The Truth About Glycerin for Natural Hair (Environment Matters.)



by Charlene Walton of TexturedTalk.com

Before now using glycerin for natural hair had always been a tricky topic for me. I sort of understood the purpose of the ingredient in hair products but I was still lost on the whole weather, dew point aspect. Like many, I saw other popular bloggers and vloggers using glycerin for natural hair, creating DIY recipes so I figured why not. Glycerin is also listed in about every product I own so I figured the ingredient…couldn’t hurt right?

The good news is ever since I started blogging I’ve become way more informed about the science behind growing and maintaining healthy natural hair and my research game is on another level. (Yay me!) Instead of just taking someone else’s word, I now seek out additional information to form my judgement. Now I know everyone doesn’t have time for that, which is why you are here so let’s dive right in! And if you were completely lost after reading the first paragraph then definitely keep reading.

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Caring for Your Natural Hair in Humidity

by Hadassah Agbaps of www.nappilynigeriangirl.blogspot.com

As a natural based in Nigeria, I am constantly faced with sometimes unwanted natural phenomena such as:

- frizziness
- dryness
- single stranded knots and splits
- shrinkage

Nigeria is an African country situated in the tropical belt. The weather is for the most part hot and humid and the sun beats down mercilessly on my fine, type 4, highly porous natural hair.

Sometimes it gets my hair confused. On one hand, the humidity and heat act as a steamer for my hair, on the other hand, the midday sun dries it all up!

So, how do I cope with this?

Here are my personal tips for maintaining my natural hair in humidity.

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Fight the Frizz or Go with the Fro?- The Deets on Anti-Humectants


by Susan Walker of DrWalkerWellness

As the weather gets warmer naturals are finally letting go of their protective styles and being free with their hair. Wash n’ gos, twist outs, braid outs, bantu knots outs – you name it, it’s out!

And while we’ve done away with our winter hibernation styles and embraced the freedom of summer, there is a common issue that seems to come up time and time again.

Another “F” word that for some is not the desired style. That word is FRIZZ.

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Glycerin-Free Natural Hair Products for the Summer


Summer is here! It’s time to stow away our sweaters and boots and bring out the sundresses and flip-flops. And for some, it’s time to pack up products containing glycerin, due to the heat and humidity. Here are some Glycerin-Free Hair Products that can help you this summer.

Oyin Handmade Hair Dew
A leave-in conditioner that is creamy, light weight, and great for refreshing curls. This leave-in conditioner is even moisturizing enough to use on the hair by itself! But as always, seal your hair to protect those curls.

Camille Rose Naturals Curl Maker

Looking for a curl definer to use after wash and go’s? This product will leave your curls defined and soft. If you don’t like curl definers that leave your curls hard and crunchy, this would be a great product for you to try.

Curly Hair Tips for Spring & Summer Humidity

 
Tonya Mckay writes;

As we move into spring and summer — our favorite seasons for fun outdoor activities — we face challenges with our curly hair that are unique to the climate and activities.

There’s no denying that the change in seasons can be tough on our hair care routines. Products and processes that were working so well suddenly seem to have the opposite effect. Often, at the heart of these issues is a change in the environmental moisture content (humidity). High humidity is especially harsh on curly hair.

The reason for its susceptibility to humidity fluctuations lies in the physical structure of curly hair. Straight hair, undamaged by environmental or treatment factors, has a protective outer layer of cuticle scales that overlap and lie fairly flat against one another. Curly hair, even in very good condition, is much more porous because those cuticle scales do not always lie flat. This porosity allows more water to migrate out of curly hair into the environment in dry weather (not good), and also allows more moisture from the environment to migrate into the cortex of the hair strands in humid weather (also not good).

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Maintaining Straightened Natural Hair


by Alicia James of MsAliciaJames.com

The truth is... fighting humidity is a pointless fight. When the moisture from the air hits your hair, the hair immediately starts to expand and shrink. Unfortunately, some more than others.

I live in a climate that is very humid. As someone who uses heat regularly I have learned a few strategies on maintaining my heat stretched hair.

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