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10 relaxer application tips

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Over the years, I've leanrt some things about relaxers and today, I share 10 relaxer application tips.

1. Don't mix lye and no lye at the same time
2. Always neutralize properly
3. Protect previously relaxed parts using petroleum jelly or sheabutter to prevent the relaxer being washed out from processing the already straight part. Simply put, relaxer over run can cause thin hair and breakage.
4. Know your texture so you choose the appropriate relaxer.
5. Follow instructions
6. Always deep condition after relaxing to restore either protein or moisture back into the hair. You can use either a moisturizing or protein based deep conditioner.
7. Don't mix different brands of relaxers
8.Let your stylist know what you want
9. Store relaxer properly
10. Avoid relaxing in the afternoon: you tend to sweat when the weather is hot. Sweat can cause your scalp to get irritated.

Vatika Almond oil review

I purchased almond oil for its ceramides benefits. Did it work for me? Find out. Please, don't forget to subscribe!
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How to moisurize your hair under weave

Hi ladies, hope you are doing well with the last bit of stuff to end the year. Well, since I got the weave, I've had questions about how to moisturize your hair under weave. Obviously, wearing a weave or sew-in requires the same attention as wearing your own hair out. Neglecting your hair under the weave will result in dry, brittle hair and even makes taking the cornrows down a tedious task. The reason  why most people loose hair when wearing weaves is mainly because the hair beneath the weave is not moisturized. In the video, I show how to moisturize and seal in the moisture whilst wearing a weave.

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How to keep your bonnet on during sleep

''How to keep your bonnet on during sleep'' is a question that I get so often. In the video, I show you a simple trick that I use and has been working for me. I show how to keep your satin bonnet, deep conditioning cap and scarf on whilst you sleep. You will love it!



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10 tips when shopping for new deep conditioners

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It's always a good feeling when you spot  new deep conditioners and are eager to lay your hands on it. I usually find myself in that situation and so, today, I'm sharing some tips that have helped me when shopping for new deep conditioners.



1. Read first 10 ingredients to be sure you are getting what you want.

2. Smell it

3. Buy small bottles so you don't waste money if your hair doesn't like that.

4. Have a backup plan so that if the product fails, you can grab your trusted one.

5. Read instructions

6. Read reviews

7. Know the brand

8. Check for availability

9. Check packaging

10. Cheap isn't always costly. Expensive isn't always effective

Creme of nature straight from eden review

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After seeing and hearing a lot of raves about the creme of nature straight from eden, I got a friend to buy it from US for me.
Here's my experience with it.


**Packaging: This is how it looks like and came with a booster, activator and creme, hydrating shampoo, and a deep treatment.

**Availability: not yet in Ghana so u may have to get someone to buy from US or check with the hair shops eg urbanmakes or ghlonghair

**Smell: coconut scent and very pleasant

**Processing: works very quickly
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5 ways to use apple cider vinegar on relaxed hair

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I've been using apple cider vinegar in my regimen since I started this hair care journey. I also get questions about how to incorporate apple cider vinegar into a regimen.   Based on my personal experience, there are 5 ways you can use  apple cider vinegar on relaxed hair.
 After neutralizing shampoo: When you use apple cider vinegar after using a neutralizing shampoo, you are basically using it to lower the pH of the hair. The pH is a measure used to determine the acidity and alkalinity of a substance. The scale is represented by numbers ranging from 0 to 14 where 7 is neutral. Greater than 7 on the pH scale is more alkaline and less than 7 is more acidic. The pH of hair ranges between 4.5 – 5.5. Lye relaxers range from 12 – 14 and no-lye relaxers range from 9 – 11. (source: Design essentials) That means you need to use a neutralizing shampoo to bring down the alkaline levels toward a more neutral level. Apple cider vinegar is acidic and therefore, helps to bring up the acidic lev…