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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Guest Post- How To Tighten Your Loose Or Saggy Skin With 3 Steps

By On 2:31 PM
Saggy skin

Are you looking out for the ways to reduce your aging signs without undergoing a surgical procedure? We all know that looking better in our late thirties or forties requires a little more effort than it did in our twenties or early thirties.

If you are worried about your nagging flaws and want to fix them but are afraid of undergoing the knife, then the advanced cosmetology brings you the wide and modern options to treat your sagged or droopy face with non-surgical skin tightening treatments. Now, it's time to turn back your time and enjoy the wrinkle free and flawless skin.
ULTRAcel is used for redefining your facial contours and for improving the quality of your skin without the downtime associated with surgical procedures. ULTRAcel involves a device that never breaches your skin instead of it, the handheld devices of this skin lifting machine moves over your skin gently emitting radio frequency or ultrasound waves in the form of heat energy. In 2015, ULTRAcel was launched which offers the patients an even more efficient way of non-surgical skin tightening.  
A 3 step Skin Tightening Procedure
ULTRAcel, A triple face lifting & tightening procedure which uses powerful and gentle technologies to lift and tighten your skin from the deep fascia layer which was earlier treated with a surgical procedure. ULTRAcel uses;
GRF (Grid Radio Frequency)
FRM (Fractional RF Micro-needling)
HIFU (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound)
How ULTRAcel gives the ultra-lift to your skin?
ULTRAcel uses the 3 different skin lifting technologies in a single skin tightening procedure which can be used in combination or even as standalone skin uplifting treatments. During the treatment, warm waves of ultrasound energy are transferred deep under the skin which causes the muscular layer of epidermis to contract. This transferred heat energy stimulates the skin regeneration and rejuvenation process. This will encourage the collagen and elastin production in your body which will give you much firmer, brighter and tighter skin. ULTRAcel targets all the layers of the skin.

Loose skin

1st Step-Grid RF: Grid RF transfers the radio frequency and high intensity focused ultrasound waves in the upper dermis which are emitted to 3.0/4.5 mm depth with the fractional shape. It encourages the collagen production and smoothens the skin surface.
2nd RF Micro-needling: RF Micro-needling uses the small insulated micro-needles which create tiny wounds by penetrating into the dermal layer of skin. When this micro-needling technique is combined with RF, it enables the thermal energy to stimulate the body’s natural healing mechanism which enhances the collagen production.
HIFU/FUS: In HIFU, the high intensity of ultrasound waves are emitted to the deep structural layers such as fascia, SMAS fat layer which causes thermal wounds, stimulating the body to launch its natural healing mechanism. As a result of which skin starts to produce more collagen, which lifts, tightens and contours the skin.
Right candidate for ULTRAcel Skin Tightening Treatment:
ULTRAcel is a non-invasive skin uplifting procedure and is safe for everyone. However, the suitable candidate for the ULTRAcel procedure is;
Those who do not want to undergo a surgical procedure for face uplifting but are looking for the ways to improve skin laxity. You must have mild to moderate amount of soft skin tissue laxity.
If you are a chain smoker or have excessive photo aging, then you are not a suitable candidate for ULTRAcel as you may have inadequate ability to regenerate collagen. However, you may consult a doctor and can get a consultation for your treatment.
If you have severe aging or wrinkles, then your results may be impaired as you may have lost the ability of collagen to shorten.
Before going for the treatment, it is important that you must have realistic expectations regarding the results of your treatment. As, clinical improvements often are more restrained disparate surgical procedures.
Benefits after your ULTRAcel skin uplifting procedure:
You will observe a significant reduction in the signs of aging including reduced fine line & deep wrinkles
Your skin elasticity will be improved
Eyes free from under eye dark circles
You will have an improved facial shape along with jaw line
You will no longer have acne, acne scars, pimples or blemishes
No longer post-pregnancy stretch marks
Suitable for every complexion
Proven results for sure:
ULTRAcel is known to provide clinically proven results in skin uplifting and tightening. Various clinical trials have shown that there is an increase in the collagen production and your skin starts looking tighter and firmer instead of saggy or drooped.
Saggy skin

However, these results may vary from patient to patient and depending upon the skin condition. But once, you have undergone the full treatment as recommended by your dermatologist, you will continue to see the improvement in skin up to 3 months. So, get ready to give a glossy, fresh, lifted and smooth effect to your skin with ULTRAcel-A revolutionary skin rejuvenation treatment.
Author Bio: Dr. Aman Dua, MBBS MD, skilled dermatologist & hair transplant surgeon and co-founder of AK Clinics. She had practiced both medical and dermatology for years. Exceptionally talented at treating skin conditions require laser therapy such as acne, scars, wrinkles, pigmentations or other treatments like facelift, chemical peels, anti-aging treatments

Friday, July 13, 2018

The Basics Of Growing Long And Healthy Natural Hair

By On 12:41 PM
Hair growth

Ladies get to ask a lot of questions each day about growing long hair. Well so many people are desperate to find the “secret.” Is it Shea butter? Onion juice? Rice water? It’s actually none of these things. It is just a good, solid regimen.

