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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 🙂


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

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

Natural Care for Natural Hair

If you prefer to wear your hair in a natural way you will have some great styling options to express yourself with.

Natural Hair

Wearing your hair natural is great. Some will prefer to keep their hair more natural via wash n gos, twist outs or braids.  Others will prefer to style with a straightening comb or a flat iron. Go with whatever makes you more comfortable.

Whichever you prefer to wear, you will want the proper hair products to care for your hair. Natural shampoos are made to be milder than others, since they are formulated with natural hair ingredients instead of harsh additives. These shampoos will moisturize your scalp with herbal or organic ingredients, and this will keep your hair follicles nourished and your scalp hydrated.

Natural African American hair will benefit from the use of natural shampoos and conditioners. They promote a healthy amount of hair growth. The nourishing and stimulating ingredients are made to penetrate the roots, in the scalp, and they also provide your hair with amino acids, minerals and vitamins. These shampoos will help your hair strands to increase their thickness, and they make your hair stronger, overall.


Natural Shampoo

If you have curly hair, natural shampoo is best to help keep it manageable. Longer hair and/or curly hair is more prone to split ends and breakage, and damage, since the ends tend to be fine. Use whatever natural products your stylist recommends to maintain your healthy hair. Natural shampoos will help maintain curly or long hair.

When you select a natural shampoo, make sure that it contains quality organic ingredients. Many shampoos have additives and chemicals that can cause breakage and over-dry hair. Natural shampoos contain chemical-free, all-natural ingredients like soy protein, tea tree oil, lavender oils, coconut oil, Shea butter, lemon and aloe.

Depending on the type and brand of natural shampoo you buy, the ingredients will vary. The proper ingredients will help to leave your hair shiny and soft. They will also reduce the stress your scalp and hair can experience from heat treatments.


Herbal Hair Oil

The best herbal hair oil for your African American hair may have a combination of some or all of the more essential herbs, those being henna, hibiscus and amla, with oil from coconuts. This type of hair oil will add shine to your hair, and help it remain healthy.

Select a hair oil that contains herbs and oils known for helping your hair remain healthy. Coconut oil is helpful in conditioning your hair, and it can also allow your hair to grow more quickly. Amla herbal hair oil helps your hair shine, as well as cleansing the scalp and enhancing your curls. Henna will bind to your hair’s keratin molecules, and make each strand stronger.

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Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

Castor Oil for Growing African American Hair

This sounds like a great natural solution for hair moisturizing and growth.  Castor Oil is not among the popular oils on the list for hair care in the research I’ve done, but i’m up for almost anything natural so I’ll definitely be trying it 🙂 Leave a comment and let me know what you think 🙂

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Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

I recently began experimenting with oils for beauty treatments. In doing so, I discovered that inexpensive natural oils did as much for my skin as very expensive beauty treatments. In discovering and trying out new oils for my skin, I ran into an oil that did wonders for my skin, but it also caused a bit of a problem.

The castor oil I was using as part of my face oil wash program was causing hair to grow where I did not want it. I noticed my eyebrows getting thicker when I hadn’t had to pluck in a couple of years. I also noticed that the hairs on my chin were getting a bit out of control. With these discoveries in mind, I began to avoid areas on my face that were prone to unwanted hair growth, and continued using the castor oil mixture. Then I had a positive discovery. I realized that my hairline was filling in where it had become thin and uneven. My hair on my right temple was especially thin previously. Now it matches the other side in thickness. It is gray, but it has filled in.

Previously, I had shared that coconut oil helps to grow African American hair because it absorbs into the shaft of the hair and makes it stronger. This is still the case, but while coconut oil helps to prevent breakage, it does not make the hair grow any faster than the typical ½ inch per month. This is where castor oil comes in handy. I have learned that if you massage castor oil into your scalp a couple times a week that your hair will thicken (as mine did) and it will even accelerate hair growth.

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The Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice for Natural Hair Growth

The nice thing about maintaining healthy hair is that it gives us an opportunity to live a healthier lifestyle from the foods we eat to our daily exercise routine. It is important to note that healthy hair grows with the right products, so today I would like to share with you what has helped my hair grow longer and stronger on my natural hair journey.

After careful research I found that the PH balance of black hair must stay around 4.0 to 7.0 pH in order to avoid the hair shaft from becoming to far alkaline or acidic. Having the proper balance with the hair care products we use such as conditioners and shampoos will make a big difference between our hair being dry and brittle or soft and manageable.

