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You see it on TV, movies, and magazines – the most lustrous, shiny, deliciously awesome and bouncy natural curls. You want your hair to look the same way, but don’t have the budget to put a professional stylist on your payroll.

There are many products out in the market for those of us looking to engage in natural hair care. Using a mask is only one solution. Drop the drugstore deep conditioning treatments – they don’t work as well as these do-it-yourself, all-natural hair mask ingredients. After all, why not feed your hair the same healthy foods that you feed the rest of your body?

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First, let’s go over the basics. There are key hair mask ingredients in every recipe, and each plays a very important role. So what you put into the hair mask for your kinky, curly, coily hair depends on the current health of your hair.

For example, for battling dry, damaged hair, use extra virgin olive oil and honey. Both key ingredients have restorative properties that add moisture to dry hair. If your hair is dry and dull, use honey. If it’s dry and damaged (like ramen noodles, for instance), use extra virgin olive oil.

For oily hair, use lemon as an astringent to get rid of excess oil. If you don’t want to lighten your hair color (lemon does this), you can dilute the lemon with water (use one-part lemon, two-parts water). If your hair breaks easily, add a little egg for a protein boost, which strengthens your locks.

If your hair is not too dry and not too oily, but still lacks that softness and shine, use coconut oil. If you want softer hair, use milk. If you have dandruff, a little apple cider vinegar will get rid of excess oils on the scalp and clear that flaky stuff right up.
Fruit is not only good for the body, but also for your hair. They are simply the best natural hair mask ingredients.

The next time you buy bananas, buy extra for your hair. Bananas are rich in vitamins, antioxidants, potassium, and natural oils. If you want to moisturize your hair and make it stronger to prevent breakage – and to get your curls to look bouncy – blend one or two overripe bananas with a teaspoon of coconut oil, a teaspoon of olive oil, and a tablespoon of honey. Slather the smoothie into your hair and let it settle for 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and comb through. No need to shampoo out, but a second rinse might be necessary.

If your hair is on the oily side, make a strawberry hair mask for your kinky, curly, coily hair. Strawberries are loaded with vitamin C, which works to control oil production. Simply blend a handful of fresh strawberries (7-10 for shoulder-length hair) to 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of honey. Apply evenly to damp hair and leave on for at least 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water, and voila! You have yummy-smelling, healthy, shiny hair!

Try one of these great hair mask and then leave a comment to let me know how it worked for your hair 🙂

Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

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It is almost impossible to have healthy skin and hair without also incorporating a healthy nutritional component to your routine.  Superfoods definitely add a large group of nutrients to your body in one dose.  One of the most popular superfoods out there is spirulina. Below is a great article which delves into all the benefits that Spirulina has to offer. Leave a comment and let me know what you think 🙂

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If you’ve spent any time reading my blog post for the past 5 years, you know that I believe very strongly that nutrition plays a very important role in caring for your beautiful black skin.

So today I thought we’d take a look at Spirulina. It’s being marketed as the next great superfood. Since it’s been on the planet for thousands of years, why now? Could it be that in man’s arrogance, he actually thinks he’s discovered something new, again. With that being said …

Let’s talk about Spirulina … What is it?

Imagine … you come across a plant that’s been said to nourish your body, provide you with most of the protein you need to live, it can prevent sniffling and sneezing from allergies, reinforce your immune system, help control your blood pressure and cholesterol And help protect you from cancer. Yes, this is what they’re saying about spirulina.

Spirulina is not the average plant found in your garden. It’s often referred to as the miracle plant. It’s actually blue green algae that’s found in bodies of warm fresh water.

One of the oldest life forms on earth, Spirulina cells contain no nucleus and their walls are soft. Why is this important? Because it allows for very easy and complete digestion of the nutrients in Spirulina. Did you know that Spirulina was considered a food staple for certain people for centuries. It’s said that the Mayans and Aztecs consumed Spirulina and actually used it as a form of trade goods.

Click HERE to read more

Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

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A Natural Alternative to Hair, Skin and Health Care Challenges – Essential Oils

by HealthyLocsMay 12, 2016

Essential oils are a great addition to your natural hair and skin regimen.  They have great health benefits not just from an aromatherapy standpoint, but also from being applied to the hair and skin directly via carrier oils or creams.  Below is a great article breaking down the benefits of essential oils as well as […]

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Natural Black Hair Care – 7 of The Best Ingredients for Moisture and Growth

by HealthyLocsMay 6, 2016

The right ingredients can make a world of difference when it comes to the results you get for you hair.  You should always make sure they are natural and that the blend you use promotes the right amount of moisture for your hair to grow. The article below list the 7 best ingredients to get […]

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Going Natural In Your Work Environment!

by HealthyLocsApril 15, 2016

More and more women are embracing their natural hair while at work inspite of any push back they may encounter. Thankfully there are more work environments that are relaxing their policy when it comes to us being able to freely wear our hair natural in various ways at work. The article below does a great […]

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Black Hair Styles for Your Natural Tresses

by HealthyLocsApril 8, 2016

The right protective styles are a must to help your natural hair grow long and strong.  Below is an article that gives you some options on the right style for you. Leave a comment and let me know what you think 🙂 Have you gotten so comfortable with your hair that you no longer explore […]

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What Makes Your Hair Healthy ? – Black Hair Care

by HealthyLocsMarch 31, 2016

While dealing with your hair, especially in its natural state, it’s vital that your priority be focused on what is healthy for your hair.  No matter how cute the style you should always ask yourself, what is the healthiest way that i can achieve this style without damaging my hair? Below is a great article […]

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What can I use to make my hair grow? – Black Hair Care

by HealthyLocsMarch 17, 2016

Going natural is the first step to giving your hair a chance to thrive. But there is still care that is required to keep it healthy in its natural state.  The following article has great tips on what to do keep your hair healthy and grow it long.  Leave a comment and let me know […]

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Your Beautiful Black Hair; Have You Fed It Lately?

by HealthyLocsMarch 3, 2016

“You are what you eat” is how the saying goes. This is so true.  Your hair, skin and nails will definitely reflect what’s going on inside of you.  Below is an article that does a great job of telling you what you need to do internally to have healthy hair. Leave a comment and let […]

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How Does The Black Hair Care Industry Change Affect You?

by HealthyLocsFebruary 25, 2016

Change can be scary, but it can also be fantastic.  When it comes to the trends in black hair care the change has been fantastic! More and more women are opting to wear their natural hair and it is affecting the industry as a whole.  This is great because it means more options for you […]

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