What is a Hair Care Regimen? It is simply the way in which you care for your hair. Just because you have a regimen, doesn’t mean it’s good or comprehensive enough. Many have very poor regimens that do not lead to healthy hair, which is important for growing long hair.

Before we delve into the four main components of a regimen, let’s talk about hair growth rate and terminal length. Both hair growth rate and terminal length are determined by genetics. But while the rate is easy to calculate (with some effort), terminal length is not. Just because you are not retaining length (retaining length means retaining the amount of hair that has grown) doesn’t mean you’ve reach terminal length. Often times, when we aren’t retaining length, it’s a sign that the hair is breaking, the question becomes what is causing the breaking (this will be answered in a moment).

Hair grows from the scalp, Hair can break at any point along the hair shaft, but most often towards the ends, the weakest part of the hair. Hair grows, on average, half an inch a month, give or take. This means you can grow 6 inches a year (Again, this will vary from person to person, it could be 4 inches for some, could be 8 inches for others. Because it is genetic, you can not speed growth rate. But I’ll elaborate in a moment.). You will want to aim to retain at least 80% of this growth. It’s possible to have 100% retention, but not probable nor likely.

Hair growth rate is genetic, but can be influenced by your overall health (as well as hair care, but again, we’ll discuss this). This means that to get the best growth for you, you’ll want to eat healthy (get a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, and macronutrients - protein, fat, carbs), drink water, exercise, and reduce stress. While these things are important, honestly, many people can grow long hair without doing these things. My advice, do them to be healthy, not to grow long hair. And a quick note about health growth vitamins, there is no guarantee that they will help with hair growth. If you want a vitamin, pick a daily vitamin that supports overall health. Not just hair growth.

The best way to determine growth rate is dye a section of hair and then measure the amount of hair that has grown out after three months. This isn’t necessary, but it’s actually the easiest, most measurable way to create a clear start point. Again, it’s not necessary, nor do you have to do it (I also don’t recommend if you don’t want to dye your hair, but I’m being as comprehensive as possible, so I’m giving all the answers in this post).

Putting Together a Good Regimen

A good regimen requires four main components, the wash day, daily maintenance, detangling, trimming and styling. Let’s go over each one, common issues that can be addressed with good technique, and potential issues that could  prevent you from retaining length.

Wash Day
A good wash day will involve using shampoo or soap, applying it to the scalp, massaging the scalp for 3-5 minutes, rinsing completely, apply deep conditioning for 20-30 minutes, detangling, rinsing, applying a leave in conditioner, sealing with an oil or butter, and then styling.

This is a very basic wash day that addresses many common issues. First, massaging the scalp with shampoo or black soap helps to lift and remove dirt and dandruff from the scalp. Second, using a deep conditioner will add moisture back into the hair. Moisturized hair resists breakage due to dry hair. Detangling at the end of deep conditioning should give the hair enough slip so that it’s easier to detangle, which reduces breakage from manipulation, and moisturizing and sealing helps keep the hair moisturized (again, moisturized hair resists breakage due to dryness). Some tips to make the process easier: wash, condition, detangle, and style in sections.

Personally, it is best to wash in two sections, conditioner and deep condition in four sections, and detangle in 8 sections. Second, shampoo or soap isn’t necessary, but you want something to clean the scalp and hair. This can include clay washes, using Ayurvedic herbs, etc. If you want more information, please google or search on YouTube. If you have a lot of tangling during the wash process, put your hair in two strand twists to help minimize this. Fourth, it’s important to understand the proper order of the wash day. Pre-shampoo (pre-poo) treatments, like onion juice applied to the scalp, it is done before shampooing. Rinses are usually done after conditioning. Although some rinses, such as an apple cider vinegar rinse, can be done after shampooing.

Also, I want to make it clear that I am going to spend the majority of this post discussing the basics. Things like onion juice and rice water are extras and are not necessary, nor should they be the main focus on a regimen.
A common issue I see is that people are forgoing a basic regimen, but add onion juice and think it’s enough. It isn’t and you’re going about it all wrong. If you don’t have a basic regimen, you shouldn’t be trying to add something that isn’t necessary. 

A Quick Note:
People seek answers about preventing shrinkage during the wash process. Well the hair is going to shrink, you cannot prevent this. After you’ve finished washing, if you want, you can make a few twists or braids and let hair dry to stretch the hair. This is temporary (being natural will mean you deal with shrinkage, there is no permanent solution). 

So common issues with a wash day. First and foremost, people try to go as long as possible without washing. The longer you go without washing your hair, the more dandruff you’ll have to contend with. This will vary from person to person, but expect dandruff, which is a build up of dead skin that flakes, to start around one to two weeks after washing the hair properly. Also, I can’t stress this enough, but you need to massage the scalp when you wash. This will help to remove any dandruff on the scalp.

Another issue, people don’t condition after shampooing. Stop doing this. You need to condition after shampoo. Every single time. If you don’t know the difference between conditioner, deep conditioner, and leave in conditioner. Your hair will be dry and break if you skip the conditioning process. You will want to make sure you use a protein deep conditioner once a month. This helps prevent breakage due to weak hair. You shouldn’t do this all the time, once or maybe twice a month will do. 

