These Easy Steps Will Help You Comb Your Natural Hair Without Breakage

Combing our hair is something we like to do if not now then later. However if not done right it could could lead to hair loss when it breaks.

What to use:

Before combing your hair be sure to have these hair tools;

  1. A wide tooth comb: check that all the teeth are smooth to avoid your hair catching on them.
  2. A hair detangling brush (https://www.amazon.com/Aveda-Wooden-Large-Paddle-BEAUTY/dp/B00KJRWG1U) (not an affiliate, not sponsored). This brush is gentle and will treat your hair like a new born baby.
  3. Spray bottle with water.
  4. Styling moisturizing Creme.
  5. Oil of your choice, I love to use the Olive oil.

Now you have prepared the above items, make sure your hair is moisturized because you don’t want to comb a dry and frizzy hair or a hair with split ends (trim off your split ends). This will lead to a lot of tangles here and there, so instead of having a smooth combing you will have a stressful one with hair loss bound to happen.

Here is how to gently comb your hair

  1. Divide your hair in 4 sections. For easy manipulation and manageability.
  2. Starting with one section. Spray some pumps of water until hair is slightly damp. The natural hair is at her best manageable state when she is has water in her.
  3. Apply a little styling Creme to the section. And massage the product into your hair. With the water initially applied your hair should start to feel like silk under your hands. While you massage also finger detangle gently and slowly. When you’ve spent some time here you will know when it is time to whip out your comb.
  4. Starting from the tips of your hair using your wide tooth comb gently comb your hair. Move the comb up the strands and gently comb out again. Continue in this way until you reach the roots of your hair.
  5. While you comb if you find a tangle gently take it out with your fingers (not the comb). It is easier to work with your fingers to unravel a tangle to avoid less breakage.
  6. Once the unraveling has been done, use your wide tooth comb from the tip to the root one last time before you pick up your detangling brush and let it glide smoothly through your hair.
  7. Apply your oil. And then use the detangling brush again. That section is ready. Twist it or weave it or simply use a hair band to put it away while you work with the other sections.
  8. Repeat the procedure through the rest of the sections.
  9. Unravel the twists or weaves or hair bands and style as you please.

Conclusion

Once you master the art of detangling your hair it becomes easy to do it. I have learnt that dividing my hair in sections makes the work easy peasy than trying to comb my whole hair at a time, this is way more stressful and no guarantee of no hair breakage. 
However be patient, be gentle and move slowly where necessary, your hair will thank you for it.
How has your experience been with combing your hair? Have you mastered the art of combing your hair?I will live to read from you down below.

Is It True That Rubbing A Light Sun Burn On The Scalp/Hair Avoids The Formation Of Bubbles/Blisters?

Often times we find that we experience sunburn on the scalp because we remember to put SPF (sun screen protector) on the rest of our body but not our scalp yet our scalp is not left out when the sun is out to play. Sunburn on the scalp or hair is not different from sunburn on the leg or hand, so it should be treated with caution too.

Some don’ts of sunburn on the scalp:

  1. Don’t expose the affected area to the sun after a sunburn: Use a hat if you must go out in the sun.
  2. Don’t rub a sunburn: It is always best to leave the affected area alone when you have a sunburn. Rubbing it can cause more damage.
  3. Don’t do tight styles: exerting pressure on the burn will not help for quick recovery. So avoid pulling up your bun too tightly or making tight plaits.
  4. Avoid washing your scalp: Until the burn has healed it is better to avoid washing the scalp because chemicals from the shampoo used could irritate the burn and cause further pain or damage. However you can run water through your hair to remove product build up.
  5. Avoid using chemicals like dyes: wait until the burn has completely healed before using any form of chemical on the scalp.
  6. Don’t apply heat to your hair.

A quick natural remedy of sunburn on the scalp:

Once you notice that your scalp has been burnt by the sun, apply a mixture of Aloe Vera juice and Shea butter to the affected area. The ratio of the mixture should be 70% (Aloe Vera juice) to 30% (Shea butter). Apply every two hours.
Why this works:Aloe vera contains proteolytic enzymes that help heal and repair dead skin cells. 

Shea butter contains high concentrations of fatty acids and vitamins making it an ideal cosmetic ingredient for the skin. Shea butter also has anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Using shea butter on your burnt scalp will condition, tone, and soothe your skin.This combination has ALWAYS worked for me and my family, you can even freeze the combo to give you cooling relief (but this should be used only one application in a day. For the rest of the day the combination should be in its natural state) however if after applying the mixture for a day and you don’t notice a considerable improvement visit your dermatologist doctor.

Conclusion

It is always best to treat your scalp burn like a regular burn, rubbing it could increase pain, make the situation worse and lengthen the healing process. When there a burn always best not to stress the hair or scalp at all.Have you had a sunburn on your scalp? How did it heal? Share your thoughts down below I will love to read from you.

