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5 Tips When Washing Your Face

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Use a clean towel/Tissue  to remove make up and also clean excess water. Disposable wipes are also a good option when removing make up. Don't forget to clean the eye area too. Use cleansing milk or Micellar water after your make up wipe to take off left over make up.  Cleansing and scrubbing go hand in hand. After washing the face, a scrub does a better job of removing dirt stuck in the pores than just the cleanser. These two will contribute to a healthier skin.  Get a good moisturizer to restore moisture just as you do for your hair. It's advisable to apply a moisturizer as soon as possible prevent dryness. Moisturizing face is like the hair; moisture has to be retained at all levels of cleansing. Use products appropriate for your skin type. This is related to the third point.Find skin care products that will work for you. Be mindful of DIY products so you don't exacerbate your skin issues.  Facial Serums come before moisturizer so you can incorporate vitamin C serum, reti

3 Tips For Moisturizing and Sealing

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Because the weather is pretty much dry, moisturizing and sealing is essential at this time of the year.  Last night, I co washed and went to bed with the wet hair. This morning, my hair was dry and crunchy and couldn't understand why. I skipped leave in conditioner and applied dark and lovely amla legend  oil moisturizer and then the cantu sheabutter hair lotion and sealed with coconut oil. Now, my hair was crunchy prior to the products and it was a not damp after using the lotion so I couldn't style it. It took about 10 minutes for the products to soak in but my hair was so soft and moisturized. The water from co washing had hydrated the hair before the moisturizing. My hair feels very thick and smooth and as a result I've learnt three tips that will take your moiayrizong game to another level. Moisturize and seal as soon as you wake up to give your hair time to absorb the products.I intend using a shower cap to facilitate the absorption. The products will be absorbed befo

5 Steps To Caring For Your Hair

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I'm sharing these five steps in caring for your hair for all the new ladies who have decided to embark on a healthy hair journey. These tips are meant to giude you as you take the initial steps. Get the basic products such as shampoo, conditioner, leave in conditioner, natural hair oils like coconut oil and olive oil, as well as deep conditioning aka steaming products like dark and lovely cholesterol. Begin shampooing your hair once a week, follow up with a deep conditioner, rinse it out and apply leave in conditioner and hair oil. If you are relaxed, allow the hair dry a bit before combing. Apply a moisturizer ( not the oil moisturizer) about twice a week and follow up with the oil. You don't have to stop going to a salon. Just guide your hair dresser to do the right things you've learnt. Read about the dos and don'ts about your hair. If you are natural, there are some practices that will sabotage your progress. The same applies to relaxed hair. When you read about the

Don't Dilute Your Jamaican Black Castor Oil

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At least not too much with other oils. A major complaint with using Jamaican Black Castor Oil is the thickness of the oil. The oil is so thick that some people mix or dilute with other oils to thin the castor oil out before use. Others also find their  scalp too itchy when the Jamaican Black Castor Oil is used directly on the Scalp. Well,  every product is made to operate at its optimum best thus when you dilute it,  you tend to reduce the potency. After making this discovery,  it's better to rethink about how to get the most out of the Jamaican Black Castor Oil.

What Might Be Causing Your Dandruff?

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Today's post is dedicated  to dandruff, a common hair woe that most of us battle with. If you are an exception, then you must count yourself lucky! So what is dandruff? Dandruff is a scalp condition that causes the skin cells on your scalp to flake and itch. Although it's not contagious, it is sometimes very irritating and quite embarrassing. What causes dandruff? The direct cause of dandruff is a rapid renewal of the skin cells on the scalp. The human skin is composed of layers. The epidermis which is the outermost layer sheds off as new skin cells grow. As this process continues, the old skin cells fall out and  die off. This physiological process produces an amount of flaking which is normal and is usually invisible to the naked eyes. However, in certain people, this process is exaggerated and leads to excessive shedding of skin cells that accumulate on the scalp and clump together with the natural hair oils. The result is unsightly visible flakes that hover their way down t