Daily Maintenance
Daily maintenance is how you take care of your hair day to day. It doesn’t need to involve much, just keep your hair moisturized and reduce breakage. To do this, moisturize with water or a water based leave in conditioner (read the ingredients on the bottle, water will be the first ingredient) and immediately follow up with a butter or oil. Water moisturizes and sealing seals that moisture in the hair. This helps prevent breakage due to dryness.

I recommend doing this every day, but you can do it every other day or every third day. If your hair is particularly dry, you can even do it twice a day. Just make sure your hair isn’t always wet or damp, you want hair dry (physically to the touch) in between moisturizing and sealing. If you have braids, twists, or any other similar protective style, add water, leave-in conditioner, and oil in a spray bottle and spray hair. 

Some tips and common problems. You shouldn’t be combing every day. I realize many people do this; it’s not necessary and is way too much manipulation on natural hair. Keep hair stretched (in simple two strands or braids using your own hair, buns, etc.) if your hair gets tangled easily. 

Detangling is a common place people experience breakage. I explained above that detangling can be done during the wash day process, but it doesn’t have to be done during the deep conditioning process. It can also be done before shampooing. But also after moisturizing and sealing but before styling. It can also be done at other points, but keep these basic tenets. Detangle on damp, but not wet or dry hair, which can cause excessive breakage due to manipulation. Use a product which slip like a conditioner, leave in conditioner, or water and oil. In sections (always detangle in sections), start detangling from the ends and slowly work up to the roots. Detangle with a wide tooth comb (do not use a fine tooth comb) or your fingers. Personally, I detangle after moisturizing and sealing but before styling so that I can stretch my hair and my hair stays relatively detangled until my next wash day. 

Common issues during detangling. People just aren’t detangling properly. After reading my explanation, it helps to see this in action. Go to YouTube and type in the search “detangling natural hair.” You will see many, many videos. Try different ones to find the right one for you. Don’t rush this. If you rush, you’re more likely to be too rough and cause breakage due to manipulation. 

I want to talk about shedding and I’m placing it in the detangling section for a reason. Shedding is a normal, biological process. Shedding is a hair strand reaching the end of its cycle. It is identifiable by a white bulb on one of the ends. Excessive shedding is something to be concerned about, but outside of a medical issue or malnutrition, excessive shedding isn’t that common. You should expect to lose around 100 hairs a day. If you have a protective style in for a long period of time, when you finally loosen and detangle, you will see a lot of shed hair. This is normal, it’s just because you weren’t removing the hair when it shed. It’s important to learn the difference between breakage and shedding when detangling to know if your detangling is causing breakage or you’re just remove shed hair (which is one of the goals of detangling). Until you get to a point where you’re comfortable with detangling and knowing that it’s not causing breakage, inspect the hair after you detangle. If you see a lot of hair, but not that many white bulbs, you’re causing breakage. 

Styling is how you style your hair. There’s a few basic tenets, but we’re mostly going to talk about protective styles, low manipulation styles, and balding/ alopecia/ losing front hair. Hair styles should never pull the scalp or hurt, always be careful putting them in. Do not pull or rip through the hair while making a style.

Protective Styles and Low Manipulation Style 
A protective style protects and covers the ends (braids and twists with extensions, crochet braids, bun, french rolls), while a low manipulation style is a style where you don’t have to redo or restyle the hair daily (can be anything but you’re not redoing the style daily). A hair style can be both protective and low manipulation. There’s no time limit to keep a protective style in for. It could be a day, a few days, a week, a month. You don’t want to keep one in for more than six weeks. The longer the protective style is in for, the more likely damage and breakage occurs due to dryness and build up. To take a protective style out, go slow, take your time, and work in sections. Apply a deep conditioner, let sit on hair, finger detangle to remove any tangled and knots, then do a normal wash day. Again, you will have a lot of shed hair during this time. It’s normal.  

About Edges/ Front Hair
The edges are the weakest part of the hair. They tend to be finer and more susceptible to damage. It’s easier to pull the hair out from the root. This is why it’s so important to leave the edges alone and not try to pull in every single strand of hair in a protective style. Unfortunately, many have been doing these protective styles for years, and, in some cases, decades. Pulling hair out from the root can cause damage. This continued damage can permanently damage the hair follicle to the point that it will not grow hair again. If this happens, there’s nothing you can do, outside of medical intervention, to regrow hair. If the hair is not permanently damage, but severely or moderately damaged, it may take awhile for the hair to regrow, upwards of a year, and be significantly thinner and sparser than it was before. 

The Details
Okay, so we’ve gone over the basics of a hair care regimen. I’m going to go over a few more things, but I always recommend that people go to YouTube and see this in practice. It’s easy to read through, but it also helps to see real world application. Type in phrases like “natural hair wash day” or “natural hairstyles” or “natural nighttime routine” to see how all of what I said looks like in real life. You’ll see many different processes and techniques, and it’s important to note that these things work for those people. You’ll need to figure out what works for you. Try different things (not all at once), see how you show responds, keep what works, get rid of what doesn’t.

