How to build a hair care regimen

June 19, 2013

How to build a hair care regimen is something a lot of ladies beginning a hair journey struggle with. The basics are: Condition your hair before you wash it using an oil or any conditioner of your choice. Wash your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo Deep condition your hair Dry your hair (preferably air dry or roller set) Every evening or every two days, refresh your hair by either: Moisturizing…

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Sealing with JBCO

June 6, 2013

Sealing with Jamaican black castor oil can help preserve your hair’s moisture levels. Its high viscosity can help prevent water loss from your hair. Especially if your hair is perpetually dry. You can use Jamaican black castor oil diluted or undiluted. Diluting it is a good idea if you have a sensitive scalp or your hair is fine or thin. If you are going to be using it diluted, it’s…

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Greenhouse Effect hair regimen

May 27, 2013

The Greenhouse effect hair regimen is part of a regimen called the Real Queens Regimen designed by a hair blogger called Meeka Jael. Meeka used this Greenhouse to grow her hair very fast within a period of less than one year. The Real Queens Regimen (gotten directly from the Real Queens Website) recommends that you Prepoo and shampoo once a month (or twice if necessary) Condition if you need/want to Try to only use…

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Moisturizing black hair

May 24, 2013

Moisturizing black hair is very essential because one of the major causes of hair breakage is lack of moisture. There are several ways you can restore the moisture levels in your hair. They include: Deep Conditioning. Baggying. Moisturizing and sealing. Most people I know that are on a healthy hair journey ensure that they moisturize and seal their hair as often as possible. What is moisturizing? This is applying any…

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What is baggying hair?

May 23, 2013

What is baggying hair you may ask? Baggying is simply wearing a plastic bag or shower cap over your hair for a minimum of 2 – 3 hours. You can either baggy your entire hair or just the ends by wearing the cap over your ends only.    Why should I baggy my hair? It’s a way to ensure that your hair really absorbs the moisture you apply to it….

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Styling and drying black hair

May 22, 2013

The way you dry AND style your hair can help to add to or subtract from all the great things you’ve already done to your hair. There are several options available to drying black hair: Air drying: The healthiest way to dry your hair Wrapsetting Rollersetting Blow drying Using a Wet-to-dry flat iron 1. Air drying: This is the most healthy way to dry your hair because you allow your…

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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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