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Should You Be Using Jojoba Oil?

There are countless languages, dialects, traditions and belief systems throughout the world.  So there is no doubt that in every corner of the globe there are beauty practices and must-have ingredients that the locals swear by.  Jojoba oil is one of those beauty essentials.  It has been used by Native Americans for generations and is gaining popularity as a key ingredient for beauty products.  If you are not already familiar with the all the benefits of jojoba oil, you’re in luck.  We’ll introduce you to this wonder oil — which by the way isn’t actually an oil at all — its origins, and everyday uses.  We will also breakdown why jojoba is so crucial in maintaining healthy hair.

Why Use Jojoba Oil?

Researchers have found jojoba oil resembles human sebum more closely than any other naturally occurring oil.  Sebum is a thick waxy substance that is secreted by the sebaceous glands and is responsible for keeping your tresses and scalp moisturized naturally.  This substance lubricates and waterproofs the fur, hair and skin of mammals. The similarities in the molecular structure of jojoba and sebum means that it’s highly unlikely that a person would have any adverse reaction to using jojoba oil on skin or hair.  One of the greatest benefits of the two oils being so similar is that the body registers the jojoba oil as sufficient enough moisture so it will slow down on the production of sebum — resulting in hair that is not heavily coated in oil.

The Benefits of Jojoba Oil

Many of you may be wary of applying oil to you hair and scalp because you want to avoid excessive oil buildup or clogged follicles.  However, jojoba oil has both anti bacterial and anti fungal properties, which make it very beneficial as a cleansing agent.  So in addition to providing optimal moisture to your hair you are maintaining a healthy scalp which is the foundation for strong healthy hair to grow.  If you are looking for maximum growth and length retention you should try jojoba oil. It is naturally rich in vitamins A and B1 which are both essential to healthy hair growth. There are a variety of ways to use jojoba oil to improve the health of your hair, and the most essential ingredient to growth is health.  When using natural oils to maintain and strengthen your hair you might find that there is a bit of trial and error involved, not all oils will pair with the structure and needs of your hair. The beauty of jojoba as compared to other oils is that your hair and skin are familiar with sebum like consistency and manage the absorption and distribution of the oil very well.

The Many Uses of Jojoba Oil

  • Moisturizer – your hair will be thoroughly moisturized and left with a healthy shine.  Since it so closely resembles your own sebum your body slows down the production of oil, and as a result prevents excessively oily hair.
  • Scalp cleansing – you may have never considered using jojoba oil to cleanse your scalp but the antibacterial and antifungal properties of jojoba make it a great scalp cleanser. You can add it to your favorite shampoo or massage into your scalp. As a cleanser the jojoba oil will remove excess sebum that has become dried on your scalp and also prevent bacteria and fungus from forming.
  • Scalp stimulation – massaging jojoba into your scalp will not only feel amazing, because who doesn’t love a massage, but the increased blood circulation brought on by the massage will go along way to stimulate growth.

DIY Jojoba Oil Hair Treatments

Jojoba oil can be used in a variety of ways when it comes to treating and styling your hair. You don’t have to make a huge commitment of time or finances to improve the health of you hair. Try working these quick tips into your hair care routine to reap the benefits of this amazing natural product.

Jojoba Hot Oil

Hot oil treatments are great and can be done as frequently or infrequently as your hair needs it. Try creating a hot oil treatment using on pure jojoba oil on dry hair prior to shampooing.

  • Heat jojoba oil (enough to thoroughly coat your hair) in a small container or ziplock bag. *Avoid heating it in the microwave to prevent the oil from overheating and potentially burning you (test the oil on your hand to make sure it is not too hot).
  • Apply oil to dry hair from root to tip. Massage oil into scalp.
  • Cover your hair with a shower cap.
  • Allow the oil to sit for 20 minutes with a warm towel wrapped around your head or sit under a hair dryer. Wash as usual.

If you have oily hair, consider putting jojoba oil on the ends of your hair only. Use it as a means of fighting split ends and preventing over moisturizing. The thick texture of jojoba will coat the strands of hair. This will seal the moisture of the shaft making it less prone to drying which can be the beginning of breakage and split ends.

