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NATURAL HAIR | HEALTHY HAIR

A Recipe For Healthy Hair

More and more women are embracing the beauty of their natural hair textures. Whether you’re wearing fros, beautiful braids, stylish twist styles, locs or straight styles you need to know the basics on how to keep your natural hair gorgeous. SHAMPOOING: Use Sulfate-free moisturizing shampoos. Shampoo your hair at least once every two weeks.

CONDITIONING: Deep conditioners after every shampoo and get hot oil treatments which helps to seal in moisture at least once a month. You can use light weight creams or natural oils like virgin olive oil and coconut oil for natural styles, but only use natural oils for straight styles because most creams are water based and may revert your straight hair styles. TREATMENTS: Protein treatments are important every 6 to 8 weeks. It helps to maintain the elasticity of the hair which protects the natural curl pattern. It also works to help protect the hair from breakage. Trims every 6 to 8 weeks will also help in the health and growth of the hair. Diet and exercise are very important as well as drinking lots if water Stay away from styling that pulls too tight around the edges or any part of the hair. Stay away from relaxers, and chemicals that can cause permanent damage to the hair and scalp. Average hair growth is about 1/4”to 1/2” inch per month, and the average length of time it takes to grow out of a relaxer varies on the length of your hair, but usually takes a year to grow out about 6”inches of new hair. It takes patience, but is very rewarding in the long run.

HEALTHY HAIR TIPS

Rosemary Honey Conditioner

This conditioner blends honey for shine, olive oil for moisture and essential oil of rosemary to stimulate hair growth. 1/2 cup honey 3 tsp warm olive oil 4 drops of rosemary essential oil 1 tsp xanthum gum

Use Non- alcohol based or petroleum based products and always use a heat protectant before heat styling Protective styles like two strand twist coil twist and spiral sets are great alternatives when you want to give your hair a break from heat styling

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Natura Magazine USA Vol.1  

Natura Magazine the new online publication that celebrates natural hair and healthy living. The main purpose of the magazine is to educate r...

Natura Magazine USA Vol.1  

Natura Magazine the new online publication that celebrates natural hair and healthy living. The main purpose of the magazine is to educate r...

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