Happy Hair

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All about natural hair care products.
From gorgeous kinks and coils to afro puffs, Natural hair is versatile and can be shapeshifted into every single hair type has its own unique set of needs,
And we here for all of that.🖤

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Hair Types🌱

Hair type is determined by our genetics and broken down into the hair’s curl pattern which is determined by the hair follicles.
The shape of the follicle determines whether your hair is: straight, wavy, curly, or tightly curled.
The more asymmetrical or oval your follicle is, the curlier your hair will be.
Curl patterns can be altered with heat or chemicals, sometimes by the medication you take, but the basic curl pattern is in your DNA and cannot be changed.

Hair Type is broken down into 4 main categories: hair type 1, hair type 2, hair type 3, and hair type 4, these main types are further broken down into a, b, and c depending on hair density, curl pattern, porosity, width, and length.

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The Transitioning Process

For transitioners, the natural hair journey can sometimes be a challenge.

For many, it's the awkward in-between stage of growing pains filled with self-confidence lessons, constant trial and error, and excessive product and technique junkyism. And although it seems like going natural can be more of a battle than a celebration these days, as long as you remember these basic tips for maintaining your transitioning hair, we guarantee you'll experience a smoother journey.

Look for products that moisturize and enhance.

For natural hair that has experienced heat and chemical damage, moisture is the key to bouncing back. Encouraging the natural curl in your hair is important, too. For newbies, it can be overwhelming understanding what works for your particular hair type while you are still trying to learn what it is--below are products that many naturals in the community recommend. These popular curly hair products are packed with both moisturizing agents as well as curl-defining ingredients.

Cantu Moisturizing Curl Activator Cream

Smoothes and enhances natural curl pattern revealing frizz-free volume. Made with pure shea butter and formulated without harsh ingredients.

NO MINERAL OIL, SULFATES, PARABENS, SILICONES, PHTHALATES, GLUTEN, PARAFFIN or PROPYLENE.

Benefits/Features:
*Activates curls revealing frizz-free, bouncy curls
*Delivers volume & shine
*Great for a quick Wash n’ Go

The benefits of rosemary for hair🪴

DIY rosemary spritzer

Rosemary is very common and easily accessible herb. It is green in appearance with thin, needle-like leaves with a deep, pungent smell. When it comes to its contributions to hair it seems to be all-purpose. Here is a brief list of its uses and benefits to hair...

Hair Growth - Stimulates and improves circulation to the scalp thus encouraging hair growth

Hair Cleanser - Due to its antibacterial quality it gently cleanses hair

Shine - Increases shine

Scalp issues - Relieves irritated, dry, flaky, dandruff ridden scalps

What is that you ask? It's as simple as a cup of tea. Actually, it is pretty much a cup of tea!
How to make a rosemary rinse

Simply boil water and add your rosemary to the water.

Allow it to steep for 15-30min. and then sift away the leaves. You are left with rosemary infused water.

The water can then be used for a rinse for a cleansing rinse, a treatment for shine, a treatment for dandruff or for calp irritation.

DO NOT RINSE OUT!

For extra scalp stimulation, which is great for hair growth, accompany your rinse with a nice scalp massage.

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This T-Shirt Hair-Drying Hack Will Change Your Life

Let me tell you WHY?

Instead of drying your hair with a towel post-shower, swap it for a cotton T-shirt. Here’s why:

“When hair is wet, it becomes weaker and softer, “If we use a regular towel to dry it, the grooves of the towel become aggressors to the cuticle of the hair. Towels absorb all the moisture from our hair, when what we want to do is absorb the excess water without stripping it of the moisture that helps the hair from becoming frizzy.”

So why a cotton shirt, you ask? the T-shirt will absorb excess water while preventing frizz. “Because T-shirts do not have the rough grooves of a towel, the flat surface allows water to sink in and slides over the hair instead of roughing it up.”

