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What to do When Your Natural Hair is Weak

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 If your natural hair is weak, it may be prone to breakage, tangling, or lack of growth. Here are some tips to help strengthen and nourish your natural hair: If you want one on one help with your hair, you can use this link to contact me http://bit.ly/NaturalHairCoach 1. Use gentle products: Switch to gentle, sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners that are formulated for weak or damaged hair. 2. Reduce manipulation: Minimize styling, combing, and handling your hair to prevent further damage. 3. Use a hair mask: Apply a deep conditioning hair mask once or twice a week to provide intense nourishment. 4. Increase moisture: Use a leave-in conditioner or hair oil to lock in moisture and prevent dryness. 5. Protect from heat: Avoid heat styling tools like flat irons, curling irons, and blow dryers, or use a heat protectant spray to prevent damage. 6. Use a wide-tooth comb: Gently detangle your hair with a wide-tooth comb or a detangling brush. 7. Avoid harsh chemicals: Steer clear of relaxer

How To Make Natural Hair Soft Without Relaxer

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  Here are some tips on how to make natural hair soft without using relaxer: 1. Use a gentle shampoo: Avoid using harsh sulfate-based shampoos, which can strip your hair of its natural oils. Instead, look for a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo that will clean your hair without drying it out. 2. Condition regularly: Conditioning your hair is key to keeping it soft and manageable. Use a deep conditioning treatment once a week, and a regular conditioner after every shampoo. 3. Use a leave-in conditioner: A leave-in conditioner can help to detangle and soften your hair, making it easier to style. 4. Use natural oils: Natural oils like coconut oil, olive oil, and jojoba oil can help to soften and moisturize your hair. Apply a small amount to the ends of your hair, working your way up to the roots. 5. Avoid heat styling: Heat styling can damage your hair and make it brittle. Try to minimize your use of heat tools like flat irons, curling irons, and blow dryers. 6. Use a hair mask: A hair mask ca

Should You Use Cold Water or Warm Water to Rinse Your Hair?

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  If you have low porosity hair, use warm water to rinse to keep your hair cuticle lifted so that products can penetrate better. If you have high porosity hair, first rinse with warm water and then use cold water to close the hair cuticle. High porosity hair shaft are very porous and moisture escapes quickly. If you have normal porosity hair, you can use warm water and then cool water. If you do not know your hair porosity, here is how to find out https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCT7rEmj0XkwPW9PGbe2EnI5NUAiEWWFz&si=aJSLyBZr9zSrOq9a

3 Questions People With Natural Hair Ask

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  Here are the answers to some of your questions: What can I use to make my natural hair grow fast: https://discoveringnatural.blogspot.com/2022/03/what-can-i-use-to-grow-hair-fast.html How to make hair soft: https://discoveringnatural.blogspot.com/2023/03/how-to-soften-your-natural-hair.html How to make hair easy to comb: https://discoveringnatural.blogspot.com/2014/11/how-to-comb-natural-hair-without.html

How to Treat Dry and Sensitive Scalp

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 Treating a dry and sensitive scalp requires gentle and nourishing care. Here are some tips: 1. Use gentle, fragrance-free shampoos and conditioners formulated for sensitive scalps. 2. Reduce frequency of washing and avoid harsh products that strip the scalp of its natural oils. 3. Apply a scalp serum or oil, like coconut or jojoba oil, to soothe and moisturize the scalp. 4. Try a scalp cream or lotion containing ingredients like aloe vera, tea tree oil, or chamomile. 5. Avoid scratching or rubbing the scalp, as this can further irritate and damage the skin. 6. Use a soft-bristled brush or a scalp massager to stimulate blood flow and reduce tension. 7. Consider using an apple cider vinegar rinse to help balance the scalp's pH and reduce irritation. 8. Wear gentle hair accessories and avoid tight hairstyles that may irritate the scalp. 9. Manage stress, as tension can exacerbate scalp sensitivity. 10. Consult a dermatologist if symptoms persist or worsen, as they can recommend perso

How to Make Your Puff Bun Look Thick

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  If your puff always looks small, try this simple hack. Watch below If you want one on one help with your hair, you can use this link to contact me  http://bit.ly/NaturalHairCoach