Ways To Protect Your Hair This Harmattan Without Protective Styles

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If you are like me and don't see harmattan as the time to wear wigs and weaves nor braids  then,  you have to develop a regimen that can provide you with moisture and fortify your hair against the  harsh winds and weather.  The first thing I recommend is decide on how you'll protect your ends from the harsh  weather. You can wear buns or roll and tuck in styles. You can also do halo braids with or ponytail with extensions to keep the ends from breakage.  You should also increase the moisture routines such as deep conditioning twice a week and sealing the hair with butters. Another way to protect your hair without weaves and wigs is to do green house effect or baggying about thrice a month.  My intention is to stop braiding when I can pull the hair into a good pony so if that  happens by December, then,  I definitely be weave and wig free for the harmattan like I used to do. 

How To Prepare Your Hair For Braids

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I did a post on preparing your hair for weaves a while ago and today, I want to specifically touch on how to prepare your hair for braids especially for this harmattan. Basically, the routine for the preparation doesn't differ from that of getting a weave on. 1. Detangle your hair before going to the salon so the stylist doesn't mishandle the hair or use the wrong comb to detangle. This is especially crucial for natural hair. In addition to that, you have to also stretch your natural hair before getting to the salon because experience has shown that some stylist can't stretch your hair without charging extra or even creating more mess by using a hot tool to stretch without proper protection. 2. Deep conditioning before braids will provide the moisture your hair needs. Since your ow hair is going into hiding, it's best to give it a lot of moisture. 3.Choose the correct braid size for your hair. If you have thin hair and decided to get large plaits, you

Protect Your Hair Before Swimming

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If you happen to love the beach side or pool side, then, you may have had salty or extremely dry hair after taking a dip in the water. To protect your hair from the chlorine in the pool water,  you can use sheabutter or petroleum jelly to  prevent the water from getting into the strands - the kind of protection you give your hair prior to a touch up.  I prefer Vaseline since it's very thick. I put some in  my supplies and add a rinse out conditioner. This is to wash the hair after swimming  before getting home.  There are swimmers conditioners too -  saw some at max mart and other shops at the malls. How do you protect your hair before swimming even when wearing a cap? 

HOW TO USE ALOE VERA FOR HAIR GROWTH

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Aloe vera  is a short stemmed, succulent plant mostly found in tropical and subtropical climates. It has thick spiky leaves with a gel in the center.  Aloe Vera  is a household name that has gained so many accolades in the beauty industry. It is popularly known for its numerous benefits on health, skin and hair. Aloe vera, apart from  being made of 99 percent of water, is rich in amino acids, minerals and vitamins needed to aid hair growth and prevent breakage.  Aloe vera gel cleanses, nourishes, conditions and strengthens the hair. It hydrates the hair by trapping in moisture (humectant). Glycoproteins found in this miracle plant help speed up healing by stopping pain and reducing inflammation. It is therefore helpful in battling scalp inflammation. Its antifungal and antibacterial properties help improve scalp health, help control dandruff and reduce hair fall. If it's harvested at home in its natural  form, prepare a quantity that will be used right away and keep any leftover fo

How To Prepare Your Hair For Harmattan

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I have a post on the best protective styles for harmattan and 3 tips for harmattan. In today's post, I rather want to focus on how to prepare your hair for harmattan so you won't have any need to stress over your hair. These tips are what I also intend to do though some are applicable to those with longer hair than mine.  Baggying your ends at leat three times a week will provide the ends with moisture. My hair isn't long so I rather fold the ends into the pony to protect it. By December, I'll be using the baggying method too. You can also use green house effect to provide moisture for your hair. The  September 2016 challenge is green house effect so join it. I'll be wearing  cornrows beneath my wigs but will still make use of Green  House Effect for optimum moisture.  Get your moisturizing and sealing game on right  now ! I've discovered the Cantu sheabutter gel oil as a very moisturizing oil for my hair so I won't be dependent on the Cantu sheabu

How To Finger Detangle Relaxed or Natural Hair

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Detangling shouldn't be a hassle if you know how to use your fingers to aid you. I often talk about this technique and so decided to demonstrate it. Apart from  using conditioner and oils in the detangling process,  your fingers will not only guide you to remove knots quickly,  they will also help you separate the intertwined strands.

