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Find Your Hair Porosity

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Porosity is your hair's ability to absorb moisture and is broken down into three categories:low, medium and high.

1 – THE STRAND TEST
Gently stretch a tiny section of curl strands from different areas of your head – front hairline, nape, crown and temple. Place the stretched curl between your thumb and finger and slide it up the hair strand from the tip towards the scalp. If your fingers move easily up the strand and it feels dense and hard, you have low porosity hair. If it feels smooth, you have normal porosity hair. And if the strand feels rough or dry or it breaks, you have high porosity hair.

#2 – THE SHEDDING HAIR TEST
Another way to check your hair porosity is to drop hair that’s been shed as a result of combing into a glass of water. If it floats, your hair is low porosity. If your hair sinks slowly, it has normal porosity, and if it sinks immediately, your hair is high porosity.

#3 – THE H20 TEST
To determine your hair porosity level using water, spritz a small section of…

What Is Your Hair Texture?

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Hair has been the subject of this blog for almost 7 years and to think we would have mastered our hair by now Lol.

What Is hair texture? Each of us is unique with a peculiar hair texture. We don't carry the same genetic traits hence regardless of any hair typing system, your hair is still unique and should be treated as such.

There have been a number of hair typing systems but the most used and popular one is the one by Oprah's stylist, Andre Walker. Almost every new person on a healthy hair quest would have read about type 3A, to 4C. However, determining your hair texture is a different ball game.

Hair texture is the measure of the circumference of the hair strand itself. Professionals classify the texture of hair as being "coarse" (Thick), "fine", or "medium".

Width is not how the hair feels but describes the thickness of each individual strand of hair. The comparison is typically to a piece of thread. If your hair is fine, it’s thinner than t…

Horsetail and Silica For Hair Growth

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We are almost done with the ingredients for hairfinity. Today's topic has to do with horsetail and silica.

Known by the botanical name Equisetum, horsetail is a prehistoric plant with distinctive hollow stems. Horsetail contains silica, an abundant mineral that helps promote strong bones and healthy skin, hair and nails.


Silica is a major constituent of collagen and helps support healthy tissues. Silica is marketed by itself as a general health supplement in several forms, including liquid and powder.( Check our post On Collagen).

Silica helps your body absorb calcium. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in your body. It is needed for bone health and the proper function of your muscles and nerves. It is also needed for proper cell signaling -- a communication system that directs cellular activity.


Source:
http://www.livestrong.com/article/152499-what-is-horsetail-extract-good-for/

Methylsulphonylmethane (MSM) sulphur

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Sulfur exists in both mineral and organic forms. Organic sulfur is also called Methylsulphonylmethane (MSM) sulfur.


Sulphur

To begin with, sulfur (also known as sulphur) is a chemical element. It is also known as sulfur oxide, which is processed into sulfuric acid. This form of sulfur is poisonous to the body, and cannot be absorbed or digested. Furthermore, Sulfur is often found in volcanic areas, and usually occurs in yellow crystalline form or in mass volume.

Organic Sulfur (MSM)

On the other hand, Methylsulphonylmethane (MSM) is an organic sulfur compound found in all living plant and animal tissues. It is a white, odorless, crystalline powder. This form of sulfur is 100% organic, and is actually extremely beneficial to the human body. Unlike sulfur oxide, organic sulfur is a food grade form of sulfur  that is absolutely necessary for proper health. MSM sulfur works in the body by supporting the  connective tissues of tendons, muscles and ligaments. Furthermore, organic sulfur (M…

Hydrolyzed Collagen For Hair Growth

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In the facts about the hairfinity series, we've looked at the claims, what the capilsana complex does and now, we need to look at the hydrolyzed collagen which is part of the exclusive system.


Other names:

Hydrolyzed collagen is composed of small amino acids, which help form new collagen in the body. While there is currently no evidence supporting its many claims, some suggest hydrolyzed collagen is capable of increasing lean muscle mass stores, treating arthritis, and even rebuilding certain organs.

The Making of Hydrolyzed collagen

Hydrolyzed collagen is collagen that is derived from bovine bone and cartilage. Bovine collagen is a naturally occurring protein found in the cartilage, bones and hides of cows that provides types I and III collagen, the major components of skin, hair, nails, muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, gums, teeth, eyes and blood vessels.


Usually, the bone is crushed, ground, defatted, soaked in acid to remove the calcium, soaked again to break the collage…

Capilsana Complex in Hairfinity

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We are on the ingredients in the hairfinity and when I'm through with it, we'll move to the Edge Entity ingredients.

What is capilsana complex?

EXCLUSIVE CAPILSANA ™ COMPLEX delivers a unique blend of Hydrolyzed Collagen, MSM, and Silica provides 18 Amino Acids, which are the building blocks of the protein that gives hair its strength. The exclusive complex also provides sulfur required for healthy collagen and keratin, which are essential to healthy hair growth.


