Saturday, December 3, 2016

Hair Loss and Hair Thinning | Natural Hair | Pura D'or | Day 1

Natural Hair Loss and Hair Thinning Pura D'Or Hair Loss Prevention Therapy Shampoo DiscoveringNatural

Last year and this year, I focused on showing your homeopathic ways of reducing hair loss and thinning from excessive shedding. I used Black Tea and Coffee Rinses to demonstrate that it is possible to slow down shedding using these ingredients. In 2017, I will focus more on products that contain DHT blockers, similar to what Black Tea and Coffee's have.

What are DHT blockers?
DHT, or dihydrotestosterone, is an androgen hormone formed when testosterone interacts with the enzyme 5-alpha reductase. It is also the hormone responsible for androgenetic alopecia, or male pattern hair loss and female pattern hair loss, on account of how it causes follicular miniaturization.

DHT has the ability to shrink hair follicles. This causes healthy hair's life cycle to be shortened. When you use ingredients that have DHT blockers in them like Black Tea and Coffee which contains caffeine, it has the ability to block the damaging effect of DHT.

How to do Black Tea Rinses: http://bit.ly/2fXkEwR
How to do Coffee Rinses: http://bit.ly/2h5JLlU

ABOUT PURA D'OR
The information below is from the website: Purador.com
Where to buy: Target, CVS, Walmart, Rite-Aid, Walgreens. It is usually sold-out. You can also get them online: http://amzn.to/2fXgWmJ

The Natural Solution
Our exclusive invigorating blend of 12 DHT Blockers, organic extracts, and essential nutrients is clinically proven to reduce hair loss due to breakage. Niacin, Biotin, and antioxidants work to encourage healthier, stronger hair.
 
Product Highlights:
  • Fortifies and energizes hair from roots to tips
  • Revives damaged and distressed hair, leaving it healthier looking and smoother
  • Promotes a healthier scalp
 
 Benefits of Our Ingredients:
  • Biotin encourages healthy, stronger hair
  • Argan Oil nourishes and strengthens hair and scalp
  • Antioxidants keep hair healthy 
 
This Product is Great For: 
  • Thinning hair
  • Shinier hair
  • Volumizing hair 
  • Less hair in the drain due to breakage 
  • Damaged and chemically treated, colored hair
 
Description:
  • Science + Nature. All PURA D’OR formulas combine science and nature to deliver transformative hair therapy. Select Certified Organic Ingredients. No SLS (Sulfates). No Parabens. No Harmful Chemicals. Gluten Free. Dr. Trusted. Hypo-Allergenic. Cruelty-Free. Manufactured in the USA. Color Safe.
  • Get to the Root of the Problem. It all starts with a healthy scalp. This invigorating blend of organic extracts and essential nutrients fortifies and energizes hair from root to tip, reducing hair loss due to breakage. 
  • Gentle Yet Effective. Ultra-nourishing blend of premium oils & antioxidants specially formulated to effectively treat thinning, damaged, and/or color-treated hair. Gentle enough for daily use.
 
Usage Tips:
Apply to wet hair. Gently massage into scalp using fingertips. Leave on for 2 minutes to allow for deep penetration and full absorption of the essential oils and extracts. Rinse. For best results use for 3 months. Continue use thereafter. PURA D'OR does not use the chemical foaming agent SLS; if you'd like more suds from our SLS free shampoo, just use a few extra pumps!
 
Ingredients:
DEIONIZED PURIFIED WATER, DECYL GLUCOSIDE (DERIVED FROM NATURAL SUGAR), COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINE (DERIVED FROM COCONUT), SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATE (DERIVED FROM COCONUT), COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE (DERIVED FROM COCONUT), POLYQUATERNIUM-71 (DERIVED FROM PLANT), COCAMIDE MIPA (DERIVED FROM NATURAL SUGAR), DISODIUM LAURETH SULFOSUCCINATE (DERIVED FROM COCONUT), POLYQUATERNIUM-80 (DERIVED FROM PLANT), DISODIUM LAURYL SULFOSUCCINATE (DERIVED FROM COCONUT), MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL*, ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL*, BIOTIN (VITAMIN H), NIGELLA SATIVA (BLACK CUMIN) SEED OIL, EMBLICA OFFICINALIS (INDIAN GOOSEBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT, URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) LEAF EXTRACT, SERENOA SERRULATA (SAW PALMETTO) FRUIT EXTRACT, CEDRUS DEODARA (CEDARWOOD) BARK OIL, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF OIL*, SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) OIL, POLYGONUM MULTIFLORUM (HE SHOU WU) ROOT EXTRACT, CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL*, HIBISCUS SABDARIFFA (ROSELLE) FLOWER EXTRACT, NICOTINIC ACID (NIACIN), ZINC PYRITHIONE, TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E), SOY ISOFLAVONE (NON-GMO), BETA-SITOSTEROL, CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT, PHENOXYETHANOL (MILD PRESERVATIVE), CAPRYLYL ALCOHOL, ETHYLHEXYL GLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, CITRIC ACID (DERIVED FROM CITRUS FRUITS).
*Certified Organic Ingredients