3 Tips For Extremely Dry Hair

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As we make our way into harmattan, I'm sure we are going to see the resurrection of weaves, Senegalese twist, braids, wigs and more which will mean the battle against dry hair will begin. Eventually, it's going to be the battle with extremely dry hair. Extremely dry hair can  be the worst nightmare the quest for long hair because it leads to breakage and thereby causing loss of length. If this habit of extremely dry hair isn't curbed , you'll end up cutting off all your hair! In the video,  I give you some tips to help with extremely dry hair. These are tips I'll also be using at when I get to wear my hair out in a couple of months time. Yes, my hair is going to be hidden for the rest of the year. More on that later.

How To Treat Relaxer Burns

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When you relax your hair and get relaxer burns , what do you do? Allow the hair to be, wash it again or just complain?  In today's video,  you'll know the immediate steps to take when you get a relaxer burn,  the products to apply and how to treat the  sore.  

10 Ways To Use Hair Oils

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There are a variety of hair oils one can use on the hair to achieve healthy hair. From Coconut oil, castor oil, grape seed oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil, Avocado oil, and also essential oils. In the video, I share 10  Ways you can use your hair oils and derive maximum benefit.

How To Choose A Relaxer

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When you decide to relax your hair,  you may have these questions on your mind Which relaxer is best for me?  Which relaxer can get me the texture I want?  Which relaxer  can I afford?  Most relaxers are labeled normal to fine to  medium and coarse  hair. For coarse hair, you usually see 'Super' strength indicated on the box. The mistake is choosing a relaxed is assuming you have coarse hair when you actually just have dry, unmoisturised hair!  When you begin your journey, I always recommend you wait for at least 8 weeks before you do your first touch up no matter how long you had gone before beginning the treatment. This time frame allows your hair to get the moisture it needs which will then determine your true texture.  Does the price determine the quality? I don't think so! There are a lot of factors to consider in knowing the quality of the relaxer and the first is to check reviews online. If your stylist is good, you can easily select one for your

How to Prevent RELAXER BURNS

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Relaxers are chemicals meant to straighten our hair but we have to take measures to ensure that this doesn't damage our hair at the  same time.  One of the effects of relaxers is getting  a relaxer burn which can be quite a painful incident. Relaxer Burns can be caused by either scratching your scalp before application of the relaxer, a relaxer too Strong for your hair or even a scratch from the convenience used in the relaxer application.  In the video,  you'll get some tips on how to prevent relaxer burns.  Watch the video for more details.

How To Moisturize Cornrows (under wigs)

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Wigs afford us a simple way of protective  Styling  with ease. When wearing  wigs,  we usually braid cornrows beneath them to make it easy to wear as well as reduce manipulation.  When you wear wigs,  the cornrows must also be taken care of. One of the things to do is to moisturize it. Moisturizing your cornrowed hair will sure that your hair remains soft and strengthen even after take down.  In the video,  I show how I apply moisture to the cornrows. Be sure to subscribe if you've not :). 

Easy DIY Coconut Water Leave In Conditioner

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Coconut water tastes great and you can equally allow your hair to also benefit from its nutrients.  Coconut oil is very popular in the hair care world. However, it doesn't work for everyone so there has to be a way to enjoy the benefits of coconut oil without suffering any damages. Coconut water is the alternative way to get the benefit of coconut oil.  In Ghana, coconut water shouldn't be difficult to get since we have sellers all over the place.  Watch the video to see how I prepared the coconut water leave in conditioner. 

5 Ways To Increase Hair Growth

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 Who doesn't want long hair and won't go the extra length to grow the hair within  a short period too? Hair growth occurs but there are some measures you can put in place to for the hair to grow at its maximum best. In the video,  I share a few ways you can increase hair growth.