What Does A Dermaroller do

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 I will be gifting one member of my Email List this Titanium Dermaroller for Hair Loss; it can be used along the hair line and scalp to help stimulate blood flow and improve hair growth . You just have to be a member of my email list to qualify: http://beacons.ai/DiscoveringNatural Comment below that you have entered. Winner will be announced on Saturday February  17th, 2024 Wondering what a Dermaroller does for Hair? A Dermaroller can be used on the scalp to stimulate hair growth and improve hair health. The micro-needles in the roller create micro-injuries in the scalp, which can: • Increase blood flow and promote hair growth • Stimulate collagen production, which can improve hair texture and strength • Help to reduce hair loss and promote new hair growth • Improve the absorption of hair care products and treatments • Reduce scalp tension and promote relaxation It's important to note that Dermarolling for hair should be done gently and with caution, as the scalp can be sensitive

How to go from Relaxed Hair to Natural Hair

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  Going natural refers to transitioning from relaxed or chemically processed hair to your natural texture. Here are some steps to help you go natural: 1. Educate yourself: Learn about natural hair care, different textures, and styles. 2. Assess your hair: Evaluate your current hair state, texture, and damage. 3. Choose a transitioning method: Decide on a gradual transition (braids, twists, or protective styles) or a big chop (cutting off relaxed ends). 4. Use gentle products: Switch to natural, sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners. 5. Embrace your texture: Learn to love and work with your natural texture. 6. Experiment with styles: Try twist-outs, braid-outs, and afros to find what works for you. 7. Be patient: Transitioning can take time; be gentle with your hair and celebrate small victories. 8. Seek support: Join natural hair communities or consult with a stylist for guidance. Remember, going natural is a journey, and it's essential to be patient, kind, and gentle with your ha

Simple Cornrow Hairstyle for 2 Weeks

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 My daughter’s hairstyle for the next 2 weeks. Hairstyle done February 5th 2024. Before putting her hair in this style, each section was sprayed with As I Am JBCO Water to hydrate the hair from inside, and then moisturized with SheaMoisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie.  It will be moisturized every 2 days. Here is how this is done If you want one on one help with your hair, you can use this link to contact me  http://bit.ly/NaturalHairCoach

Why does my baby itch her scalp

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 Babies often itch their scalps due to: • Dry skin or eczema • Cradle cap (a common condition causing yellow, oily, and scaly patches) • Allergies or sensitivities to products or foods • Infections like ringworm • Irritation from hair products or accessories To soothe your baby's scalp: • Gently massage with oil or moisturizer • Use a soft brush or comb to loosen scales • Try an oatmeal or gentle shampoo • Keep the scalp moisturized • Consult a doctor if the itching persists or worsens Remember, always be gentle when caring for your baby's scalp.

How to do African Threading

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  African threading, also known as threading for hair growth, is a technique that involves twisting and wrapping hair with a thread to promote hair growth and length retention. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do African threading: 1. Prep your hair: Start with clean and moisturizer hair. Brush or comb your hair to remove tangles. 2. Section your hair: Divide your hair into sections, depending on how many you want to thread. 3. Thread the hair: Gather each section of hair with your fingers then wrap the thread around the twist. 4. Wrap the thread: Continue wrapping the thread around the twist, moving down the length of your hair. 5. Tuck the ends: Tuck the ends of the twist under the thread and secure with a knot the thread at the ends. 6. Repeat the process: Repeat steps 2-5 for each section of hair until you've threaded all of your hair. 7. Leave it in: Leave the thread in for 2-4 weeks to promote hair growth and length retention. Note: It's important to be gentle wh

What is the difference between moisturizing and hydrating natural hair?

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  @curliekaye Moisturizing and hydrating natural hair are often used interchangeably, but there is a subtle difference: Moisturizing focuses on adding and locking in moisture to the hair shaft, usually through the use of creams, butters, and oils. Hydrating, on the other hand, emphasizes maintaining and replenishing the water content within the hair, often through the use of water-based products, leave-in conditioners, and hydrating treatments. Basically, Hydration relates to the health of the inside of your hair strand, while moisture works to protect the outside. In essence, moisturizing helps to seal and protect the hair, while hydrating helps to replenish and retain water inside the hair. Both are important for healthy, thriving natural hair. Need help with your hair? Want more natural hair contents and giveaway opportunities? Join my FREE email list: http://beacons.ai/DiscoveringNatural

Can wearing headwraps affect the health of your natural hair?

