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Natural hair growth enhancers!! Biotin for thinning hair??
Natural hair growth enhancers!!
After having my third baby 1-1/2 years old and still breast feeding Biotin pills along with using Healing Herbs by Rene' natural hair and skin products,
and the silk biotin hair growth lotion, has helped my thinning hair alot. I found that many women have thinning hair after having a baby.
Would you eat your Natural hair products??
Would you want to eat your shampoo? Well, if it’s one of the best natural hair care products, you probably could…
Kelly Miller, an organic hair care expert from the USA, says you should be able to eat your shampoo. In theory, anyway.
“The beauty industry has been predominantly judged as a toxic industry, from makeup to skin care to hair products," she told the newspaper.
"Women use 10-13 products a day, which they are putting in their hair and on their skin. They should be aware of what ingredients go into what they are using. Organic salons are changing the salon industry for the better.
“I think people are more aware: from the foods they put into their bodies, to the clothes they wear, to the products they use on their hair and skin.
“You should be able to eat the products. They might not taste great, but you should be able to eat them."
Natural Hair Tips, Natural Skin & Body Tips.
Steaming Natural Hair!
Hydrate Your hair Using HHBR Natural Hair & Skin products with the Huetiful Steamer!
Wow! The Huetiful Hair Steamer!
I just Love this Products.I wished I had this when i had my Dreadlocks. I have always had trouble with dry hair.My scalp was oily but my hair stayed dry. Now using My Natural Hair Conditioners and Hot Oil treatments with the Huetiful Hair Steamer my hair has extreme moister and softness.
1. I washed my Hair with HHBR Organic Sea Kelp, Black Soap Shampoo.
2. Apply Extra Moisturizing conditioners with cap for 5-10 min then sit under the Huetiful Steamer for the 20 min until the water has boiled out.
3. HHBBR products for Hot Treatments-Shea Hot oil Treatment,
Creator's Love Hair Growth oil.
4.Twist-out curls apply Softest Afro mix, for supreme softness help stop breakage caused by of dry hair.
The Huetiful Steamer is great for dreadlocks, Natural coils, curly Hair, textured hair or any hair type needing moister.
Leave in conditioner or wash out and style hair as desired!HHBR, Huetiful Steamer! video tutorial coming soon!!
Inexpensive way to do it on naturally curly.
1. Place conditioning treatment on hair
2. Place shower cap over hair
3. Heat towel in microwave for 3-5 min
4.Take heated towel then place over shower cap
5. Take another shower cap over heated towel
6. Sit under dryer for about 10-15 minutes
The Story of Cosmetics,
pH balance levels in natural hair care~Why is it important??
Did you know many hair and scalp problems come from pH not balanced??
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Alkaline PH chart!
Are you drinking alkaline water?
Do you know that drinking alkaline water is very important for good health?
Along with using Healing Herbs By Rene' Alkaline hair and skin products.
Many causes of hair loss can be prevented by eating healthy since hair needs nutrition and vitamins to be able to sustain a normal growth rate. Healthy food rich on zinc and iron such as spinach and broccoli combined with multi vitamins goes a long way as a preventive measurement and will in most cases stimulate hair growth.
Many Woman have a big problem with thinning temples, Some of the causes can come from
Braids,Tight micros, relaxers, Stress, bad circulation etc.
My self had It happen to me 3 times 2 with braids to tight on my temples, so now braids can be a great protective style, just make sure they are not done to tight.
Things you want to do is Massage Temple 2 times a day for about 3 min sec. using a herbal stimulant or moisturizer.
This Causes the blood to flow to that area. The Blends of Essential oils & other Herbs help with the growth process sending food to the scalp.
In about a month or two you should start seeing good results.
All my products have good Herbs & Oils especially for hair health and skin health. They all have double uses.
~List HHBR Hair growth products~
* Herbal Root Follicle Stimulant
*Pepper root stimulator
* Creator's Love Hair Growth oil
* Herbal Hair Mist Spray
*Organic soybean lemongrass leave-in
These Products are a good for daily use on scalp, temples thinning areas.
~Healthy hair growth with Exercise brings supreme blood flow to the body~
Yoga~deep breathing~I love to do hand stands which are good for blood flow to the head it also builds up your immune system.