Detangle with jojoba oil

You can buy detangling products or use that pricy conditioner you just bought to detangle your hair, but why? By using a few natural ingredients – some you may already have, you can create a quick and cost effect means of dealing with tangles.

  • Add about 1 1/2 tablespoons of jojoba oil and a couple of drops of your favorite essential oil (lavender, grapefruit seed, peppermint or any oil you choose) to one cup of water.
  • Shake well to thoroughly mix the three ingredients.
  • Spray the mixture throughout your hair paying special attention to deeper tangles.
  • Begin the process of detangling hair with fingers or a wide tooth comb.

Homemade jojoba oil serum

There aren’t many things that take a hairstyle to the next level quite like a finishing shine serum. You can make an at home jojoba oil shine serum using a few easy to find ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry or have access to at your local grocery store.

  • Jojoba oil – 3 tablespoons
  • Coconut oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Aloe vera juice – 4 table spoons
  • Vitamin E – 5 drops
  • Lavender essential oil – 4 drops

Directions:

  • Combine ingredients in a glass jar or bowl. Mix thoroughly. Once ingredients have been mixed together completely, transfer to a bottle with a pump for easy dispensing and long term storage.

Once you’ve mixed the ingredients your serum is ready to use. However, you should keep a few details in mind.

  • You must shake the mixture well prior to each use – the oils will have a tendency to separate and if used unmixed your serum is not as effective.
  • Apply only about a dime sized amount of serum to hair. You don’t want to ruin your style by piling on oils.
  • Don’t skip on the vitamin E unless you have chosen to use another natural preservative. If you choose not to use a preservative, you will shorten the shelf life of your serum, make a smaller batch or use your serum quicker. You don’t want to ruin your serum by introducing bacteria or fungus to your hair and scalp.

With “all natural” being the new trend in the health and beauty industry, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by which natural products to choose. Do your research. There are tons of articles, tips, tricks and DIY recipes available on the internet. No one knows your hair texture and type better than you do, let trial and error guide you. There are no quick fixes and hair care is not a one size fits all strategy. Whether you try out one or all of the suggestions we listed or make a treatment that’s best for you, just know that there are a number of natural beauty aids within reach that can take your hair from drab to fab.

Hairfinity hair vitamins are transforming the hair of women all over the world with a unique blend of vitamins, nutrients, and our exclusive Capilsana™ Complex.

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Protective Styles: Harm Free Hair

If you ask five different women you’d probably get many different explanations of what a protective styles are from each of them. Protective styles by definition is any style that does not pull too much on the edges of the hair while also tucking away ends and keeping them safe from damage and potential breakage. Damage to our hair can occur in a variety of ways ranging from heat and chemicals to excessive manipulation and even direct contact with your pillow at night. It is important that you’re doing all you can to ensure that your hair is protected from root to tip, everyday.

Protective Styles vs. Low Manipulation

Is it better to use protective styles or to style your hair in a manner that requires low manipulation? The answer to this question is as diverse as we are, but we’ll break down the ways in which each method can help or potentially harm your hair.

Protective styles are particularly important to women who have natural hair but these styling techniques are not exclusive to the natural hair community. Whether your hair is natural or relaxed it is a must that you maintain your hair’s health and the key to healthy hair is moisture. Frequently, protective styles such as buns, braids, two strand twists and even sew-in weaves or lace front wigs, are left in the hair for weeks at a time. This can be a great thing because our hair grows well when it is left alone. However, when using these styles you should think of your hair as a beautiful plant that requires moisture to grow. In the case of our hair, that moisture does not come in the form of water, instead it should come in the form of natural or organic oils. Coconut, castor oil or your preferred oil should be used as frequently as your hair requires it, while it is tucked away and protected. Beware of the pitfalls of protective styling. Leaving your hair in protective styles for too long can potentially be a bad thing if you’re not careful. Here are a few things to keep in mind when wearing protective styles.

