When I was younger, my mother would take me to a beautician to get my hair done. It was like clockwork. Every two weeks, I would get a shampoo, deep conditioner, and a press and curl.
It always struck me how many times my beautician (Ms. Janice…may she rest in peace) would shampoo my hair. It was usually three soapy lathers, but when it came time to bathe my hair in conditioner she would always use a quarter size. Even then I felt like that amount was too little for all of my luscious curly, coily hair.
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It is cold outside and a hot shower looks tempting, but do not use hot water.
A hot shower will wreak havoc to your delicate hair strands. It will dry out your hair and scalp. It can also strip color from your hair if you get it colored. This will cause your hair to look dull and frizzy. Remember dry hair can lead to hair breakage and that is the arch-enemy of long hair.
We suggest you watch the temperature and instead opt for lukewarm water. Lukewarm water will open the pores and cuticle. Shampoo and conditioner works best when the cuticle is open because it allows the shampoo and conditioner to clean and deep condition throughly. Always rinse your hair with a bit of cool water to close the hair cuticle for a bit of shine.
If you do not use hot water and watch the water temperature, condition, moisturize your strands, and utilize protective hairstyles often, your hair will thank you. HHG!
The summer of 2014 is here and based on the thermometers it is going to be a hot one! The higher the mercury goes the drier your hair will get. Why?
– The Sun can and will zap moisture from your hair.
– The chlorine (a.k.a. bleach) in pools will strip your hair, especially your hair color.
– Your sweat, which is partly comprised of salt, will cool you down, but dry out your hair.
How can you combat the summer from halting your lengthy hair goals?
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How do you wear your hair at night? Do you have a nightly ritual or do you improvise?
It does not matter what hair texture you have. You should take care of your hair when you are sleeping. After all, we spend the majority of our lives sleeping.
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