Are you playing Russian Roulette by straighten your natural hair? Just one incident with a flat iron, curling iron, or pressing comb that is “too-hot” is like playing Russian Roulette! You never know when you might pull that trigger which may be the fatal “heat bullet” that kills your hair!
Unfortunately, there is nothing that can be done except cutting the hair off once the hair bonds are broken or destroyed by heat. Some naturals are successful and can go from natural to straight without any problems, but many naturals cannot.
I’m sorry to say that most professional hair stylist are not educated when it comes to heat and natural hair. There is such a fine line when it comes to heat and natural hair because it is hard for most stylists to find right balance such as:
1. The right combination of moisture and protein
Achieving this proper balance in the hair involves using the right combinations of protein and moisture-based products for your particular hair type and porosity level. The combination of moisture and protein work together to produce strong and healthy hair, but neither can work well without the other. Keeping the hair balanced between these combinations is very important and also very difficult. Continue reading
Green Smoothies are smoothies blended with fresh leafy greens – simple as that. Quite often the greens are blended with fruits at a ratio of 60-40 giving you a delicious meal bursting with nutrition! Kids and adults of all ages love green smoothies.
We’ve all heard “Eat Your Greens” and “Greens are Good for You”, but do you really know how true it is? If you did then you would be drinking a green smoothie right now.
The health benefits of green smoothies are unmatched by any other single meal.
Greens are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, live enzymes, phytonutrients, and amino acids (protein).
As fantastic as greens are, we would have to chew them a long long time to get them to the creamy consistency necessary to take full advantage of all the nutrition they hold. The nutrition lies within the plant’s cell walls which are one of the strongest things found in nature. That’s where the green smoothie part comes in… Continue reading
When it comes to healthy hair, it’s not just what you put on your tresses that counts — it’s what you put in your body, too. We know fruits and veggies are good for our health, but did you know that they can have healthy hair benefits as well?
Fruits and veggies are full of nutrients and vitamins that are good for your hair. Your body requires protein, complex carbohydrates, healthy fat, vitamins and minerals to grow strong, shiny hair. Inadequate nutrition, extreme dieting or illness may result in hair loss. Your body prioritizes nutrients, with vital organs and systems receiving vitamins and minerals first, and then hair follicles and fingernails receiving whatever nutrients are left. Eating a well-balanced diet high in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A, B and C, and iron will help you grow luxurious locks. Continue reading
An oil rinse is a hair treatment used primarily on kinky, coily, afro textured hair. Oil Rinsing is the step between co-washing/shampooing and conditioning, that keeps the hair moisturized longer, makes detangling a cinch, soften hair follicles, promotes growth, and prevents fairy knots. Continue reading
Essential Oils are liquids that are generally distilled, usually by steam or water, from the leaves, stems, flowers, bark, roots, or other elements of a plant. They contain the true essence of the plant it was derived from. Essential oils are extremely potent and a little goes a long way.
Essential Oils are used by diluting them with a carrier oil like olive, coconut, grape seed, sweet almond or jojoba oil, etc. Never use the essential oils directly on the hair or skin. When used properly and in the right combinations they can work wonders in the hair and scalp. Organic essential oils are better than non-organic essential oils. Continue reading
Ayurveda is a holistic approach to healing and the oldest natural system of medicine in India. According to Ayurveda, a healthy beautiful head of hair requires an ongoing care routine that starts with nourishment. So, why wait until you experience hair issues?