimens within a couple of days just because you want quick results. Some regimens take up to even 6 months to yield results.  4. Listening to many conflicting advice: You think her regimen will work for you so you discard yours. This applie

NewBorn’s Basic Hair Regimen

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 Babies arrive with a head full of hair which can sometimes be a bit more difficult to manage. We don’t want to expose them to chemicals and at the same time, we want healthy hair. Although my baby is a boy, I still want to make combing easy and also prevent matted hair. I follow a basic regimen: I shampoo about 2x a week with the baby shampoo and rinse off . Then, I apply baby oil to the hair and use an Afro pick (not Afro comb). For the other days, I simply wet the hair with water and apply the baby oil.  Prior to the regimen, I observed that his hair was turning brownish and I knew it was due to the daily  shampoo. Once the new regimen set in, the hair began to reverse to the original dark colour again! The bonus? The curls are popping! I’ll keep you updated as the months roll by.

My Postpartum Hair Loss Regimen

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Postpartum hair loss can seem to be a devastating effect of post baby but we should also realize that the body has gone through 9 months of pregnancy and nothing will be normal for a while.  Despite all the positive changes our hair will go through during pregnancy, we know we may experience hair loss as a result of the hormones getting back to their normal state. I used to also dread that stage but now, I’m mentally too exhausted to pay attention to it. I’ve been using Ayurveda herbal mist daily to moisturize and sealing with oil mix. As to how much hair loss and when the hair loss will begin is not something I can tell. I’m still taking iron supplement to help restore what I lost and I also have pregnacare new mom vitamins that I can take for 3 months. That means I have 4 months covered. When that is done, I’ll switch to pregnacare breastfeeding for another 3 months or more. The goal is to ensure that the body receives adequate nutrients to enhance faster recovery.  In the long run,

Pregnancy Hair Care Journey

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At the beginning of the year, right on 1st January, we found out we were expecting a baby! I was over excited because it's taken us years to receive this blessing.  I didn't have issues with my hair for the first 3 months. From January, I made it a point to wash every week and deep condition twice a month. My hair was thriving inspite of the extreme nausea and fatigue I was going through. Those months were hard on my body. Compared to my first pregnancy which was a walk in the park, this one reminded me of 'Old age.' I got some braids and cornrows during the period too without issues.  However, by the fourth month, my scalp felt hot most of the time. I did co wash but it wasn't helping. I braided to take a break yet my scalp wouldn't stop feeling like it was on fire!    Then in April, I noticed extreme thinning. I got to know I had low iron; the impact was probably severe because of my pregnancy. Within 4 weeks, I cut off about 4 inches. By month 6, I cut off ev

Pre Postpartum Skin Care

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It may seem strange to talk about pre Postpartum hair or skin care but it is really beneficial to plan your routine ahead of time. For the pre Postpartum, it's all about how you want to restore your glowing skin and get your skin back to normalcy. It may take weeks and months but planning will speed up the results. One of the first things I began doing was being consistent with cleansing, toner and moisturiser when I hit week 35 of pregnancy. I purchased the Nip and Fab mandelic gel wash to gently exfoliate the skin. I used that to wash the face and alternated with Simple Facial Wash.  After that, I used Garnier facial mist or the Revolution hyaluronic essence to create enough moisture in the skin. I followed with a creamy moisturiser and the face oil from Jo Naturals as last step or switch it with The Ordinary hemi squalene oil. This routine took a maximum of 5 minutes in the bathroom and 5 minutes out, totally 10 minutes. I did it once a day regardless of the number of showers I

Control Hair Breakage With These Tips

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Hair breakage is a nightmare for everyone on a healthy hair journey and the major cause of setbacks too. Aside the few tips on why your hair may be breaking, I want to add a couple of ideas to help control the breakage. [1] Trim well: I've noticed that most of the trims don't really get rid of damaged ends for fear of losing length. If you have 5 inches of damaged ends, cutting them off at once might be more prudent than gradually trimming as split ends could travel up the strands. [2]Invest in a satin lined bonnet or satin pillow case to reduce the friction between the strands as you sleep. The cotton pillows suck the moisture from your hair! [3] Let prepoo treatment and hot oil treatment be constant in your wash routine. This adds to preventing products from overly stripping your hair leading to dryness and breakage.  [4] Bayyging your ends: This allows your ends to benefit from direct moisture. If you can't do it, try to moisturize the ends every night! Although you may

One Year Protective style challenge

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Although Protective styles are popular in the hair care community, a challenge that one encounters is usually that of a negative impact on the edges. The one year protective style challenge organised by Emprezzglamhub shop (on Instagram) is to guide everyone who uses them to find appropriate styles that won't hurt the hair line. If you want to participate in it, contact 0502417454 on Whatsapp to register. 