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 Wearing headwraps can both positively and negatively affect the health of your natural hair. Positive effects: • Protection from damage: Headwraps can protect your hair from daily manipulation and breakage. • Retention of moisture: Headwraps can help retain moisture and keep your hair hydrated. • Protection from the environment: Headwraps can shield your hair from pollution, dust, and UV rays. Negative effects: • Tension on the hairline: Too-tight headwraps can cause tension on the hairline, leading to hair loss or thinning. • Scalp irritation: Headwraps can cause friction and irritation on the scalp, leading to itchiness or redness. • Traction alopecia: Frequent and prolonged use of tight headwraps can lead to traction alopecia (hair loss due to constant tension). To enjoy the benefits while minimizing risks, wear headwraps in moderation, choose breathable fabrics, and ensure they aren't too tight. Also, take regular breaks from headwraps to give your hair and scalp a rest.

How to Take Care of Your Hairline

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 Taking care of your hairline involves: • Keeping it moisturized: Use a gentle hairline cream or oil to keep your hairline hydrated and prevent dryness. • Protecting it from damage: Avoid using harsh chemicals or heat styling tools that can damage your hairline. • Keeping it clean: Wash your hairline regularly to remove product buildup and oils that can clog pores. • Trimming regularly: Get regular trims to prevent split ends and breakage near your hairline. • Gently handling: Avoid pulling or tugging on your hairline, as this can lead to hair loss or damage. • Using gentle products: Choose products specifically formulated for your hair type and hairline, and avoid products with harsh chemicals. By following these tips, you can keep your hairline healthy, strong, and looking its best. 

Why your hair breaks when you color it

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 Hair can break when coloring it due to: • Damage from chemical processing: Color treatments can strip hair of its natural moisture and cause damage to the hair shaft, leading to breakage. • Over-processing: Repeated coloring or using too much color product can cause cumulative damage, leading to breakage. • Hair becomes weakened: Color treatment can cause the cuticle layer to lift, making hair more prone to breakage. • Incorrect formulation: Using a color product that isn't suitable for your hair type or condition can cause damage and breakage. To minimize breakage when coloring your hair, it's important to: • Choose a gentle, ammonia-free color product • Perform a strand test before applying color to entire head • Follow instructions carefully and avoid over-processing • Use a pre-color treatment to protect hair • Condition hair thoroughly after coloring Remember, it's essential to be gentle with your hair during and after coloring to prevent breakage.

How to Know When You Need to Detox Your Hair

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  Your hair may need a detox if: • It feels weighed down, greasy, or sticky • You've recently used a lot of styling products • Your scalp is itchy or flaky • Your hair has become dull or lackluster • You've tried a new product that didn't agree with your hair • Your hair has built-up residue from frequent styling Click video to watch To detox your hair, try using a clarifying shampoo , or apple cider vinegar rinse to remove product buildup and restore your hair's natural balance! Click video to watch By clicking links on this page and buying products, I earn a commission at no cost to you.

10 Things People with Long Natural Hair Do

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  Here are 10 things people with long natural hair may do: Click video to watch. If you would like one on one coaching, please use this link to setup you appointment: https://bit.ly/NaturalHairCoach 1. Regularly condition and moisturize their hair to keep it soft and healthy. 2. Use protective styles like braids, twists, or buns to minimize breakage and tangling. 3. Avoid using heat styling tools or use them sparingly to prevent damage. Always use a heat protectant . 4. Use gentle, sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners specifically formulated for natural hair. 5. Take regular trims to prevent split ends and breakage. 6. Use wide-tooth combs or detangling brushes to gently comb out tangles. 7. Apply leave-in conditioners or hair oils to keep their hair hydrated. 8. Use hair masks or deep conditioning treatments to nourish their hair. 9. Protect their hair from the sun by wearing hats, scarves, or using hair sunscreens. 10. Embrace and celebrate their natural texture, rather than t

