natural hair conditioner

Hair oils and their benefits

Argan oil - derived from the kernels of the argan tree, this  helps to tame frizzy hair and improve the texture of the hair.This oil can be used to treat hair damaged by heat or dyes. It has also been proven to be promote hair growth in thinning hair.

Coconut oil - abe to actually penetrate the hair shaft and nourish the hair when used as a conditioner. May be used as a natural sunscreen in the summer to prevent thermal damage by the sun.

Amla oil - very popular in indian hair care for numerous problems such as dandruff, shine and to promote hair growth, accompanying scalp massages,

Avocado oil - rich in vitamins E, D and A. This oil can be absorbed into hair and therefore may be incorporated into deep conditioning treatments.

Castor oil - very thick oil with anti-fungal properties and therefore is an ideal remedy for dandruff and itchiness. Its thick, heavy consistency also make it a good natural hair conditioner when used as a hot oil treatment.

Black castor oil - rich in omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin E. It is  also thick and heavy which makes it ideal as a conditioner. Many women testify thickening of hair, lashes and brows after  using this oil consistently.

Jojoba oil - very similar to the molecular structure of sebum.Helps to add shine, elasticity and softness to hair. Massaging into the scalp can help to relieve itchiness and scalp psioriasis

Olive oil - rich in antioxidants and vitamins A & E. This oil is great at sealing in moisture and preventing split ends. Can alos be used as a hot oil treatment for conditioning effects.

Essential oils (these should be diluted with a carrier oil)

Rosemary oil - this essential oil has been proven to stimulate hair growth when applied topically by imoroving circulation to the scalp. It also has anti-bacterial properties that help to improve scalp health

Tea tree oil -  has many anti-bacterial, anti-viral and antifungal properties. Therefore, helping to prevent many ailments of the scalp that may cause hair loss or hair thinning.

Pepppermint oil - effective treatment for dandruff and dry scalp issues. MAy also improve circulation to the scalp, improving hair health.

TIPS FOR TAKING CARE OF CURLY HAIR THAT MY HAIR STYLIST SISTER HAS TAUGHT ME

1. NEVER wash your hair everyday. Go at least on day without washing your hair. It makes a HUGE difference. If you are someone who has to shower every day because you work out or other things, take your shower without wetting your hair and instead use DRY SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER. WHY: the natural oils in your hair come from the scalp. With straight or wavy hair the oil can easily travel down the hair shaft with no problem. Curly hair however is full of kinks and twists that make it harder for the oils to reach the ends of your hair. Thats why curly hair does not get greasy as easily. MOISTURE HELPS AVOID FRIZZ!!!

2. DO NOT USE SHAMPOOS AND CONDITIONERS WITH ALCOHOL OR SULFATES!!!!!! This can go for everyone. They dry out your hair and can actually damage it. That Garnier Fructise that smells so good? Yeah, no. It sucks. Dont use it. AND NEVER EVER EVER USE PANTENE!!

3. IF YOU STRAIGHTEN YOUR HAIR USE HEAT PROTECTION SPRAY!!! Cannot stress that enough. Damaged hair cannot be saved and must be cut off. If you can avoid straightening then do it, wear natural hair 90% of the time. With these tips youll be able to!! IF YOU MUST STRAIGHTEN YOUR HAIR: wash it before you do because you’ll want to go 3-4 days before washing it again. This will allow your hair to heal and restore natural oils. The night before you wash it apply leave in conditoner or some moisturizing oil and sleep with it in. This will help heal the hair and keep it soft and smooth.

4. HAIRSTYLES: you can wear your hair down a lot. Curls wont always look good after sleeping on them so you may want to put it up on the days you dont wash it. I braid my hair a lot on days i dont wash it. I also use the half up hair style a lot. And since my curls arent too tight and kinky i can wear a ponytail. But for a longer looking pony tail i use a banana clip.

5. THERE ARE REALLY GOOD PRODUCTS OUT THERE FOR CURLY HAIR. The best are Redken, Deva Curl, and Pureology. Redken and Pureology are amazing too if your hair is color treated at all. Buy shampoos and conditioner for curly hair. Or one can be just moisturizing. I use pureology curl complete conditioner, A deva curl hair scrunch gel, and a pureology split end salve (a leave in conditioner) they work wonders. I also use redken Diamond Oil. This stuff is amazing but expensive. I get a good price because of my sister.
BUT. if you cant afford those there are cheaper options available at cvs or the grocery store. CHEAPER OPTIONS include Organics and Nexxus. These are more expensive than other options but they are much cheaper than salon quality products with similar effects. both these brands offer leave in conditioners and oils for your hair. I personally use Organics Coconut Milk shampoo because it is very moisturizing. Nexxus Ultimate Moisture conditioner is amazing as well.

6. DONT USE TOO MUCH CONDITIONER! if you have curly hair you do need a decent amount. However using too much can make even your hair look and feel greasy or crusty. Use just enough to get you by. Conditioner is your best friend. Dont abuse it.

7. Get regular hair cuts. At least every 3 months. You can just get a trim but getting rid of split ends can save you from potentially going bald!

