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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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Homemade Pumpkin Hair Mask

Every fall, you go crazy collecting beautiful pumpkins and stocking up on canned pumpkin while it’s available in stores. Halfway through the fall season, though, you realize that you’ve run out of ideas of things to do with that fresh pumpkin you scooped out and saved. You’re also still staring at the same cans of pumpkin you bought early on in the season. Before you go baking up that pumpkin and eating pumpkin flavored leftovers all month, how about making a moisturizing homemade hair mask?

Pumpkin is rich in vitamins A, C and potassium. Vitamin A is an antioxidant and is excellent for the scalp. Vitamin C helps for overall hair health and growth. In addition, potassium can promote re-growth of hair.

“Pumpkin hair masks are good for all hair types,” says Mo from Modern Rosies and creator of Madd Science Cosmetics. ”But they are especially helpful for dry or damaged hair.” Mo also suggests adding about 1/8C apple cider vinegar if you’re concerned about over-moisturizing your hair.

Fresh Pumpkin Hair Mask

  1. Cut a medium-sized pumpkin in halfand scoop out the seeds. Chop the pumpkin into smaller chunks and place the chunks in a microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Spray the pumpkin chunkswith cooking oil, cover, and heat on high for approximately 15 minutes.
  3. Measure out one cup of your freshly cooked pumpkin and set aside in a medium bowl.
  4. Fold one cup plain yogurt into the pumpkin, then stir in 2 tablespoons of honey. Mix in up to 4 tablespoons of coconut oil.
  5. Apply mixture to your hair,cover with a shower cap, and let the mixture sit on your hair for 15 minutes.
  6. Rinse the pumpkin mask out of your hair and style as usual.

Canned Pumpkin Hair Mask

  1. Measure one cupof canned pumpkin, then set aside in a medium bowl.
  2. Fold one up plain yogurt into the pumpkin, then stir in 2 tablespoons of honey. Mix in up to 4 tablespoons of coconut oil.
  3. Apply mixture to your hair,cover with a shower cap, and let the mixture sit on your hair for 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse the pumpkin mask out of your hair and style as usual.

Hard & Fast Tips

  • A few drops of peppermint oil will create a sensational fragrance for your hair as well as a soothing feel on your scalp.
  • If you have any allergies to pumpkin or other squash foods, do a test run on a small section of your hair before applying the homemade hair mask to your entire head.
  • Vegans may substitute agave nectar for the honey, but there’s no good substitute for plain yogurt that we know of.
  • There is little to no significant difference between using raw pumpkin and canned pumpkin on this homemade hair mask.

       Tasha Swearingen via NaturallyCurly.com

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D.C Sunday.

my sunday consisted of  praises…homework…shopping…and deep conditioning.

ii noticed over the last couple of days of bunning….my hair was feeling a little on the dry side. and dry hair is a no no. so ii grabbed my herbal essence hello hydration conditioner and plastic baggy and moisturizered this head!

*ii usually add honey to my conditioner but ii was out :(*

just a few pics….

ii kept the bag on my head for a couple of hours, and ii actually havent rinsed it out yet. ii plan to detangle and twist tonight.

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Satin iis Your Friiend.

          ((before you go to bed….don’t forget to wrap that head!))

the #1  key in having healthy haiir is keeping your hair moisturized and sealed. so having a good satin bonnet, satin scarf or pillowcase is a must have for natural haiir. you don’t want to waste all that time and product moisturizing and sealing your hair just for your evil cotton pillowcase to  suck it all up. drying it out.

*remember dry hair breaks.*

                  

satin bonnets– are very useful when your hair iis out and about. big and lovely. you may not want to re-twist or re-braid your hair that night.  you can just throw your bonnet on top of that fab twist out. and sleep.

                           

satin scarfs– are good for laying down those pesky edges. (adding a little eco styler gel on your edges and then tying on the scarf works miracles, trust me). the scarf is also good for keeping your hair in place if you are wet or drying bunning your hair.

                     

satin pillowcase– oo how ii looovee my satin pillow case. ii have plenty of nights when ii just want to throw my self on my bed and sleep. and that’s when the pillowcase will become your best friend. even when traveling ii bring my pillowcase with me. *side note* if you sleep a little wild you may want to invest in more than one 🙂

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Quick Tips

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hola guys ii just wanted to post a few quick tips for maintaining healthy natural hair.

  • Always apply conditioners and other leave-in products on very wet hair, then squeeze off excess with a towel (I prefer using a old T-shirt).
  •  Don’t srunch products into your hair. Evenly coat strands in sections after detangling with a wide tooth comb. (starting at the bottom, moving your way up)
  • Stay away from products with ammonium laureth or sodium lauryl sulfate. They will dry out hair.
  • Stick to styling creams, butters and oils to moisturize, define and add shine.
  • Don’t heavily manipulate dry hair with fingers. It causes frizzing.
  • Sleep on a satin pillow case or with satin bonnet to reduce dryness.

*is her hair not super fab?, *drools*

                                                                  peace&love

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