  • Have fun! Protective styles don’t have to be boring. Show your personality by converting braids and twists to up-do’s and buns.
  • Dress it up – ribbon, headbands, jeweled combs and other accessories can take your style to another level.
  • Curls and coils can become tangled if left to their own devices, maintaining moisture will be key in minimizing the tangles when you are taking your protective styles down.
  • When choosing buns or braids be sure not to pull to hard. You don’t want to cause unintended damage to edges or ends by handling your hair roughly.
  • For sew-ins be sure that your are cleaning your scalp at least every other week. Try using tee tree oil as a cleanser and rinsing with lukewarm water, your scalp will thank you. Be warned tea tree oil has a very strong aroma try adding an essential oil to minimize the scent.
  • Give yourself a mini trim. When it’s time to clean your hair and scalp you should clean up your ends and trim off any damage. Damaged ends are the enemy of growth and overall health.
  • Don’t skip on the moisture. Apply oil to your hair as needed to ensure that your hair and scalp are being properly nourished.

Low manipulation styling does not require that your ends are tucked away for safety. The idea behind low manipulation is that if you are not styling your hair every day – read brushing, flat ironing, and other potentially damaging techniques – the result will be hair that retains health and length. A few examples of low manipulation styles are wash and go, twist/braid outs and loose or messy buns. When deciding to use low manipulation styling techniques keep the following in mind.

  • They are usually easier to install. If you are adding extensions to braids or twists it could take longer and hair must be pulled tighter to hold the extensions.
  • They are quite flexible you could wear your hair twisted today, take down the twists tomorrow and put the loose curls into a bun for the weekend.
  • Moisture is still key, even though you have elected to not style your hair daily you should still  provide your hair with proper hydration.

Treat Your Hair Right

Maintenance and moisture are the two key components to having hair that is not only long but healthy and strong as well. You have chosen to put your hair into a protective style, but did you know that there is a wide range of things that you can do to promote healthy growth aside from your decision to protect your hair from the elements? Hair care is not one size fits all and what works for your best friend may not be a fit for your tresses. You may have to combine products for optimal result but be patient, hair growth is a marathon not a sprint. Here are our tips for healthy dietary habits for healthy hair.

  • You are what you eat. A well balanced diet not only improves your physical health but also the health of your hair. Vitamins A, C, D and E, Omega-3 fatty acids and any protein rich food are a great place to start.
  • If you choose not to incorporate certain foods or have food allergies try a vitamin supplement. Hairfinity hair vitamins have a formula that is proven to help aid in growth and improve the overall health of your hair.
  • Hydrated hair is healthy hair. Be selective about the products that you use, avoid products with alcohol and sulfates, as these products dry the hair, select shampoos and conditioners that hydrate your hair.
  • Don’t skip your scalp. Be sure to keep your scalp moisturized, using an oil like coconut or castor oil will not only penetrate the scalp but also coat your strands to maintain a healthy shine.

Sleep Well

When you retire for the night be sure that your hair is protected. In addition to the potential for tangles, laying your hair directly on cotton sheets and pillowcases night after night can cause unintended damage. Many women avoid sleeping with their hair covered because they may be trying to put their best face forward. Completely covering your head with a scarf is not your only option when it comes to nighttime hair prep. Take a look at some measures you can take to ensure you’re using protective styles for sleeping.

 

