Do you have excessively itchy braids? If the braid sprays that you are using are not working then you could possibly have an excessively dry scalp. Not everything works for everyone. Give this product a try! It worked for one of my clients and they love it! It's Palmer's Conditioning Spray Oil. It has natural extra virgin olive oil and keratin and is loaded with Vitamin's A, B, and E. It also contains antioxidants which provide protection to the hair. There are no sulfates either. It promotes being excellent for braids to help keep them soft and shiny, and instantly restoring moisture to the hair. You can find this at your local grocery store or beauty supply. The cost should be around $6!
How to Curl Your Braids…Your individual braids are straight and you are looking for a new style for them? Check out this video to learn how to curl your braids for a cute spiral curl look!
Looking for some "HairInspiration"? :) Check out this video hair look book to give you some great ideas for hairstyles, from extensions, to braids, cornrows and even weaves and etc…Enjoy!
You are about to travel or catch a flight and have just finished doing your hair and don't have time to wait for the straightener or curling iron to cool down. You need to pack it but it's too hot. So you carry it while blowing it and getting burnt because now you are driving while holding it. Or you go ahead and stick it in your bag and it melts something! Did you know that there is a heat resistant case that you can purchase for your straighteners and curling irons? They are fairly inexpensive, comes in an array of colors and your hair tools can be immediately put inside this case after unplugging! It's the best thing ever! When I am done with a clients hair, sometimes on location, this makes clean up quicker and easier for me, not having to wait for tools to cool down. You can find this heat resistant case almost anywhere. Just look in the beauty section :)
If you are looking to cut your own hair at home make sure you invest in a pair of shears. Regular scissors are not good for cutting hair. They are not sharp enough and are not made to easily fit your hands with the type of motions you do in hair cutting. A good pair of shears are sharp and will fit on your thumb and pointer finger. These limbs are the main ones used when cutting hair as they allow you to continuously cut while your wrist is moving in many directions. Hair is sometimes wet when cutting so try to purchase ones that are stainless steel. They won't rust! :) Shears are fairly inexpensive. They usually start at $5 and then go up from there.
How to do a Hot Oil Treatment at home? It's not as hard as you think. First let's discuss the benefits of a hot oil treatment. Most importantly, it moisturizes your scalp and prevents dry hair. It also keeps away dandruff and minimizes breakage and frizz. And lastly, it adds shine, stimulates growth and promotes soft hair. Some oils that can be used for a Hot Oil Treatment are of course the prepackaged oil mixes you can find in your local drug store or beauty supply. But if you are wanting to mix your own recipe according to what your personal hair type is in need of, then some of these may be what you decide to choose...Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Castor Oil, Tea Tree Oil or Jojoba Oil. To start heat a bowl of water. Place your oil of choice, in its container, into the bowl for 3 to 5 minutes. This will help to thin out the oil and make the application easier. Next, part your hair into 4 sections. For natural hair try doing this with damp hair. For relaxed hair, the hair can be dry. Its up to you :) Working with one section at a time, apply the oil generously to your scalp first. Continue working down the shaft of your hair until you get to the ends. Twist each section so that it will fit under a shower cap as you let it sit for 30 minutes or so. You can sit under a dryer on low heat if you prefer. Finally, wash out the oil with a shampoo and do a deep condition on your hair, leaving it on for about an hour under a plastic cap. Rinse and style as normal. You should see a difference right away! You can repeat this once a month or more often if your hair needs it. This is also great for using on your scalp if you have braids!
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Looking for a shampoo and conditioner to strengthen your hair and keep it straight longer? If you are natural you know that straightening your hair is a lot of work just for it to start to curl back up a few days later. To keep away from harsh chemicals such as perms that straighten the hair permanently for a long period of time, some people are turning to Keratin Treatments. Keratin Treatments in the salon can cost hundreds of dollars! But a shampoo and conditioner by ORGANIX called "Ever Straight Brazilian Keratin Therapy" will help you achieve similar results. You will notice that your hair straightens better, feels stronger, has lots of movement, has a healthy sheen and stays straight longer! Just make sure that when you use the conditioner, you give yourself a deep condition by letting it sit on your hair for at least an hour with a shower cap on.