For me I learned that the use of Aloe Vera Juice can actually help my afro texture hair cuticles to stay closed sealing in moisture. Once you start your natural hair journey and transition from relaxed hair one of the things you will notice is that moisture is the lifeline of growing longer stronger hair and retaining length.

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Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

Intensive moisturising a must for winter hair care

Ladies may have noticed their hair looking lacklustre and dry in recent months with the winter weather having taken its toll.

According to experts, the colder months of the year are when it is particularly important to look after tresses to avoid frizzy ends and drab tresses.

One of the best ways to keep hair shiny and appearing healthy is use intensive moisturizing treatments on a regular basis.

In an interview with the South Wales Echo, hairdresser Trystan Lewis explained how winter weather “plays havoc with your hair”.

Women may want to stock up on natural conditioner after the expert described how tresses need to be treated to an intensive hydrating session at least once a week.

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Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

Taking Care of Black Hair

Hydrating and gentle products are best for Black Hair.

Black hair is more prone to dryness and breakage because of how the strands are structured.   The difference between Black hair and other hair types is that the strands can have twice as many outer layers or cuticles. The scalp’s natural oil secretions have a hard time reaching all the way to the end of their hair because of the coil patter of Black Hair. To help with this issue you should massage your scalp with a good natural oil every 3-4 days and work the oil all the way down to the tips of your hair to help protect it.

Since the products you use can help or harm your hair, invest wisely in the products you use and only choose those that are hydrating and gentle. Buy a shampoo and conditioner that has moisturizing ingredients such as wheat germ, jojoba oil and coconut oil.

The correct amount of shampoo and conditioner will help get the best hair possible. Over shampooing and under conditioning will cause damaged and  brittle hair.  Shampoo no more than once per week, and condition or moisturize every 3-4 days.  Make sure you rinse your hair thoroughly so you won’t have product build up in your hair or scalp.

Stay away from synthetic oils.  Be very picky about what types of products you use on your precious hair. Synthetic oils, like petroleum and mineral oil are known to dehydrate hair.

Following this advice will help give you a healthy head of hair you can be proud of.

Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

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Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

Did Somebody Say Good Hair? Part 2/2 Women Who LOVE Their Natural Hair!

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Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com


Part 2 of that great video from earlier.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

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Hot Oil Therapies For Black Hair

Argan essential oil, Castor oil, Coconut oil, Jojoba oil and Olive oil are Hot Oil remedies commonly used for black hair.

African-American hair is mostly curly as well as frizzy, because of this it requires more attention and proper care. Hot oil therapies can significantly improve many troubles that black hair tends to have.

Argan essential oil
Argan oil is used for hot oil remedy on black hair.  It’s so rich in essential nutrients, like unsaturated fatty acids and also vitamin e that you just need a little bit of it to get great results for your hair. It locks moisture into yoru hair, making it soft everyday. Also, it nourishes each  hair strand towards the root, offering strength and shine. It continues to protect your hair, after the hot oil treatment, against the the sun as well as heated hair tools that can be very dangerous to your hair. Argan oil not only just gives glow, but it also promotes development and easy manageability.

Castor oil

Castor oil is another kind of oil that is prominent because of its use on black hair. It has the ability to reduce frizzyness in hair. Typically, this oil is coupled with other kinds of essential oil to produce the right consistency for each person who wishes to have a castor oil hot oil therapy.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil is a fabuous oil for treating african american hair. Coconut oil as a hot oil remedy is also usually applied to develop lovely locks.

Jojoba essential oil

Jojoba oil is quite similar to the natural oils created by our very own epidermis and it has the capability to keep moisture locked-in, similar to what normal scalp oil could do.

Olive oil

Olive oil is the type of oil that can be used by itself as a hot oil treatment or mixed with other products for the similar results. Olive oil has the ability to help manage hair frizz and dryness, because of this it is a favorite for black females as a moisturizer.

Whether you do your own hot oil treatment or have it done in a salon, hot oil treatments on a regular basis will be very beneficial for your hair.

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Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

Shea butter’s health benefits

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

Everyone loves smooth looking and beautiful skin. You know – skin that is clear and free of blemishes. That’s exactly why many African American households have a jar of Shea Butter stored somewhere in the medicine cabinet.

What exactly is Shea Butter? Shea butter is derived from the nut of the Karite tree, which grows throughout West Africa. African Shea butter has been utilized for centuries for its amazing ability to renew, repair and protect the skin. The name Karite means the Tree of Life, due to the many important uses that Shea butter provides for the people of that region.

Shea butter is unique because of its high content of non-saponifiable fats which act as a natural skin moisturizer. Shea butter moisturizes skin with all the essential elements it needs for balance, elasticity and tone.

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