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My Tips for Healthy Natural Hair

• Don’t wash hair too often. Once a week, bi-weekly, or monthly is best. Use a sulfate-free shampoo because sulfate is a cleaning agent that strips all of the natural oils and moisture from the hair.

• Co-wash (washing with conditioner) to refresh hair between shampoo washes. This will cleanse the hair while adding moisture. Two of my favorites are Eden BodyWorks All Natural Cleansing Cowash and Creme of Nature Pure-licious Cowash Cleansing Conditioner.

• Keep hair moisturized. Dry, brittle hair will break off and frizz up, thus halting hair growth. My favorite leave-in conditioner is Shea Moisture’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil Leave-In Conditioner. It keeps my hair soft and moisturized for days!

• Use natural oils to seal moisture into hair after applying leave-in conditioner, and on the scalp to stimulate hair growth. For thick hair like mine, I like to use olive oil. Jojoba oil is also great for using on the scalp and hair as it is the closest natural oil to the sebum our skin produces. Coconut, avocado, castor, and grapeseed oil are also good.

• Deep condition at least once a week for 30 minutes to an hour. Deep conditioning the hair is vital to keeping it strong and moisturized. Shea Moisture and Eden BodyWorks make great ones.

• Sleep with a satin scarf/bonnet on or sleep on a satin pillowcase. Cotton pillowcases suck all the moisture out of your hair and create breakage and frizz.

• Detangle hair only when damp with water or conditioner. Use a wide tooth comb or your fingers and BE GENTLE.

• Avoid styling your hair everyday and avoid tight hair styles that put strain on your edges and nape hair. Low manipulation is key.

• Drink a lot of water and eat a healthy diet rich in protein, iron, zinc, and Vitamins A, E, D, and B. 

• Take a multi-vitamin daily and/or a hair growth vitamin. 

Affordable Brands/Products For Curly Hair

Okay so my hair is personally stick straight, but with some help from the internet, as well as several of my curly haired friends, imma help my curly cuties out❤

1. As I Am Coconut CoWash, $7.99

2. ECO Styler Olive Oil Styling Gel, $5.19

3. Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream, $5.49

4. SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Frizz-Free Curl Mousse, $9.99

5. Queen Helene Royal Curl Shaping Creme, $8.71

6. EDEN BodyWorks JojOba Monoi All Natural Deep Conditioner, $9.47

7. Samy Curl Constructor Activating Mousse, $5.99

8. SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strenghten and Growth Shampoo, $10.99

9. Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Conditioner, $3.99

10. Garnier Fructis Curl Nourish Shampoo, $9.49

11. SheaMoisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, $3.99

12. Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist, $2.97

13. Ogx Weightless Hydration Coconut Water Shampoo or Conditioner, $5.79

14. Cantu Coconut Curling Cream, $5.99

15. As I Am Double Butter Cream, $15.50

Please check the ingredients to make sure they’re all safe for you to use (some of y'all may have allergies or whatnot), and these prices were just off of average vendor’s prices on the internet, they may vary depending on where you buy it.

5 Easy Fixes for Dry, Frizzy Ends

1. Introduce a brush or comb into your regimen occasionally.
After finger detangling in small sections, take a moderately wide tooth comb like this one (teeth too wide apart defeat the purpose) or a Denman brush to smooth out the ends of your hair. This works best with hair that is saturated in regular or deep conditioner.

2. Use a smoothing deep conditioner.
Smoothing deep conditioners are typically marketed as a step in the process of blowing out and straightening the hair,smoothing polymers, and proteins. These same ingredients make a great treatment for rough and frizzy ends. You don’t have to use a separate deep conditioner or your ends, you can just treat your entire head of hair to a smoothing deep conditioning treatment every two weeks to every month to keep the problem ends at bay. Silk Elements Kera-Minerals Smoothing ConditionerGiovanni Smooth As Silk Deeper Moisture Conditioner, andL’Oreal Eversleek Conditioner are three great smoothing treatments under $10.

3. L-C-O/B your ends.
There’s a bunch of different acronyms to follow when it comes to retaining moisture within the hair, but I have found that the Liquid-Cream-Oil/Butter version works best. Keeping rough ends properly strengthened and moisturized is key in preventing those thin wisps of hair from ending up on your bathroom sink. When refreshing styles or prepping hair for bedtime, take a few extra steps to nurse your ends back to health. Use a liquid to hydrate your ends, but don’t soak them (preferably a spray with protein and amino acids like ApHogee Keratin & Green Tea Restructurizer SprayInfusium 23 Pro-Vitamin B5 Leave-In Treatment, or Ouidad Botanical Boost). Follow that up with your moisturizingpudding, lotion, soufflé or cream of choice (my personal picks in this are Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea All Natural Pudding Souffle and Camille Rose Naturals Curl Love Moisture Milk), and then your butter or oil of choice to seal (I like coconut oil for the summer). When maintaining the moisture on your ends, you don’t have to worry about using too much product. Just enough to lightly moisturize. These steps can be done daily, or as needed. Just don’t let your ends dry out!

