ESSENTIOUS HAIR CARE TIP FOR FINE, LIMP, AND OILY HAIR
Products without buildup - How?
Some silicones in hair conditioners such as dimethicone, simethicone, cyclomethicone, and other silicones can cause buildup on the hair that can weigh your hair down. Essentious products do not contain silicones, but natural ingredients that makes your hair smooth, silky, and shiny. These products are formulated to work on all hair types and will greatly improve the overall condition of your hair. The aloe vera based formulas help to reduce shedding from the root so hair grows thicker and fuller.The sulfate free shampoo will not overstrip the hair, helping to keep your hair hydrated and retain color. The Essentious natural hair care system will effectively provide the strength and moisture balance to keep your hair healthy and rebuild damaged hair. These products reduce breakage and shedding for longer, stronger,hair.
ESSENTIOUS HAIR CARE TIP FOR FINE, LIMP, AND OILY HAIR
ESSENTIOUS HAIR CARE TIPS FOR COARSE, CURLY, AND DRY HAIR
Black Hair Care Products - What Works?
If you want long healthy hair, you must use a system that strengthens and moisturizes your hair. Why? Black hair is prone to moisture loss due to chemical treatments and heat styling. Protein is what gives the hair its strength. Protein loss can lead to breakage and hair loss. However, protein must be balanced with moisture. If it is not balanced, this can lead to breakage and dryness as well. Breakage will keep your hair from growing long and healthy. Effective moisturizers penetrate the hair to get inside the hair shaft and provide much needed moisture. Most black hair care products deemed as moisturizing do not actually moisturize it, but add a coating to the outside of the hair. Essentious Hair Care products effectively moisturize black hair while adding strength. Essentious products are also aloe vera based to reduce shedding.
Stop Using Alcohol Based Gels To Define Your Curls And Make Your Very Own Flaxseed Gel!
Afro- textured hair is the driest of all hair types and more fragile, which can lead to breakage if not properly given adequate amounts of moisture. When you choose to use hair products that contain ingredients like: propanol, propyl alcohol, ethanol, SF alcohol, SD 40 isopropyl alcohol, and alcohol denat you are running the risk of intensifying the dryness of your hair, sucking the moisture right out of your tresses. These alcohol enriched product will most likely leave your hair hard, brittle, overly dry, and extremely hard to manipulate.
Alcohol based hair products cause your hair to become frizzy once it dries because the cuticle of the hair has been disturbed and roughened by the lack of moisture. If you want to define your curls without using harsh alcohols try making flaxseed gel. Flaxseed gel will naturally make your curls pop without being left with crunchy or stiff.
To make flaxseed gel simply soak your flaxseeds over night in a medium size bowl. In the morning add your flaxseeds to a pan of spring water on the highest temperature to bowl your flaxseeds. Reduce the temperature to the medium setting and stir or whisk your flaxseed until the mixture has turned into a thin runny jelly substance. Once the flaxseeds have dissolved into the jelly or gel carefully empty the contents into a heat resistance bowl.
Add in aloe vera whole leaf gel and oils like coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil or any other oil you desire. Store your flaxseed gel in the refrigerator for a couple of hours so that it may cool down. After you use the gel make sure to store it in the refrigerator to extend its shelf life. Section your hair off in 4 sections and apply your flaxseed gel. Use the shingling method with your finger and a Denman brush to create the curl shape and size you desire. Flaxseed gel will also help to define braid outs, bantu knot outs, and twist outs.
Extreme Deep Down Conditioning At Home
Deep conditioning using heat really helps to benefit hair by soften the hair, smoothing the cuticle, and minimizing frizz. Heat helps to lock in moisture from water. Deep conditioning the proper way with the right products will help to smooth the cuticle of your hair reducing the feel of dryness and brittle tresses. The best way to deep condition your hair will be to section your hair in four sections and use the product from root to tip. Gently comb through hair for even distribution for optimum results. For extreme conditioning, cover hair with plastic cap and place a hooded dryer or thermal spa conditioning heating cap on your hair for 20-25 minutes.
If you don’t own a conditioning heating cap or hooded dryer simply use a medium wet towel and put it in the dryer for a couple of minutes and wrap your hair with it after it has cooled down enough for you touch it. Deep conditioning treatments do not totally repair damage but, they can be used weekly as a preventive measurement. Try adding oils like olive oil, coconut oil, or avocado oil to your deep conditioner to infuse your hair with added moisture.
Is Your Hair Sensitive To Protein?
If you are sensitive to protein your hair will immediately become tough, brittle, dry, and hard to manage as soon as you apply the product. It’s best to test the product on one section of your hair before applying it to your entire head. If you are sensitive to protein you will want to stay away from products that include proteins to avoid a overload. It is veryimportant to give yourself a protein treatment to strengthen your hair but, if you are sensitive you will not want to apply a protein treatment in the normal time frame of every 6-8 weeks you will need to stretch your treatments out further, maybe every 8-12 weeks.
If your hair has little to no stretching , and it breaks or snaps easily then most likely you need to increase the moisture levels in your hair, because dry brittle hair leads to breakage ,so avoid these extra proteins as much as possible. Try looking for shampoos, conditioners, leave in conditioners, and leave in sprays that contain emollient oils to smooth and infuse your hair with moisture like: olive oil, shea butter, jojoba oil, avocado oil, aloe vera, glycerin, flower extract, chamomile, and honey to add suppleness and moisture.
Look for these following ingredients on the back of your hair products to avoid adding to much protein to your regimen.
Sources of protein found in hair care products:
hydronized wheat protein
amino acidssoy protein
keratin amino acids
milk and panthenol may have the same effects as protein soybean seed extract
Most of us have heard the terms clarify or chelate at one time or the other. But have you ever wondered what the real difference was between the two? Although both terms describe the removal of types of build-up on the hair, each one addresses specific hair needs. For example, clarifying shampoos remove buildup on the surface of the hair, while chelating shampoos improve rinse-ability by binding with metals and minerals and removing them from the hair shaft. Chelating agents are especially useful for removing the metals in hard water and minerals/chemicals in chlorinated water. As a rule of thumb, clarifying once a month will suffice for most of us. However, if you swim in a pool regularly or live in an area with hard water, you may benefit greatly from adding a chelating shampoo to your regimen. Still, both of these treatments are great for creating a fresh canvas when your hair seems to stop responding to products that used to work well before. Remember! Condition, Condition, Condition!
No matter which cleansing method you choose, it’s important to realize that clarifying or chelating strips away everything from the hair including moisture. Deep conditioning the hair to replace the lost moisture is an essential step in your regimen.
When should Afro- textured hair be detangled?
There seems to be quite a bit of confusion when it comes to combing hair while wet or dry. Afro- textured hair for the most part has overly defined curls which are tightly coiled which makes it extremely hard to detangle when dry. Water actually provides slip and loosens the curl pattern allowing it to lay flat therefore, making it easier to comb and detangle. Before attempting to wash or co-wash your hair make sure that you have gently finger combed through your hair eliminating large tangles and shed hair is will cut down the amount of time spent in the shower trying to detangle your hair making it a smoother faster process.
Aloe vera gel contains enzymes properties that moisturize and sooth dry hair, restoring it back to its exuberant vigor. Not only will whole leaf aloe vera gel moisturize your hair it can promote hair growth in balding spots when applied to the scalp. Using aloe vera is a way to bring the hair back to its’ proper pH balance making it easier to detangle and style.