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Natural Hair Care Ingredients Help to Achieve Beautiful Healthy Hair

In thinking of African American hair beauty, you will want to use herbal hair products with natural and/or organic ingredients to keep your hair healthy and strong. Be sure to avoid chemical and synthetic ingredients, so that you won’t be causing a build-up of unnatural product in your hair.

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Hair Beauty

 Having true hair beauty is not an accident. Genetics play a part in the way your hair tends to grow and act, but you can do some things yourself to insure that your African American hair will look its best. If you have even average hair quality, you can help your hair by using natural products. If your hair is in poor condition, it may take days or weeks to see a real difference, cowashing  and conditioning can help your hair to become healthy and shiny again.

Regular shampooing is also healthy for your hair depending on your hair type.  Over-shampooing can tend to pull oils from your hair that it needs to maintain hair beauty if you have type 3a-4c hair. You can use different shampoos and see which one works best with your hair’s pH balance. Alternating shampoos may give you the best results. Conditioners can be varied each week, as well. You can help your hair’s health and vibrancy by using conditioners with different pH levels, in an effort to balance your own.

Over-brushing your hair and over-styling is also damaging to your hair at the basic level. African American hair beauty depends on brushing that is adequate to distribute the oils, but you may damage the ends if you brush too much. Your hair will need trimming more often if you over-brush or over-style. I have found finger combing or finger detangling to cause the least stress on my hair.

Herbal Hair Products

Herbal hair products are designed to clean and condition your hair without harsh chemicals, synthetics and preservatives. Nature provides the earth with many herbs, flowers, roots and plants that are rich in minerals, proteins, enzymes and vitamins, which all will add to the health of your hair. Blended together, the resulting products will be a natural and organic alternative to chemicals.

Using shampoos and conditioners with no heavy metals or preservatives allow these herbal hair products to properly treat African American hair. The manufacturers of these products do not use genetically manipulated substances or mineral oils and chemicals; they use all natural ingredients to provide proper hair care.

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Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

Natural Hair Care Products

You should treat your natural hair with natural hair care products that will bring out your best look. Natural shampoos and conditioners will help your hair to achieve its most luxurious look.

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Natural / Organic Shampoos

 

If you are looking for products to safely and effectively clean your African American hair, you’ll want to select an all natural shampoo. Organics are an excellent way through which you can give your scalp and hair a natural cleaning. Natural products are abundant on the market, but be sure to read the label ingredients and make sure the product you buy is free of chemical additives.

Beauty product manufacturers can’t just attach an “organic” label on their shampoo. The product has to be at least seventy percent organic in order to truly be an organic choice. Some organic shampoos may be difficult to lather, because the ingredient that helps build a lather is not a natural one. This ingredient, sodium lauryl sulfate, may dry out your scalp and your hair, and is the reason why your eyes burn if you get shampoo in them while you’re washing your hair. It’s not that hard to get used to less lather if it means healthier hair.

Natural shampoos for African American hair will add nutrients to your hair in ways that are gentle for your scalp and hair. Jojoba oils and coconut oils can be helpful ingredients in an herbal shampoo. Organics and herbals treat your hair to great cleansing with no harmful effects.

 

Herbal Conditioners

Hair conditioning with natural hair care products for African American hair is important for your overall look, and for the health of your hair and scalp. Natural ingredients can give you excellent results, and you can make your own products at home that can be beneficial as well.

Knowing or learning how to best care for your hair will probably involve using natural hair care products, because they are safer for your hair and gentler on your scalp. If you choose to add color to your hair, use an herbal or natural hair color product, since these aren’t harmful. Select a hair style or cut that flatters the lines of your face. Ask a stylist to help you define the type of cut would be most flattering for you. Seek out knowledgeable friends and stylists to help you select natural hair care products that will show off your hair to its best advantage.

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Nyesha Samuel, Master Loctician and Publisher for healthylocsblog.com

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

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 healthy hair. Leave a comment and let me know what you think 🙂

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Everyone wants to know that they are putting the best of the best not only in their body, but also on their body. And when it comes to a woman’s hair, we want to make sure that we are putting the best ingredients into our hair in order to get the best results for moisture, shine, and growth retention.

You have to constantly be aware of what you’re putting in your hair to ensure that your hair is always in its best state. You are the one in control of the products you put on your hair. So, how do you know what the best ingredients for black hair care are?

Education is the key. You’ve got to put some time in and know for yourself what to look for and what to avoid.

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Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

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

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

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