Porosity is how well and fast your hair absorbs water. Low porosity is when the hair cuticle tightly overlaps making it difficult for the hair to fully absorb water. High porosity is when the hair cuticle is more open and/ or chipped and absorbs water very quickly, but also becomes dry very quickly. High porosity can be normal, but can also be hair that is damaged. To determine porosity, place clean shed hair in a class of water. After a 30 seconds to a minute, if the hair stays at the top, it’s low porosity, it floats to the bottom, it’s high porosity. If it floats in the middle, it’s medium porosity. Porosity is neither good nor bad, but a simple characteristic of hair. 
Tips for low porosity hair - wash hair with warm water, deep condition using a heating cap, open hair cuticle before moisturizing and sealing (to do this spray hair with water, then steam or use a heating cap before moisturizing and sealing), avoid heavy butters and oils like Shea butter and castor oil 
Tips for high porosity hair - cowash hair in between washes, moisture and seal every day, deep condition using a heating cap, avoid long term protective styles, avoid heat, use heavy butters and oils like Shea butter and castor oil, close hair cuticle by using aloe vera juice 
Medium porosity can adopt any of the above tips

Ingredients / DIY
It's of notice that some folks mainly in African Countries do not have access to made products, and instead have to make them for themselves. This is fine, but understand that you cannot mix whatever you want and get a good product. It’s important to understand the role of each ingredient you use, you can search on Google about products before using them.
Here’s a quick take on the most common ingredients that people talk about.

Onion Juice, Oil And Garlic - This is applied to the scalp to treat excessive dandruff, itching, and to encourage hair growth on bald spots. (Note: Before going through the process of adding onion or garlic to treat dandruff, make sure you’re massaging the scalp when washing, and wash every one to two weeks. Don’t add it if you don’t need.)

Rice Water - Rice water helps to moisturize hair. Great for those with really dry hair or who still struggle to keep hair moisturized despite deep conditioning and daily moisturizing and sealing. Use as a rinse on wash day after conditioning but before moisturizing and sealing.

Shea Butter - Shea butter is a sealant used to seal moisture in after moisturizing. It can also be added to conditioners and deep conditioner, and used to help detangle. Can also be used as a pre-poo to help prevent dryness during the wash day.

Guava Water - This can be used as a moisturizer when sealing. Can also be added to shampoo, conditioner, and deep conditioner.

Aloe Vera Juice - It can be used as a moisturizer when sealing. Can also be added to shampoo, conditioner, and deep conditioner.

Okoro Water/ Gel - This can be used as a moisturizer when sealing. Can also be added to shampoo, conditioner, and deep conditioner. The gel can be used to help get more definition from a wash n go, and braid outs and twist outs, as well as slick down edges.

Coconut Oil- Coconut oil is a sealant used to seal moisture in after moisturizing. It can also be added to conditioners and deep conditioner, and used to help detangle. Can also be used as a pre-poo to help prevent dryness during the wash day

Honey - It serve as a moisturizer, when mixed water, can be used as a moisturizer when sealing. Can also be added to shampoo, conditioner, and deep conditioner. Honey can lighten hair for some, so avoid if you want to keep your hair color.

Egg - Can be used to strengthen hair. Egg isn’t a protein treatment because the protein molecules are not small enough to penetrate the hair. It can still be useful, but if you want a real protein treatment, use gelatin instead. Add to conditioner or deep conditioner.

Avocado - moisturizer, add to conditioner or deep conditioner. People often say that avocado is a protein treatment. It’s actually not, it has very little protein in it. It is a great moisturizer.

Banana - it's a moisturizer, add to conditioner or deep conditioner.

Apple Cider Vinegar - Helps close hair cuticle making hair shinier, helps with an itchy scalp. Some say it removes build up and dandruff, but I would say no. Never use 100% Apple cider vinegar on hair, instead for every one part Apple cider vinegar, mix with 3 parts water.

Castor Oil - along with castor oil having the same usage above as coconut oil, it can be applied to scalp to encourage growth of bald spots. 

You should expect to trim your hair. Trimming hair helps to get rid of split and frayed ends that make the hair look raggedy, but can also cause knots and tangles. Personally, I trim when my hair tangles more than usual, but it may differ for you. If you feel you don’t need to trim or don’t know when, a good baseline is once every 3 months. If you’ve been following a good regimen, you shouldn’t have too much damage to trim off. Maybe half an inch. 

Genetics Often people cite their mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, etc. as a reason that they can’t grow long hair and it’s genetic. But I often ask where did they get their hair care advice. Mom? Grandmother? Aunt? So many mothers do a lot of damaging hairstyle on their kids and actually think it’s okay. They’re literally setting their child up for a lifetime of hair problems and they’re completely unaware of it. It’s okay to acknowledge that you learned everything wrong from mom. There’s nothing wrong with this. But now that you know, you can do better. Don’t blame genetics. 

