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Oils VS Healthy Hair Growth 

If your hair kinky, curly, or wavy your strands are most likely shaped in a S-shaped or a Z-shaped formation. These formations of shapes hinder your scalps natural oil from reaching the tips of your hair. Straight hair makes it easier for sebum oil to navigate its way down the shaft to evenly distribute oil unlike trying to travel down spirals, zigs, and zags. 

Women

 with coily or curly textured hair must apply natural oils to over compensate for the lost of moisture. Although Afro- texture hair needs to be infused with moisture, to much oil could hinder your growth. To much oil over an extended period of time can block and suffocate the pores on your scalp ,and can eventually lead to hair loss and unhealthy shedding.

The glands in the scalp naturally produces its own sebum oil. These glands, are based at each one of the hair strands and produce sebum, an oily secretion that normally keeps your scalp moisturized and makes your hair shiny so, it is not necessary to overindulge in dressing the scalp.

So how much does your scalp need to become moisturized? A very small amount should be used to oil your scalp after dividing the hair up in 4-6 sections, 1 dime size amount for each section is just the right amount to prevent clogging your pores, shedding, itching, irritating the scalp, stunting growth, and preventing health oxygen and blood flow from fulfilling its natural purpose, which is healthy hair growth.

What’s Co-Washing?


(Co-wash) Conditioner wash; washing hair with conditioner instead of shampoo.


Conditioning is essential to having moisturized hair. Conditioners add moisture and help reduce frizz by penetrating and coating the hair follicles. Follow the directions on the bottle and make sure to rinse with cool or cold water instead of hot. This helps lock in shine and moisture. It is also a good idea to use a deep conditioner at least once a week, paying particular attention to the ends of hair, which are the driest and can often split.

How To Co-wash 

You need to have a lot of conditioner since you will be washing your hair often using conditioner. Any conditioner will do. However when you deep conditioner your hair you should use a better quality type of conditioner.
You can wash as often as everyday or a few times a week. Washing in the shower is easiest. Just like you would use your shampoo, use the conditioner instead. You want to really saturate your hair with conditioner. The thicker your hair is, the more conditioner you should use. Massage it into your hair well.

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Learn How To Make A Batch Of Olive Onion Oil For Hair Growth!

  • Onion oil can be used to stimulate hair growth in balding spots just use a couple of drops on your problem areas. To get rid of the smell rinse your hair with honey and apple cider vinegar!

What You Will Need:

  • 1 3/4 cups olive oil
  • 1 pound onions, very thinly sliced (4 cups)
  • How To Prepare It:
  • Heat a pan over high heat for 15-20 seconds. Add the olive oil and onions, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring and turning the onions often to prevent burning Reduce the heat to medium and cook, stirring often, for 10 minutes more, or until the onions turn light brown.  Strain the oil through a fine-mesh strainer into a heatproof bowl, pressing the onions with a spoon as the onions drain. Allow the oil to cool to room temperature. Set the fried onions aside to cool. Pour the cooled oil into a sterilized glass jar and close tightly. The oil will keep at room temperature for 1 week or refrigerated for up to 3 months. Transfer the fried onions to a plastic container, cover, and refrigerate. They will keep for up to 3 months.

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Hemp Seed Oil For Stronger Longer Tresses 

Hemp seed oil, contains healthy sources of protein and omega 3,6 and 9 which helps to strengthen, keratin levels inside of the cortex of the hair follicle. When these omega fatty acids come into direct contact with your hair, they can actually help it to grow hair, stronger and longer. Increasing your levels of keratin, can make your hair more resilient,
and able to stand up against the effects of styling, heat and chemicals. Be warned, hemp seed oil does not carry an attractive smell. Adding a few drops of hemp seed oil inside of your shampoo, will allow you to use it, to fortify your hair without leaving its stench behind. Hemp seed oil can be found in most herbal stores or health food grocery market places.


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Are You Missing The Point Of Co-Washing

We all have heard numerous times to avoid shampoos that contain harsh chemical ingredients like sulfates, parabens, mineral oils, and silicones but, are we forgetting to check the label on the back of our conditioners. Most women use conditioner way more often today than ever to co-wash their hair so, it is vital that you find conditioners that contain healthy chemical free natural ingredients to properly care for your hair. 