8. Finally, LOVE YOUR HAIR!! its gorgeous! Take this advice from one curly girl and use it to work MIRACLES!

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It’s Sunday😍😍
First, gotta make sure to get rid of any product build up.
I’m trying Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle shampoo for the first time.
Today’s hot oil treatment: coconut, grapeseed, and olive oil.
Today’s deep conditioner: raw honey, Garnier’s Damage Eraser conditioner, and a teaspoon of the same oils.
(I make sure to heat up my deep conditioner too to ensure that it’ll penetrate my thick ass low porosity hair. I also steam for 15 of the 30 minutes that I have it applied.)
Sealing with Shea Moisture’s Low Porosity Protein Free Leave-in and JBCO.
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“Natural” Hair Challenge

*No this challenge is not just for Naturals, this challenge is for anyone and everyone with hair on their head!*



We all know that products that contain mineral oil, sulfates, silicones, etc can be very damaging to your hair. So for the next 90 days I challenge you to use nothing but natural products. Natural products can be extremely benefits to the health of your hair!

For this challenge you would need:

  • A Natural Shampoo,
  • A Natural Conditioner
  • A Natural Deep Conditioner
  • A Natural Leave in
  • A Natural Sealant
  • A Natural Growth aid (Optional)


Rules:

  • You must wash your hair at least 1x a week
  • Moisturize and seal your hair at least once a day
  • Protective styling 4x a week
  • Apply growth aid to scalp at least 3x a week
  • Scalp massages for 3mins each day

Natural Shampoos (Just some not all)

  • Terressentials Mud Wash
  • African Black Soap
  • Kiehls shampoo
  • Lush shampoo
  • Jamaican Black castor oil shampoo
  • Shi- Naturals Shampoo

Natural Conditioners (Just some not all)

  • Earthly Delight
  • Shi Naturals Conditioner
  • Lush Conditioner
  • Kiehls Conditioner


Deep Conditioners

Recipe 1

Recipe 2


Recipe 3

Leave In

  • Water
  • Rose Water
  • Water + Aloe Vera Juice
  • Water + Aloe Vera Juice + Glycerin
  • Water + Glycerin

Sealant

  • Any oils
  • Shea Butter

Growth Aid (just some)

  • Jamaican Black Castor Oil
  • Castor Oil
  • Hairfinity
  • Hair, Skin & Nails Vitamins
  • Jamaican Black Castor oil + Peppermint oil
  • 8oz Jamaican Black Castor Oil + 1tsp of Sulfur powder
  • Njoy hair growth mix


Some Videos to watch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc8-U72ccPE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7ssv1oOrSY&list=TLGULgaFNeuRH8KzvIHnwp4LqeT2pD9Jju

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GEAkGKGYSA



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For this challenge I will also be transitioning from vegetarian to raw vegan

Natural Hair Challenge || 6 Month Hair Therapy

In order for your hair to be healthy and retain length you have to care for it like it like you would a child. Some of you may have looked at that in confusion but your hair is something that can not care for itself and can only thrive and flourish it is trained and cared for in the right manner.

Here are the guildlines to the challenge:

● Use a ACV rinse once a month to get rid of product build up.

¼ ACV
¾ water in a spray bottle

● Deep condition once a week for at least 30 minutes

Rinse with cool water

●NO EXTREME HEAT (constant blow drying and flat ironing at high temperatures)

●Protein treatment every two weeks

Protein strengthens your hair and promotes hair growth

●Drink at least 8 cups of water a day

Water is great for your body and is essential to your health. Healthy body, healthy hair.

●Trim your hair only when needed

Every 4 to 6 months

●Protective style at least 2 weeks out of the month.

Flat twists, mini twists, braids, and twists. Avoid keeping. Twists and braids in for longer than 3 months to avoid locking.

●Wrap your hair with a silk or satin bonnet/scarf every night for bed

Unless you have silk or satin pillow cases tie your hair down. Cotton can dry out and pop your hair.

●Low manipulation

Do not stress your hair by over working it with different styles and tools. Keep it simple.

●No shampoo

Shampoo drys out and tangles your hair. Co-wash instead.

●Moisturize with the L.O.C method ●DRINK WATER

To participate in the challenge just post pictures of your progress with the tag #NNPCChallenge

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|| L'Oreal EverCreme Conditioning Cleanser ||

L'Oreal is offering a new Low Poo (¼ conditioner, ¾ water) conditioning cleanser - which is great news for curly girls. L'Oreal EverCreme Conditioning Cleanser is sulfate-free, which means no abrasion tearing up your hair fibers and no breakage.

Check out my girl Millana as one of the models. Her end result looks so great! 

Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Cocoamphopropionate, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Behentrimonium Chloride, Parfum/Fragrance, Isopropyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Glycerin, Tocopherol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Camelina Sativa Oil/Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil/Apricot Kernel Oil, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil/Grape Seed Oil, Caramel, CI 19140/Yellow 5. 


Ingredient Attributes: silicone free, sulfate free, paraben free, protein free