Saturday, September 26, 2009

Managing natural hair

Managing natural hair can be very hard at times and can make you want to go back to a relaxer. If a relaxer is not what you want then here are a few things you can do to help those unruly curls:

1. Make sure to have a bottle of detangler on stand by. Detangler helps to soften up the hair before you wash.
2. Use a large or wide tooth comb to comb through the hair with your detangler to help make you life easier.
3. Use a cleansing shampoo to help clean the hair and rid the hair of build up such as ( oils, sweat, grease ) and apply the shampoo directly to your scalp. You can do this by parting your hair in sections first and then apply as though you are greasing scalp. This will help in making sure you scalp and hair are clean in that order.
4. Follow through with a moisturizing shampoo after you finish washing with a cleansing shampoo ( Pantene botanicals or pantene in the brown bottle )
5. Last but not least apply a generouse amount of conditioner to the hair and comb through with your wide tooth comb and then rinse with warm water.

6. Proceed with you style!

If there are any other concern with your natural tresses, you can reply to this blog with your questions and I will be more than happy to answer them.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Taking care of your curly Beauty Supply Store hair

1. Never wash it
2. Use diluted scalp antiseptic to clean your scalp with a cotton ball
3. Use hair gloss to keep it looking pretty
4. Use your choice of a curl maintaing cream ( check the hair care or advice forum, they have some pretty good suggestions
4. To keep it from tangling up at the bottom, back of your neck; Try not to spray perfume on your skin and get it on your hair. The idea is to keep alcohol products away from the hair and spray gloss on it and brush it with a paddle brush.
5. You can braid the hair up at night to keep your curls or waves ( I would suggest to do this around the time when the hair starts to look old and use pink oil moisturizer to braid the hair).
6. Treating the hair like it is your hair will help it to obey and last for you. try not to put heavy products on the hair to weigh it down.
7. Last but not least keep it simple always.

Maintaining your hair with Bss curly install
1. Use a white towel and run some hott water on it and clean your hair that you left out ( try not to leave out to much hair out ). Use your trusty antiseptic and clean your hair ( only spray it on the towel and wipe while wet.)
2. If you can get your hands on that trust Nairobi you are in there. That is the best agent I like to use to blend in hair left out with the curly weave if the person dosen,t want to curl or crimp there hair. After applying the foam braid or twist the hair to get what ever curl pattern you want ( I prefer the braid ). Or just simply wear the hair as is with the foam helping to blend in the hair beautifully.
3. If the hair left out has been curl to blend in, sometimes that hair left out gets dry. All you have to do is use a little grease and water to keep it moisturized depending on your hair texture ( coarse hair I recommend using this regime ) and for medium textured hair just use a little hair gloss and go.
4. Keep it simple! PeaceWink

Friday, August 22, 2008

Hair secret #2

This hair is my favorite synthetic hair to use when I braid the hair for a weave. The name of the brand is called Femi and you can purchase it at the beauty supply store. The hair is used to do kinky twist. I like to use this SPECIFIC type of hair because:

1. It will hold your braid pattern together longer.
2. It is more easier to grip while adding it to your braids.
3. It dosen,t move when you add it ( no slipping and sliding ).
4. You don,t have to worry about your braid unraveling because it grasps the hair very well.

I highly recommend this type of hair to use when doing your weaves. You can,t go wrong with this hair, It looks just like african american hair ( before we put in chemicals ). You can most definitley use this hair on clients with a more softer or straighter texture hair as well. It will grip the hair and hold their braids better than the regular synthetic ( most of you know it as kanakelon braid hair in a long pack, 3 for $5 ).

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Hair secret #1

If you are a mom and you are having a hard time managing your child,s hair well here is tip just for you.
Children are very tender headed and to make things easier;
1. Comb through the whole head with a detangler first by using a large tooth comb and a bottle of just for me detangler. If you don,t have detangler use water and oil ( olive oil preferrably ). Remember to comb the hair from the ends to the roots in that order.

2. Use a water hose that you can connect to the sink to wash your childs hair to wash the hair. The reason you are using this is so the water dosen,t come out so hard on your childs head. With my experiences children are scared of the water pressure. You can purchase this water hose at the beauty supply store. This will help to control the water pressure and make it more fun and easier to wash your childs hair

3. Use cream of nature shampoo to wash the hair. It will soften up the texture of your childs hair. If your childs hair is naturally soft use a cleansing shampoo ( pantene ).

4. After washing the hair, apply some conditioner to the hair. If your childs hair is very dry I would recommend using cholesterol and comb through the hair with your large tooth comb as I described in #1.

5. After combing the conditioner through the hair, rinse the hair thoroughly and dry the hair with a towel. Make sure that you dry the hair as much as you can with the towel and that the water is almost gone from the hair.

6. Section the hair in 4 sections and braid the hair up in to 4 braids. Add some pink oil moisturizer to the hair and begin blow drying the hair from end to the root section by section.

7. Proceed with the desired style you are trying to get once the hair is completely dry and managable. You can also straighten the hair out by using a real good flat iron. You can purchase a Chi or an Fhi flat iron. They are sort of expensive but you will love the results and your child will also. So I recommend investing in one for the future if you don,t already have one.

Remember to always keep your childs hair moisturized in the more cooler seasons with:
1. Olive oil and pink oil moisturizer mixed together ( if your childs hair is very dry ). If your child has dry scalp issues you can use doo grow hair grease or any grease that has ( peppermint, rosemary and eucalyptis oils in them ). Isoplus has a grease with those ingredients in them and it is very cost efficient.

2.If your child has normal textured hair , you can just use pink oil moisturizer.

3. If your child has relaxed textured hair ( chemically straight ) you can just use hair grease.