Fairy knots. Single strand knots. Tangles. Oh my.....A knot by any other name....its all the same.
Ever heard the old saying, "Don't wash your hair too much...it'll come out?"
Well....its partly true....somewhat....kind of. Water can damage the hair by being hard (we discuss here how to prevent this with water filters) and it can also damage the hair when used, in conjunction with shampoo, to cleanse the hair and thus; raises the pH levels of the hair causing the cuticles to expand and raise. [cont...]
First of all...THANK YOU to everyone that participated in our first
SoVAiN GirlTalk! Tweet Chat session! We had a blast and we are looking
forward to having MORE participants next time!
Check out a few chat excerpts below!Watch out for details for our next chat session! We had a blast ladies and we can't wait for the next one!
Healthy Hair Tip: Ladies that are transitioning from relaxed hair to natural hair should deep condition with a moisturizing conditioner at least every 5 days and deep condition with a protein conditioner at least once every 10 days. This will help strengthen your hair while keep it soft and pliable. Incorporating curly styles into your hair routine and minimizing heat will help you retain length and reduce breakage.
So I know natural hair can be new and challenging in and of itself. Not being familiar with the nomenclature can be even more confusing. Below is a list of frequently used terms from the "natural hair dictionary." Read it. Learn it. Love it. Lol....consider it a translation guide for your learning needs. Stay VAiN, chicas! [cont.]
Castor oil contains vitamin E, minerals, proteins, antibacterial and anti-fungicidal properties. Scientists attribute its healing benefits to its unusual chemical composition, which consists of a triglyceride of fatty acids with ricinoleic acid of up to 90 percent. In addition to healing benefits, castor oil also contains anti-inflammatory properties, all of which are related to healthy hair growth. Here are 7 ways to incorporate castor oil into a healthy hair regimen.
According to researchers studying the light reflected from hair
samples, castor oil hair treatments were found to increase the luster of
hair. This effect is caused by castor oil‘s ability to coat the hair
shaft, sealing in moisture and creating a silkier surface. Dull hair may
benefit from the use of castor oil
hair treatments, either in conditioners or in the form of a hot oil
treatment. For optimum shine, use a hot oil treatment once per month or
moisturizing treatments weekly. However, more frequent use than this can
result in an oily scalp. [cont]
Healthy Hair Tip: Chemicals (such as relaxers, hair dye, etc) degrade the outer cuticle of
the hair which can lead to splitting, breakage, and excessive,
premature shedding. A good way to counteract the damaging effects of
chemical treatment to hair is to pamper
the hair with protein treatments and deep moisturizing treatments to
replenish strength and moisture. SoVAiN's pH balanced deep conditioners
will help smooth the outer cuticle while providing nutrients to the
hair. Deep conditioning for 30 minutes each once a week will increase
hair strength and moisture--preventing hair damage caused by chemicals.
Happy hair growing! Stay VAiN, chicas!
What is Shea Butter?
Shea butter is a natural conditioner for hair. It is produced from the Shea-Karite tree nut, which is a native tree found in the tropics of East and West Africa. It provides extraordinary moisturizing properties and is therefore known as “mother natures conditioner”.
It’s been utilized for decades in areas of Africa not only for the hair but also because of its skincare and therapeutic qualities. It has been utilized in restorative healing burns and injuries, to get rid of surgical marks, dermatitis, and stretch marks...[continue]
Check out Teyonah Parris's curls....she plays Dawn on MadMen. She looks awesome! (and yes...I am a teeny bit obsessed with that show).
Very cool, safe method for using the blow dryer to stretch and straighten out your hair by our friend Curlychronicles. This method allows hair to be slightly straight without the damage that comes from regular blow drying. Best yet....no damaging comb attachment needed. Your arms may get a bit tired but hey...that's the price of beauty! =)
Note that her hair has been air drying in twists. This is key to making sure there is no heat damage. Blow drying wet hair can cause severe, irreparable damage to the hair so always start on slightly damp hair. Be sure to apply the SoVAiN Hair Dew Leave In Conditioner and Hair Like Silk prior to putting your hair into twists so that your hair will have time to absorb the nutrients. This will help to cut down on heat damage and breakage. Add a tiny bit (dime sized amount) more Hair Like Silk before you begin blow drying....you'll be rewarded with hair that is silky smooth and smells great!
Happy hair growing, chicas! Stay VAiN!