Hard And Soft Hair
So, if you’ve read this super long post, notice I didn’t mention hard or soft hair. That’s because these are simply characteristics of hair. Let me explain a few things. Neither hard or soft hair is better than the other, and it’s not an indication of whether hair is breaking or if you’re retaining length. It is simply a way people are describing their hair. Regardless of if you have hard or soft, you need a good regimen and this post will help you. Do not skip or add something in hopes of changing this. Often times people will ask how to change it, and unfortunately be recommended something that they don’t need to do, or even worse, is damaging. Learn to work with the hair texture. So if you say “my hair is soft and I can’t do braids,” just don’t do them. Just find a different style. 

How To Go Natural
This really isn’t the post for this, but I’ll answer it quickly regardless. You need to cut your hair to go natural. You can cut all the hair off at once, which is called a big chop, or let the natural hair grow as you gradually cut off the relaxed hair, which is called transitioning.
Neither option is better, it’s a personal decision you have to make for yourself. Regardless of the decision you make, you still need to care for you immediately. Some people will say “I big chopped a month ago, when should I start a regimen?” 
You should’ve started when you big chopped. Same for transitioning. Start caring for your hair immediately. 

Also, some people say the relaxed hair turns to natural if you give it time, it doesn’t. What’s happening is the relaxed hair is breaking off. I don’t recommend you aim for this because it can split and fray the ends, which can travel up the hair shaft damaging the natural hair. Some people also say you revert the hair using beer or soda, this is also false. When people do this, their hair will feel rough, but it doesn’t mean your hair reverted to natural. Lastly, your natural hair date is the date of your last relaxer. It’s not when you officially decided you weren’t going to relax again or when you starting making the hair. People get confused by this, especially if they had a long transition. It is the date of your last relaxer. So, for example, if your last relaxer was September 2017 and you big chopped June 2018. You’ve been natural for 10 months, NOT ONE MONTH. Also, if you've been natural, but have kept your hair in a low cut, you would start counting at the most recent low cut. If your hair had some length, make sure you just let people know. 

Patience and Consistency
This is the last thing I will leave you with. All this hard work will pay off, but only if you’re consistent and patient. A regimen is a lifetime. It needs to be integrated into your day to day life. Please don’t do it once and stop. You don’t do it ten times and stop. It’s forever. So decide now if you really want to put in the work. If you don’t want to take the time to learn all of this and do it, then get a wig and call it a day because this won’t happen without you adopting it as a lifestyle. And also be patient. I explained above, but you should only expect 4-6 inches of hair growth a year. This isn’t really that much, but it adds up over time. Be patient. Don’t stress yourself out over that. Just focus on the care and the length will come.

Thanks for reading......

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Natural Hair Elasticity

By On 10:36 AM
Hair Elasticity

Hair Elasticity is very important to know when you have natural hair.

What Is Hair Elasticity?

Hair elasticity is an indicator of healthy natural hair. If your hair is healthy, it will have high elasticity, which is shown by the way it bounces back to it original form when pulled on. If your hair has lost elasticity, it will look limp and can break easily. Also, when pulled, it will stay in that stretched position.

You can also read Hair Porosity 

What Can Affect Hair Elasticity?

▪ Use of chemicals that permanent straightens hair

▪ Constant use of heat, especially when not used with heat protectant

▪ Over stretching of hair, even when wearing ponytails

▪ Loss of protein in hair; if routine protein treatment are not done

▪ Not maintaining proper moisture in hair

How Can You Maintain Or Restore Your Hair Elasticity?

Incorporate routine protein treatments. Make sure you are using real protein treatments that penetrate into your hair shaft. When buying products with for protein treatment, hydrolyzed protein is a great ingredient that should be present. Even if you are Low porosity, you can still use protein, just minimize the frequency at which you use it.

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Benefits Of Scalp Massage For Hair Growth

By On 4:23 PM
Scalp massage
Picture Credit: Pinterest

Massaging your hair scalp helps to stimulate growth, it increases the blood flow to the massaged areas it also increases blood flow to your hair follicles. 

Benefits Of Massaging Your Scalp

▪Particularly it's so important for hair growth, mainly because there are nutrients deposited in your blood that the hair follicles need, in order to activate hair growth.

This Includes

▪Vitamin C
▪Vitamin A
▪Biotin (a type of vitamin B) and more.

▪Massaging allows our hair to breathe, it is also majorly one important functions of blood, which is transporting the needed oxygen throughout your body.

▪The hair follicles has hyperactive stem cells, and they just love all the extra flow of oxygen which enables them to grow the hair.

How To Massage Your Scalp

▪Start by spritzing your hair and scalp with spritz mixture consisting of rose water, vegetable glycerin, filtered water and 10 drops each of Rosemary essential oil and Peppermint essential oil.

▪Then apply half teaspoon of Jojoba oil to your scalp and hair.

▪Use your finger tips to massage your scalp for about 3-4 minutes, or you can use this massage brushould if available in your locality.
Massage brush
Picture Source: Pinterest 

Picture Credit: Pinterest

Do you include scalp massages in your hair care regimen? Try to do so and enjoy the benefits.
Enjoy your hair care journey!