Post Braids, Weaves and Cornrows Take Down Tips

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We all love to keep the hair in braids once in a while to either enable us take a break from constantly manipulating  our hair or styling.  Braids in themselves aren't the problem when it comes to the caring of the hair after take down. The problem  is with the take down and after take down of the braids.  In the video,  I provide some techniques to reduce breakage and tangles after taking down your braid whether Senegalese twist, cornrows or box braids. Watch the full video

Guava Leaves To Combat Hair Loss

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​When it comes to hair loss, you have tried out everything. From getting expensive hair rituals at the salon to home remedies, and still nothing works for you. There are various contributing factors to hair loss we can never eliminate, but what we can certainly do away with is the condition. The answer lies in the leaves of the superfruit ‘guava’. Why guava leaves for your hair Growing in abundance at your friendly neighbourhood park, guava leaves have a miraculous ability to stop hair loss and make it grow back with vigour, believe scientists. Owing to their richness in vitamin B, an important vitamin for hair growth, guava leaves are a boon for those suffering year round hair loss. Also, the guava leaves are most effective in improving the platelet count of a Dengue patient. How to use guava leaves on your hair Growing aplenty in your colony, a guava leaf potion is actually even simpler to make. Take about a handful of guava leaves and boil them in a litre of water for about 20 minut

How I Use Forever Clair Exfoliating Toner

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This isn't a review but a short note on how I use the FC exfoliating toner in my facial regimen. Cleanse the face with a cleanser or a wash Use facial scrub  Rinse with water at normal temperature Pour exfoliating toner in a small towel and use it to clean the face. I make sure I do the cleaning in sections starting from the right cheek and ending at the chin.  I allow the toner to dry on the skin before applying serum or facial moisturizer.  I use the toner twice a day; morning and evening.  So far, this toner is the only one I use but I have plans of getting alcohol free toners as well as cleansing water. 

Can You Wash Relaxed Hair Once A Month?

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When naturals go for weeks without wash, it seems to be the norm. A few years ago, I wondered if I could skip washing my relaxed hair for a month due to the stressful schedule I had. Well, it's sad to say that I was too scared to try it and with time, I eventually cut the hair due to improper care.  Today,  though,  I have a different mindset. I do think you can go a month without washing but it depends on the regimen you have,  the state of your hair as well as how you protect your hair. I mean it's easy to skip washing if you ask in weaves but if you wear your hair out daily,  how can that be possible?  I though of a few products that can help with this.  Dry shampoo can help clean the hair and stretch your wash days.  Moisturize and seal with light products. For me,  I'll be using a bit of  the Cantu sheabutter anti frizz foam leave in conditioner and seal with oil mix once a day.  Green House Effect or baggying method can also keep your hair moisturized

Building a Hair Regimen

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The most important thing for our hair, aside moisture, is a hair regimen. This is an outline of all treatments you plan on giving your hair at preferred intervals. In creating a regimen there are a number of steps one must take to ensure that your hair benefits from it • Be BASIC A hair regimen needs to be as simple as you'd let it. If you're a beginner, it is advisable to be as basic as possible in your treatments, in order for your hair to adjust to the routine. Most of us know the basics- wash, (deep) condition, moisturise, seal and protect . As time goes on you should be able to adjust your regimen, including treatments like the pre poo, Co washing, etc. Starting from the basics is a great way to begin your journey. • Be Consistent A regimen can't be a regimen without consistency . You need to schedule days and time to all treatments in your regimen and stick to those days and times. Crosscheck your calendar. Find a day where you can include your hair treatments (not

OILS And Their Benefits To Our Hair

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Argan oil-  Does not come cheap,  but its effects are nothing short of  spectacular. Many problems such  as dry  hair,  rough hair,  dull hair and frizzy  hair can  be solved  with  the use of this wonder hair  oil.  It is rich in vitamin E and contains  omega 3 and omega 9  fatty acids  that  provide nutrition for hair. In addition to these, it  also  contains  Linoleic and  oleic acid that helps to  hydrate and  moisturize hair.It restores the lost luster from  too much  hair straightening and other chemical treatments,  helps  keep the color vibrant  and to prevent  dryness in  color treated hair, acts  as a shield from harmful  UV rays  and protects  the hair  from environmental  pollution.  Jojoba Oil- The  debate is whether  jojoba is  the king of  the carrier oils. Many  scalp related problems are caused by a hardened  build-up of sebum that clogs the hair  follicles and may cause some types of scaling. If  this hardened build-up is not  removed,  it  can  eventually  obstruct