Sunny Isle CBD Products Wash Day!

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Cannibis for hair growth? This ingredient, popularly called weed is a well known growth booster. Imagine a product range with this booster in it? Hemp seed oil and CBD oil both derive from the cannabis plant. CBD oil comes from the flowers, leaves, and stems, while hemp seed oil uses extract from the seeds of the cannabis plant. I, actually, forgot about these until I changed on them in a corner (probably left them there during unpacking of products when we moved to the new place last year).  My scalp, especially, the crown area feels sore (which is what happens when my hair is super short).  [1] I applied a generous amount of the Sunny Isle CBD shampoo and left it for 5 minutes, rinsed out with water and applied the CBD conditioner, left that for another 5 minutes before rinsing.  [2]Sprayed the Ayurvedic scalp mist and sealed with oil.  I have the CBD leave in conditioner too but I've reserved that for moisturizing and sealing when the hair gets longer.  The present goal is to ac

One Month Ayurvedic Mist Update

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For the past four weeks, I've been using a mixture of about 6 Ayurveda herbs as mt moisturiser before using any oil The preparation of the mist isn't that tedious and the smell is very mild. The two main changes I've noticed about my hair are: 1. Faster growth : Haven began with 1/4 inch hair as at mid June, the growth I have now is about 2 inches! I intend using the mist from June, 2021 to December 2022 to be able to hit armpit length.  2. Softer, more hydrated hair: The blend of the Ayurveda herbs means I'm deriving maximum benefit from each herb.  One of the herbs that boost moisture is kelp powder! To be able to keep the moisture levels even as rhe hair grows in will allow for easy styling and less breakage. Keeping dryness at bay is crucial in reaching at least full neck length by end of 2021! I also want to join in the one year protective style challenge in the hair group hence I need all the length by end of August.  

What To Do With Witch Hazel

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Did you know Thayers witch hazel toners come in different varieties? 1. Thayers Witch Hazel Rose Petal Toner 2. Thayers Witch Hazel Cucumber 3. Thayers Witch Hazel Original 4.  Thayers Witch Hazel Lavender  5. Thayers Coconut Toner  They also have facial mists in cucumber, lavender and rose. One thing I've discovered is using these toners on your scalp can be quite useful.  Just as these toners hydrate your face and also take off left over dirt, you can using them to cleanse your scalp, and especially when you when wearing extensions and can't wash the hair thoroughly. If you don't have this brand, you can the Dickinson brand is equally potent.  Give it a try. 

Buns To Grow Long and Healthy Hair

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Buns are the easiest but usually the least used protective style. Most hair styles make use of extensions which put a lot of strain on the scalp. Do you know you can equally use buns as protective styles to grow your hair long and healthy?  I've an article on using buns here as protective styles and I'll add a few more tips on utilizing this style. [1] Always moisturise the ends of your hair before you throw the hair into a bun. This will keep it from getting dry. [2] Moisturise the ends of your at night to reinfuse moisture into it. [3] Don't use rubber bands eg those used to wrap money. Opt for ouchless bands - ones without metals on them.  [4] You don't have to use gels to sleek down your hair. [5] You can take down your buns every night and restyle in the morning. Be sure to also sleep im a bonnet or on a satin pillow case. 

Grow Your Short Relaxed Hair

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If you have short relaxed hair, I can relate to your struggles! [Check out our instagram page @emprezzglamhub].  Now, how do you grow short relaxed hair faster?  Not easy wearing your hair so braids can be your default styles for about a year or more. 1. During this time, try to moisturize the hair using braid spray.  2. Be sure to moisturise the hair even in its short state. That hair will become the ends as you grow out your hair so begin to care for it whilst you can. That will minimize the damage and help retain length better.  3. Still deep condition the hair irrespective of the short nature. Giving it the right treatment from the onset will nourish that hair as it grows out.  4. Stay away from  too direct heat: I know the struggle of air drying short hair! It's easy to blow dry weekly but if possible, use a heat serum every time and lay low with the flat iron!  5. Still detox your hair and scalp for optimum growth.  6. Growth oils and vitamins do accelerate the growth process