Co-washing your hair with conditioner instead of shampoo helps to infuse moisture back into the hair without stripping the hair of its natural oils. The main benefit of sulfate free conditioner is that it reduces hair dryness and irritation of the scalp. With a healthy scalp, you can avoid dandruff,  flakes and itchiness. Sulfate free conditioner can also help you protect color treated hair, and give your color more lasting power. You will also notice that using a sulfate free conditioner will allow your hair to become become silkier, softer and shinier.

Parabens are another ingredient to avoid because they contain cancerous ingredients that could potentially cause adverse medical effects. Not only does parabens cause the threat of causing terminal diseases, they also cause skin irritations that could lead to unsightly scalp rashes.Mineral oil is a ingredient that you want to stay far away from because it is derivative of crude oil or petroleum jelly that is used industrially as a cutting fluid and lubricating oil. Petroleum coats the scalp and hair by creating a barrier that inhibits the ability for hair to breathe and absorb moisture which is vital for black hair.

Silicones coats the hair strand and stops moisture from entering the strand which defeats the purpose of co-washing! Our Essentious Hair Care product line contains the purest natural ingredients while leaving out harsh chemicals that could possibly damage your hair or health. 

Raw Coconut Nectar Deep Conditioning For Softer Hair 

Raw coconut nectar is an excellent way to infuse your hair with moisture to combat dryness. Coconut nectar is made from coconut tree sap. This sap contains loads of healthy vitamins, amino acids, and vitamins that help to neutralize the pH balance levels in your hair. When coconut nectar is added to your deep conditioning treatments it helps t

o flatten out the hair cuticles allowing them to lye straight and smooth so, that your hair will become softer, less frizzy, and easier to manage. 

To use coconut nectar in your deep conditioner simply pour as much as you feel necessary directly into your product and stir it in completely. Depending on your hair length and density will better determine exactly how much you will need. Adding in other natural ingredients like olive oil, coconut oil, or whole leaf aloe vera gel will help to further bring forth plenty of moisture and hair manageability. 

Divide your hair into 4-8 sections, then distribute your deep conditioning mixture from the top of your roots to the very ends of the strands of your hair. Allow the mixture to sit on your hair from 30-60 minutes with heat or without heat. Using heat will help to maximize the strength of your treatment and yield the best results. Raw coconut nectar can be found in most grocery stores or online.

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Set Short Term Realistic Hair Goals 

Often times women become stressed out and want to give up on their dream hair length. Setting short term goals will greatly benefit you emotionally by reducing stress. Stressing out over growing hair is very counterproductive. Instead of your hair growing you may find that your hair is falling out or shedding at a greater rate.

How To Set And Celebrate Short 

Term Hair Goals

*Using a journal to chart your hair length and hair goals will help you to stay focused. 

*Take lots of pictures to track your hair length. Pictures will be the bearer of truth when you feel like your hair just isn’t growing, pictures never lie. 

*Write down small achievable goals that will be easy to meet. Always remember to celebrate each goal that has been met, small achievements always amount to large triumphs.

Dry Shampoo Recipe 

This powder mix can be applied directly to dry hair, then combed out. Dry shampoos work by absorbing oils from the hair and scalp. Cornstarch, rice flour, arrowroot powder, oatmeal and talcum powder are great examples of an effective dry shampoo. Dry shampoo is great for women who are on vacation, in the hospital, have oily hair, wear braids or sew-ins for long periods of time!


Break Free From Hair Breakage With Eggs

Easy Steps, Simple Recipe, Powerful Results! 

 In a small bowl combine one egg yolk and 2 tbsp of olive oil. Use a whisk or fork to mix the ingredients. Wet your hair and apply the treatment concentrating on the ends. Be sure to avoid your scalp. Keep the mixture on your hair while showering for 5-10 minutes. Shampoo as usual to remove the treatment. This is one of the most simple solutions among all home remedies for hair breakage and, it can be applied twice a month.

Testimonial submitted by Crystal T. I just love the way your products make my hair feel. My hair is moisturized, but not oily. I can also go alot longer without relaxers since I started using your products because my new growth is much softer. My hair texture has even improved. The coconut oil moisturizer is great too. I can’t believe how silky my hair looks. Thank you for making this product.