Clean & Clear Advantage Clear & Soothe Foaming Wash Review

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The Clean and clear advantage soothe foam wash is part of the skin care products that helped with my acne treatment.  This is the first facial foam wash I've used and it's interesting that it came from the Clean and clear brand.  [YouTube =https://youtu.be/TlS9R4UfRKc] 

Castor Aloe Scalp Treatment

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I created a castor oil and aloe vera scalp treatment to enjoy the benefits of both. After a fresh relaxer, you'd want to attend to your scalp to provide it the nourishment it needs. I used fresh aloe vera gel and mixed with Jamaican Black Castor Oil. I mix enough for about 3 days to prevent it from going bad though essential oils do prevent that. I add a few drops of peppermint oil to the scalp treatment.  A healthy scalp ensures healthy growth and that's the key to my success. You can  use this in combination with your Pre shampoo treatment.  Let me know when you try this recipe. 

Tropical Isle Living Jamaican black Castor Oil Review

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The Tropical Isle Jamaican Black Castor Oil has been in my regimen for years now.  It gained popularity so quickly that I was so excited when I first laid my hands on a bottle. The oil is very thick which is why some mix with it with natural oils like olive and coconut oil. Some also use it directly as a result of the  thickness not being an issue.  In the review,  I share how I use and how my hair responds to it.

4 Easy Ways To Use Palm Kernel Oil

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If you've been to  the village, then,  you'd probably have eaten food prepared with either Sheabutter or fried with palm kernel oil.   I do know that we look at Palm Kernel oil with a side eye due to its awful odour thereby neglecting its  benefits for our hair.  Masking the smell isn't a big deal.  You can use what our mothers use in masking the smell of Sheabutter. It is commonly called negro pepper aka hwentia. So, since you know how to deal with the smell,  here's how you can incorporate  the palm kernel oil in your hair routine. Hot oil treatment Haven talked about the importance of hot oil treatment and how to do it,  it's very easy to use palm kernel oil for such a great treatment. I look forward to showing how I've done so very soon. Prepoo The almighty Prepoo treatment can't be left out when  taking about palm kernel oil.  I won't reinvent the wheel by talking about the composition of palm kernel oil but you'll see the benefits after using i

3 Ways To Fix Your Conditioner

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Like many naturals out there, there has been one or two occasions when you purchased a product that didn't meet your expectation. For most out there, it occurs during the trial and error stage when you are yet to figure out what will actually work for your tresses. At other times, the curious minds like me would go in for a particular product to either avouch or refute the raved reviews professed on the various social media platforms... don't judge me oo me too i want to use and see for myself lol.  And oh the product junkies cannot go unmentioned... gimme a two finger in the air if you fall within this category. Alright so at a point in time, I found myself in this situation, and to avoid wastage by discarding the conditioner as well as to reduce the pain of disappointment,  I allowed the DIYness in me to get to work! I refashioned this conditioner in a way to suit my hair, only then was I appeased. Below are the quick fixes I  made with some natural ingredients. Not moi

Four After Braid Take Down Tips

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After I took down the braid, I had to make sure the hair was in good shape after no moisture for weeks. I used coconut oil as prepoo treatment and washed with Sheamoisture African black soap shampoo and followed up with the Superfruit conditioner. I used Cantu sheabutter gel oil only for the hair to feel hard so I washed it out with the Cantu sheabutter Co wash. This brought to mine how to care for  the hair after braids so you don't lose length or cause breakage. Use coconut oil to aid with finger detangling. Using fingers and coconut oil will let the whole process go faster and with much better results.  Don't shampoo if you've not detangled. Putting  water in your hair will cause it to tangle more.  Use a wide tooth comb first to detangle before washing to remove shed hair too.  Deep conditioning after washing the  hair will restore both protein  and moisture so be sure to  use at least a bit if light protein.  These are the few tips that help me t