From Blackgirllonghair.com,
B vitamins are known to be essential for a variety of biological functions including increasing cell numbers and cell growth. Although it is not something you can see obviously, hair is composed of cells and hair growth means increasing cell numbers and cell growth. Will high levels of B-vitamins increase hair growth? This is unknown. However, as B vitamins are water soluble, you should expect to see the excess passing out in urine.

The active ingredient is listed as capilsana complex whi…

Edge Entity For Edges

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I'm not pausing hairfinity to use the edge entity to regrow my edges. The hairfinity is just 30 days supply whereas the edge entity has to be used up within 6 months of opening hence I will still have amble time to test the efficiency or otherwise.

The Edge Entity is a follicle stimulant with coconut milk and peppermint oil ( doesn't tingle that much so I'm cool). I got the 4oz at close to (300gh). If you want one, let's chat on 0541458372.



Some testimonies



My own before


I'll share the ingredients and details on each ingredient in the one month update.

Check Out Yvonne Nelson's Huge Fro

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Remember the last post I did about Miss Nelson's big chop? Well, her afro is now big ass afro.





Envious of her hair? Lol

Alicia Keys' Orange Braids

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The 'This girl is on fire' hit just got real with these hot ORANGE braids by Alicia keys.





Fierce, right?

What is dandruff?

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What is dandruff? Dandruff is the shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp. As skin cells die, a small amount of flaking is normal. For most teens and adults, dandruff symptoms are easy to spot: white, oily-looking flakes of dead skin that dot your hair and shoulders, and a possibly itchy, scaly scalp.



Dandruff can have several causes, including:

Irritated, oily skin (seborrheic dermatitis).This condition, one of the most frequent causes of dandruff, is marked by red, greasy skin covered with flaky white or yellow scales. Seborrheic dermatitis may affect your scalp and other areas rich in oil glands, such as your eyebrows, the sides of your nose and the backs of your ears, your breastbone (sternum), your groin area, and sometimes your armpits.

Not shampooing often enough. If you don't regularly wash your hair, oils and skin cells from your scalp can build up, causing dandruff.

A yeastlike fungus (malassezia).Malassezia lives on the scalps of most adults. But, for some, it irrit…

Some Facts About Hairfinity Vitamins

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I'm on the second day of the hairfinity vitamins and these are the five things I've learnt about it.


1. As far back as 2011, hairfinity was in the system. Can we say the papa of hair vitamins? 😃 I saw a review video at that time Lol.

2. Hairfinity has introduced its own hair care line - shampoo etc. It might be here soon.

3. Hairfinity has celebrity endorsements; I've Seen the review of Blac Chyna and others.

Lastly, you can pour the vitamins in your drink too if you don't like taking it.

Queen Helene Oat and Honey Facial Scrub Review

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When I needed a facial scrub, I picked up the Queen Helene Oats and Honey scrub for the fact that I saw those two ingredients.


After purchasing, I read reviews online and one blog rated is as part of the top 10 facial scrubs for 2017! That got me quite excited so I began using it.

Did it get the results I wanted? Find out from the video.

Hairfinity Vitamins Journey

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I've decided to give hairfinity vitamins a try just as I did with Mane choice. The difference now though is that I'll be taking just one pill a day and not two; I want to ease into taking hair supplements gradually.


It's 60 in the bottle and I'll be taking it with either breakfast or lunching depending on what I'm eating.

Hairfinity claims:
Hairfinity healthy hair vitamins dietary supplement with exclusive capilsana complex.
It contains MSM and hydrolyzed collagen and horsetail.
The direction says take with food so that's what I'll be doing.


Now for the back



I'll do an update after 15 days for you to see if there are changes.
To purchase a bottle, contact 0541458372 via WhatsApp. It will be delivered to you wherever you are in Ghana.

Health And Curls 17 In Pictures

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Health and Curls was organized by AveryNaturals( check them on Instagram) to provide a platform for interaction about ladies on a healthy hair journey as well as offer a one stop shop to buy products.

What an amazing and awesome event for hair enthusiasts!






My stand; You can call me on 0541458372 to purchase any of these items.







Speakers, Ann and Mrs. Akorli




Avery giving information on Testicular cancer

Participants

Repping live!


You shouldn't miss the next one. There were vendors from different hair brands too. I got a few stuff as well so stay tuned for a haul.

6 More Ways To Use Aloe Vera On Your Hair

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How do you use aloe vera gel or juice on your hair?


Cleanser
Aloe vera is known as a mild cleanser. In the water only wash regimen, the gel is said to gently clear excess sebum. After relaxed application, use the aloe vera on your scalp.

