April 9, 2018
For natural hair, permed hair, or any hair texture, it is important to utilize sulfate-free shampoo when washing and cleansing your scalp on wash-day. The purpose of shampooing is to remove any heavy build-up in the hair from previous oils and products, without stripping out your sebum (or natural oils of the sebaceous glands). Sulfate shampoos cause frizziness (especially in curly-textured hair), tension, and it damages colored strands. Sulfate-free shampoos are very gentle on the hair and scalp, and it will not tangle nor dry your hair. Also, they are less-likely to wash away any previous hair dye.
June 14, 2018
Satin Scarfs! We see them in the hair stores, some of our friends may have one (or two), and sometimes we see them in hair magazines. But often times, we miss the importance of this soft scarf. Satin fabric- whether it be a pillowcase, scarf, or bonnet-maintains the natural hair oils in our hair and helps prevent friction between one's hair and moisture-absorbing materials such as cotton from our pillowcases. Sleeping with satin caps prevents split ends; reducing tangles, breakage, and thinning. Go get you one!
July 11, 2018
Let's talk about hair oils! Of course everyone has their own preferences when it comes to oils, but I personally love Castor Oil. Now there are several different brands, but that is why researching and paying close attention to the ingredients on the product's brand is crucial before actually applying it to your skin, scalp and strands. Castor oil is best known for its medicinal purposes as a natural laxative, moisturizer, wound healer, hair strengthener and it reduces acne. Check out these natural Castor oils below!
Let's Talk Brands
When it comes to choosing hair for your braids or twists, you must pick the best brands for the best results. Some people say it doesn't matter, because hair is hair. But they are wrong! There are so many different types of synthetic hair, and a lot of brands are manufactured differently. If you have hair allergies, then the cheap way is definitely not the way to go. Usually, the pricey brands have less of the chemical alkaline in them. They are also much smoother and easier to work with than cheaper brands. Here are a few of my favorites: Xpressions hair, Queen B braiding hair, EZ Braid Professional hair, and Cuban twist hair.