July 29, 2015

Summer Tips for Natural Hair


by Emilia Obiekea of AdoreBotanicals.com

It’s summer time! We know that means fun in the sun, playing in the water and tons of outdoor activities. Many people forget to protect their hair while they are out having fun. Just as your body needs sunscreen your hair needs a layer of protection as well. After all the fun you may notice your ends looking a bit frayed or raggedy. The best thing to do is trim the damaged ends and start taking care of your ends as a preventative measure. Who wants unnecessary length loss? No one! The following will help to avoid hair damage while enjoying your summer.

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July 29, 2015

Perm Rods on Dry Natural Hair


Hola Chicas!

Watch as Shekia Renea rocks a perm rod set on her dry natural hair.  Spoiler alert: the resulting curls are full, bouncy and flawless.

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July 29, 2015

Thick or Thin Moisturizers: Which Is Better?



As a cosmetic chemist, I am always looking for novel ways to deliver the best results to my target consumer using techniques and delivery methods that make her regimen more convenient. I often relate this process to be very much like cooking. There are hundreds of ways to make a cake, and even the smallest of changes to the recipe or procedure can change the end result. Similarly, hair and skin products are made up of a number of different types of ingredients that have different functions and purposes, and together they deliver certain results that they couldn’t deliver alone.

It is commonly said that you can’t judge a book by its cover and this also applies to hair products. One misconception that I often hear is the consumer’s correlation between product consistency with overall effectiveness of the product providing moisture and slip to the hair. However, consistency (or viscosity which is the technical term) is only one of many factors that contribute to the effectiveness of a product. The consistency of a product is commonly used to improve the delivery of a product or to help provide weight to the hair mold it into the shape or style that the user is attempting to achieve. Although emulsifiers and thickeners used to thicken products are often great conditioning agents, they are not necessarily the primary conditioning agents in the formula.

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July 28, 2015

Remedies for Natural Hair Loss and Thinning


 by Sabrina via GlobalCoutureblog.net

First off, any woman who feels this is not the post for them needs to rethink her situation. While it is true that men are more likely to lose their hair than women, thinning hair and hair loss are also common in women. Yes, we can suffer from hair loss and thinning hair and here are a few reasons why:
  • Stress
  • Pregnancy
  • Lack of protein
  • Hormones
  • Heredity
  • Dramatic weight loss
  • Lupus (or other illnesses)
  • Chemotherapy
  • Styling
These are just a few reasons why some women experience hair loss or thinning hair and many of us will experience one or more of the symptoms above regardless of how hard we try not to.

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July 28, 2015

Transitioning Hair Tips You Can't Live Without

Congratulations, you’ve decided to go natural! Now you get to answer one of the most profound questions within the natural hair community: to transition or go for the Big Chop?

If you’re not quite ready to cut your relaxed ends yet, then welcome to the wonderful world of transitioning! Here are a few tips that should help make transitioning to natural hair a bit smoother. You’ve got a bit of work ahead, but I guarantee it’ll be worth it in the end!

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