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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Six steps to start your Healthy Hair Journey

Here are 6 basic steps to start a healthy hair journey. 

1. Get a professional consultation to determine how damage your hair may be. If your hair is dmaged, rectify the problem by getting a hair treatment. I.e. Trimmed ends, protein treatment etc. (Professional consultations are usually free).

2. Invest in products I.e. Shampoo (sulfate free), conditioner, moisturizers, oils etc.

3. Build a simple hair care regimen that's specific to your need. Wash weekly. If you're lacking moisture it may be necessary to do a deep conditioning treatment once a week, moisturize and seal your ends nightly etc. Maintain healthy ends by getting your ends trimmed/dusted when needed). Usually once your hair is on the road of recovery those things you wouldn't need to do as often. Your hair will let you know :-).

4. Low manipulating hairstyles.Tips: Rollersets, buns, cornrows etc.

5. Eat healthy! Eat lots of veggies, fruits,  and nuts. It's ok to use a hair vitamin supplement to give you a boost, but it is not necessary. 

6. Have patience. Healthy hair doesn't happen over night. You will have to be consistent and patient. 

Hope this information help. Check out my YouTube channel and follow me on IG @7lovefaith

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Silk wrap "heat free"





This is an easy way to straighten your hair without using heating tools such as flat irons, curling wands. I will demonstrate how to do a rollerset + the silk wrap method. All you need is a few tools and products and must importantly patience, if it's your first time ever doing a rollerset.

Products used: Organix Argan Oil (sulfate free) shampoo and conditioner, Aphogee Leave In conditioner, Proclaim Setting Lotion, IC Argan Oil Serum, African Best Tea Tree Mist.

Xo

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easy rollerset + soft curls + body = waves (cold wave rollerset)



Sometimes you get tired of rocking the same flat rollerset and want to change it up a little. I invested into some Cold Wave rollers to give me a little more body and wavy look for the week. Check out this tutorial to see the results. I provide a breakdown of tools used and recorded the beginning and end for you to try it out yourself. Good luck beauties. Xo.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Hair Product(s) Review






See why I love most of all the products shared in this video with the exception of one. Click on the video to find the reason why.







Friday, April 4, 2014

Hairfinity full review



This review shares my experience while taking Hairfinity Vitamins. I've been using Hairfinity since 2011 and will continue using them throughout my Healthy Hair Journey. Click on the video to hear the full review and see before and after pics. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Just had to share.. "Hair Crisis"

What an interesting morning I had today. It was full of laughs lol. My good friend storms in my office unexpectedly in a hair crisis asking for bobby pins, which is very unusual. The prior night she used rollers to prepare her. She used moisturizer to give her shiny vibrant curls for the next morning. Unfortunately, she had to battle with Mother Nature this morning.

She goes out the house, drop the kids off and head to work. Prior to getting out of the car, her hubby attempted to straighten up her hair, (with resistance) she's like "don't touch my hair" not knowing why he was trying to. As she get out the car and look in the window using it as her mirror she then realized why he was trying to fix her hair. Her vibrant beautiful shiny curls turned into lifeless stringy waves with no body and no shine. Unfortunately, she didn’t check the weather channel to see how high the humidity was going to be for the morning (Florida for you). OMG - she was in a panic and I was just in shock by her reaction and how awful her hair looked lol... I'm still laughing because it was so funny. I'm sure we all can relate to this. I love her dearly. Thanks for the laugh Ore'al!

Resolution: 


She used a clip, pulled her hair up and used whatever curls that were left to create a loose hump in front. It turned out just right. No matter what crisis you have, just have a backup plan :-). 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Why can't your hair grow?

Some common reasons your hair stunts to grow or you start to experience hair loss.
Oftentimes hair loss is the first sign of trouble. While age is definitely a factor hair loss, other factors, such as hormonal imbalance, emotional stress, medications and hair care products can also lead to thinning of the hair. The best way to get to the root of the problem is to determine the underlying cause.
1. Hormonal Imbalance – Menopause, thyroid problems or genetic hormonal responses to autoimmune conditions can also cause thinking of hair and premature balding in women.
2. Emotional Stress – Men has more testosterone than women, but if you are under intense stress, research indicates the adrenal glands become overworked due to an increased need for the “stress hormone” known as cortisol. This causes the body to produce more adrenaline and testosterone, and DHT, a stronger variant of testosterone. This creates a hormonal imbalance.
3. Pregnancy – This is extremely common and familiar to most. During post-partum, mothers experience thinning and sometimes even bald patches. Don’t worry this is only temporary and oftentimes treatment isn’t necessary. If your hair is restored within the first year after giving birth, chances are something else is going on. Seek medical advice.
4. THE PILL or any method of birth control – I can definitely relate to this one! If you’re on a birth control or anticipating going on it, be sure you invest in a low-androgen index pill to avoid the effects of DHT (Dihydrotestosterone).
5. The solution: If you’re suffering from hair loss, chances are a hormonal imbalance is to blame. Maybe you can find a bioidentical hormone doctor that can determine you’re experiencing a hormonal imbalance problem or if it’s simply genetic.

Link to article where I was able to locate all the goodies :-)
http://www.bodylogicmd.com/for-women/hair-loss?tid=cpc.google.content.new+grouping+text+cm.hair+loss+women.hair+loss+women&mkwid=c0SQpwALS_dm&pcrid=37773029602&gclid=CL3BmeKA27wCFfM7OgodxkEAAw