Why You Get Dandruff Whenever You Do Protective Styles

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  @trancasporamoor You may experience dandruff when wearing protective styles due to: • Trapped oil and scalp buildup: Protective styles like braids, twists, or locs can cause oil and product buildup on the scalp, leading to dandruff. • Scalp irritation: Tight braids or styles that pull on the hair can cause scalp irritation, leading to dandruff. • Fungal growth: Trapped moisture and warmth under the protective style can create an environment conducive to fungal growth, contributing to dandruff. • Product sensitivity: Some hair products used in protective styles can irritate the scalp and cause dandruff. To minimize dandruff in protective styles, maintain good scalp hygiene, use gentle products, and incorporate anti-dandruff treatments. Also, regularly removing and re-doing protective styles can help reduce buildup and irritation.

Why Your Hair Feels Hard After Washing It

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@jay_anoka Here is the solution: Your hair may feel hard after washing due to: • Stripping of natural oils: Harsh shampoos such as sulfate shampoos or over-washing can strip your hair of its natural oils, leaving it feeling dry and hard. • Product buildup: Using too many styling products or using them too frequently can cause buildup and lead to a hard, crunchy texture. • Damage or split ends: Hair damage or split ends can make your hair feel rough and hard. • Water quality: Hard water or high mineral content in your water can cause hair to feel stiff and hard. • Over-conditioning: Believe it or not, using too much conditioner can weigh your hair down and make it feel hard. To combat this, try using gentle, sulfate-free shampoos, reducing product usage, getting regular trims to prevent damage, and using a water filter or conditioner to soften your water.

Why does my natural hair break more now than when it was relaxed

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When your natural hair breaks more now than when it was relaxed, it could be due to several reasons. Here are some possible factors: Watch the video below • Lack of moisture: Natural hair needs consistent moisture, which can be harder to maintain than relaxed hair. Use hydrating products and techniques like co-washing and leave-ins. • Manipulation: Styling and handling natural hair can cause breakage, especially if you're using excessive force or heat. Be gentle and minimize heat styling. • Protein overload: Overusing protein products can lead to brittle hair that breaks easily. Balance protein with moisturizing products. • Split ends: Untrimmed split ends can travel up the hair shaft, causing breakage. Regular trims can help prevent this. • Hair cuticle lifting: Natural hair has a raised cuticle layer, making it more prone to breakage. Use gentle products and techniques to minimize damage. Remember, natural hair requires different care than relaxed hair. Adjust your routine and pr

What causes uneven growth in Natural Hair?

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 Uneven growth in natural hair can be caused by a few factors, including: • Hormonal changes: Hormonal fluctuations can affect hair growth, leading to uneven growth rates. • Genetics: Inherited hair growth patterns can influence hair growth rates. • Nutrient deficiencies: Lack of essential vitamins and minerals can impact hair growth. • Hair damage: Breakage or damage to the hair shaft can slow growth in certain areas. • Styling and manipulation: Frequent styling, handling, or tension on the hair can cause uneven growth. • Product buildup: Accumulation of product residue can hinder hair growth in certain areas. • Scalp health: Issues like dandruff, psoriasis, or fungal conditions can lead to uneven growth. To address uneven growth, focus on nourishing your hair with a balanced diet, gentle care, and regular trims to maintain healthy growth patterns.

Can Coconut Oil Cause Dandruff?

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  Coconut oil itself is not typically a cause of dandruff. In fact, coconut oil has antifungal and antibacterial properties that may help control scalp conditions that can lead to dandruff. However, if you have a sensitivity or allergy to coconut oil, it could cause irritation or itching on the scalp, which could potentially lead to dandruff. Additionally, if coconut oil is not properly absorbed or leaves a residue on the scalp, it could contribute to buildup and potentially lead to dandruff. Generally, coconut oil is considered beneficial for hair and scalp health, but individual reactions can vary.

Why does my natural hair feel hair after blow drying it?

