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What Does A Good Shampoo Contain?

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  A good shampoo should contain: 1. Gentle cleansing agents: Look for shampoos with mild surfactants like sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, or coco-glucoside. 2. Moisturizing ingredients: Ingredients like glycerin, panthenol, argan oil, and coconut oil help hydrate and nourish your hair. 3. pH balance: A pH level close to the natural pH of hair (around 5.5) ensures gentle cleaning without stripping hair of its natural oils. 4. Amino acids: Amino acids like keratin, arginine, and glutamic acid help repair and strengthen hair. 5. Antioxidants: Antioxidants like vitamin E, green tea, and chamomile help protect hair from environmental stressors and damage. 6. No harsh chemicals: Avoid shampoos with sulfates, parabens, silicones, and artificial fragrances, which can damage hair over time. 7. Suitable for your hair type: Choose a shampoo formulated for your specific hair type (normal, dry, oily, curly, etc.). Remember, a good shampoo should clean your hair without stripping it o

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