Monthly Archives: January 2010

10 Home Remedies for Dry Hair

Oily hair is a drag, but dry hair is no picnic, either. Dry hair is dull hair, and it looks the same after you wash it as it did before. Everyone has bad hair days, but with dry hair you may have those days more often than not.

Along with dry hair, you may also have a dandruff problem. Although it’s more often a condition associated with oily hair, people with dry hair get dandruff, too. Common dandruff is simply a layer of skin shedding from your scalp. When the skin cells get trapped on your scalp by your hair and clump together, you have dandruff. And dandruff can make your hair look dull.

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Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for

Muslim clerics seek ban on ‘funky hairstyles’ in Indonesia

A friend of mine sent me this article. I can get with banning perms and weaves, but if they start banning locs/locks, then they’ve gone too far ! 🙂 Check out the article below and tell me what you think.

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Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs

Nyesha Samuel – Publisher/Master Loctician for

Teen Violinist Says Police Beat Him And Tore Off Dreadlock

Arts Student Beaten

This story brought a tear to my eyes. The mother should definitely sue for what happened to her son.  Granted 11pm was a little late for him to be in the streets in a shady neighborhood, but there is no excuse for what the police did to this young man. Ripping his locs out just added insult to injury !!

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Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs

Nyesha Samuel – Publisher/Master Loctician for

L’Oreal hair care ad featuring Cheryl Cole and a headful of hair extensions upsets consumers


This article was hilarious to me LOL ! It’s about a white model who openly wears hair extensions being featured in a L’Oreal hair add for a product that claims to help your hair grow healthy to look like hers. What makes it funny is that for decades now, black women have fought tooth and nail to have their hair look like white women’s hair and at the end of the day, they’re not wearing they’re real hair either ! So the jokes on those who run around wearing perms and weaves to look more european, because those women aren’t really growing all that hair that you’re trying to emulate LOL

For years now white women have been wearing weaves and extensions to enhance their hair and make it look fuller and more “luxurious” and long, but most people tend to think their hair just grows like that. I think it’s great the Cheryl Cole is honest about her hair extensions since most women in general are not. It just trips me out that people are mad at L’Oreal for putting her in the commercial when they should be mad at themselves for believing that the majority of commercials on television are true and honest. Most of the beauty commercials on television have some model or celebrity who’s body has been enhanced in someway in them so getting mad at Cheryl for being honest about her weave and L’Oreal for putting her in the commercial is foolish !

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Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs

Nyesha Samuel – Master Loctician

Black Hair Care – Stress Induced Alopecia

alopecia areata

Stress has been known to cause many different types of disease in the body, but one that many people don’t know can be stress induced is Alopecia Areata. Normally Alopecia is just thought of as a genetic abnormality in the immune system which can cause a hair-loss condition which usually affects the scalp. But there are other times when Alopecia comes about due to highly stressful situations.  My friend Brandi Pettijohn (Photographer Extrodinare !)experienced this stress induced Alopecia and suggested that I do an article on the subject.  Below is her story and what she went through;

Brandi’s Story

About a year and a half ago I had a series of stressful events happen in my life.  My father passed away, my love relationship was dying, my home was burglarized and other small things added to my level of stress.  On a whim I decided that it was once again time to cut my hair short in an effort to simplify things.  While in the chair the stylist pointed out something that shocked and disturbed me – a bald spot.  The stylist wanted me to see the spot and didn’t want me to think that she did it and she further explained that it was alopecia, “yep you can see it – that’s alopecia,” she exclaimed.  I couldn’t believe it, there was a half dollar size bald spot in my head and I later discovered more hair loss at the base of my neckline.  In my life, if I have been able to count on one thing it was my hair.  I stood by it and it stood by me.  If I wanted to cut it, it was cute, if I wanted to grow it long – it grew long and thick.  My hair was so great that I became a hair model.  I could do anything to it (except for bleach) and it would hold up and be strong.  So when I was faced with my hair falling out of my head and I didn’t even notice it – I got scared.

On a recent trip home to Los Angeles, I also realized that I wasn’t alone.  I ran into women who had no idea about my bout with alopecia that also expressed that they were so stressed out that they have or had hair loss.  I’m no stranger to holistic healing and also know about stress and how it affects the body – so when I learned that I had alopecia I knew that it was stress induced.  So I tried to take the steps in reducing my stress as well as giving my hair a break.  The bald spot has since grown back and I am on the constant pursuit to have less stress and to stress less.  I’m writing this article in conjunction with Healthy Locs in hopes that we can take hair loss as a sign to other issues that are affecting our bodies.  Below are some tips and things that I did;

#1 Leave your hair alone…for some it will be harder than others…but really I had to stop touching my hair and the spot.  I don’t really recommend braids cause they can pull the hair too but if you want just make sure that the braider doesn’t do more damage to your scalp by pulling too tight.  Whatever it is to that doesn’t add stress to you and makes you feel comfortable.  I wore wigs for a hot second.

#2 Make sure your on the up & up with your vitamins.  I take vitamin E as well as Omega #3

#3 Reduce your stress level.  I can’t tell you how to do this.  I took a yoga class.  The point is however to make a real effort to get the stress off of you… trust…if it’s making your hair fall out Goddess only knows what happening inside of your body.

#4 Get your joy back…whatever it is that gives you real joy – do it.  For me it was my photography series Doc the Artist.  Being around other artists who were doing their thing made me happy, and the accomplishment of every post made me feel like I made a step in the right direction, regardless on how not perfect it was, I am doing it.

If you have questions  that you’d like to ask Brandi about her Alopicia experience you can email her at .  Also be sure to check out some of her photography by visiting

Also please don’t hesitate to share your Alopecia story with us by leaving a comment and letting us know what you did to cure your Alopecia.

Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs

Nyesha Samuel – Master Loctician

Healthy Locs working out with personal trainer Delta Brogden Part 1

In my latest video, my mother, Juliette Samuel (esthetician), interviews my personal trainer Delta Brogden of Change Is Now Fitness as he does a workout session with me. I’ve been working out with Delta for 6 months at the time this was filmed. This is the perfect video to get you motivated on a new healthy change in your life. Enjoy !

Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs

Nyesha Samuel – Master Loctician

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