Wash Day featuring We Naturals hot oil treatment

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I had to wash my hair but since I'd been getting questions about the We Naturals hot oil treatment, I decided to do a video of it. After the hot oil treatment, I washed with  Sheamoisture African black soap shampoo and deep conditioned with Cantu sheabutter deep treatment mask.  I used the Cantu sheabutter anti frizz foam leave in conditioner and set the hair on flex rods. That  result was really good as usual. This kind of styling makes it easy for me to wear my hair out during the  week. I got to wash the  hair when I can and apply oils to the strands regularly.  [Youtube=https://youtu.be/tUdqtvk5o-c] 

4 methods of Trimming Hair

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There's a term in haircare most people try to avoid at all costs: Trimming. Believe it or not, trimming does more good than we think, especially when you hit a growth plateau (a stage where your hair does not seem to grow anymore). What is Trimming ? Trimming is the cutting off of your ends, in a bid to rid one's hair of split ends and single strand knots. Some ladies trim yearly; some twice in a year and others every time they style their hair. Depending on your goals,your duration will be different. In trimming however there are four methods.  ▪ The Straight Hair Trim   Some natural haired ladies prefer trimming after they've flat ironed- this isn't compulsory, it depends on one's preference. An advantage however, is that the shrinkage element has been eliminated prior to trimming, so you probably will not cut more than you planned to.  ▪ Search and Destroy This method is one that conserves hair the most, even though it's been known to consume a lot of time.

Foam Wrap Lotion vrs Setting Lotion

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We are all familiar with hair dressers mixing their setting lotion with water before use as directed. However, I find setting lotions to be too drying for my hair and haven ventured into the world of wrap lotions, I'm certainly looking forward great roller sets. I know some ladies also prefer setting lotions; we have different hair needs, textures and we live in different environments. If you have difficulty with any of these products, try water only roller sets too and see how it works. I used to do water sets until I discovered how well wraps work on my hair.

3 Ways To Neutralize Relaxed Hair

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When you relax your hair,  the relaxer changes the pH of your hair. To restore the pH, you need to Neutralize the hair. There are 3 products that can help you. Neutralizing shampoo: Some salons  have neutralizing shampoos but to be safe,  carry your own bottle to the salon. The one I use is the ors creamy aloe shampoo. Apple Cider Vinegar: Dilute apple cider vinegar in water and apply to the hair after rinsing out the relaxer. The vinegar will restore the pH of the hair. [caption width="278" align="aligncentre"] Roux Porosity Control Conditioner [/caption] Roux porosity control: This line helps a lot and I loved it when I used it.  All the products claim to restore pH balance so give it a try. There are other porosity control products you can add to your stash.

​HOW TO DYE YOUR HAIR WITHOUT THE FULL COMMITMENT

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Every once in a while, we all love to switch up the look of our hair. We see the wildest colours all over Instagram and Facebook and we wish we could try at least one of them. But then we think of the reviews we’ve heard or read about dyes, and how they dry out your hair, causing tons of breakage. This discourages many.  One thing we don’t realise is that, those who experience breakage most probably tend to have very little knowledge on the use and implications of dyeing. Dyeing your hair means your hair’s structure has been altered in one way or the other and as such, it will not be able to hold as much moisture as it did before. As a result, you have to provide your head of hair with extra moisture treatments to make up for what it loses. So in conclusion, dyeing simply means EXTRA MOISTURE . If you’re like myself and would like to switch up your colour about 3 times in one week lol, then dyeing permanently is probably not the answer for you. It’s with this thought that I’ve decided

Natural Hair Inspiration: lizlizlive

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Liz is a Ghanaian living in the UK and making it big time in the YouTube world with  her beauty and fashion tutorials. She also wears her hair natural. Which one is your favorite look?

