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[ 8 Jan 2016 | 4 Comments ]

Just a brief update on my hair. I have not relaxed it since January 2015. My hair is now at an awkward transitioning phase. Six inches of it is natural and the rest is bone straight. I have been here before, except this time I think I am going to go all the way and just go back to my natural hair. I am anticipating the versatility of natural hair, I want to go straight if I need to, curly with wash and go’s, braid outs, twist outs etc. and …

Hair Issues, Hair Regimen, Shedding »

[ 27 Feb 2012 | One Comment ]

There are some underlying conditions that even a good hair regimen cannot treat, thus, with that in mind, this hair regimen is really a best practice list in the case of hair loss. If you find that after reading the articles Types of Hair Loss and Causes of Hair Loss you are no nearer to finding an answer for your hair loss issue, I strongly recommend that you see a dermatologist. Of course, there are some persons like myself who have encountered stress based hair loss and really need to …

Hair Regimen, Relaxed Hair »

[ 11 Dec 2011 | 29 Comments ]

What’s your hair budget? Will it preclude you from having the healthy hair that you want? I hope not. There are times in our lives when we have to cut back on our spending, whether for one thing or the other but we still need to look good. You should not let your hair suffer because you are on a budget. You can budget smart and achieve your hair goals.
Your hair can flourish and grow on just five or less products. The key to having really lovely hair whether it …

Hair Recipes, Oily »

[ 16 Nov 2011 | No Comment ]

Any unbalance in hair can be uncomfortable, if hair is too dry it will break, if hair is too oily it can shed and it looks unattractive, feels limp and has no sheen. The following are three recipes for oily hair that can help to alleviate this condition without stripping the hair too much or adding extra oil to clog the pores.
Lavender Shampoo
Lavender is notorious for balancing the conditions on the scalp; it can be used for both oily and dry hair and will yield great results.
1/2 cup Liquid Castile …

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.  …

Hair Regimen, Relaxed »

[ 7 Nov 2011 | 69 Comments ]

This hair regimen is for relaxed hair, as I am constantly reminded relaxed hair is weaker than natural hair and needs extra care and attention. This is a typical regimen, as usual it is just a guide for persons who may not have a regimen. Feel free to tweak the information here at will.
Post Relaxer- 4-6 weeks
Shampoo hair every week using organic shampoo. The week after the relaxer add a drop or two of rosemary or lavender oil and a teaspoon of olive oil or coconut oil to your   shampoo. …

Hair Regimen, Transitioning, Transitioning Hair »

[ 28 Oct 2011 | 22 Comments ]

Some people just start developing a regimen by default when it comes to taking care of hair, they wash on a Friday, deep condition hair every two weeks and do something else on other days. Here’s the thing, when you are transitioning you must have a regimen, don’t just fall into a changeable routine, plan your journey to going natural carefully, especially if you are transitioning for the long haul- a year or more.
If you don’t have a regimen, you just might get frustrated and give up. A regimen helps …

Grey Hair, Hair Regimen, Natural Hair »

[ 26 Oct 2011 | 14 Comments ]

I am compiling this hair regimen based on my mother’s hair. Her hair is breaking from using a ‘natural dye’ that has more synthetic ingredients than I want to mention. Her hair is also natural kinky curly type 4A.
Pre-Shampoo– this is recommended because the hair is dry and shedding. The pre-pooing process can make a difference especially if the hair is dry. The beauty about this is, you can do a pre-poo overnight and wash hair in the morning. There are several options when pre-pooing, you can do a combo …

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

3-4 Drops Peppermint oil
1 teaspoon of olive oil
1 teaspoon castor oil
2 egg yolks
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 …

Hair Regimen, Oily »

[ 13 Aug 2011 | 3 Comments ]

Hair Treatment: Do an apple cider vinegar rinse after every wash. Use a Pre-Shampoo treatment for Oily Hair. Use it only on the scalp and wash thoroughly after.
Shampoo: Shampoo hair twice per week. Use a shampoo that can strip hair of oils effectively without damaging the hair. One suggestion is to add baking soda to regular organic shampoo or add 3 drops of tea tree oil to an organic shampoo. Or make your own shampoo with Castile soap and essential oils. Make sure your shampoo contains no sodium lauryl sulphate, …

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 …