What Makes Your Hair Healthy ? – Black Hair Care

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 on how to approach dealing with your hair from a healthy point of view vs just doing things because they’re cute.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think. 🙂

We understand that what we consume in food has a lot to do with the health of our skin and hair. But after attending and participating in workshops, it’s amazing to see the things that people will do to their hair in the name of beauty.

When you’re adding someone else’s hair to your scalp, whether you’re sewing it in or gluing it in, it’s very interesting to see the type of trauma you’re infringing on your scalp, in the name of beauty.

Granted, not everyone is pro natural hair, but what makes that so?

What is it about your hair that you don’t like it in its natural state?

When you look at everything that you go through to get your hair healthy, you go through that same amount of trouble and trauma and more to destroy it.

If we take a survey of what happens to your scalp after you’ve glued or sewn in so many weaves, it would be really interesting to see the condition of your scalp.

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Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

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

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 what you think 🙂

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A frequently asked question amongst African American women, is what can I use to make my hair grow?

You know this is a loaded question. My first response it stop putting relaxers in your hair and it will grow naturally.

But since some of you will probably tell me were to shove it, here is what I’ve found to work, even with relaxed hair.

There are certain essential oils that are known to stimulate your hair follicle and produce growth, so we’ll take a look at some of them.

Essential Oils for Hair Growth: Sage, Rosemary Verbenone, Sea Buckthorn, Cedarwood, and chamomile.

Let’s take a look at these five oils:

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Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

Your Beautiful Black Hair; Have You Fed It Lately?

“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 me know what you think 🙂

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Blame it on a terrible cut or the weather even, but the real culprit behind consistently bad hair days may be what you’re eating.

Just as what you eat affects the way your skin and body look and feel, the same rules apply to your beautiful black hair.

A lot of you underestimate the importance of what you eat when it comes to maintaining healthy hair.

The first step to getting a healthier head of hair is changing what you eat. This can be as simple as cutting out foods that provide no nutritional value and by adding foods with essential vitamins, healthy fats and proteins.

Did you know that by eating the right foods, you can actually prevent the natural color and shine in your hair from fading and looking dull?

What Does Well Nourished Hair Need To Stay That Way?

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Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

How Does The Black Hair Care Industry Change Affect You?

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 in terms of where to get help with your hair journey.  Below is a great article addressing this change.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think 🙂

 

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Within the black hair care industry there have been subtle changes taking place right before your eyes.

With downsizing in corporations, cutbacks in school systems, job loss, illness … they’ve all taken their toll on wallets and hairlines.

This has caused shop owners to close their doors or downsize in the space that they occupy. And you have found other alternatives to hair care as a whole.

Current Trends In Black Hair Care

New trends have surfaced because for many, paychecks have gotten smaller or salon owners are no longer offering quality service.

Natural Hair – Not only has natural hair become one of the leading trends in the black hair care industry, it’s been for some, a saving grace.

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Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

5 Cool Benefits Of Natural Hair Care Products for African Americans

Using natural hair care products on your hair is important so that you can get the results you’re looking for.  The natural ingredients will help nourish your hair in a way products with chemicals can’t.  The article below is great because it breaks down the top 5 benefits of why using natural products is vital for your hair health. Leave a comment and let me know what you think 🙂

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1. Superior Long Term Results – Most of the time, mainstream hair care products contain damaging chemicals that can take a toll on your hair over time. You may have experienced such issues like scalp irritation, stiff hair and flakiness at one point in time or another.

Natural hair care products, according to some studies, have shown to be a lot safer after long term use. Studies have also proven that your results are more immediate than the chemical laden products.

This means that your hair will be much healthier and stronger in a shorter amount of time when you go the natural route. You also won’t have to deal with the issues of discomfort like you would with your chemical laced products.

2. Hair Nourishment – The nourishment you get from natural hair care products might be the single most important factor that separates it from mainstream products.

The nourishment comes from natural ingredients like vitamin E, fatty acids, peppermint tea tree, and coconut oil. This is not to say that all mainstream products don’t have these ingredients. It’s that they usually have additional artificial additives that cancel out their purpose almost completely.

When it comes to Real health and nourishment of your hair, natural products that are true to form are going to be what gives you the results you’re looking for. Think of it in comparison to a lifestyle change for your body.

Just like you would want to change the way you eat, you want to change what you put on and in your hair completely to see the change.

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Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

Using Natural Products For African American Hair Growth

Using natural products on your hair is very important to help maintain the health of your hair overall.  Knowing how to use the products and which ones work best for your hair type is important as well to get the best results.  Below is a  great article that can help you when it comes to knowing what to use for your hair.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think 🙂

Now that you know the importance of using natural products for African American hair growth, it’s even more important to know how to go about using them the proper way for the best results. What do you use on your hair? A shampoo? Conditioner? Hair Oil?

What kind of natural ingredients do you look for in a product? Peppermint? Tea Tree? Coconut? An herbal blend?

In a sense the ingredient is going to determine how you use natural products on your hair.

One way to use natural products for African American hair growth is to make sure you know that the product is actually natural in the first place. There are a lot of “natural” products on the market that aren’t actually natural at all.

You can tell which, by simply turning the bottle around and looking at the ingredients. When you see a chemical, additive or anything on the bottle that you can’t pronounce, chances are that product is not natural.

