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How To Know If Your Hair Products Are Working?

There are no fast and easy ways to reach your hair goals though there some few things you can do to enhance length retention. After getting the products, the next step is being able to use them to nourish your hair natural or relaxed hair. The challenge usually comes when you can't figure out if a product is working or not. Here are a few guidelines to help : The outcome of your wash day should be such that you hair is soft and manageable. That's the key to a successful wash day! If you are able to style it without difficulties, you are certainly doing something right. How do we get that outcome though? How does your hair feel after using your shampoo? Is it dry? Is it moisturized? Does it tangle up? Does it really clean the scalp and hair? Are you able to comb after rinsing the shampoo? If you end up with soft and clean hair, then the shampoo is OK. If you have tangles and dryness, follow immediately with conditioner or deep conditioner. When you do, does the hair become easie

Why Your Hair Might Still Be Breaking

When hair keeps breaking, we usually assume it's lack of moisture or lack of protein. I've seen cases where you'd do all the right things and still experience breakage. These factors may explain the cause of your breakage: 1. The hair style choice might be adding a lot of weigh or strain on your strands. After take down, this may weaken the hair and cause breakage. Elaborate hair styles tend to also cause more damage as you try to take it down. Even the way your cornrows underneath your wigs are done  may be the cause of the breakage!  2. Not trimming: Once you set out to get healthy hair, you have to get rid of the damaged hair as soon as possible. Old, damaged hair tends to tangle up a lot causing breakage. No amount of products will restore it hence better cut it off and have healthy hair to work with. 3. Too much moisturizer can cause the hair to be fragile. Although you have to moisturise the hair as often as you can, the quantity of moisturiser shouldn't make the

5 Moisturising and Sealing Mistakes

Aside being able to stop breakage and retain length with moisture, moisturising and sealing is essential in protecting your hair from the changing seasons and the environmental impact it has on the hair. In light of this, we do our best to incorporate this technique in our daily regimen yet we may end up with bad results if we commit the following mistakes.  Using too much moisturiser.  Just because you want your hair to be moisturised doesn't mean it should be drenched with the product. A little goes a long way to prevent hygral fatigue. Wet hair will also cause breakage thereby making the process  counterproductive to what we aim to achieve.  Secondly, using too much oil or butter to seal. This notion of more oils to prevent moisture loss will leave your hair greasy!  Next is moisturising with oil moisturizer and not water based moisturizer. These oil moisturizers are similar to moisturising oils. They penetrate the strands but you need moisture in the form of water based moistur

How To Do A Corrective Relaxer

What is a corrective relaxer? Usually, when you don't get the desired texture at the end of a relaxer process, you may consider 'correcting' the under processed hair in order to have an even texture all through the hair. Client picture  The reason corrective relaxers may help are: 1. It balances the under processed hair with the already relaxed hair. You are able to get the texture you wanted.  2. It limits breakage from handling multiple textures.  It's recommended you wait 6 weeks after the relaxer process to get a corrective relaxer done. The new growth will make it easier to apply the relaxer. You begin with the new growth and then pull the relaxer through the under processed parts before washing off.  Personally, I prefer managing the textures until the next relaxer is due then I do both corrective and regular relaxer at the same time.  Be sure to deep condition your hair often if you plan to wait till your next relaxer appointment. 

Moisture Training Your Hair

 This is a technique I've been trying to get my clients to follow for the first 6 weeks of the hair growth. Basically, when you have extremely damaged hair, you need to focus on repairing and restoring before you focus on length. In the process of repairing, you are certainly paying attention to length retention with all the treatments and styling you do.  How do you moisture train your hair? First, be sure to moisturise and seal every single day! Dry and brittle hair requires constant moisture and over time, you'll notice drastic changes in the hair. Secondly, use a moisture based deep conditioner as often as 2 times a month or weekly for the first few months you start. This will boost the moisture levels and also speed up the repair process.  Thirdly, trim off all damaged ends. This makes styling easier and maintaining the health of the hair, a priority. Another technique to boost moisture in the hair is the daily mist. Daily misting acts a s buffer during the day thereby ens