  • Change your pillow covering. Satin pillowcases are a great alternative if you’d prefer to leave your hair uncovered at night. The roughness and texture of a cotton pillowcase creates friction with the hair, which in turn can lead to breakage. A satin pillow case will allow hair to retain moisture as opposed to cotton which will absorb the moisture from your hair, leaving it dry and brittle and potentially venerable for breakage. Satin pillowcases are especially helpful for anyone who’s hair fits any of the following descriptions: curly, breakage prone, overly styled, or dry hair. If any of these sounds like you maybe you should consider changing your pillow covering. If you’re the DIY type you can easily make your own pillow cover and choose from a wide array of colors and satin qualities at your local fabric store.
  • Wrap it up. No matter if your hair is relaxed or if it’s natural and you’re wearing a silk press or flat ironed style, you should wrap your hair at night. Wrapping the hair will keep it smooth and untangled and it will also preserve the body of your perfectly coiffed tresses. You will need to secure your hair with either a full head scarf or a hair wrap that that is open at the top. Wrapping your hair at night will leave your hair manageable in the morning requiring you only to unwrap and go.
  • Pin it. Pin curls are another easy way to style your hair for bed while making sure that you are abiding by a protective styling routine. The amount of pin curls you put in depends on the amount of curl you would like the next day. The more pin curls the more curl and body your hair will have. If you choose to pin curl your hair keep in mind that protective styles are not damaging the hair. Select bobbie pins by making sure that they are not rusty, or have any loose or frayed ends that could snag and pull out hair. Take your time and try not to stick or irritate your scalp when locking down your pin curls.
  • Roll it up. If you can stand to sleep with rollers at night, they are a great tool for protective styling and you’ll wake up with soft curls the next day. You should select soft rollers for sleeping. Select rollers that are bendable and soft, in addition to protecting your hair you also want to wake up rested and headache free. The roller that you choose is dependent on the type of result you want – and a great rule of thumb for rollers the longer they’re in, the better they set.
  • Pull it back. For women with longer and/or thicker hair try braids or ponytails for sleeping. Pulling your hair into a ponytail that is tight enough to hold through the night and also loose enough to do no harm is another alternative for protective styles. If you put your hair into a ponytail you should cover your edges with a satin wrap for added protection and be sure to tuck your ends into a bun. You can also try one or two braids, protecting edges and ends as suggested for ponytails as well. Its also fun to note that if you opt for braids you’ll have a nice curl pattern to work with for styling the next day.

Get Styled Right

Many people may not consider annual trips to the salon a part of having and maintaining protective styles, but they should. If you’re not getting great results when styling your hair at home, it might be good for you to seek the help of a professional. Hair stylists that are licensed and certified can be your secret weapon in managing your hair and ensuring that your protective styles are netting you the best results. Women with natural or relaxed hair can benefit from regular trips to the hair salon. Many things that we learn from friends and family could be ill-advised so seek expert advise and treatment whenever you are able. Here are some tips on collaborating with a stylist that will ensure your routine for protective styles is not a bust.

  • Share your long term hair goals with the stylist and be receptive of feedback, they are trained professionals after all. Your stylist can come up with a plan that consists of salon and at home treatments that will be easy to maintain.
  • Keep your ends neat and trimmed. Although trimming your ends has nothing to do with retaining length it will go a long way to maintaining your hair’s health. Protective styles alone are not enough to maintain the overall health of your hair. You must make sure to take preventative steps as well. Give your ends a regular dusting to ensure that damage and split ends won’t ruin your progress.
  • Receive chemical treatments in the salon. Avoid over and under processing hair by getting chemical treatments in the stylists chair. Dyes, relaxers, and other chemical processes can be taxing and break down the hair’s natural defenses. After they have applied chemical treatment and styled your hair, a great stylist will give you tips and recommendations that will go a long way to maintaining your hair’s health and promoting growth.

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Tips and Tricks for Using Coconut Oil for Hair

Coconut oil for hair has long been known as a great benefit to hair health. Coconut oil is rich in carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, which are all beneficial to the human body, in a variety of ways. In recent years, coconut oil has been all the rage and has been used in the preparation of everything from cosmetic soaps and creams, to use as oil in the preparation of food.

Coconut oil for hair has been used for centuries by people living in coastal areas of the world, where coconuts grow in abundance. Areas like India, the Philippines and parts of the Caribbean have used the sweet smelling oil as their one and only hair oil for years. Coconut oil has shown incredible results for hair – keeping hair strong, nourished, and protected from the effects of premature aging. The benefits and uses of coconut oil for hair are truly endless.

Why use coconut oil for hair?

Coconut oil is now widely available and can be found in a variety of drug stores, grocery stores and health food stores. Coconut oil for hair works to recondition dry and damaged hair. The molecular structure of the oil is ideal for penetrating the hair shaft, getting past the cuticle and preventing and repairing damage from the inside out. Whenever you implement a new hair treatment its a good idea to also provide your hair with nourishment where healthy growth begins, the follicle. Using Hairfinity hair vitamins while also utilizing non-damaging hair care techniques and using natural ingredients such as Coconut oil all work together to restructure your hair and improve its overall health and shine.

