Healthy, beautiful hair doesn’t just happen. It takes concerted effort on your part to inform yourself about healthy choices, and it also requires firm determination to be able to follow through with making the necessary changes that will result in benefits. And interestingly enough, many of the nutrients that benefit hair also contribute to beautiful skin and a healthy body. So what are some healthy choices that can make your hair, mind and body
Warmer days mean a change up in my hair care routine and as most curly girls now know, it is quite popular to change up a few things when moving into a new season. There is no steadfast rule on changing up hair oils for every curly, as that depends on your own hair, climate, age, and health. Despite that, we’ve come up with a great list of five lightweight oils that are sure to win you over this spring and summer.
So your hair looks amazing and luscious…and then you look at your ends. Or maybe just less than 24 hours after spending all the time and effort into moisturizing your hair…it feels rough and sounds crunchy. If this sounds familiar, it’s most likely you have dry and damaged hair. Thankfully this is not the end of the world and you can bring your hair back to its luscious glory.
We all know at least one woman in our lives with perfectly groomed, non-frizzy, salon-worthy hair that could have bounced straight out of a L'Oréal commercial. She's the one who gets up early to blow-dry her hair, applies regular leave-in treatments, wet combs rather than tears through her locks and won't be caught dead straightening her barnet to within a dry crisp of its life. Much as we admire her (and slightly resent her), we could never b
There seems to be no end to the kitchen products they say can be good for your hair: Apple cider vinegar rinses for shine; honey, mayonnaise, and avocado for conditioning; beer for… well, maybe it’s best to save the beer for drinking. People have used olive oil for haircare for thousands of years. Advocates claim that it adds shine, body, softness, and resilience. This is because its primary chemical elements are oleic acid, palmitic acid, and
In the world of hair care, there seem to be contradicting statements regarding just about every aspect of your strands. One of the more debated elements of hair care is the matter of should conditioner be used on roots or avoided at all costs. Some say using conditioner on roots will lead to weighed down, flat hair that is extra oily. Others say not using conditioner on your roots will leave your strands dry, brittle, and thirsty for moisture. So
Our hair needs a balance of moisture and protein. And achieving and maintaining the perfect balance can be quite challenging. The best thing you can do is listen to your hair-- if your hair is limp, mushy and overly moist it needs protein, and if it's dry, hard, and easily broken, then it most likely needs moisture. Protein should not be used on a daily or even on a weekly basis. If you are not exposing your hair to heat styling tools, color o
Besides hair growth, moisture is by far the number one area women struggle with in terms of their natural hair. If you are a new natural or in the process of transitioning, this may come as a shock to you but, it is OK to moisturize your hair every day. This does not mean shampooing and conditioning every day but, pure and simple moisture. Moisturized hair will lead to less breakage, greater lengthen retention, easier manageability, softer hair a
For curlies, hair shrinkage is a fact of life. It happens to most of us at some point and there are a few ways to deal with it. While you can just embrace it as a part of your natural hair journey and roll with it as it comes, there are a few tried and true methods that can put an end to shrinkage. Here are a few must-know tips on how to stop hair shrinkage.
You want your hair to be healthy and beautiful all the time. So, when spilt ends happen, it can be a real pain. Split ends make your hair look unhealthy and downright uncared for in a way no curly girl ever wants for their tresses. Here are a few of my favorite tips on how to stop split ends.
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