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  When blow-drying natural hair, it can sometimes feel dry or rough due to the heat and manipulation. Here are some reasons why this might happen: • Damage to the cuticle : Blow-drying can cause friction and heat damage to the hair cuticle, leading to dryness and roughness. • Moisture loss : The heat from blow-drying can strip the hair of its natural oils and moisture, leaving it feeling dry and brittle. • Over-manipulation : Using excessive force or tugging on the hair while blow-drying can cause breakage and lead to dry, rough patches. To combat this, try using a heat protectant spray or cream before blow-drying, reduce heat settings, use a diffuser attachment, or incorporate nourishing hair masks and leave-ins to keep your hair hydrated and healthy.  #naturalhair #blowdrying #blowdryinghair #blowdryingtips

Can Oiling Your Scalp Too Much Cause Dandruff?

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  Yes, oiling your scalp too much can cause dandruff . Excessive oil production can lead to a buildup of oil and dead skin cells on the scalp, creating an environment where yeast and fungus can thrive, leading to dandruff . Additionally, excess oil can irritate the scalp and cause inflammation, which can also contribute to dandruff. It's important to find the right balance of oil for your hair and scalp type and not overdo it. To fix the problem of oiling your scalp too much and causing dandruff, you can try the following: 1. Use a gentle shampoo: Switch to a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo that won't strip your scalp of its natural oils. 2. Reduce oil usage: Scale back on the amount of oil you're applying to your scalp or hair. 3. Use a clarifying shampoo: Occasionally use a clarifying shampoo to remove product buildup and excess oil. 4. Try a scalp scrub: Exfoliate your scalp with a gentle scrub to remove dead skin cells and excess oil. 5. Balance oil production: Use prod

Is Blue Magic Grease Good For Hair?

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  Many of us grew up using hair grease such as Blue Magic . At that time, a lot of us did not know about how to hydrate our hair or moisturize it. Also there were not natural hair products available. Now that there are healthier options, we need to rethink the use of hair grease. Click to buy 👉🏽  Blue Magic What exactly is in Blue Magic Hair Grease? Here is the ingredients in the original Blue Magic Hair Grease Petrolatum, Lanolin, Lecithin, Mineral Oil/Paraffinum Liquidum, Amyl Cinnamal, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance/ Parfum, Green 6/ Ci 61565, Violet 2/ Ci 60725. Let’s dig deeper on what these ingredients are really doing for our natural hair. PETROLATUM  Petrolatum, also known as petroleum jelly or Vaseline, is a type of petroleum-based product that is commonly used in hair and skin care products. It's a mixture of mineral oils and waxes that creates a barrier on the hair or skin surface, providing moisture retention, protection, and shine. While it can be be

How Should I Store My Rosemary Water

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  HOW SHOULD I STORE MY ROSEMARY WATER? Once you have made your rosemary water, how should you store it?  If you have made your own rosemary water at home, it is recommended to  pour your rosemary water into a clean glass container, such as a tall glass bottle. Store your rosemary water in a cool, dry place like your refrigerator. You can even make your rosemary water last longer by adding preservatives , such as citric acid to inhibit the growth of microorganisms in the rosemary water.  While rosemary water itself has natural antimicrobial properties, adding preservatives can provide an extra layer of protection against spoilage.  Remember, while preservatives can help extend the shelf life of rosemary water, it’s still essential to store it properly and use it within a reasonable timeframe. Additionally, you can also freeze your rosemary. It is advisable to freeze rosemary water in small portions to avoid repeatedly thawing and refreezing the entire batch. By clicking on the links o

What does Hydrolyzed Mean in Hair Products

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  When you buy hair products and see the word “Hydrolyzed “, do you know what that means? This means that the ingredients such as hydrolyzed protein, has become small enough to adhere (stick,enter) to the hair shaft.  “For centuries, eggs have been the “go-to” at-home hair treatment, but according to the Textbook of Cosmetic Dermatology, any proteins that have not been hydrolyzed, (including eggs) are too large to penetrate into the hair shaft and bond onto the hair.” You may dispute this and say, well, when you use eggs, your hair feels strong. It is possible the egg has simply coated your hair and has not penetrate in. This coating usually lasts for a few days.  Unlike when you use products that have hydrolyzed properties, the effect lasts longer and you don’t have to repeat the process so often

