Monday, March 3, 2014

The Importance of Trimming Your Hair

This is the number one problem from a lot of girls face. The don't trim their split ends. But trimming your ends help you maintain and retain your growth. Damage ends is what causes breakage. Therefore if your hair is growing nicely at the root and your also experiencing breakage you wont see length. If you see split end you need to cut it off.

Why do we get split end in the first place?
you can get it from heat damage such as flat iron, curling iron, and blow dryer. you can also get split ends from touching your hair to much, comb or brush your hair to often.  and if your hair touches your shoulder it will rub on your clothes.

How to prevent split ends?  Try to use as little heat as possible. Wear protective styles often. Moisturize your hair daily, because dry and brittle hair like to break.
I recommend trimming your hair every 3 months.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

5 Benefits of Steaming Your Hair

1. Growth- steam increases blood flow into the scalp which lead to increased hair growth.

2. Breakage- steam reduces breakage by increase moisture and aid in better penetration of deep treatment which leads to stronger hair.

3. Stop Dandruff- moisture in the scalp are balance by regular steam treatment.

4. Porosity- it help get moisture in low porosity hair.

5. Help make flat ironing easier.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Gelatin Protein Treatment

Gelatin is an hydrolyzed form of collagen. Hydrolyzed protein is good for your hair because the protein has been broken down and the molecules are able to penetrate all layers of the hair better to repair damage and make the hair stronger.

You will need:
  • 1 packet unflavoured gelatin (about 10g)
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise or conditioner

Dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water and mix with your mayonnaise or conditioner until well combined. Shampoo your hair with a clarifying shampoo to get rid of build up (your hair must be clean to absorb maximum protein). Apply to wet hair combing through to ensure all strands are coated. Cover your hair with a shower cap. Sit under a dryer for 20-30 minutes. Rinse the treatment thoroughly with warm water and follow up with a moisturising conditioner.

This treatment is great for both relaxed and natural hair. Bear in mind that this is a "HARD" protein treatment and as such you should only use it once ever six weeks or so depending on your hair’s moisture-protein balance. Please make sure your not protein sensitive.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Avocado Hair Treatment

Avocados are rich in nutrients and contain a lot of  vitamins and minerals including high levels of potassium, folate and fiber. Avocados provide essential fats like oleic acid (omega-9) and linolenic acid (omega-3), which are critical for cell growth. They are rich in fatty acids which are very nourishing for dry, brittle hair. Avocado is great for quick softening, moisturizing and deep conditioning. Avocados promote healthy and stronger hair. Avocado treatment once a month will help to add moisture to your hair.

You’ll need:
1 avocado (peeled)
1 tablespoon of Honey
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon jojoba oil or olive oil
(Be sure to apply to freshly shampooed hair)

Mash the avocado to a smooth consistency and then combine all ingredients together in a bowl. Massage mixture into scalp and hair. Leave in for 25 minutes. Rinse out with conditioner and style as usual.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Coconut Milk Deep Treatment

Coconut milk is rich in protein, iron, manganese, and fatty acids. Which makes it great for conditioning, strengthening and minimizing hair breakage. It also protects your hair from the UV damage of constant sun exposure. Its great for restoring shine and softness to your hair.

You’ll need:
  • 4 tablespoon to 1/2 cup Coconut milk (depending on hair length)
  • 2 tablespoon of Extra virgin olive oil  & coconut oil or your favorite oil
  • 2 tablespoon of Honey

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. You can apply the cool mixture directly to hair, or preheat the mixture in the microwave for 30-45 seconds. When applying, massage mixture on dry hair and scalp. Cover with shower cap for 60 minutes. Then use a sulfate free shampoo and conditioner to rinse it out and style your hair like you usually do.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Banana Treatment

Bananas are rich in natural oils and vitamins that help to restore hair’s natural elasticity, which as well prevent breakage and split ends. Bananas, when used as a deep conditioning treatment, will also soften, restore shine and control dandruff.

The ingredients you’ll need:
  • 1 Large overripe banana (peeled),
  • 4 tablespoon EVOO (Extra virgin olive oil), 
  • 2 tablespoons Vegetable Glycerin
  • 2 tablespoons Honey
(Be sure to apply to freshly shampooed hair).

Mix all the ingredients in a blender. Apply the mixture to your hair from root to end. Leave on your hair for about 30-45 minutes. Rinse out with conditioner and style as usual.