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[ 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 …

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[ 6 Nov 2011 | 85 Comments ]

This homemade hair relaxer recipe conditions the hair and makes hair very soft and manageable, very good for loosening the curl pattern of natural hair; it can be used as a deep conditioner after a sulfate free shampoo wash.
Ingredients:
4 Ripe Bananas (very ripe is best)
4 tablespoons honey
4 tablespoons castor oil
4 tablespoons coconut cream
2 tablespoons molasses
1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
1 teaspoon lavender oil
1 teaspoon rosemary oil
6 tablespoon water (you will add more or less according to consistency)
Directions:
1. Blend banana until smooth-ensure that there are no chunks. Put banana through a sieve …

Relaxed Hair »

[ 5 Nov 2011 | 3 Comments ]

More than two years ago I wanted to self-relax, I got annoyed at the exorbitant amount I had to pay my stylist and at the same time a friend of mine who frequently relaxed her own hair (it looks gorgeous by the way) called and asked me if I wanted some of her Affirm relaxer because she had too much left over and she feared that it would spoil because she was going on a long stretch.
I realize that I couldn’t handle relaxing on my own unlike some of my …

Hair Care, Hair Care Tips, Relaxed Hair »

[ 2 Nov 2011 | 404 Comments ]

This is a checklist for persons who are newly relaxed and for persons who have been relaxing for years. Some people who have been relaxing their hair for years experience hair shedding every time after they relax. Other persons, experience outright damage and breakage. There are a few things that you can do before you chemically process your hair that can mitigate damage to your precious strands.
1. Do A Hair Porosity Test
Hair porosity is the ability for your hair to absorb moisture. When hair is too porous, the cuticle of …

Hair Lab, Hair Science, Relaxed Hair »

[ 1 Nov 2011 | 9 Comments ]

It was at the turn of the twentieth century that what we now know as hair relaxers was created and by a small accident, Garrett Augustus Morgan was working in a sewing machine repair shop where he was attempting to invent a new lubricating liquid for the machine needle. He wiped his hands on a wool cloth and when he returned the next day, he found that the cloth was smooth where he had wiped his hand. The lubricating liquid had changed the texture of the wool. Excited by the …

Hair Care, Hair Care Tips, Relaxed Hair »

[ 31 Oct 2011 | 11 Comments ]

There are several ways to thicken relaxed hair without breaking the bank or weighing yourself down with unnecessary products. If you are a person who might not have a lot to spend on expensive treatments and you want to have thick lustrous hair in a short space of time then here are three ways that can improve your hair’s condition. Let me say though, that the best solution for healthy hair, skin and nails is a balanced diet, excellent nutrition and exercise. When you have those things squared away, your …

Hair Regimen, Relaxed, Relaxed Hair »

[ 28 Jul 2011 | 110 Comments ]

Hair Philosophy: Less is More.
Hair Treatment: I give my hair a hot oil treatment every Thursday night with the hot oil recipe.
Shampoo: I shampoo my hair every Friday morning with a non-sulfate shampoo. Most times I use my own concoction. Once a month I shampoo with baking soda and apple cider vinegar.
Condition: I  co-wash hair twice per week when my hair is 12 weeks post relaxer. I use Porosity Control Conditioner or my own concoction. For a good ‘under the kitchen sink’ kind of condition for my hair, I use …