Moisturizer
The water in the Aloe plant is considered to be very moisturizing and thus a lot of ladies, both natural and relaxed, use it as their moisturizer.
Here's how to make yours.


Leave in
If you want a natural leave in, look no further. The Aloe vera gel or juice can serve as a leave in too. In fact, a lot of commercial products make use of it - from shampoo to deep conditioner! It's seen as a humectant that is pulling moisture into the hair and so you have a great natural leave in so long as you know the time your weather won't favour Humectants.


Hair Spritz: All you need is to mix a bit of aloe vera gel, a few drops of essential oil, some carrier oil like olive oil and water in a spray bottle. Use this when you feel your hair needs …

Two Reasons Why You Get Biotin Acne

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If you've not heard of biotin, well, it's like the salt of everyone aiming to grow long hair quickly.

What happens though is that when the dosage of the biotin leads to overproduction of sebum, your face becomes the deposit site of the excess which can clog your pores, get infected and cause breakout.


The second reason why you break out from biotin is that because your sebum production has increased, your facial routine has to be tailored towards regular cleansing. Now, the challenge is most often, we don't have a facial routine and that means we are unable to clear the excess sebum.

Therefore, if you are taking biotin, you may have to either reduce the dosage or get your facial routine game on!

When Your Products Fail, What Can You Do?

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Many of us purchase items hoping to get the best out of them. However, it doesn't turn out right always.

Let me commence with failed shampoos. If you're like me who lives on a budget all the time, then, having to throw away a shampoo that is relatively cheap or expensive is a big NO! But I find ways to enjoy some benefit.
*Give it to one of my sisters. It may work for them.
*Pre poo hair properly- this helps to condition the hair such that if the shampoo is too stripping, the hair is protected.
*If the shampoo isn't able to clean well, I use a lot! I get to benefit from it and speeds up the emptying process.
*Doesn't smell good? Use an after shampoo product with a great smell.
Rinse out regular conditioners:
*Pre poo with it. That way you can enjoy some benefit.
*Use a lot at a go! works to add moisture and get rid of it quickly.
*Mix it with other conditioners.
*Swap or give it to someone.
How about deep conditioner?
*Add oils to it- to improve its effectiveness.
*H…

Add Silk Amino Acids To Your Regimen

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First and foremost, what is silk amino acid ingredient and what does it do? Read the previous post (Know Your Protein Part One) But, the question is, "how do I incorporate silk amino acid in my regimen?

If you have silk amino in  powder or liquid form  that you want to use together with your hair products, you can do so through the following ways.
Pre-relaxer treatement: Use the liquid one straight on your hair a few hours before relaxing. This is to serve as a buffer against the relaxer.Apply to your ends and leave to dryAdd it to your leave-in conditioners for the hair to absorp it. This nourishes your hair and prevent breakage. Add to your Deep conditioner mixture to provide a boost in the elasticity of your hair. As a rinse, the powder can be used to restore the protein in the hair.  I  got my chi silk infusion and haven't slept on it at all! It's a must have for all relaxed hair ladies.


References
http://www.longhaircareforum.com/showthread.php?t=124441&highlight=si…

4 Prepoo (Pre Shampoo)Treatment Hacks

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Prepoo are obviously an integral part of our hair routine but there are moments we don't have time so here are a few tricks to make prepoo easier.

1. Overnight prepoo: This is by far the most easiest way and most beneficial method. Apply the oil at night and cover with caps. You wash the hair the next day.

2. Prepoo under wig: if you wear wigs and want to wash, you can apply the oil on the hair and cover with a plastic cap, wear your wig and allow the heat from the body to do the rest.

3. Apply the oil and do a workout: Your body's heat will allow the prepoo treatment to work faster.


4. The 5 pack prepoo: This is a method I created a few years ago when I was too busy. I put on a plastic cap, followed by a shower cap or poly bag, followed by a beanie. This generates tons of heat to speed up the process.

5. Hooded dryer: You can use a hair steam cap like what I use or a hooded dryer. Apply the oil, cover with a cap and sit under the dryer for a while.

Which method works for you…

How To THICKEN Already THIN Relaxed Hair

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Thickening already thin relaxed hair definitely poses a difficult. The hair has undergone the damage already so how do you salvage the situation?

Try a protein treatment once in a while to strengthen the demarcation between the thin and thick parts. This will prevent breakage just as when you have new growth and the already relaxed hair.

Protect your ends to prevent further thinning. That reduces the extent of damage and how much you'll need to trim off.


Try Jamaican black castor oil and coconut oil. Although the effectiveness of these oils at this point may not be noticed, applying them is said to have indeed thickened hair.
Find the cause of the thinning to avoid further damage. Be it not trimming regularly, using heat from flat irons too often and even wearing the hair out without fortifications with deep conditioning and moisturising products.

Lastly, try to protect your ends by trimming regularly. That prevents split ends too.