Herbs for healthy hair growth
Aloe Vera~Restores ph balance to hair
He Shou Wu
Dong Quai (Chinese Angelica)
Herbal Hair mist has many of these great herbs for hair growth.
Many I which I grow in my Garden..
“WHY WON’T MY HAIR GROW?!”
4 REASONS WHY YOUR HAIR IS STALLING
“Why Won’t My Hair Grow?!”
There are several potential answers to this commonly asked question. Unless hair has been permanently damaged for some chemical or health-based reason, our hair is and always should be growing in one way or another. Growing slow, growing fast, growing in crazy directions–it should be growing nonetheless. Everyone’s hair grows on average about ¼ inch every month. If your hair seems to be growing less than that, here are some explanations as to why that may be and tips to help.
1. Breakage- In my experience, this is the number one reason hair seems not to grow. A lot of times we forget to moisturize the ends of our hair so they dry up and break off. You must remember that the curlier your hair, the less likely oil is to reach the end of the strands, so that’s where you need to step in. It is just as important to oil the ends of your hair, as it is to oil the scalp.
2. Split Ends- Split ends can be caused from lack of moisture, heat, chemicals, and plain carelessness. It’s important to trim chemically treated hair every 6-8 weeks, and natural hair every 3-5 months, and make sure to keep hair moisturized to avoid split ends. When hair splits at the end, it splits all the way up the shaft causing breakage and creating a thinner strand. Wearing weave and extensions can also cause split ends, so you will want to trim a little every time you take your extensions out.
3. Scalp Build Up- Grease and other heavy products can clog your scalps pores, stunting the growth of your hair. Your scalp needs to be able to breathe! Use light products that penetrate your scalp and hair. Try to use all-natural essential oils and avoid grease, wax, or jam. If heavy product is required for styling, be sure to shampoo or clean your scalp with an astringent at the end of the day.
4. Diet/Medication- Everything that goes into our body effects what comes out of it… including our hair. Make sure to maintain a healthy diet full of live foods and drink a lot of water. If you’re taking medication, speak with your nutritionist about taking vitamins. Biotin and Vitamin E are both great for hair growth.
Chrissi J is a hair-care specialist currently based in New York City, specializing in creative natural hair styling and overall hair care. She is the originator of the Keepin’ It Kinky Campaign. Check out her work and videos at Keepin’ It Kinky and through her YouTube page.
MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is an organic form of sulfur naturally found in plants, animals, and the human body.
MSM and Hair Growth There are several benefits of MSM for hair. You can use MSM for hair growth if you want to make your hair thicker. The great thing about using MSM in this case is that it is a natural way to help the problem. Some hair loss "cures" are not even close to being natural substances.
Taking MSM for Hair Growth When it comes to MSM, hair loss is something that it can help with. That is because MSM is a sulfide which is said to stimulate hair growth. MSM is appearing in topical creams for this purpose. However, you can also take it internally in supplement form.
The added benefit of taking it internally is that it will do more for your body than simply help your hair. It will also help your nails and skin and any arthritis like pains that you may be experiencing.
Keep in mind that hair loss could also indicate a lack of nutrition in your body. It is a good idea to take a multi vitamin and mineral formula with a wide range of healthful ingredients.
DreadLocks Hair Care
(some info from http://www.dreadlockssite.com)
For black women the advantages of dreadlocks are considerable:
- Once formed, dreadlocks are way less work than most other ways for a black woman to maintain her hair.
- It is completely natural: no dangerous chemicals needed.
- It is a way to show pride in being black.
Some companies do not like you coming to work in dreadlocks, but most will accept them if they look nice.
You need a special kind of shampoo to wash dreadlocks. Most shampoos have stuff that will stay in your hair after you wash it. Combing and brushing will get rid of it, but with dreadlocks you never comb or brush, so it will just build up in your hair and cause trouble.
The reason dreadlocks get that gray look is because of the wax that is used to help form and maintain them. You can do it without the wax but it is harder.
dreading methods include:
natural/neglect - just stop combing
twist and rip-twist hair separate pull repeat
backcomb-comb the hair backwards towards the scalp
twist and neglect-great for african hair just twist then let it do its thing
crochet-use a crochet hook to weave hairs together
Natural-The natural methods is technically the best method for everyone's hair and causes 0 damage to the hair. Just let your hair do what it wants to do when you feel lil dreads starting to form begin separating them accordingly.
