Sunday, September 12, 2010

LITTLE GIRL HAIR CARE

If you are a mom and you are having a hard time managing your child,s hair well here is tip just for you.
Children are very tender headed and to make things easier;
1. Comb through the whole head with a detangler first by using a large tooth comb and a bottle of just for me detangler. If you don,t have detangler use water and oil ( olive oil preferrably ). Remember to comb the hair from the ends to the roots in that order.

2. Use a water hose that you can connect to the sink to wash your childs hair to wash the hair. The reason you are using this is so the water dosen,t come out so hard on your childs head. With my experiences children are scared of the water pressure. You can purchase this water hose at the beauty supply store. This will help to control the water pressure and make it more fun and easier to wash your childs hair

3. Use cream of nature shampoo to wash the hair. It will soften up the texture of your childs hair. If your childs hair is naturally soft use a cleansing shampoo ( pantene ).

4. After washing the hair, apply some conditioner to the hair. If your childs hair is very dry I would recommend using cholesterol and comb through the hair with your large tooth comb as I described in #1.

5. After combing the conditioner through the hair, rinse the hair thoroughly and dry the hair with a towel. Make sure that you dry the hair as much as you can with the towel and that the water is almost gone from the hair.

6. Section the hair in 4 sections and braid the hair up in to 4 braids. Add some pink oil moisturizer to the hair and begin blow drying the hair from end to the root section by section.

7. Proceed with the desired style you are trying to get once the hair is completely dry and managable. You can also straighten the hair out by using a real good flat iron. You can purchase a Chi or an Fhi flat iron. They are sort of expensive but you will love the results and your child will also. So I recommend investing in one for the future if you don,t already have one.

Remember to always keep your childs hair moisturized in the more cooler seasons with:
1. Olive oil and pink oil moisturizer mixed together ( if your childs hair is very dry ). If your child has dry scalp issues you can use doo grow hair grease or any grease that has ( peppermint, rosemary and eucalyptis oils in them ). Isoplus has a grease with those ingredients in them and it is very cost efficient.

2.If your child has normal textured hair , you can just use pink oil moisturizer.

3. If your child has relaxed textured hair ( chemically straight ) you can just use hair grease.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

LOVING YOUR NATURAL MANE

African American hair is not as tough as it appears. In fact, African American hair is very fragile. Most stylist stray away or rather not work with clients that have natural hair because of their lack of knowledge or patience. Natural hair requires a lot of attention and patience. Although, natural hair can be very brittle, dry and hard to comb; it is the most healthiest texture. Natural hair can grab color quicker than relaxed hair and still maintain it's form. Relaxed hair will start to thin out, brake or dry out severely. If you are natural, do not trust just anyone with your tresses. Make sure they are well endowed with " Knowledge about YOUR natural hair". Again, natural hair is very fragile and requires a lot of moisture and TLC!

In the above photo's is my actual client. She receives" moisture lock treatments" as well as leave in ointment to infuse moisture and protect her tresses. She receives a warm color ( colors that are with in the natural color tone family ) to prevent from breaking the natural bond of the hair. Natural hair tends to grow more when it is heavily moisturized and in a protective style, like the style above.

6 Tips to Make Your Hair Grow

One of the biggest myths about black hair is that it doesn't grow or grow as quickly as other textures of hair. All hair grows an average of ½ inch per month, but it's how you treat your hair that determines how much you'll retain. Some women swear by vitamins, while others have a cabinet full of products. All that's required is your commitment to healthy hair practices and treating your hair with proper care.


1. Follow a Healthy Lifestyle
Before we get to the outside, we need to take care of the inside. Yes, what you eat, drink and how you treat your body has an effect on your hair. You need to eat enough fresh fruits and vegetables, drink enough water and exercise regularly for your body's overall health. Since your hair grows directly from your body, when you treat your body well, your skin, nails and hair benefit too. People who suffer from vitamin deficiencies and unhealthy diets can suffer from dry, brittle hair.

2. Get Your Ends Trimmed
This is counter-productive but if you want your hair to grow longer, trims help get rid of dry, damaged and split ends which can work their way up the shaft of your hair, causing even more damage. A trim is defined as removing ¼ to ½ inch of hair, nothing more. If your stylist insists on cutting off inches of hair every time you go in for a visit, your hair won't get longer, so find a professional who understands exactly how much hair you need removed. Depending on how fast your hair grows, your daily routine as well as if you are chemically straightened, you may need a trim anywhere from every six weeks to six months. The better you care for your hair on a day-to-day basis, the less often you'll need trims.


3. Use Moisturizing Products
African American hair is often dry by nature. It's best to use products that replace needed moisture. This includes using shampoos and conditioners formulated for dry and/or damaged hair. These products don't have to come strictly from the beauty supply store. You can find them in your local supermarket
( Pantene Pro-V Relaxed and Natural )

4. Use Protective Styling
Full head sew-ins are the #1 choice to protective styles in my book. Before using this choice, make sure you put your hair in good hands. Everyone's knowledge is not as extensive as a specialist. Ask for pictures of their work or stop by to see this process done before you proceed. 50% of my clients wear protective styles and they receive dramatic results.
Once your hair is a certain length, you might want to wear it loose all the time to let everyone know just how long it is. Wearing your hair in protective styles more often will help you retain that precious length ). Protective styles keep your ends from breaking and drying out. Hair loves moisture.



5. Low Manipulation
There's no need to brush your hair 100 strokes per night before going to sleep. In fact, the less you do to African American hair, the more it flourishes. Their is no need to constantly wash your hair ( unless for medical reasons ). You are riding the hair of it's natural oils ( yes,your sebaceous glands produce oil ).




6. Stay Away from Heat
While occasional flat iron and curling iron use is usually fine (so long as the heat isn’t too high), you should minimize heat styling as much as possible. Choose hairstyles that don't rely on so much heat, as well as gentle styling methods like wraps, wet sets and twists.