Friday, June 22, 2018

Beauty Tips- Tomatoes For Healthy Hair

By On 7:40 PM

Do you know that tomatoes are good for your hair? They help strengthen and add shine to dull, damaged and lifeless hair.
Do you also know that the acid in tomatoes enables in balancing your PH levels of the hair which in turn helps remove hair colors and dyes and also maintains your hair natural color.
If you’re suffering from itchy scalp and dandruff tomatoes could be the answer.


Tomatoes could also be drank up for overall good health.
You can put in a juicer by itself or mix with other vegetables.
Tomato juice

For combating hair loss, adding shine, extra sheen, and thickness to your hair, you will need to Puree fresh tomatoes and apply to clean hair, leave over night and wash off in the morning, you will experience lots of shine and less breakage.

You can also apply it to your hair in a variety of ways, example - as a paste, sauce or even juice should work well.
But note that the acidity in tomatoes can leave your hair dry so do not apply on a regular basis once a week or once in two weeks is okay.

Tomatoes Hair Recipe

■ 3 bulbs of tomatoes
■ 1 teaspoon Extra virgin olive oil  coconut oil
■ 2 stems aloe vera gel  (store bought or from the plant) optional
■ Puree tomatoes in a chopper without adding water, do not use a blender to puree


■Add coconut oil or any edible oil, aloe vera gel, tomato puree.
■Mix all together, Part hair into four sections.
■Apply and massage into hair, cover for 1 hour or overnight, rinse with water.
■Becareful, because the tomato seed could be all over your hair, it happened to me but was very easy to remove, as I combed, they were falling off.
■You can use a detangler before you comb out, am so glad It left my hair manageable and shinny!!!


So ladies, you try it and let us know how is beneficial for you.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

How To Choose Carrier Oils For Your Hair

By On 6:19 PM
Carrier Oils

The curl pattern of your hair is not as important as Hair Strand Width, Hair Density and Hair Porosity. The article below is a general guide to finding the right type of products for your hair, based on hair strand width, which I consider as the most important in understanding your hair.

You only need the right blend of water which is for moisture and oils which is for smoothing to be able to control your curls or coils. The tricky part of all this is basically the Oil You are settling for.
If the Oils are heavy, they will definitely weigh your hair down and if it's too light, you will battle with frizz.

Your first thoughts should be finding the best leave-in that your hair will love, in which you should make sure you know your hair strands thickness, which is ''fine to medium or medium to thick''. So when you go shopping for a hair product , make sure to understand if its meant for you or not.

These two words Coarse and Thick are interchangeably used in describing individuals hair strand and this has nothing to do with your ethnicity. For example, two ladies might have same or similar hair coils or curls, but their strands might be twice the size from each other.
The best way to confirm exactly where your hair group falls, is by paying a visit to a dermatologist or trichologist, who has a microscope specially designed to measure hair strand size.

Fine hair strands are between 60 micrometers in diameter, thick hairs equally are within 100 micrometers in diamete.
But, the sign of a fine hair is a thick roots with a thin-looking pony. If your hair is fine, then you probably will have lots of hair strands and these strands appears nice and dense within the roots. While the hair grows longer in length, the thinness of the strands will appear visibly,

The thickness of hair strands varies differently on the parts of the head, so it might be difficult in deciding how to categorize it, well all you need is a good hair product that gives you a good routine care. Wisely choose leave-in conditioners and stylers mostly on the top 5 of carrier oils listed below.

If your hair strands are fine to medium type, then choose products that have light oils. And if your hair strands are medium to thick, then make use of Heavy oils. The major thing is for you to be able to distribute your leave-in or styler evenly from hair roots to tips and not be bothered about greasy hair.

Below Are Heavy Oils For Medium To Thick Hair Strands

▪Avocado Oil
▪Coconut Oil
▪Jojoba Oil
▪Olive Oil
▪Mineral Oil
▪Shea Butter
▪Castor Oil

Light Oils For Fine To Medium Hair Strands

▪Grapeseed Oil
▪Sweet Almond Oil
▪Sunflower Oil
▪Soybean Oil
▪Argan Oil
▪Mango Butter

Note To Self
In your Healthy hair journey, there will always be trias and error, until you understand your hair and what works,  and proper regimen to glued to. Don't give up, take it one step at a time, till you are in better place with your hair.


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African black soap

There has been so many questions on whether to use the popular African Black soap as shampoo. Personally, I will recommend the local African black soap mostly sold in the local shops or market, some folks calls it Ghana soap.

There are people that have complained of having some various issues with their hair after using some of these branded soaps.

Incass you are planning to use African black soap to wash your hair, i will advice you get original black soap, melt the soap with different oils of your choice on a very low heat, add honey and little shea butter.


You can also add hibiscus powder, moringa powder, paw paw seed powder, neem powder, Aloe vera gel, pepper mint oil, lavender essential oil, in drops per an essential oil because these oils are very potent and likewise they are optional.
If you are adding  Lavender essential oil, make sure you add it when the soap mixture has cool down.

