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Overcoming The “Dryness”

Tomeka asks:

I want to start getting my hair back healthy and natural but I don’t know what to do, it’s very dry and my edges are breaking off. Any suggestions?

TC response:

We all hate the “dryness” that our hair has and what I’ve learned through my natural hair journey for me it was all about finding the right conditioner, moisturizer and sealant.

  • It took many trials and errors to find the right conditioner that KEPT my hair feeling soft…after it dried. Your conditioner plays an important role in keeping your hair from being dry because many of us wash our hair with shampoo ( I don’t) and you need a good conditioner to restore the moisture that the shampoo has stripped from your hair. Deep Conditioning is also a must when trying to regain the moisture in your hair, you should try to DC as least every two weeks if your suffering from dry hair, It’s also good to follow-up your conditioner rinse out with a good leave in conditioner. My conditioner recommendations are..
  • Herbel Essesnce Hello Hydration
  • Aussie Moist
  • Suave Coconut
  • Suave Shea Butter (new)
  •  After I got my conditioner down, I moved on to finding a good moisturizer. There are so many products out there that swear they will define your curls so good, you’ll wake up looking line Traci Ellis Ross! lol, but seriously I was not into buying all these miracle products. I took baby steps in finding a good moisturizer, I would buy one new product about every 3 weeks. I didn’t want to get pulled into being a product junkie. Rule number one with finding a good moisturizer is making sure the first ingredient is water, water is great for our hair, it loves it..I promise! Moisturizer’s that  I recommend are..
  • Water!
  • Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
  • Shea Moisture Curling Milk
  • Organic Hair Mayo
  • Olive Oil Curling Pudding
  • Miss Jesse’s Curling Pudding
  •  Having a good conditioner and moisturizer becomes useless if you don’t have a good sealant to lock the moisture in. Sealant’s that I currently use..
  • Coconut oil
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Melted Shea Butter

additional tips..

  • Scalp massages with a warm oil, and taking vitamins such as Biotin can also  help with thinning edges.
  • Always remember to sleep on a satin pillowcase or in a satin bonnet to retain moisture.
  • try to stay away from products that contain alcohol, they tend to cause dryness.
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Adventures In Henna

henna, henna..o ii how ii love thee. a few days before christmas ii decided iit was time to henna this head,ii used CurlyNikki’s henna gloss recipe.  henna is a very good conditioning treatment that also helps strengthen the hair strands, not to mention iit gives your hair a reddish tint that ii have grown very fond of. here’s a few pics from my process.. 

before pic: ii just took my hair out of a updo protective style and my hair was uber dry

once ii made my henna mix- (using 2  boxes of jamila henna, aussie moist conditioner and apple cider vinegar) ii sectioned my hair into four sections,  as if ii was applying a relaxer. and used hair clips to hold the hair in place. ii then applied the mixture to each section, making sure the henna is applied to each strand.

*tip* use old clothes when applying henna, because it can be very messy. make sure you cover the area your using up with towels or news paper, trust me.

after the henna was good and heavy on my head it was time to throw a shower cap on for four hours and let the henna do it’s thing. ii usually let the henna stay in overnight, but ii didn’t have that type of time so four hours would just have to do this time around..

once ii rinsed the henna out it was time to deep condition. the pic above is after ii DC’d and detangled my hair. see the red tint?!

styling after ii was done with the henna process was a braid out. which ii released on christmas. pics below…

the earrings featured in this post can be found at my etsy shop #shopTemouraChanel.

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Jordynn Rocks a Twist Out.

yesterday Jor rocked a twist out to school. mini twist have became her signature style. her hair is growing like a weed and ii don’t see us changing up her hair routine any time soon.

the products ii use in her hair are as follows..

  • apple cider vinegar for cleansing
  • aussie moist conditioner
  • cantu leave in conditioner
  • melted shea butter

ii moisturize and seal her hair daily with water and coconut or olive oil.

so after wearing this set of mini twist for about a month, ii took the twist out. and let her hair just be free. she loved the freedom of her hair (she kept swinging it everywhere lol) here’s a few pics…

here’s a pic of her mini twist stretched. wowzers! she’s my new hair crush ❤

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Christmas Hair

ok, ok ii know Christmas was so a million days ago, but ii never got the chance to share my holiday hair style with you guys!

for Christmas ii did a simple braid out,  to achieve this style..

  • ii henna’d my hair on thursday night (a mess.com)
  • ii used aussie moist conditioner to wash & detangle my hair after ii rinsed the henna out.
  • used organic hair mayo to moisturize
  • then placed my hair into about 10 random braids all over my head
  • sealed with shea butter

ii actually wore the braid out on friday but just re-braided it at night to preserve the texture for Christmas, hope you all had a great holiday!

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