Clip-in hair extensions are a fun way to experience having a weave without it being permanent! You want to make your hair more full or just lengthen it, or maybe you just want to add some color to change your style up without dying it. Clip-in hair extensions are easy to install. You get anywhere between 7 to 9 pieces in a pack which is enough for a full head installation. They are just wefts with hair clips attached to them. Each piece will have 1 to 4 clips attached to them. You part your hair where you want the extension to go, open the clips on the extension, tuck the clips on the hair where you made the part, and then press the clips closed. And in just a few minutes you have a weave. There are lots of videos on the internet to show you step by step on how to do this. Check this one out here! So enjoy a weave without the permanency!
How to seal the ends of your extension braids. There are a few different methods. One is dipping the ends of the braids in hot water. Another is burning the ends with a lighter. And lastly, an electric braid sealer will do the job too and a lot quicker. The electric braid sealer is the quickest method of sealing your braid ends. It will also not burn your fingerprints off like how the "lighter" method does :) The braid sealer tool heats up and then with a clamping motion, cuts and seals your braids to the desired length, keeping them from unraveling. It has different size grooves for different size braids and also comes with a handy stand. This tool will help you cut down on the amount of time it takes to complete your braids. And we all know it takes FOREVER to braid. Be aware though that this tool only works on synthetic or kanekalon extension type hair. DO NOT use this on real hair! I repeat...DO NOT use this on real (human) hair!
How to dry your braids quickly without much effort?! Your extension braids have just been installed and dipped. And now it's the long wait of letting them air dry. But you don't have that kind of time! Pulling out your handy hand blow dryer will be a lot of work for your arms, waving that thing back and forth. Why not turn your home into your own mini salon and invest in a hard hat hair dryer? The salons use them and they have them for the everyday consumer home use too. So if you want to relax while you dry your braids, just sit under a hard hat dryer. It's quicker than air drying and will give your arms a much needed break. And of course you can use it for drying other styles as well. So why not grab one and make your life a little easier?! :)
How to straighten your natural edges without a perm or burns! We all know that trying to maintain natural hair can be a lot of work. Whether you have a weave or a perm or natural hair, our edges gives us the most problems. No more burning your scalp or your ears trying to get your edges straight! No more resorting to a perm either. And ladies with weaves...your weave is perfectly straight but your edges are not! Try a root straightener (edge pressing stick) that does not burn you and you can get as close to your scalp as you want! This tool hides the heating element inside of a comb barrel that stays cool. It has multiple heat settings and is great on all types of hair. You can use an old style pressing comb or a flat iron for the rest of your hair but for those edges that need a gentler touch, pick up a root straightener (edge pressing stick)! You'll be glad you did :)
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So you just washed your hair and already a few days later your scalp is starting to get flaky. You want to oil your scalp, but don't want to put anything on it that will weigh it down. I grew up using that really oily pressing hair grease or the petroleum based hair grease to oil my scalp and it always looked oily or didn't move because of the weight of the grease. Those were the days of old because now I have discovered a product made by "Carols Daughter" called "Hair Balm". It is light weight, non greasy and non oily. The bottle says to use sparingly and rightfully so! A little goes a loooooong way! Use just a tiny touch of it to moisturize each section of your scalp. This can also be used directly on the hair to strengthen it and give it shine while keeping it's manageability. It also cuts down on frizz. Do this every 2 to 3 days in between washes and your scalp should stay moisturized!
The curling wand is a great tool! But what if you don't have one and want to achieve the same look? Everyone has an old faithful curling iron with the mouth clamp right? Just take your curling iron and with the mouth part closed, wrap your hair around the barrel, hold for a few seconds and voila!...You have achieved wand curls without the wand!
You want to try a new hairstyle but are afraid, because the change can be permanent. If you are someone who likes to change your style often, think about purchasing a hair mannequin. This way you can try the new hairstyle without ever touching your own hair! Make sure you get one with human hair so that you can color the hair, curl or straighten the hair and wash it. With these mannequins you can try cornrows or extension braids on them. You can sew in a weave or even bond in a weave. Just remember, if you cut the hair, it won't grow back like "real" human hair! Also make sure you try and match the texture of your hair as close as you can to the mannequins'. The investment for one of these mannequins range from $30 to $150. They are the same ones that are used in cosmetology schools but can be used for home use too. I ordered mine from Amazon.com and Love It!
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