Advantages: This completely natural people nothing to it just letting it grow for itself.
Disadvantages:Well its natural but the only real problem would be the shape of the dreads and the size they will come out as. If you separate them the way you want then you could end up with great looking ones or messy but beautiful ones. Also this method is not for the people afraid to look a lil messy.
2strand Twist- Two strand twist seem to have become oddly popular in the dread community due to multiple artist getting them done. Its just two even groups of hairs twisted repeatedly into coils. No real damage is done in this method. (Works best on African hair)
Advantages:Its extremely simple to do barely any damage and if you want salon looking dreads i guess this would be for you.
Disadvantages:Until they mature a little sometimes gel will be needed.
Twist and Rip- Its similar to the 2 twist method but very different. With this method you will yet again gather the hair into two equal strands then twist them together then pull them down the middle to the scalp. This creates knots forming the dread. You would keep going down the dread till you get to the tip. Its one of the most recommend ways to create dreads
Advantages: Very simple like the 2twist method and very little damage done. Dreads become very nice through this method. Can be done on any hair texture.
Disadvantages: It does cause a certain amount of damage. But not as much as backcombing.
Backcombing- This method suggested by dread companies because of how you will look before they mature a little aka Sonic the Hedgehog Although this is how my dreads were formed I wouldn't suggest doing it. It causes stress against the hair follicles. With this method you section the hair off into blocks then take a section and comb towards the scalp with a metal comb the hair will begin bunching up at the scalp slowly forming the dread.
Advantages: Extremely simple to do anyone with a metal comb can do it. Can be done with any hair texture.
Disadvantages: Will cause you to look like Sonic for a couple of days or weeks. Damages the hair more than the first methods will. Also can be extremely painful if you have help.
WORST FOR YOUR HAIR-
Crocheting-Latch Hook-Sadly this evil method is pushed upon people looking to get dreads done without getting the facts first. Crocheting will make your hair in to "perfect" looking dreads but will utterly damage it Its weaving the hair together.
Advantages: Well if you are one of those extremely impatient people I guess this is right for you it will give you instant looking dreads.
Disadvantages:This is one of the worst ways to form them. You are sticking a metal pin in and out your hair and often breaking the inner hairs. This causes so much weakness in the dreads and breakage at the root. Especially when to "maintain" these dreads you are to continually stick them. This reach for perfection is ridiculous and not natural.
Interlocking Is the most pushed thing in salons for beginning and maintaining locks. Its the interloping of hair till the lock together. They twist the lock and pull it through the roots of the hair. This is quite damaging for the hair as the roots are often over tightened and weak to the point of falling off.
Advantages: They look slightly good for a period of time.
Disadvantages They will eventually fall out. This method is pushed on people cause salons make you think dreads have to be perfect and the only way to do this (to them) is constant locking. Also cause they get paid by the hour (around 80 to 100) to do this easy yet slow method. This method puts uneven stress upon the lock and roots. This can make the dread look uneven and eventually fall off the head onto your pillow most likely,Once you have done it too much there is no way to really help you recover.
Felting-The second worst way to begin dreads these create instant dreads but at a extremely high cost.
Advantages: Instant dreads thats it there's nothing else good about this.
Disadvantages: So many where should I start well they literally break your hairs to stick them together. This the rough insane version of crocheting . If you choose to do this your hair will most likely fall out or break off this method just causes that much permanent damage.
Maintenance- With dreads not much is needed to keep them in shape you are suppose to let them do their thing.
Keeping them clean: A residue free shampoo or soap is needed for this. Residues slow down the dreading process and slowly adds gunk into your hair. I personally My Black soap Shampoo You don't have to continuously wash your hair but it has to be clean. Overwashing your hair can cause it to dry out fast washing either twice a week or every two weeks is just fine your hair will not smell bad. To dry them i would first let them air dry a bit then use a blow dryer. When they are still new be careful while washing. As a way to deeply cleanse them a baking soda wash followed by organic (apple cider or vinegar) rinse will be perfect to make sure you get all the residue out your hair.