Best Discounts and Coupon Codes for Hair, Skin, Gut Health

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  Here are discount codes and links for some of my favorite items. By using these links. I earn a small commission.  Product name: Detox Organic Superfoods Link:  https://detoxorganics.com/discount/DISCOVERINGNATURAL?redirect=/products/detox-organics-chocolate-single-tub&utm_campaign=promotion+product&utm_medium=promotion&utm_source=Upfluence Discount code: DISCOVERINGNATURAL Product name: Revair Link:  https://revair.pxf.io/DiscoveringNatural Discount code: DiscoveringNatural   Product name: Dollar Curl Link:  https://dollarcurlclub.refr.cc/discoveringnatural Product name: SwirlyCurly Link:  http://www.swirlycurlyhair.com/?aff=244 Discount code: DiscoveringNatural  Product name: Bellway Link:  https://bellway.pxf.io/discoveringnatural Discount code: SOLA20 As an Bellway  and Swirly Curly  Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Why do stylists put gel on the scalp?

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@nas_thestylist  Before I answer the question, “Why do stylists put gel on the scalp, have you ever wondered if it is okay to put gel on your scalp?” It's generally not recommended to apply gel directly on your scalp. Gels can be too harsh and dry out your scalp, leading to irritation or buildup. Instead, focus on using gentle, scalp-friendly products like serums or lightweight oils. If you must use gel, try applying it only to your hair strands, starting a few inches away from your scalp. Now why do stylists do this? Stylists apply gel  on the scalp for various reasons: • To create a sleek, smooth look by holding down flyaways and frizzy hair • As a primer for hair color or chemical treatments to help them penetrate evenly • To add texture and definition to certain hairstyles • To help control and hold a style in place, like a sleek updo or braids Gel can provide hold, texture, and a smooth base for styling, making it a versatile product in a stylist's toolkit. As an Amazon

Can washing hair with cold water cause breakage?

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Washing your hair with cold water can potentially lead to breakage, especially if your hair is: • Dry or damaged • Prone to breakage • Has split ends Cold water can strip your hair of its natural oils, causing dryness and brittleness. However, cold water can also: • Add shine • Reduce frizz • Stimulate blood flow to the scalp To minimize breakage, use a gentle shampoo, avoid using cold water exclusively, use warm to lukewarm water, and follow up with a nourishing conditioner.

How to Maintain Healthy Scalp

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To maintain a healthy scalp, try: • Gentle shampoos   • Reducing product buildup • Exfoliating with a gentle scrub or brush • Massaging your scalp with a massage brush to stimulate blood flow • Using tea tree oil or other natural scalp soothers • Avoiding harsh chemical treatments • Keeping your scalp moisturized Remember, a healthy scalp leads to healthy hair growth. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

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Does Rosemary and Cloves Grow Your Hair?

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 Your hair grows regardless of using rosemary leaves or cloves. What it does is depending on how you use it, it can help with your hair growth RETENTION. You have to understand the benefits and best usage of each ingredients because if you use it the wrong way, you can damage your hair. As an Amazon affiliate, when you make a purchase by clicking any link on this page, I earn a commission. This does not increase the amount you pay. Thanks for the support  Rosemary leaves can: • Stimulate hair growth and improve circulation • Reduce dandruff and flaking • Add shine and strength to your locks • Help with hair loss and thinning Cloves can: • Stimulate hair growth and improve circulation • Reduce dandruff and flaking • Add shine and strength to your locks • Help reduce frizz and add smoothness • Leave your hair smelling amazing. Use clove essential oil or infuse whole cloves and rosemary essential oil or infuse dried leaves into your hair care routine for amazing benefits. Just be sure

How to Find The Right Products for Your Natural Hair

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  Finding the right products for your natural hair involves trial and error, but here are some tips to help you: Click here to watch the video  - Determine your hair type and needs (moisture, definition, etc.) - Read product labels and look for ingredients that cater to your needs - Check reviews and recommendations from fellow naturals - Start with small samples or travel sizes to test products - Pay attention to how your hair responds and adjust your product choices accordingly - Be patient and persistent - finding the right products takes time! Remember, what works for someone else may not work for you, so it's important to experiment and find what works best for your unique hair. Good  Luck.