If the soap is hard add oil to soften, do not use water.
Store it in a clean container.
Adding water to it will involve bacterial and it won't last.


This recipe is best, as it helps you to determine what goes in your scalp and you are sure you add what you want and also what works for you as well.
If you can't afford an essential oil or don't know where to get one, just go ahead and use the ones you have. If you have them be sure to use them in drops because they are very potent.

Use the comment Box to share your thoughts and experience!!!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Skin Care Benefits Of Avocado

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Avocado skin

Getting the best out of natural treatment regimen, is to always make sure you use the best healthh natural produce, mostly fruits which have so many benefits to our over all healthy life, glowing skin and aging well.

Avocados are very good and beneficial, making DIY (Do It Yourself) natural Avocado oil is the best than store bought, that might be adulterated.

Avocado Oil has anti-oxidant, has lecithin and emulsifier, these enables a glowing skin. Some says that Avocados are the Sunshine Vitamin, well I guess that's because it's rich in Vitamin D, E and C. The anit-oxidant in Avocado protectes the skin from harmful UV rays.

Below Are some Benefits Of Avocado For Your Skin

Avocado Prevents and Treats Acne

Acne is mostly what every teenage child pass through puberty, but the use of Avocado can help to lessen the acne appearance and probably treat it,
Apply a mashed Avocado on your face and wash off after 30 mins. You can also use Avocado oil to massage your face before bathing, with the help of the Linoleic Acid present in Avocado, it will eliminate and prevent acne from your skin.

Avocados Smoothen Wrinkles

With the use of Avocado oil, free radicals that damage the skin will be eliminated. This is possible because of the vitamin E and C anit-oxidant found in Avocado, Aging causes wrinkles to be visible on the skin, also sun exposure can also cause wrinkles.
Avocado also has Oleic acid which penetrate to the skin second layer and  nourishes  the skin, preventing wrinkles.
Collagen and Elastin is present in avocados oil and these helps with the elasticity of our skin.

Avocados Moisturizes Your skin

Healthy fats are present in Avocado fruit, and they add moisture  to your skin. Avocado has Oleic acid and thus has 63% amount of it present, eating an avocado enables the sebaceous glands found on the skin, which helps to secrete a fluid sebum, which keeps the skin hydrarted, helps the joint and muscles.

Avocado Removes Tans

If you are looking forward to eliminate sun tan, then Avacodo is the right natural way to go about it. With its anti-oxidant compound called Glutathione, which functions as a pigmentation resolver by hindering the enzymes that produces it. You can apply the pulp of ripe avocado on your skin, to eradicate tan and make your skin glow.

Monday, June 4, 2018


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Avocado and Banana are a great source to our hair, it's enrich with viatamins, natural fats and are useful for so many  DIY. We use these fruits for smoothies, fruits salads, fruit juice, skincare beauty mask and also for hair conditioner and repair mask.
You can use avocado and banana mask in order to cut down on the cost of store bought conditioners.


■ 1 Avocado

■ 1 Banana

■ 1 teaspoon of Olive oil

■ 1 teaspoon of Aloe Vera gel (optional)


■After shampooing your hair, mix the avocado and banana together.

■Add the olive oil or any of your favourite base oil, aloe-vera gel and mix well, you can use a blender or smoothie maker to blend it for a smooth paste.

Avocado mask

■After blending, apply the mixture to clean damp hair in sections, cover with a plastic cap for a couple of hours. Rinse with warm water and proceed to style.

Bonus Tips

■The mixture may or may not be slippery when applied depends on your quantity and how you mix them.

■It helps to accentuate your Curls

■  This mask helps to moisturize your hair, and keeps your curls defined and more pronounced,

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Benefits Of Egg Yolk For Healthy Hair

By On 9:14 AM

Egg yolk

A lot of people acknowledge egg yolk as an edible part of an egg, some also know that it is used as an ingredient in making face mask and for strengthening hair. People now incorporate egg yolks and whites in their hair mixture regimen, mostly when preparing Deep Conditioner, Hair Protein Treatment, these are used to restore dry and damage hair.

Below Are Some Examples Of The Benefits Of Egg Yolk For Your Hair

■ Egg Yolks helps to stimulate quality Hair Growth and repairs dry damaged hair. The Protein element in egg yolk adds shine to your hair, makes your hair soft, and the lecithin found in egg helps to moisturize our hair.

■ Egg yolks are packed with nutrients that helps to enrich the hair with fat-soluble vitamins and protein, that helps us to achieve healthy hair.

■ Egg yolk promotes hair growth with help of it sulfur content. When you apply egg yolk mixture to your hair, It enables stimulation of the scalp and nourish your hair roots.

Recipe For Egg Yolk Mixture Hair Treatment

■ 2 Egg Yolks

■ 1 Teaspoon of lemon juice


Mix the egg yolk and lemon juice together by beating it or whisking until frothy, section your freshly washed hair and apply on it.

Make sure that you worked all areas to for maximum coverage, cover with shower cap and leave to set for 30 minutes.
Rinse off with cold water, do not use hot water or else you will have cooked egg yolk on your hair. Make sure to rinse your thoroughly as to get all eggs off your hair, you can use conditioner to rinse out your hair very well, dry your hair and style.

