Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
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
Friday, April 4, 2014
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
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!
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
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 :-)
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
A hair journey is definitely a journey. Sometimes we can even over do it while trying to protect and grow our hair. What do I mean about that? We research and find lots of things that promote hair growth, from products to the actual maintenance of your hair. As I've stated in previous videos and blogs, its imperative you do an evaluation of the state of your hair (currently) then determine from your research what products and style will accommodate you.
Products: Finding the right product can be a challenge all by itself. Most times we watch YouTube videos, Google and view posts from other bloggers but forget what works for them may not work for you. Here are a few things you want to determine when purchasing products.
1. Know your hair type
2. Once you've evaluated your hair/scalp condition, be sure you purchase products that are specifically tailored to the condition of your hair. If you suffer from lack of moisture, protein, dandruff, itchy scalp or any other conditions, find products that aid that problem.
3. Invest in sulfate free shampoos. Sometimes it's ok to use a clarifying shampoo to get rid of build up if you have any. Honestly you should have this problem if you are maintaining a consistent hair care regimen that includes you washing your hair weekly.
4. Use oils that are light and natural.
5. DO NOT and I repeat DO NOT use multiple products. There is no need. If you use one good moisturizer and light oil, you don't need anything else. This would eliminate build up and scalp irritation.
Maintenance: While you are preserving your style for the week, follow these simple steps below.
1. Wrap hair nightly with satin scarf or bonnet cap.
2. Oil your ends at least 2x a week - Remember your ends are the oldest part of your hair and are very fragile.
3. Very little manipulation.
4. Try protective styling. Twist outs, braids outs, buns etc. However, when you are wearing a braid out do not re twist or braid your hair nightly. I just researched this is bad for your hair. It causes a lot of tension of your hair that are already styled. Braids and twist outs should actually be loose flowing anyway.
5. If you looking for a long last hair style that will be protective and simple; get a roller set/wrap. It's the best! I will forever wear my rollersets which has no manipulation at all. You unwrap and comb your hair into whatever style you're rocking for the day. Check out my videos on rollersets. www.youtube.com/user/7lovefaith
Following these 10 steps would help you on maintain a great healthy head of hair. I promise :-)