 

Benefits of Coconut Oil for Hair

  • Hair loss: Coconut oil has been used for centuries in India as a preventative therapy for hair loss. Various remedies can be prepared using herbs and coconut oil to prevent hair loss. One remedy that you can prepare to help with the health of your hair and to help prevent hair loss is to boil sage leaves in coconut oil and apply the mixture to the scalp.
  • Hair damage: Coconut oil for hair can do wonders to repair damaged hair. The use of coconut oil for hair helps to reduce protein loss in damaged hair. Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, and easily penetrates inside the hair shaft. Coconut oil can be used either before you wash your hair or as a post-wash treatment.
  • Cooling properties: Applying coconut oil to the head and scalp can produce a cooling effect, which can cool and soothe your skin. It is especially effective for people who suffer from severe sweating.
  • Hair conditioning: Coconut oil for hair is as good a conditioner as many conditioners on the market. Warm coconut oil helps to keep hair soft and shiny. Apply warm coconut oil at night, leave on while you sleep and wash it out the next morning. You’ll find your hair is healthier, stronger and more conditioned – this process can be repeated every few days.
  • Anti-dandruff: Coconut oil contains a variety of fatty acids and is great as a treatment for dandruff. Regularly using coconut oil for hair can help you get rid of dandruff and can soothe your itchy scalp. Mix coconut oil with lukewarm water and castor oil to use as an effective treatment of dandruff. Massage into the scalp and hair for best results. Another option for using coconut oil as a dandruff treatment can be prepared by mixing coconut oil with sesame oil. Apply this mixture to your hair and leave on for about 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and shampoo as normal.
  • Styling: Coconut oil for is great for styling as it melts when heated – so when it’s applied to your hair, it thins and spreads evenly due to the heat from your scalp. Coconut oil is great for use as an anti-frizz serum as it can tame unruly hairs. It gives hair a healthy sheen without the use of silicones like those found in other hair serums.
  • Lice treatment: Lice are a common problem for children and as a result affects their caregivers as well. Lice are pests found in the hair that multiply quickly and have a tendency to come back over and over again. Coconut oil has antimicrobial properties that make it an excellent natural treatment for lice. Using a comb coated with coconut oil is a great chemical free alternative for removing lice, as it kills both the eggs and the adult lice that attack the hair and the scalp.
  • Dry, damaged hair: Women who have dry hair that is rough and thin, often have difficulty finding products for their hair that aren’t filled with chemicals and hard on the scalp. Coconut oil is great for dry hair as it is effective in providing moisture to the scalp and helping to restore shine. Using coconut oil along with a gentle hair cleansing system such as Essentious hair care can restore much needed proteins that help to keep hair growing stronger and longer.. T To use coconut oil for damaged hair, make the oil slightly warm and apply it to the scalp and hair, working from the top down to the ends. Leave the oil on for an hour then rinse with your gentle
  • Split ends: Split ends are a result of dry, damaged hair. While it is generally advised to manage them by cutting them off, sometimes we just don’t have the time or money to do it. Coconut oil is a great remedy that you can use to help solve the problem in the meantime. Simply massage your hair with a mixture of coconut oil and almond oil for a few minutes – this will help to minimize split ends and seal them back together.

How to use Coconut Oil for Hair

  • Coconut oil in shampoo: many shampoos available on the market today contain coconut oil in some form, whether as one of the main ingredients or in small amounts as a minor ingredient. If your shampoo doesn’t already contain coconut oil, add it to your daily hair care routine. To add coconut oil to your shampoo, make sure you start with a simple, gentle shampoo. Essentious Exonerate is aloe vera based and contains no silicon, parabens or harsh sulfates. Once the oil has melted, place it into a small plastic bottle. In the shower, mix some oil and shampoo into your hand. Apply to hair, from roots to ends.
  • Coconut oil as conditioner: When your scalp is dry, it generally means that you are lacking much needed moisture in your hair follicles. To deal with this lack of moisture, use the coconut oil for hair as a conditioning treatment. This will help to restore moisture and leave hair shiny and healthy. Rub the oil between your palms or fingertips to warm it up and apply it right to your scalp and the roots of your hair for a soothing treatment with silky and glossy results. A companion for this treatment might be Essentious Hydrate conditioning treatment.
  • Coconut oil as treatment for dandruff: Dandruff is caused by a yeast-like fungus and because coconut oil has natural anti-fungal properties, it’s the perfect oil to use as a natural anti-dandruff treatment. To use coconut oil as a treatment, warm some coconut oil over low heat for a few minutes. Make sure it is not too hot to the touch and, using your hands, rub it all over your scalp – making sure you pay attention to the areas that are causing you the most trouble. Leave the oil on your hair for at least 10 minutes, and then rinse it out with a good anti-dandruff shampoo. Apply the coconut oil to your scalp at least once a day until your dandruff begins to improve. Once you to notice a clear and marked improvement, try using the coconut oil treatment once a week to maintain a healthy scalp.