Product Review: Eya Naturals

Hi loves! I trust we are having a great week. This week I decided to make a review of some products from Eya Naturals in response to a special request by a cherished reader. 😘 These are specifically Eya Naturals detangling conditioner, black soap shampoo, leave - in conditioner and Aloe vera hair mist. Disclaimer I bought these products with my own money. I wasn't paid to make this review neither do I intend to make any monetary compensation by doing so. The opinions about these products were objectively made devoid of any bias. The purpose of this review is to share my experience but does not however serve as a guarantee that they may or may not work for you. Eya Naturals Black Soap Shampoo Description : This product is formulated with the time honoured african black soap and coconut oil to hydrate and condition the hair while you shampoo, to help reduce breakage, and promote growth. African black soap is known to thoroughly cleanse the hair and skin. Coconut oil is known to hydr

3 Deep Conditioning Mistakes To Avoid

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After deep conditioning according to the directions on products, my hair has certainly gained it's softness back. It stays moisturized for longer periods too. In all this, I've learnt 3 mistakes that can occur with your deep conditioning process. 1. Not using the product as directed: That was my first mistake with deep conditioners. Most dcs take about 30 minuted to an hour to work if you use body hat but 15 minuted under a hooded dryer or steamer. I hardly went beyond 5 minutes with the deep conditioners and that was my downfall. Now that I can't cut my hair again,  I have to be diligent in keep the hair healthy. 2. Not using the right deep conditioner: Using a regular conditioner and leaving it on for even 20 hours doesn't make it deep conditioning. I've personally been against using eggs because it's unable to penetrate the hair. To benefit from deep conditioning,  you need to get a deep conditioner aka steaming cream. 3. Not deep conditioning often: The ladi

Treating Hair Loss At The Edges With Supplements

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The new thing I've discovered about treating hair loss at the edges is that aside using topical products, the problem can be dealt with internally too. I know we take hair vitamins for general  but I wasn't aware the growth  could also be specific. That is more targeted at a part of the head which in  this case is the hair line. A YouTuber recently shared her battle with receding hair line and explained how she was only able to control it with supplements. The key ingredients in the supplement were biotin, zinc and amino acids. In regular multivitamins, I look out for zinc so I was happy she mentioned it as a key ingredient. So, if you are struggling with your edges, you may have to combat it with internal strategies and not external alone.

5 Hair Dye Tips To Consider

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Follow the INSTRUCTIONS : I used the dark and lovely permanent black hair dye and didn't have any problem with dryness. The instructional manual is added to the product not for decorative purposes; it's to protect your own hair. Be patient when applying: each dye has its own application method. My semi permanent dye required heat to work, the dark and lovely one doesn't. Skipping a process may end up damaging your strands. Deep condition very often to ensure your hair stays moisturized as some dyes can be very drying to the hair. Blonde, red and others can suck the moisture out of your hair; using moisturizing deep conditioner is the key to keeping your strands from breaking off. Read previous reviews about the dyes. There are a lot of articles on people's experience with different hair dyes. You also get to choose based on the purpose of your color change. I used semi permanent for a while   and also tried a permanent dy e 5.  Check your hair's pH before and after

Beauty Benefits of Dates

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If you haven't tried dates, then you are missing a lot!They are so sweet and yummy. Its sweetness can't be compared to ice-creamand candies..When you think of a soft drink ,think dates. When you think of a gum,think dates. They are delicious to eat and high in natural sugars.The date fruit pulp contains some wonderful phytochemicals (plant nutrients) like polyphenols, carotenoids, anthocyanins, and flavonoids, plus minerals such as selenium and manganese – each of these play an important role in slowing down the aging process (including greying and hair loss). Dates are also a good source of iron, deficiency of which can cause hair loss and hair thinning Dietary fiber in dates binds to the bad cholesterol in the digestive tract and removes them from the body. Date fibers also help to move food slowly and smoothly through digestive tract – this helps to keep blood sugar levels steady, so you’re less likely to feel hungry and over eat. This is great for someone like me who has st

