Top tip from Anna ;)
I am not sure if someone reccomended it to me here or on my personal blog but oiling your hair and putting it up in a bun before you go to the gym works well as a deep conditioning treatment cause your head gets warm while working out and the oils will be well absorbed :)
Today’s hair : A simple Gibson roll :)
For anyone with any type of natural hair questions, I recommend curlynikki’s blog. Google curlynikki and you’ll find her. It’s the mecca for all natural hair care questions. As well as going natural isn’t too difficult. I didn’t do a big chop, I just continued to get flat-ironed and got inches cut off until I felt good (read was sick of putting that much heat on my hair) wearing it in natural or protective styles.
Natural hair traps I say avoid: Do not get caught up in trying every product out there. I did this and it was a total waste of money. I would recommend people start off with SheaMoisture’s line because it’s inexpensive ($10 a container) and it’s a solid product. I’ve since moved on to Kinky Curly Knot Today (as a conditioner/leave-in) and Alba (for my shampoo, the one for moisture, can’t remember the name), but they are also not too expensive and the ingredients are pretty good. Find a good oil (olive, coconut, almond, macadamia) or butter (shea) to seal in the moisture and seal your ends (note: listen to your hair, my hair doesn’t like butters, so I stick with oils).
*Note: most new naturals become product junkies because they want the same results as the girl they saw on youtube. Try to avoid this.
Off of personal experience and just from reading the ingredients list: I recommend staying away from Miss Jessie’s. It’s way too expensive for the ingredients. They use mineral oil (which is NO GOOD for anyone’s hair, natural or relaxed).
Ignore hair typing. Just don’t do it.
Youtube can be both your friend and your enemy. I say this because Youtube has some great vids out their on natural hair, but there are so many that you might get confused and not know up from down. IMPORTANT: DO NOT ASSUME YOUR HAIR WILL TURN OUT JUST LIKE THE PERSON’S HAIR FROM THE VID! We all have different hair textures, live in different climates, etc. Please do not get hair envy because your hair is awesome too.
Find a good protective style, and stick with it for a while. I personally, like a good two-strand twist. It’s very simple to achieve and it keeps my hands out of my hair (research hand in hair syndrome). But Twist and curls are nice, braid outs are good, curl formers, and flexi-rods are great as well. Realize that not all styles are for your hair (personally, my hair cannot handle doing wash n’ gos. I’ve tried the style a few times with different products and I’ve found that it’s just not for me).
But the most important thing that I can tell you is LISTEN TO YOUR HAIR. Your hair is your best critic. It will tell you if it likes something or hates something. Realize that it can take awhile for your hair to decide if a product is a yay or a nay. Do what is best for your hair, not what other people are telling you is best for their hair. Have fun with your hair. I enjoy being natural because of the flexibility it gives me (despite that it can be time consuming).
*Note: find out a stores refund policy before buying products. Because if your hair does end up not liking it, you can hopefully return it and get your money back. OR try to do a product swap with someone.
Finally, do not be afraid to ask questions. You won’t learn unless you ask. And most people in the natural hair community are very kind and gracious, and just want to help.
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Who has expirience with going natural with their ethnic hair after perming/relaxing?
Please, tell us about it :)
Doing my weekly pre-poo treatment :)
What i use:
- 1/2 cup very strong hot black tea (use chamomile tea if you’re a blonde!)
- 5 tbsp Virgin hair fertilizer
- 5 tbsp jojoba oil
- 5 tbsp pure aloe gel
- 1/2 cup Syoss silicone free repair & fullness conditioner
How i use it:
- Mix all ingredients well (it will be a bit lumpy, no problem!)
- detangle your hair
- apply mix to your dry hair above the sink or tub, ends for, then saturate the rest , scalp n’ everything :)
- squeeze out excess water.
- cover your hair with clingfilm and a towel
- put a towel around your shoulders (you might wanna wear an old shirt,too) cause this stuff drips!
- leave on for about an hour, then wash as usual
This treatment adds moisture, shine and makes your hair very smooth. The virgin hair fertilizer stimulates the scalp to increase growth. Have fun with this treatment!
Submissions make us happy :)
- share photos of your hair (how long is it now and how long do you want it to be? you got progress photos? you got nice long hair? it’s all good!)
- how do you take care of your hair? Do you follow a certain routine?
- Do you have special tips or advise for growing long hair and grooming it?
- what’s the story of your hairgrowth? When did you start growing it out, did you change what you do with your hair, how did it effect your growth and the quality of your hair?
- What are your favourite products or supplements and why?
- Of course you can send me questions ,too! I try my best to answer them as acurate as possible together with the followers
Clear Scalp and Hair Beauty
- Name of the product: Clear Scalp and Hair Beauty Total Care Shampoo and Conditioner
- Where did you buy it: Target
- Price: Sample size was $2 each
- What is your hair like: Bleached, Frizzy, Split end prone
- What is the product supposed to do: The website says… “Gently cleanses & nourishes scalp and hair. Formulated with Nutrium 10™, an advanced moisture complex of vitamins and nutrients including vitamins B5, C & E, sunflower, almond, soybean & coconut oils and aloe vera.”
- Points out of 10: 9
- Biggest + : Leaves hair feeling clean and soft without feeling dry. It’s not as frizzy as usual.
- Biggest - : It’s not sulfate-free
- How did you use the product : After saturating my hair in the shower, my hair was very oily, so I shampooed the top of my head, then applied the conditioner to the length, shampooed the rest of my scalp (top, sides, bottom) and rinsed. Followed with my normal deep conditioner and rinsed with cool water.
- Will you buy it again : I want to try the Strong Lengths version but if it is not as good then I will most deff buy this one again!
Tell us about a hair product you use!
- Name of the product:
- Where did you buy it:
- What is your hair like:
- What is the product supposed to do:
- Did it work for you:
- Points out of 10:
- Biggest + :
- Biggest - :
- How did you use the product :
- Will you buy it again :
Easy 5 min updo for medium long layered hair
Easy 5 min updo for medium long layered hair