Reasons to use Coconut Oil for Hair Growth

Strong, healthy hair is an essential building block when it comes to improving hair growth. Coconut oil is a tool that we can use to build strong, healthy hair as it protects and moisturizes the scalp, thus promoting the growth of your hair.

  • Conditions hair: Using coconut oil for hair helps your hair retain moisture, which is necessary for shiny, strong hair. Coconut oil also conditions hair from within, and protects it from heat and environmental damage. It also protects hair from being stripped of its natural oils while washing the hair with shampoo.
  • Protein loss: Protein loss occurs in hair that is unhealthy, weak and damaged. Using coconut oil on your hair can significantly reduce this protein loss and protect your hair from damage. Protein is a key element in the structure of our hair and any loss in protein will lead to a reduction in hair growth. Lack of protein is often the reason behind hair breakage and hair loss.
  • Healthy scalp: Coconut oil stimulates hair growth by getting deep into the follicles, hydrates the scalp and destroys harmful bacteria. This helps to create a healthy environment for natural and fast hair growth.
  • Stops hair damage: Coconut oil is rich in triglycerides and vitamin E, which allows for deep penetration of nutrients into the hair shaft. This protects the hair from protein loss and increases hair volume, while offering key nutrients to the hair.

 

Tips for Using Coconut Oil for Hair Effectively

  • When choosing your coconut oil, make sure you pick up a quality bottle of unrefined virgin coconut oil as it contains active components needed for healthy hair. Make sure it’s not hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated and contains no trans fats. This isn’t as important if you are only going to use coconut oil for hair, but is something to keep in mind, especially if you plan on using coconut oil for cooking.
  • Coconut oil is not just a one time only treatment. It should be used consistently in order to see and maintain desired results. This is why coconut oil should be added to either your daily or weekly routine.
  • When applying coconut oil to the hair, make sure that the oil is warm before applying. Oil that is still in its solid form is difficult to manipulate and will not reach all strands of hair as effectively.
  • Make sure you are not overusing the coconut oil. Applying too much can give your hair a greasy and unwashed appearance. A small amount is all you need to see great results.
  • Coconut oil can also clog pores and hair follicles if not washed out thoroughly. Make sure you are taking the time to rinse out the coconut oil completely before drying your hair.
  • If using coconut oil as an overnight treatment, make sure you use an old pillowcase when sleeping as it can leave grease spots behind.

Coconut oil has been used for centuries to treat many different hair and scalp conditions. Coconut oil’s popularity as a beauty treatment is growing rapidly and for good reason. Coconut oil is rich in carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, which work together to keep hair strong, nourished and protected. Once you start using coconut oil for hair, you’ll find increased body, shine and manageability. A great way to compliment the use of coconut oil is using Hairfinity.

Hairfinity is transforming the hair of women all over the world with a unique blend of vitamins, nutrients, and our exclusive Capilsana™ Complex. Users of Hairfinity have reported improved manageability and overall appearance.

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Wash and Go Mistakes

If you wonder why your wash n’ go attempts often end in less-than-perfect results, you may need to examine what you do to your hair before the final style. The products you use, along with how you handle your tresses, all contribute to whether your wash n’ go looks fabulous instead of frizzy or flat.

