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Hair Issues, Hair Recipes, Shedding »

[ 15 Nov 2011 | 11 Comments ]

Shedding and breaking hair can be depressing, may be you thought you were doing everything right and then the hair just keeps on getting worse and looks awful. Here are three recipes that you can try. As usual, they are natural products that you can make from home. If you don’t already have some of the oils you can get them at a health food store or from a reputable distributor online. In the meantime, check out this article as a guide that you are not unwittingly doing something wrong.  …

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[ 23 Sep 2011 | 3 Comments ]

Traction Alopecia is a hair loss condition caused by damage to the dermal papilla and hair follicle by pulling or tension on the hair root over a long period of time. It often occurs in persons who wear tight braids, weaves and wigs. It is very common with black women and men who put their hair in tight braids. The segment of the black population where this condition occurs more frequently is with children, and young adults, it occurs less frequently in older women and men.
This is not an uncommon …

Hair Issues, Hair Recipes, Pre Shampoo, Shedding »

[ 9 Sep 2011 | 38 Comments ]

This recipe has the stimulating effects of peppermint oil and the protein benefits of egg. Do this as a quick pre-poo before shampooing and you will find that your hair feels so much better after the wash. You can follow up this treatment with a regular shampoo and then a deep conditioner. Consistent pre-pooing can decrease hair breakage significantly.
Pre-Shampoo Treatment for Shedding Hair

Ingredients:
3-4 Drops Peppermint oil
1 teaspoon of olive oil
1 teaspoon castor oil
2 egg yolks
Directions:
Beat the egg yolks until frothy and then add the oils in a small bowl. Massage …

Breaking, Hair Issues, Hair Regimen »

[ 30 Aug 2011 | 9 Comments ]

These are just suggestions as to how you can go forward to correct your hair breakage. Please read shedding hair-causes and check to see what the underlying reasons may be for your hair breakage, it is best for you to know before you attempt any hair regimen for hair breakage.
Shampoo: Use an organic shampoo with no chemicals added. If your hair feels squeaky clean after washing and then dry and trashy after it has dried, it is probably because the shampoo has stripped the hair of moisture. What you need …

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[ 29 Aug 2011 | 10 Comments ]

As was discussed earlier in a previous article, there are several reasons why hair breaks, some of the reasons are internal-nutrition, stress and some are external-excessive heat, relaxing. We will look at some of the remedies for breaking hair.
1. Hair Relaxers
The chief remedy to avoid hair breaking with relaxers is to stop relaxing hair. Simple suggestion but not a choice several persons are willing to take at this point in their lives. Thankfully, there are several things you can do if you have relaxed hair to mitigate breakage.
(A)  Stretch your …

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[ 29 Aug 2011 | 9 Comments ]

It is normal for people to be defined or described by their hair. After all, it is the first thing that people see. It is not unusual for people to be described by the color of their hair, the length of their hair, and whether their hair is relaxed or natural. So, it is understandable that women are very mindful of how their hair looks. Nobody wants to be described as the girl whose ‘hair is shedding like a dog’ or ‘the woman with the fly-away, thin-looking hair’. Shedding hair …

Hair Care, Hair Issues »

[ 12 Aug 2011 | No Comment ]

There are some persons who suffer from oily hair, a condition that can be just as irritating as dry hair. There are several causes for oily hair. Here are five:
1. Hormones
Oily hair is a direct result of extra sebum production. Sebum is produced naturally by the skin and usually the production of sebum is balanced. However, a fluctuation in hormone productivity can cause an excess generation of sebum in the sebaceous glands. This is what gives the condition of oily hair and skin.
Unlike dry hair, oily hair cannot take additional …

Hair Issues, Hair Recipes, Pre Shampoo »

[ 12 Aug 2011 | No Comment ]

Ingredients:
4 drops rosemary oil
4 drops lavender oil
4 drops tea tree oil
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon jojoba oil or hazelnut oil.
 
Directions:
Combine ingredients in a small bowl. Massage mixture into the scalp and hair. Wrap hair in a hot towel for 15 minutes. Shampoo & rinse out. Rinse with  apple cider vinegar rinse to finish.
 
Ingredients Benefits:
 
Rosemary Oil- The rosemary bush belongs to the mint family which includes basil, lavender, myrtle, and sage. Regular use of rosemary oil helps in stimulating hair follicles; it is also believed that rosemary oil slows down premature hair …

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[ 12 Aug 2011 | No Comment ]
Water For Oily Hair

There are some ways you can rectify your oily hair at home without much hassle, here are some tips.
1. Shampoo Hair Regularly
One of the foremost remedies for oily hair is to shampoo hair regularly (twice per week is good) with a good quality oil control shampoo, look for shampoos that contain tea tree oil or add your own. Shampooing regularly helps in keeping hair less oily, concentrate on washing the hair instead of the scalp. If excess-shampooing was what brought on your oily situation then you need to shampoo your …

Conditioner, Hair Issues, Hair Recipes »

[ 10 Aug 2011 | 4 Comments ]

Ingredients:
1 cup aloe vera gel
1 cup apple cider vinegar
4 drops jojoba oil
4 drops tea tree oil
 
Directions:
Massage mixture into hair. Wrap hair in a hot towel or cover with shower cap for 15 minutes. Shampoo & rinse out.
 
Ingredients Benefits:
Aloe Vera Gel- Aloe Vera is a hair loss solution because the gel contains enzymes that stimulate hair growth. It is great for your hair and  it stops dandruff and oily dandruff scalp conditions.
Apple Cider Vinegar- has a pH which is close to that of the hair. Many of the hair care products …

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[ 28 Jul 2011 | No Comment ]

Gentle Shampoo

Regular shampoos that are sold in stores are way too harsh for our hair and they are very drying. My personal rule of thumb is the cheaper the shampoo, the more damaging it is for hair, and I seem to be proven right every time. Ideally, shampoo should have a pH of between 5 and 6.7. For those persons who are not too familiar with the term pH, it is a measure of the acidity or basicity of an aqueous (the solvent is water) solution. Pure water is said …

Dry, Hair Issues, Hair Regimen »

[ 28 Jul 2011 | 5 Comments ]

Hair Treatment: Do a hot oil hair treatment before every shampoo wash.
Shampoo: Use a gentle shampoo without added harsh chemicals for the hair. Practice pre-shampooing, maybe overnight before the day that you wash your hair.
Condition: Always use a penetrative deep conditioner. Make enough time at least 1 hour after shampooing to allow the conditioner to penetrate the hair shaft or go under a hood dryer for 15 minutes on low heat.
Deep Condition: You can make your own products or use products that contain no alcohol or synthetic fragrance. ORS Hair …