Workout Your Body & Hair
Cardiovascular activity such as running, jogging and fast walking increases blood circulation throughout the body including the hair follicles. Improvement in blood flow delivers all the necessary nutrients to each and every cell of the body.
When you workout your scalp will release sweat that contains traces of salt which can dry your hair out, as the moisture evaporates, salt is left behind. Although sweating is healthy, it can damage your hair if left on for long periods of time. Try wearing your hair protective styles like buns, double strand twist or braids when you work out. If you workout more than one day a week you will have to cleanse your hair more often.
Shampoo can be very drying to hair so, it is best to implement the co- washing method to cleanse your hair. Co-washing will add moisture to your hair and help to prevent dryness that leads to breakage. Scheduling your workouts around the days you co-wash will be very beneficial and time efficient.
Elderberry Natural Blue Hair Dye Recipe
Mix one cup lemon juice with three cups of chamomile tea. Pour the mixture over the dampened strand or stands of hair you want to streak. Sit out in the sun if possible and wait one hour before shampooing thoroughly. This will bleach the areas you want to turn blue. While you can dye darker hair, you won’t get a very strong blue because blue is also a dark color. Therefore, unless you’re a natural blond, start by stripping your own pigment off your hair.
Boil one cup of elderberries covered with water in a saucepan. Add a pinch of salt and let cook for ten minutes, stirring occasionally. Then let the mixture cool.
Apply the elderberry mixture to your hair strands, saturating them thoroughly. Then wrap the hair in plastic wrap and allow the natural dye mixture to sit for at least ten minutes, although you may see deeper shades and better saturation by letting it sit longer up to an hour.
Repeat the process only with less water in the elderberry mixture if your original dye did not give you a strong enough shade. You may have to play around with the concentration until you find what works best for your hair.
*Elderberries can be purchased online or in your local health food grocery stores. You may also use powdered elderberries which can be purchased online or in your local health food grocery stores as well.
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Black Seed Oil For Hair Growth
If you suffer from balding or thinning hair due to medication, traction alopecia, stress, thyroids, or pregnancy more than likely you have been searching for a remedy to reverse your hair loss. Black seed oil is a healthy oil that can be used to promote growth and overall thickness.
Black seed oil is extremely for the hair due to its many healthy properties. Black seed oil contains vitamin A (Retinol) vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, biotin, folic Acid Vitamin C, D3, Vitiam E, calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium selenium, zinc. Amino acids – aspartic acid, threonine, serine, glutamic acid, praline, glycine, alanine, valine, methionine, isoleucine, leucine, tyrosine, phenylalnine, histidine and lysine. This amazing oil won’t only stimulate hair growth but, it will also add moisture, luster, shine, and softness to each strand of your hair. Black seed oil can be found online or in most herbal health food stores.
Women who are pregnant should not use black seed oil!
Vibrant Chalk Hair Dye
Decide which color(s) you want to use on your hair and gather the chalk. You will need at least one or two sticks of each color chalk. For best results, use soft pastel chalks if you have them, oil based artist’s chalks may be difficult to remove, and sidewalk chalk is dusty, and won’t give you bright, vibrant colors.
Grab a medium-sized bowl of lukewarm water.
Take out your hair and decide how much you want colored. The tips? The under layer? Your whole head (not recommended unless you have lots of time on your hands)? You also need to decide if you want your colored hair straight or curly, and curl or straighten your hair as desired.
Prepare for chalking your hair by putting on a smock or wrapping a towel around your shoulders to prevent the chalk from staining your clothes.
Brush your hair out in layers, depending, of course, on how much you want to color. You may want to tie up the top hair so you can color the lower hair without it getting in the way.
Separate out a bunch of hair like you would to braid it, avoid getting too much in your hand at one time.
Pull the chalk through the strands of hair, working from near the scalp toward the ends. Check to see how well the chalk is coloring your hair. Dark hair tends to be harder to color, if the chalk isn’t doing well, dampen the hair slightly to make the chalk stick better. You may also want to rub the chalk on the strands of hair up and down a little as this may bring the color out more.
Continue the area you are coloring until it is saturated with the color the way you want it. You can color different colors in different layers or places, depending on how you want it to look. Just separate layers or strands from top to bottom or front to back.
Shake any dust or loose chalk out of your hair when you are finished coloring it. The color will stay bright until you brush or comb it, but avoid wearing a hat while you have it colored, and if you have long hair, avoid wearing light colored shirts or blouses that could be stained by the chalk.
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Coconut Oil Hair Treatment For Dry Hair
What you will need:
Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
A Clip or Elastic
A Shower Cap
Hair Dryer (optional)
Scoop out a handful of organic virgin coconut oil. My hair is very thick and long so my scoop has to be extra big. The oil will begin to melt at the touch of your skin, there is no need to heat the oil before application. It will melt as you massage it into your hair.
Flip your head upside down and slowly spread the oil through your hair. Saturate your hair completely, focusing on areas that are dry.
Once your hair is soaked with oil, twist your hair into a bun or ponytail. You can clip it in place by grabbing some hair from your scalp and part of the bun, or use a hair tie to keep it in place.
Cover your hair with a shower cap. You can choose to apply heat or not. Applying heat will open the cuticle of each strand so the coconut oil can penetrate the core faster. Leave the coconut oil on your hair for at least 30 minutes without heat, or 15 minutes with heat. You can use a hair dryer to apply heat over the shower cap. I like to rig a little system so I can sit on the floor and read or play with my kids! If I am busy and need to do other things I will leave the oil on my hair without heat.
Once your time is up wash and condition your hair as you normally would. You may need to wash your hair twice to rinse away all of the oil. I really focus on my roots and try to shampoo my ends as little as needed. Style your hair and be amazed at your soft, smooth hair!
*This treatment can be done as often or little as you feel you need.
Thirsty For Moisture
Lack of moisture can lead to brittle hair that is prone to breakage. Here are 10 reasons why your hair may need a extra boost of moisture!
Shampooing too often
Use of products with harsh sulfates
Use of products with alcohol which can also be drying
Not drinking enough water/poor diet
Sleeping on a cotton pillowcase or using a cotton scarf, which rob hair of moisture
Low porosity hair
Not using water based hair products
Not sealing moisture in with an oil or butter
Improper hair pH
Excessive use of products with silicone’s which can cause
build up and lock out moisture
Chemical Damage such as relaxers or other chemical straighteners
Color treated hair (notorious for dryness)
Using too much direct heat (Blow drying, flat iron, curling iron, etc. on a consistent basis)
Too much chlorine (from swimming pools or tap water)
Salt (as if found in ocean water)
General weathering from the elements
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Healthier Choices Healthier Hair
Eat a variety of colorful fruits such as cantaloupes, grapefruit, apples, tomatoes and watermelon. When you can, be sure to consume the peels, as they contain phytonutrients beneficial to hair health and overall vitality. Beta-carotene, alpha-carotene and retinol are all versions of vitamin A that can benefit hair growth.
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