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Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

5 Reasons Why Peppermint Essential Oil is Good for Natural Hair Care

The proper ingredients are vital for healthy hair care.  Making sure the products you use have ingredients with healing and healthy properties will make a huge difference in the results you get. Below is an article discussing the benefits of using peppermint essential oil in your hair routine.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think 🙂

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Essential oils aren’t any less potent just because they haven’t been chemically enhanced. When it comes to peppermint, extra credibility is given to its abilities because it has been clinically proven by various studies to be an effective treatment for a plethora of health and beauty issues. As most of us have noticed by now, much of what we put in our hair makes its way to other parts of our body. Our skin absorbs what we use in our hair. Also, it’s out of habit that many people touch their hair and other body parts without much thought (especially the face). Fortunately, peppermint oil is hypoallergenic. Not only can sensitive scalp issues be remedied by it, you will be less prone to break outs.

Peppermint oil keeps your hair strong and beautiful. We do so much to our hair and face that they encounter environmental stresses frequently. Most notable are the sun rays and extreme weather conditions that wear our hair down. Genetic factors and hormonal imbalances can further affect the health of our hair, but the oil makes shedding less frequent and adds fullness. Keeping our mane resilient is especially important, and the properties found in this oil make it an ideal choice for African American hair. Still, it can be used by people of all ethnicities and hair types who want healthier, fuller tresses.

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Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

3 Ingredients to avoid and 3 Ingredients to look for in Natural African American Hair Care Products

When purchasing products for your natural hair it is vital that you know what to look for to maintain healthy results. The right ingredients can help your hair thrive. But the wrong ingredients can cause damage.  Below is a great article explaining whats good and bad for your hair. Leave a comment and let me know what your think 🙂

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Learning how to shop for African American hair care products can be an overwhelming task when you don’t know what to look for and what to avoid. The list is long and the ingredients for natural hair care are many. This list includes some of the elements you should know about to make choosing the right products less difficult.

Water is always important.

It’s amazing how many people overlook water as a primary hair ingredient. Water is good for the body in countless ways, and our entire being is composed mostly of water. We need it to survive, and of course, our hair does too. When water is in your hair, it just has to be kept in with an organic sealant. There’s no reason not to take advantage of water and its benefits. It is easily found and the most inexpensive ingredient around.

Raw Shea butter is the moisturizer and sealant of choice.

Some of us enter the world of natural hair care after realizing how much damage commercial products have done. Shea butter can help to reverse much of the harm that our mane has suffered on our behalf (and due to factors outside of our control).

Shea butter hydrates and its valuable ingredients will help your hair find restoration and growth. Apply the raw butter to your hair and put it on your scalp. You will soon see you hair increasing in length and becoming much more strong and attractive.

A word of caution about raw Shea butter and natural hair: don’t over do it, especially with locs.  Too much will cause build up in your hair and that’s a challenge you don’t want to have.

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Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

How to Keep Your Natural Hair Healthy During the Winter

Moisture, moisture, moisture! That is the key to keeping your hair healthy in the winter.  The air is so cold and drying during this time. So it is vital to give your hair the proper moisture to keep it healthy.  Below is a great article on what you can do to love on your hair when it’s cold outside. Leave a comment and let me know what you think 🙂

Any sort of extreme weather can have a negative impact, but your hair most likely sees its happiest days in the summer. When the winter time hits, you are more prone to shedding and breakage due to the weather of the season pulling moisturize from the hair. It also becomes much less shiny and appears lifeless instead of vibrant and bouncy. Woe unto those who already have dry hair and scalp issues because this is the time they find their hair everywhere they don’t want it to be. Hair can often be seen in the sink, in the comb, and on clothing, as it becomes weaker and sheds.

Using natural hair care products is the best way to grow healthy hair. Winter care for natural hair deserves special attention because extra care is usually needed. You don’t have to live in a region with freezing temperatures for your hair to take notice. The protective winter hats we wear can even harm our hair. It also seems that many people tend to cover up their hair in the winter, leading them to neglect it. Staying indoors more often doesn’t mean you will escape the effects of winter, either. The heat indoors can also damage your hair. Since there is no avoiding this season for many of us, the best way to fight back is to make your hair stronger.
Our hair should be just as moisturized as our other body parts. In order to properly quench the thirst of the hair and scalp, you need to have a routine that uses an all-natural moisturizer and conditioner. The right moisturizer will keep hair hydrated and this moisture can be more easily locked in with a good sealant. Furthermore, hair that is well-conditioned is stronger and softer, making it easier to detangle and style without breaking.

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Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

Top 5 Essential Oils for Natural Hair Care. Your Hair Will Thank You for It.

When you are looking for products to use for your hair you should always make sure they are as natural as possible.  Essential oils are a great addition to your natural hair routine.  Below is an article that explains the top 5 essential oils that are beneficial to your hair and scalp. Leave  comment and let me know what you think 🙂

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There are many issues we face that contribute to unhealthy hair and hair loss. It can come from the products we use, it may happen due to our lifestyle choices, or it might just be a genetic trait. Our hair needs as much support as it can get.

By using an essential oil for hair growth, it helps by taking on the task of keeping your hair healthy by protecting it. Furthermore, it makes your hair strong and promotes growth.

Essential oils smell wonderful and have many therapeutic qualities. Each of them are naturally extracted and contain no chemicals. A carrier oil needs to be combined with essentials due to their strong properties to help carry and transfer the important oil through your hair and scalp, while adding even more benefits.

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