Tightening roots Dont mess with them theres no need they tighten themselves but if you really feel the need to you could root rub. Which means basically rubbing the root of the hair against the scalp in a clockwise motion. I wouldn't do this cause it tends to weaken the roots and over tightening them is not good for the dreads. Just let them do their thing.
Tightening the dreads There are many ways to attempt to tighten them sea salt(which dries black hair out) lemon juice rinses(which also dry your hair) to name a couple.Beads might help to tighten loos dread sections. Really the thing that will help you the most is to just let them do it themselves.
WAX- NEVER BUY THIS Dread wax is one of the worst buys you can ever make. Its for one non-water soluble meaning what ever you do its most likely wont come out if you use it. The only real ways to get out is either boiling your dreads, using industrial glue remover, repeated high temperature washings or just getting rid of them. All wax is is glue dread companies sell it cause they just want your money and they really don't care about your dreads. Dont buy anything from them. If you really need a wax substitute use straight up aloe vera oil from the plant. If someone from a salon or whatever tells you that you need wax ignore them cause they are ignorant, wax kills.
UPDATE: washing well we don't have to wash as often as others do so i recommend once a week or once every two weeks
Removing Build up in Dreadlocks & Natural Hair
Dreadlocks & Natural Hair tend to get alot of build up over time. Boil hot water put in a small sink or Bowl soak hair in warm water or Gently pour apple ceder Vinegar over your head and rinse.
Vinegar will remove the residue left behind by shampoo and other products while restoring your hairs natural pH balance. Vinegar may also relieve an itchy, dry scalp.
You will see build up removed and vinegar adds shine. It's good to do once every week or two weeks.
Bleaching or dying dreads
Dying Dreadlocks Natural Hair Care!
Dying Dreadlocks a light color like Brown, gold, or Red.
Personally I say go to a professional who knows about dying hair because over Bleaching can lead to thinning & dry locks that will cause breakage. washing dye out of dreadlocks can be also harder to remove from hair.
I was told to also use a Neutralizer shampoo that will also stop the drying process in locks if not stopped, it will slowly eat hair away making it thin and breakable. I see is alot of people with dyed locks that look very nice. Now dying Hair a darker color is alot easier on hair personally I like Natural dyes.
List of Some good Natural Hair Dyes
Natural looking hair colors contain no ammonia or Resorcinol.
* Naturtint Hair Dyes-
* Henna Hair dyes-
7 Tips To Retain Your Length
1. Keep body hydrated by drinking plenty of water-all the products in the world won't help if you are dehydrated internally.
2. Keep hair hydrated and nourished with an herbal spritzer-you get moisture, plus vitamins this way
3. Lock in moisture with products that keep your hair soft and pliable-this is a good sign your hair is not dry and prone to breakage. If your hair feels dry and brittle by the end of the day, consider trying other options in your regimen.
4. Trim regularly every 6-8 weeks. It's like pruning a tree...stop split ends before they happen.
5. Use products that are pH balanced when possible. Your hair will thank you for it.
6. Apply liquid products to the hair first and oils and butters second to maximize your hair's moisture retention
Lighten Your Hair and even your skin tone with Lemons!
It’s a great source of vitamin C, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc. Oh, I forgot to mention lemons can help lighten your hair too! It’s easy to apply on your hair daily and gives your hair a very natural lightening effect.
Most hair colors can be lightened gradually by a few applications of lemon. Here is a simple way on how to get the lightening you want.
First you will need a simple lemon mixture. Mix one part warm water and 2 parts lemon juice together.
Pour the mixture into a spray bottle.
Spray the mixture generously to the areas you want to lighten.
Expose your hair to natural sunlight for around an hour or two.
Wash your hair and condition as normal and towel dry.
Apply it daily and you should see some lightening results in about a month. It will turn dark brown hair to light brown, dark red hair to dark blonde and blonde hair to light blonde! However, lightening with lemons might not be effective with black hair because of the original dark pigments. You might want to dye your hair with henna for a more prominent effect.You might also need to constantly use a conditioner to moisturize your hair because lemons can dry out your hair drastically.
Lemon is also good for lighting dark spot on skin.
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