How To Grow Beard

In as much as women are attached to their hair on the head, some mwn are equally attached to the hair that grows on their chin aka beard. Lately, a lot of my male customers have been requesting for products to hold them grow their brand long. It may sound funny but a neat and we'll groomed beard is most definitely a plus to a gentleman. So, how can you grow your beard? I guess I'll attempt this from the same point as growing your hair on the head. Wash and condition the hair. By washing, I realized that when guys take a shower, they rinse their face but neglect the beard. Make efforts to at least apply some shampoo and conditioner to the beard once a week. This will strengthen the beard and prevent breakage. Bathing soaps can dry out the hair unless it's Alata samina aka African black soap. Also,  be sure to whip food from the beard. I've seen some foods stuck in beards and they aren't  cute. Dried food in your beard?  Oil your beard whilst it's still damp.

Braids Shouldn't Hurt!

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I follow a certain page on Facebook which posted this picture. I was amazed about the comments ladies made. Almost 95% saw the post as being true and what more, very normal to have braids hurting after installing! About 6 years ago, I'd have thought the same. If you braid your hair and it hurts, please change the stylist. In fact,  take down the braids asap! I've fallen sick due to painful braids and it wasn't good.  Another danger in having tight braids is loss of the hairline. When your hair line recedes, you know how awful your hair styles turn out.  Lastly,  tight braids can weaken your strands. You don't want broken hair and dry hair, right?  Knowledge is power! 

Mane Choice, Hairfinity and Mielle Organics vitamins Ingredients Comparison.

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[caption width="279" align="alignnone"] [/caption] Since the vitamins we have are competing against each other,  why not show you a breakdown of the ingredients of each one to help you make a decision when buying them.  What differences do you notice? 

5 Essential Nutrients For A Healthy Hair

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 I would like us to delve into some essential nutrients that contribute to a healthy mane.  As the saying goes,'our bodies are a reflection of what we eat.' Our bodies as we all know depends on a regular supply of a variety of nutrients to promote growth, generate energy, repair worn out tissues and of course boost immunity . A healthy and lustrous mane doesn't depend on expensive hair products or a luxurious salon treatment...it's in a healthy balance diet which is a right mix of proteins, carbohydrates, iron, vitamins and  minerals. Health experts agree that a healthy diet can improve the overall health, look and feel of our hair. Let us look at some of these key nutrients that will help us in our quest for a healthy and a gorgeous mane Protein The bulk of our hair is mainly made up of a tough and fibrous form of protein called KERATIN. This means our hair needs protein to grow. According to a health article featured on WebMD, at any given time 90% of our hair is

4 Natural Ways To Looking Good

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ALOE VERA ALoe vera is a plant grown in the tropics which can be used in various ways ; health and skin care. The gel in its leaves can be used to 1. Clear the skin off acne 2. Reduce sunburns 3. Lessen stretch marks visibility 4. Fight ageing skin 5. Moisturize    your skin DIY: ALOE VERA GEL 1. TAKE AS MUCH ALOE VERA THAT YOU MIGHT NEED AND CLEAN IT UP. 2. CUT IT INTO SMALLER BITS OR SQUEEZE IT IN ORDER TO GET THE GEL OUT OF THE LEAF. 3. APPLY IT TO YOUR FACE FOR ABOUT 10-15 MINUTES IN THE MORNINGS BEFORE YOUR BATH. 4. RINSE OFF GEL WITH WARM OR COLD WATER. 5. DRY THE WATER OFF YOUR FACE WITH A CLEAN FACE TOWEL GENTLY. 6. MOISTURIZE AFTER CLEANING WITH A Toner.  HONEY HONEY IS A NATURAL SWEET FOOD MADE BY BEES FORAGING NECTORS OF FLOWERS. LIKE ALOE VERA, HONEY CAN ALSO BE USED IN A LOT OF WAYS. DIY : HONEY MASK HONEY CAN BE USED WITH OTHER INGREDIENTS SUCH AS WATER,LEMON JUICE,BAKING SODA (I'LL BE GIVING YOU TIPS ON HOW TO COMBINE THEM IN MY NEXT POST) APPLY A DAB OF RAW HONEY TO