DAY 1
Two weeks ago, I received a sample of Pura D'or Hair Loss Prevention Therapy Shampoo, from Ulta when I purchased my SheaMoisture products from their Black Friday Sale. I decided to start researching its use and saw a lot of possible reviews.

Here's is my wash day:
  • HAIR IS IN TWISTS; detangled
  • Pre-poo for an hour with Jamaican Black Castor Oil
  • Rinse hair with warm water
  • Apply about a tablespoon of Pura D'or shampoo on my scalp and massage
  • Leave on for 2 minutes
  • Rinse hair
  • Apply SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Hair Treatment Masque as my protein treatment. I was due for one.
  • Sit under hooded dryer for 10 mins
  • Leaving plastic cap on head, wait 20 mins
  • Rinse off
  • Apply my oil mix; Click here for recipe
  • Working twist by twist, untwist and Apply Sheamoisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner as my leave in, then retwist
HAIR LOSS

REACTION
Unlike some people that experienced itchy scalp, I did not experience this. The shampoo thoroughly cleansed my hair that had not been wash in a week. It left my scalp cleaned and my hair was soft even before doing the hair treatment.



Friday, December 2, 2016

HOW TO GET RID OF TINY BUMPS ON FOREHEAD in 10 DAYS | Acne, Pimple, Rashes I KIDS and ADULTS



Since summer of this year, Lil Sis has had these tiny bumps on her forehead. At first, I thought it was some allergic reaction to yeast or gluten product. I also thought it was subclinical acne, but knowing that she was not old enough to that, I thought it was rashes.

After doing my research, I found outthat these small bump on forehead were Pitryosporum Folliculitis.

What is Pitryosporum Folliculitis
Pityrosporum folliculitis is a condition where the yeast, pityrosporum, gets down into the hair follicles and multiplies, setting up an itchy, acne-like eruption. Pityrosporum folliculitis sometimes turns out to be the reason a case of acne isn't getting better after being on antibiotics for months. It is especially common in the cape distribution (upper chest, upper back) and the pimples are pinhead sized and uniform.

We went to Target to but Nizoral A-D Ketoconazole 1% Anti-Dandruff Shampoo. This product also controls flaking, scaling and itching on scalp.
You can buy it here too: http://amzn.to/2fPVLI9

Watch what happens from DAY 1 to DAY 10


Thursday, December 1, 2016

NOVEMBER 2016 NATURAL HAIR PRODUCTS EMPTIES



I have missed doing these monthly empties on the blog. I do post regularly on my Instagram page, DiscoveringNatural, so make sure to check that out.

Here is what we used up and how we used them.

JAMAICAN MANGO & LIME BLACK CASTOR OIL ARGAN OIL
Jamaican Mango & Lime Jamaican Black Castor Oil Argan DiscoveringNatural

I mainly used product in 3 different ways.
1. Hot Oil Treatment
2. Moisturizing
3. Sealant

I absolutely love this product especially for Hot Oil treatments. My hair always feels rejuvenated.
Click here to find where to buy it

How to Use It



JAMAICAN MANGO & LIME PURE NATURALS COCONUT MILK & HONEY
JAMAICAN MANGO & LIME PURE NATURALS COCONUT MILK & HONEY DiscoveringNatural
This shampoo is VERY moisturizing. My hair felt soft and not stripped after using this product.
Click here to find where to buy it




MY DNA HAIR BUTTER
To read about how we used this product, click here

ELAINE HAIR & BODY HIGH POROSITY CONDITIONER and DEEP CONDITIONER
To read about how we used these products, click here

SHEAMOISTURE JAMAICAN BLACK CASTOR OIL TREATMENT MASQUE

We use this as our protein treatment. Lil Sis's high porosity hair LOVES this product.
Click here to find where to buy



SHEAMOISTURE 10 in 1 HAIR MASQUE


This is our holy grail deep conditioner of choice.
Click here to find where to buy



Have you used any of these products before?

