Air dry relaxed hair, no frizz

May 21, 2013

Air drying your hair is the safest and most healthy way to dry your hair. It is however the most boring way and takes the longest time to dry. To make it more exciting, you can rollerset it, do a braid out or a twist it. If you’re just doing a normal air dry, it’s so important to get a good smooth finish so your hair doesn’t make you look…

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JBCO as a deep conditioner

May 20, 2013

How to use Jamaican black castor oil as a deep conditioner (after washing your hair) You can use it in several ways: as a scalp treatment during deep conditioning. If you have a bottle with a long tip, you can pour the Jamaican black castor oil (JBCO) into this and apply it directly onto your scalp. If you don’t have an applicator bottle, simply part your hair and apply the JBCO to…

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How to deep condition black hair

May 17, 2013

How to deep condition black hair is a very crucial hair care technique you need to know for achieving healthy, shiny hair.  Deep conditioning your hair is simply leaving conditioner in your hair for some time to allow it to penetrate the hair shaft. Regular deep conditioning will help: soften your hair restore the texture of your hair build up your hair strands reduce damage caused by  heat, dyes, relaxers, weave-ons, braids, sulfate-containing shampoos,…

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Oils for hair

May 16, 2013

The list of oils for hair is endless but I’ll talk about a few of the ones that I use. Oils for hair can be grouped into carrier oils and essential oils. The carrier oils can further be grouped into: Easily absorbent oils Ceramide-rich oils Others Easily absorbent oils Coconut Oil: Although this oil is not a protein, it helps the hair retain its protein content. As a result, if…

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Good shampoos for black hair

May 15, 2013

This is a list of good shampoos for black hair. I have divided this list into 3 major groups: Sulfate-free shampoos Sulfate-containing shampoos; Clarifying shampoos. Sulfate-free shampoos Creme of Nature Argan Oil Moisture & Shine Sulfate-free shampoo Silk Elements Kera Minerals Sulfate-free Shampoo L’Oreal Paris EverPure Smooth Sulfate-free Shampoo, 8.5-Fluid Ounce L’Oreal Paris EverStrong Hydrate Sulfate-free Shampoo Shea Moisture Raw Shea butter moisture retention shampoo Giovanni’s Smooth As Silk Deep…

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How to shampoo black hair

May 15, 2013

Cleansing your hair is a very important step in hair management. What you use to cleanse your hair, how you do it, how frequently, etc all contribute to the health of your hair. What you use to cleanse your hair can either leave your feeling stripped or soft. There are several different types of products for cleansing your hair: shampoos, soap bars, cleansing conditioners, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, baking soda,…

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Moisture vs Protein conditioners

May 14, 2013

It’s so important to use conditioners on your hair to replace moisture and/or protein. Black hair is the driest of all hair types and needs moisture more than other hair types. One important way of adding moisture back to is by deep conditioning it at least once a week with a moisturizing conditioner. Water for skin and hair What is hair conditioning? There are 2 major groups of conditioners: Protein…

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Suggested deep conditioners

May 14, 2013

      Moisturizing conditioners L’Oreal Paris EverPure Moisture Restorative Masque, 5.1-Fluid Ounce Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist Deeeep Conditioner Beautiful Textures Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner 15 oz Cantu Shea Butter Natural Hair Deep Conditioning Hair Masque Creme of Nature Argan Oil Intensive Conditioning Treatment Elasta QP DPR-11 conditioner 16 oz Generic Value Products (GVP) Conditioning Balm: Compare to Matrix Biolage Conditioning Balm ELASTA QP Intense Fortifying Hair Conditioning Treatment Optimum Care Salon…

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Suggested hair moisturizers

May 14, 2013

Please take note that most leave-in conditioners can be used as hair moisturizers and vice-versa! Leave-in Conditioners Neutrogena Triple Moisture Silk Touch Leave-in Crème Cantu Shea Butter Natural Hair Creamy Hair Lotion Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Leave-in Split-End Protector Aphogee Pro Vitamin Leave-in Conditioner Aphogee Keratin & Green Tea Restructurizer (this is a light protein-based spray conditioner. It is good for doing rollersets but might not be as good if you…

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What does pre poo mean?

May 14, 2013

What does pre poo mean? ‘Pre poo’ is an abbreviation for the term pre-shampoo conditioning. It is any deep conditioning treatment done before you shampoo you hair and can be done on dry or dampened hair. Why would anyone want to condition their hair BEFORE shampooing The most important reason for conditioning your hair before you shampoo it is to reduce the risk of hygral fatigue. Every time we wet…

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