Another great alternative to using a regular towel is a microfiber towel. We like it because it’s lightweight and will give you the same smoothing benefits as a T-shirt. This drying method works especially well for curly-haired people who are all too familiar with frizzy hair fiascos. Unlike thick, fluffy towels, a T-shirt or microfiber towel will dry your strands without disrupting your natural curl pattern.

The Turban glove-Towel

Want Shinnier, Smoother and Healthier hair from your wash routine

Do not use rough hair towels, your hair deserve better!
The best hands-free towel for all hair types.

Perfect for:
Makeup
Spa
Check your emails
Or Just relaxing.

MICROFIBER AND SUPER SOFT.
ULTRA ABSORBENT cuts down 50% drying

DIY Avocado 🥑Hair Masks

Nurture and Hydrate

I thought I'd share 3 DIY Avo🥑 hair masks, great for those times when you need to roll on a budget.... coz being natural is not cheap at all.

Avocado masks are easy to make at home, and you may already have all the ingredients you need in your kitchen.

1. Avocado and coconut oil

Ingredients
1 avocado
2–3 tbsp. coconut oil

Directions
For smooth, shiny hair, use a fork to mash one full avocado in a bowl. Start with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and mix together.

Coconut oil has been shown to absorb easily into hair and protect the strands from outside damage. You can add more coconut oil if you prefer more of a liquid mask. Apply starting at the tips of the hair and work your way up to the scalp.

2. Avocado, olive oil, and lemon juice

Ingredients
1 avocado
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbsp. lemon juice

Directions
Mash the avocado, and mix in the olive oil and lemon juice. It’ll look like soupy guacamole. Apply to damp or dry hair from root to tip.

Lemon is antifungal and may help reduce oil and dandruff. But if not properly rinsed, it may temporarily bleach the hair. The emollient properties of olive oil will help soften hair.

3. Avocado, egg, and olive oil

Ingredients
1/2 avocado
1 egg
1 tsp. olive oil

Directions
Blend the ingredients together with a fork or spoon. Whisking will work in a pinch.

You can adjust the proportions of this mask depending on the length and thickness of your hair. In addition to the moisturizing benefits of avocado and olive oil, egg is rich in protein, which helps strengthen the hair and protects against split ends and heat damage.

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HOW TO USE A DIFFUSER

WHAT IS A DIFFUSER?

How do you use a hairdryer diffuser? Perhaps you have naturally curly hair and are keen to try this mysterious looking tool or maybe you have already invested and you're at a loss as to how to use it. No fear! We have the definitive blog post to help you become a diffuser dab-hand in no time.

What is a diffuser?

Put simply, a hairdryer diffuser is a round, plastic attachment that you can slide onto the nozzle of your hairdryer. A diffuser works by spreading the airstream over a wider area in a more controlled way.
Diffusers are great for those with curly to wavy hair types as it can help to keep the natural curl pattern. Without a diffuser, you can easily blow curls out of shape and into a frizz.

HOW DO YOU USE A DIFFUSER?

To get the most out of your diffuser, you must use a low heat and speed setting to prevent the hair tangling. This makes the process a long one but for those wanting to banish the frizz entirely, usually time worth spending.
You can do this by rotating the nozzles to allow as much or as little air to travel through.
Place a section of hair onto the diffuser and press it up against your scalp as you blow dry. Ensure that you tilt your head into the diffuser rather than applying the heat downwards. The airflow should always be pointed up therefore stabilising the diffuser over the nozzle.
To achieve the best results from your diffuser, apply a curl defining product beforehand.

De-tangle your hair when wet. This will help to minimise your risk of frizz. Gently combing your hair in the shower with a wide toothed comb will give your hair the best chance of forming it's natural curl pattern.
- Try to avoid rubbing your hair with a towel. Wrapping your hair in a t-shirt, soft rag or microfiber towel to squeeze the excess water is much less abrasive to the hair which in turn means less frizz to your curls.
- Start by drying the ends of your hair and moving up toward the roots as you dry. Flip your head upside down achieve further volume at the roots.
-Diffuse the hair to about 80% dry. Letting it air dry towards the end will give it a bouncy, hydrated finish.

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