Beer for Hair? Yes! 4 Ways to Repair Damaged Hair

Alyssa Hawkins of Naturallycurly writes;

Break out the bottles of beer—for your hair.

One unfortunate fact of life is that it is much easier to damage your hair than it is to repair it. But if you have the right tools and products you can reverse the damage you have done over your life and get back on track to having the perfect curls you have always wanted. So instead of looking for split ends or thinking about how dehydrated your curls are, read on and find out ways to bring your curls back to life.

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I Can't Work Out Because of My Hair


Charnika Jett of NaturallyCurly writes;

“I think that’s a myth,” Danielle Andrews said when asked what she thought of women who pass on working out because of their hairstyle.

“I used to be a kick-boxing instructor and I would see many women wearing their hair in all sort of styles. I figured if you were serious about getting in shape, then hair would be the last thing on your mind,” Andrews said.

With a short cropped head of curls, Andrews, who works out five times a week, has a low-maintenance routine to keep her hair in check after enduring intense workouts. But other women with longer tresses find it difficult to manage their curls during sweat-drenching workouts.

“I hate to say it, but [my hair] is one of the main reasons I don’t work out,” says Sheryl Gifford. “I know that sounds horrible, but I don’t have the time to work out and then spend hours doing my hair every other day; that won’t work for me.”

Gifford, whose 3c curls fall a few inches past her shoulders, has the same problem as many other women. Whether relaxed, transitioning or natural, some women avoid the gym like the plague for fear that one drop of sweat will ruin the ‘do that they’ve tried hard to create.

Ten Iconic Curly Celebrities


Naturallycurly writes;

From Shaun White to Chaka Khan, there are so many great curlies to choose from (though never enough, right?) that we had a hard time whittling it down to just 10—5 curly guys and 5 curly gals. We chose these curlies based on varying factors: Are they natural (most of the time at least)? Do they represent curlies? Do they wear their curls proudly? Do we associate them with curly hair?

Here are our picks for Ten Iconic Curlies from old school to present day (and we mean old school). Ladies first, of course (but other than that, no particular order)!

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Who are your curly icons?

Loving the Versatility of Curls


Amy Ford of Brown Babies Pink Parents writes;

I prayed my whole life for curly hair. You see, I was born with my mother’s long, straight hair with not a single wave in sight. For years, I spent hundreds of dollars on perms every few months, trying in vain to make my hair do what it was never intended to do. I finally gave up the quest sometime after college and accepted the truth of my baby-fine, straight hair.

And then God answered my unanswered prayers for curly hair by blessing me with 3 beautiful daughters, all of whom have gorgeous curly hair. Ah, beautiful curls, how I love thee! Let me count the ways! I can do anything with the curls that crown the heads of my daughters. For years, I have reveled in the curls, using products like Miss Jessie’s Baby Buttercreme and Miss Jessie’s Curly Pudding to accentuate the curls. These two products smell good enough to eat and make the curls spring to life when I put their hair in puff balls or leave natural.

But sometimes, a change is nice. And while I’ve always yearned for curls, my daughters have always wanted a change, too—straight hair, for a change.

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Eat Healthy, Lose Weight, Improve Your Hair!


Charnika Jett of Naturallycurly writes;

If you plan to bring sexy back come springtime by reducing your calorie intake and increasing your time at the gym, expect your new bikini body to come with longer and healthier curls. You can lose weight and get better hair, too!

Eating a healthy diet will contribute to growing stronger and healthier cells throughout your entire body—inside and out and of course that includes your hair.

To entice your palette with the best foods that will give you the most benefit, try to include dishes that are not only beneficial to your weight goals, but also provide some life to those curls.

One example of a satisfying meal that provides an abundance of nutrients to both your body and hair is salmon with a side of wild rice and broccoli. According to the article, salmon is a high-quality protein source, packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which are needed to support scalp health. The rice will provide the hair with a dose of iron and zinc, and the broccoli provides an excellent source of vitamins A and C, which your body needs to produce sebum.

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Humidity, Humectants, and Hair

Tonya Mckay of Naturallycurly writes;

We hear a lot about the humectants. But many of us may not know what they are and how they work.

Humectants are used in skin and hair-care products to promote moisture retention. These hygroscopic compounds posses a chemical structure that attracts water from the atmosphere and binds it to various sites along the molecule.

There are many different types of molecules that are effective humectants, but the chemical similarity they share is having multiple alcohol (hydroxyl) or similarly hydrophilic sites (such as ethers or ammonium groups) available for hydrogen bonding with water molecules. The strength of the hydrogen bonding between humectants and H2O improves moisture retention by minimizing water loss due to evaporation.

These ingredients are used in many products, especially those designed for consumers with dry, damaged hair. While they can provide benefit in certain circumstances, it is important to understand how they work and under what circumstances they might provide less-than-optimal results. When considering whether to use humectants, the most important piece of the puzzle is how the weather can impact your hair and the performance of these molecules.

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