4. Tuck them away.
This is probably my least favorite piece of advice, because I am in no way a fan of protective styling. My twists only last two days before looking a mess. My scalp psoriasis won’t allow for styles and braided updos that can have hair tucked away for weeks at a time. And personally, I think my forehead is entirely too big for regular bunning. But if you are not sensitive to any of my predicaments, then tucking the ends away for a few days or weeks at a time can help the ends of your hair recuperate. Just be sure to follow steps 2 and 3 for maintenance!
5. Get out the scissors.
Sometimes in spite of your best efforts, your ends are too far gone for conditioners and moisturizers to help. In these cases, the best thing you can do is make the decision to chop the problem ends, or gradually trim them. As I follow steps 1 – 3, I trim away at my ends on a monthly basis. My ends aren’t split and my single strand knots are few, but I aim to gradually rid myself of problematic, tangly ends. My personal timeline is three months. At the end of the day, cutting is truly the only cure — all of the other tips are suggestions for managing and preventing further damage.

Lastly — check your regimen! Make sure the products you’re using aren’t drying your ends, and you’re not handling hair too roughly. If you don’t have your regimen in check, you will find yourself repeatedly at step 5.

Miss Jessie’s hair products be like...

“Do you want to get rid of your AWFUL, nappy/frizzy curls that you were naturally born with? Well, fear not because try this product to turn your naps into loose, curly-q’s! Fuck your Ramen-Noodle kinks as well!”

If you want to be betrayed by terrible and anti-black marketing, be my guess. Cantu Shea Butter, Dark & Lovely and Eden Bodyworks will be my go-to.

anonymous asked:

4. The thicker your hair the the thicker the product ( my hair is super thick and Eden bodyworks curl defining creme is literally like crack and it's only $10) 5. Take your time twisting and take your time taking down ( once you are done twisting make sure no twists puffed up and came undone you might need to make them smaller) 6. Oil your hands for a shiny and less frizzy finish 7. The less you fluff the longer the style lasts 8. You can always re twist the pieces that have lost their curl


anonymous asked:

Do you know any cheap products to use for twist outs?

Hey! I do completely understand that many of these products are very costly. Some products have crazy expensive price tags, yet feature mediocre, synthetic ingredients—no shade intended, but I’m just speaking the truth!

Of course, you can never ever go wrong with a homemade whipped shea butter mix for twist outs! That will give you great hold, and save you some serious cash. Another great benefit to making whipped shea butter is that you can change up the consistency and the contents to however you like to help fit your needs. If you’d like, you can check out my DIY recipe, here.

But if you’re not much of a mixtress, then here are a few inexpensive options below. Each have great reviews and are no more than $10:

* - Please take note that the three products with asterisks next to them do have ingredients (ex. dimethicone) that build up on the hair overtime if hair is not properly clarified. Though they have great reviews, do use discretion :-) 

If any one else has suggestions for cheap products for styling, please leave them below :-)

thatsteezetreejass  asked:

I've been natural for almost a year now and I'm wondering what kind of products to use to make my hair moisturize?

Because fractal and zigzag type 4 curls are so curly, they are prone to dryness. Hydrated curls are more manageable and less susceptible to splitting and breaking. Keeping your hair moisturised is a necessary part of a healthy hair regimen.

Leave-in conditioners like Jessicurl Too Shea is  good for fractal and zigzag curls to seal in moisture.

Add some Shea butter to your coils before styling to minimise breakage and retain moisture. Shea Moisture 100% Shea butter might be worth a try.

A protein treatment will be needed. Protein treatments temporarily repair and strengthen hair by filling up gaps in the cuticle that has been damaged. Curl Junkie’s Protein Treatments are amazing.

Give your hair some hydration every day. Mix distilled water and small amount of conditioner such as My Honey Child Type 4 Conditioning Hair Creme in a spray bottle to refresh your curls.

Use a moisturiser during the day to maintain the moisture Kinky-Curly Knot Today is a lovely conditioner that doesn’t cause build up so is good for daily use.

Co- wash at least once a week with something like Eden Bodyworks coconut Shea Cleaner. Keep washing to the minimum to prevent dryness