Avoid these common mistakes when styling a wash n’ go:

  • Not detangling thoroughly: A great wash n’ go begins with the wash, even if you just conditioner wash. Detangling during this process is important. Well-detangled curls clump together well. Comb through while hair is covered in  Essentious Hydrate Moisture Conditioner, as well as after rinsing.
  • Improper products: To get good results, you must use the right products. This includes gels with some hold. Gels range from inexpensive to pricey; as you’ll discover when trying out various products, you don’t necessarily need an expensive gel to get a great wash n’ go. As for oils, avoid them; if you want a bit of added shine, you can add a touch of oil, but only to completely dry hair.
  • Working in big sections: Once you have the perfect product, use it correctly by applying in small sections. This ensures even, complete coverage for the best results.
  • Too much touching: After your products are distributed and you’re ready for your hair to dry, don’t mess up your curl pattern with extra touching. After your final comb-through on damp hair – stop combing, and you definitely don’t want to brush!
  • Blow drying on high: Drying time can be lengthy for ladies with long and/or thick hair. While air drying is best, you may need to speed things along with a blow dryer. Just make sure you use one with a diffuser attachment, and don’t turn it on high. A low heat setting helps with drying time, but won’t disrupt your curls.

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Self-Relaxing Tips

Doing your own relaxers at home can save you time and money, as long as you don’t make costly mistakes. It’s very important to apply chemicals correctly and to follow directions so that you don’t wind up with damage to your hair or scalp. These self-relaxing tips will help you get professional results.

  1. Have all tools on hand: In addition to the contents of your relaxer kit, you’ll also need a timer, a comb, one or two mirrors and a couple of old towels. Gather all your materials before you begin, and make sure everything is within reach.
  2. Base your scalp: To prevent chemical burns, take the time to apply a base (such as petroleum jelly) all around your hairline and the parts in your scalp.
  3. Work in small sections: To ensure even coverage, work on areas about one to two inches wide. Trying to apply relaxer chemicals to big chunks of hair will result in unevenly straightened locks. Use plastic clips to hold sections that you’re not currently working on out of the way.
  4. Enlist a friend: You may find it easy to relax the front and top of your head, but have trouble with the back. Mirrors help, but a friend or family member is even better.
  5. Work quickly: You’re on a time limit when relaxing, so you need to work carefully, but quickly. Once the chemicals are applied, spend your remaining time smoothing with your fingers.
  6. Rinse thoroughly: Before adding the neutralizing shampoo, rinse as much of the relaxer away as possible. Lukewarm water is better than hot, as it won’t irritate your scalp. The more relaxer you rinse away first, the less you’ll have to neutralize.
  7. Lather often: Leaving any traces of relaxer in your hair leads to overprocessing. Your hair may thin or break. It’s crucial to neutralize thoroughly with the provided shampoo. If you don’t think you’ll have enough, buy a backup container from a beauty supply store.

Following these tips will help you get the smooth finish you want without damage.

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Tips for Better Twist Outs

Twist outs are a popular setting method because they often result in stretched curls that retain definition. To get great twist outs every time, try these tips:

  1. Choose the right product: If you’re twisting for the sole purpose of wearing a twist out, select products that have some type of hold. This could be a gel, setting lotion or pudding, depending on the hold you want (light to strong). Twisting hair without holding products will likely lead to soft but undefined curls after taking your twists down.
  2. Twist detangled hair: However big or small your twist sections are, make sure they’re completely detangled from root to tip before you twist them. Any tangles caught up in your twists will cause the final product to have kinks, leaving less than desirable results.
  3. Curl the ends: Most tightly curled hair won’t need extra help in curling the ends. If your ends don’t curl readily or loosen on their own, add perm rods or flexi-rods to the ends to hold them in place and create a bit of curl. Once you release your twists, these nicely curled ends blend in much better with the rest of your hair.
  4. Leave them in overnight: The longer you leave your twists in, the more defined your twist out will be. You should let them set for a minimum of overnight (or eight hours). You can also wear twists for days at a time before loosening them if you want a super-defined twist out.
  5. Use care when untwisting: When taking down your twists, do this step carefully to preserve as much of the definition as possible. You can untwist from the top or the bottom of the twist (your preference), but be sure and leave the two sections in place as you do this. Once all your twists are loose, you can then carefully fluff them with a pick or your fingers, but only at the roots of your hair. Don’t comb or pick the length of your twist out; otherwise, your hair will frizz.

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