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Just a few tips that i found to keep hair healthy

 

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    • Caring for your hair properly means creating a regular hair care routine to counteract dryness, which can contribute to breakage.
    • Once a month try a hot oil treatment, which will lubricate dry scalp conditions as well as moisturize brittle hair.
    • Massage the scalp regularly to encourage oil production.
    • What we traditionally have called nappy hair is just super curly hair, with tight, spring like coils. The coils can vary in size, texture, density and width. When they clump together, they can appear as ringlets. When they separate, as during combing, they frizz into the look we have all come to associate as being nappy
    • Remember that moisture is your friend. Water is the best moisturizer around.
    • Treat hair as a type of fiber, and handle it as such. You would not subject silk fabric to extreme heat or rough handling therefore you should be just as gentle with your hair.
    • Find a style, or set of styles that work with your natural texture and not against it. Kinky, curly, nappy, super curly hair is exceedingly beautiful and can be molded into many shapes and forms.
    • The use of oils and creams will make the hair feel soft and more flexible. Avoid oils and creams that contain mineral oil or petroleum. Skin and scalp experts feel that these chemicals can block and clog your scalp\’s natural ability to produce sebum. If you cannot totally avoid these chemicals, then try to choose products that have them several items away from the top of the ingredient list. Usually the further from first place an ingredient is, the less of it is in the product.
    • Some natural oils to try are olive oil, shea (shay) butter, jojoba and safflower. For more information about oils, see our OurHair Products section.
    • The best way to apply oils is by first wetting the hair, then applying the oil over it. The oil will help to trap and hold the moisture water adds. Creams usually contain water and are a great in between pomade for refreshing a style or on days you do not wash or wet your hair.
    • The type of oil or cream you use in your hair is going to depend on your hair type and may take a little it of experimenting to find what works best for you. Also, the time of year and your hair\’s exposure to the elements will vary your routine.
    • You will find that although natural hair can be washed daily, you may not want to. African textured and Ethnic hair tends to be dry and shampooing can worsen that condition due to the detergents. A better idea is to rinse your hair with plain water daily and then shampoo every 3rd to 7th days. Towel-blot, don\’t rub hair.
    • How often you rinse or shampoo will depend on your activities and your how your hair responds, but generally speaking, out hair reacts better to fewer exposures to detergent and more exposures to plain water.
    • If you prefer not to rinse your hair daily, at least mist it with a bottle of water to moisturize the hair fibers.
    • If you are working with truly African textured hair the most gentle handling can be accomplished while your hair is freshly conditioned and still wet with a WIDE toothed pick-not comb! You may even find that your hair combs easily while you are under the direct spray of your shower so that as the water flows through the hair, your pick will as well.
    • If you comb your hair while it is dry, mist it with a bit of water first or apply a little cream pomade to help the comb glide rather than catch. Go slowly and if you encounter a tangle or knot, loosen it with your fingers, then continue combing.
    • When you rinse or shampoo, keep the hair in a straight back position and only rub in one direction. This can help to prevent tangling and matting.
    • The use of brushes should be kept to a minimum and used to distribute oils or creams. Invest in a soft boar hairbrush. More information can also be found in the OurHair Care section.
    • Include a pH balanced shampoo specially formulated for your hair texture and type, a moisturizing conditioner and a shining gel or spray that adds luminous sheen while it conditions and protects your hair.
    • Try to avoid styling products that contain alcohol, as they can further dry your hair.
    • Try to give blow dryers and curling irons a break. Instead, consider a hairstyle that works with, not against your hair. Popular choices include braiding, cornrows or thread wraps. Don\’t, however, leave braids in place for more than 60 days. Give your hair and yourself a break from prolonged stress. Also, remember to continue regular shampooing and conditioning while wearing braided styles to keep your hair healthy and moisturized.
    • If you have color treated hair, condition weekly to add moisture and offset drying from chemicals.
    • Before you go to bed, wear something to protect your hair during sleep. Use a scarf or cap for straight hairstyles. Apply a small amount of moisturizer to the hair and then put on your cap.
    • To avoid rubbing and to stop hairline breakage, never sleep in any type of hair band that will rub the hairline. If you use a sleep cap, make sure it\’s satin and that it does not go above the ears. You can also resort of a satin pillowcase if you cannot keep a cap or scarf on.

from our hair .net

Yes, I did make a mistake with her name in my earlier post I called her curlchronicles, i missed the “y” 😦

Anyways I felt a strong urge to post a ton of her videos, incase someday she decides to take down her videos. This way I wont be deprived (hopefully :))

Wetset hairstyle

Curly fro

Curly up do-tut

 

Edit: Yes, I know realize that when she goes so does her videos. BOOOOO 😦


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