Another Recipe You Can Tweak In Are

■ Honey
■ Olive oil
■ Banana
■ Coconut oil

Can you share what you have used and what works for you???
Will love to read them.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018


By On 7:59 AM

Mango is highly nutritious and also good for healthy hair growth. Mango seed oil is one of the oils that are good for shedding and hair loss; it also helps delay grey hair.



■Mango seed

■ Coconut oil


■ Remove the pulp and let the kernel dry. The kernel is also used for moisturizers and you can remove it to take the seed out. You can use pliers to remove the seed but be careful not to cut yourself.

■ Place the seed in a jar filled with coconut oil. Keep this jar in sunlight and after a few days, your mixture is ready.
Apply this mixture just like you oil your hair and rinse your hair using either a mango conditioner or a 'wash out' conditioner.
The recipe is very simple to prepare and you don’t even have to spend a lot of money. Anything handmade has its own unique value and with the added benefits, you are surely going to love it. Try this at home and let me know if you liked it.

You might take look at DIY PROTEIN TREATMENT

Many ladies suffer from hair problems and while some of us struggle with frizzy, dry hair, others struggle because of hair fall problems. However, you don’t have to worry anymore as the king of fruits can really help you. Whether your hair is oily, dry or frizzy, a rich mango conditioner will help reduce most of your problems.

If you read the labels of the products you buy, you will notice that mango oil is used in most of them. For those who have the time you can make your own.
Mango oil is used to treat dandruff and dry hair. It contains Vitamin A and helps reduce Dandruff while adding luster to your hair, thus making it shine.

Mangoes contain Vitamin E which helps hair growth and increases blood circulation, thus making your hair long and shiny.




■Mango (1 or 2)

■1 ripe banana

■Vitamin E Capsule

■Olive oil


■ Wash the mangoes and peel them. Remove the seed and blend chunks of mangoes using a blender.

■ Peel the banana and mix those chunks with the mango paste in the blender.

■ You can either use vitamin E capsule that’s available in capsules or bottles in many stores. Pour a few drops into the blender and mix it with the paste.

■ Pour a few drops of olive oil and mix again.

■ Mix all the ingredients and blend again, until the mixture turns smooth and soft.

That’s about it and you’re done! Use this mixture by slathering it on your hair, just like you use a shampoo. Waiting for the mixture to set for about 20-25 minutes provides best results.

Rinse your hair with warm water apply your Shea mix and style!

You have any input? Will love to read.
Use the comment box

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Homemade Lemon Lip Balm

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Lip balm

Making your homemade or diy lip balm is the perfect, mostly used when in winter because the snowing period can be harsh to some folks. You can make this lip balm and give out as a gift to those suffering from chapped and dry lips

Firstly you will need to get your chapstick bottles, you might also want to try out some flavours while preparing your lip balm. And I tell you it is a fun activity.


The fragrance you get when using lemon is very beneficial for your lip. Well those who are into lemons will find it a nice scent. But just incase you are not a lemon kind of person, then you can try other flavours that you love and you will still get the benefits of a homemade lip balm.

So Below Are Tips To Make Your Lemon Or Any Other Flavor Lip Balm


■ 1 tablespoon beeswax pellets

■ 1 tablespoon pure coconut oil

■ 2 drops of raspberry essential oil

■ 2 drops lemon oil or flavour

■ 5 lip balm bottles or tubes


■ In a measuring cup, add in beeswax pellets and coconut oil

■ Heat in a microwave  or stove top on low heat for 60secs stirring it halfway

■ Mix in your raspberry essential oil and lemon flavour or oil

■ Now carefully pour the liquid mix into the empty lip balm bottles

■ Put it inside the freezer to set for about 5 mins,

■ Your lip balm is ready for use.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018


By On 4:45 PM

Hello Naturalisters welcome on board, hope everyone is good and enjoying your natural hair!! Today we will be discussing about PROTEIN TREATMENT AND A DIY RECIPE.

Our hair is mainly made with protein and the protein is one of those aspects that keeps our hair healthy and strong.


■Restores protein

■Strengthens hair

■Reduces hair breakage

■Improves hair elasticity


Protein treatment is not to be done very often unless your hair is damaged from hair colouring, heat damaged and so on. Those who have high porosity hair can do it more often than someone who has low porosity hair. I've low porosity hair and do it every 2/3 months. Remember each one of us should find how often to do this treatment.




■Egg yolk

■Few drops of lemon juice

■Olive oil


■After mixing everything together, allow it to seat for few minutes before applying.

■Your hair is freshly SHAMPOOED so is still wet

■If your hair is not divided into section proceed and divide in four or more sections

■Aapply the protein treatment to each section

■Cover your hair with a plastic cap and then with a bonnet

■After one hour you can proceed and rinse out with warm water only

● Do a Deep Conditioning afterwards, because a protein treatment will make your hair hard.

Do you mind sharing what you use to do your protein deep conditioning?





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