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

HOW TO CARE FOR SHORT NATURAL HAIR & HOW TO STYLE SHORT #NATURALHAIR #TWA


In this video, you will learn how to care for your short natural hair, (how to care for TWA), and how to style your short natural hair.
When it comes to maintaining short natural hair, there are 3 things that you must focus on.
1. Moisturizing
  Moisturizing your hair is very important. There are different methods to moisturize such as the LOC method and the LCO method. There are other variations of this method you can try out. At night, doing the greenhouse effect or baggy method (bagging your hair) helps in moisture retention.
2. Breakage:
Focus on keeping your hair soft by moisturizing and strong by doing protein treatments
3. Hairstyles for Short Natural Hair
This can range from doing a Wash and Go, to doing fingercoils and doing puffs
5 Ways to know if your natural hair is healthy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyIANtAKvqA
How to do Finger Coils: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04T8F1X9aSc
How to do Puff on short natural hair: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVKmM5XmbAA



Friday, November 25, 2016

Lil Sis and Friends in BROWN GIRLS CLUB | Kids Gift Ideas

Lil Sis and Friends in BROWN GIRLS CLUB | Kids Gift Ideas


Lil Sis and her friends show you all the natural hair apparels from Brown Girls Club. Brown Girls Club was founded by Crystal Swain-Bates, author of six fun black children's books and the owner of Goldest Karat Publishing, LLC.
This website has a lot of cool kids gift ideas for Christmas, kids birthdays and kids party and other occassions
Visit Brown Girls Club by clicking: http://www.browngirlsclub.com?afmc=7j
Take 15% off with code DISCOVER




Lil Sis and Friends in BROWN GIRLS CLUB | Kids Gift Ideas  DiscoveringNatural

Lil Sis and Friends in BROWN GIRLS CLUB | Kids Gift Ideas  DiscoveringNatural

Lil Sis and Friends in BROWN GIRLS CLUB | Kids Gift Ideas  DiscoveringNatural

Monday, November 21, 2016

NATURAL HAIR WASH DAY with HIGH POROSITY HAIR Products Elaine Hair and Body



Today, I will be washing Lil Sis's High Porosity Natural Hair using products from Elaine Hair and Body. This natural hair and body product line also have Low Porosity products.  You can find these products at http://elainehairbody.com




I started off by rinsing her hair with warm water to open her hair cuticles and allow dirt and product buildup to loosen up.


 I used the High Porosity Shampoo which contains:
Ingredients: African Black Soap,Coco Glucoside(Coconut)Oil,Ricinus Communis(Black Castor)Seed Oil,Vitis Vinifera(Grape)Seed Oil, Glycerin, Soy Lecithin,Theobroma Cacao(Cocoa)Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii(Shea Butter)Fruit,Cocos Nucifera(Coconut) Oil.


After shampoo, I used the High Porosity Conditioner:
Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Leaf Juice, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) PEG 40 Castor Oil (and) Stearalkonium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Panthenol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil,Soy Lecithin,Ricinus Communis(Black Castor)Seed Oil,Fragrance.


Lastly, I deep conditioned her hair for 30 mins with the High Porosity Deep Conditioner:
Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Leaf Juice, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) PEG 40 Castor Oil (and) Stearalkonium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Panthenol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil,Bentonite Clay,Ricinus Communis(Black Castor)Seed Oil,Soy Lecithin,Fragrance.
She used the ShampooMate as her head rest. More information here: http://bit.ly/2eYyPpC


Friday, November 18, 2016

5 Signs of HEALTHY NATURAL HAIR | Is Your Hair Damaged?

 5 Signs of HEALTHY NATURAL HAIR | Is Your Hair Damaged? DiscoveringNatural



Focusing Healthy Natural Hair is more important than growing Long Hair. When your hair is healthy, it will grow and retain the length. In this video , I share with you 5 ways to know if your hair is healthy. Knowing the difference between damaged hair and healthy hair is important. If you can tell if hair is damaged or dry , then you are on a natural hair journey to knowing how to grow your natural hair.


Dealing with Shrinkage: http://bit.ly/2eORzI9
How to Do Protein Treatment: http://bit.ly/2g6qIFc
When to do Protein Treatment: http://bit.ly/2fE110k
How to get Shiny Hair: http://bit.ly/2g51eYo
How to get Soften Hair: http://bit.ly/2g6qo9J




5 Signs of HEALTHY NATURAL HAIR | Is Your Hair Damaged? DiscoveringNatural

5 Signs of HEALTHY NATURAL HAIR | Is Your Hair Damaged? DiscoveringNatural

5 Signs of HEALTHY NATURAL HAIR | Is Your Hair Damaged? DiscoveringNatural