Does Conditioner Make The Hair Fall Off?

Conditioners are meant to make the hair soft, easily manageable, they are meant to combats frizz, and moisturized the hair. However I heard some people say it makes their hair fall off. Why is that?

Is it the conditioner causing hair fall?

Conditioner helps keep your hair looking and feeling healthy. People often think that because it makes the hair soft there is a tendency the hair could fall off because of the softness. But this is not true. There is no study that suggests conditioners cause the hair to fall out.

Why you might think it is the conditioner

So if your hair falls off while using a conditioner, you will simply assume that it is the fault of the conditioner. These are some steps to follow before picking a conditioner for your hair type;

  • For thin and brittle hair choose conditioners geared towards repairing damaged hair and helps with moisture retention.
  • For hair that breaks/sheds use conditioners that fortifies hair to improve elasticity, promotes growth and retention and strengthens hair.
  • For dull hair seek conditioners that delivers long lasting softness and shine to the hair.
  • To improve scalp health use conditioners that hydrates the scalp without stripping it and has essential vitamins that improve/maintain scalp health and protect hair from harmful UV rays.
  • For bold Afro textured hair use conditioners that has tons of slip to help detangle and remove knots, also seals and smoothes cuticles to improve shine and leaves your hair super soft, silky and frizz-free, allowing moisture and nutrients penetrate effectively and encouraging true texture to blossom.
  • If your hair is dyed you don’t have to use only conditioners for colored hair, you could also add any of the above to your hair regimen depending on how your hair feels.

When you know your hair type, choose a conditioner suited for you.

Things to note when you use a conditioner

  1. Understand your hair type and use a conditioner made for it.
  2. How the conditioner makes your hair feel when using it is important. As I highlighted earlier a conditioner should make the hair soft, easily manageable, combats frizz, and moisturize the hair, anything other than this means the conditioner is not meant for you. A conditioner should not make your hair snag and snap choose the product wisely.
  3. Read the instructions on the product and follow adequately step by step.
  4. A conditioner does not heal split ends, cut those ends off and start a healthy hair care regimen from a fresh start.
  5. Your hair needs MOISTURE for growth and good health, the conditioner you use should promote this.
  6. A conditioner can mildly clean the hair, so you can opt out for it to limit usage of shampoo to once a month.

Conclusion

We have been able to deduce that conditioner does not make the hair fall but in fact improves the overall health of the hair. However to stay safe limit usage of leave in conditioners to once a week because everyday usage can lead to product build up and cause more harm than good.

I will love to read from you, write your thoughts in the comment.

Five Quick Steps To Achieve Hair Thickness

If your hair is thick but you did not have to do anything to get your hair where it is, then count yourself among the lucky ones. Some of us have to do the hard work to either make our hair thick or to keep it from thinning out. Having thick hair can be considered as a luxury and a must-have to some while some wonder what they will do with the huge mass of hair. If the former is you then here are 5 ways to grow your hair thick;

Massaging the scalp

Scalp massage stimulates the blood circulation and this in turn channels more nutrients to the hair roots. Blood flow to the hair cells means healthier hair growing out of your scalp. (Check out this article on scalp massage)

Moisture

When the hair is rich in moisture, it is a good environment for hair growth. Moisture can be infused by deep conditioning treatment, daily refresher ( especially in summer, it’s important to carry one to refresh your hair and scalp) (daily refresher as I call it is a spray bottle with 70%water, 20%leave-in-conditioner and 10%oil, shake the mixture very well and spray on your hair now and then), hot oil treatment and protein treatment. Each treatment depends on what your hair needs at the time. My two favorites are deep conditioning and hot oil treatment and I do them once a week.
Remember: dry hair leads to hair breakage/hair thinning and when this occurs the hair will lack growth.

Castor oil

Castor oil is an age-old remedy use in making the hair thick and it truly works. I add some into my shampoo, conditioner and then my daily refresher. I also have a bottle where I mix castor oil and olive oil and then use for my scalp massage and also apply to the length of my hair every two days.

Avoid products that dry out your hair

Like I said dry hair or scalp is not an enabling environment for hair growth. Some products can dry your hair. So after using a product instead of your hair to be silky and smooth there are a lot of friction causing it to snag and snap and then the amount of hair you lose after washing your hair, nah that’s not good.

    I would have said avoid products that contain sulphate or paraben (they don’t work for me) but some people can beat their chest and say products containing these ingredients work best for them. So instead when you use a product how it makes your hair feel determines if you should be using it again.

    Castor oil is an age-old remedy use in making the hair thick and it truly works. I add some into my shampoo, conditioner and then my daily refresher. I also have a bottle where I mix castor oil and olive oil and then use for my scalp massage and also apply to the length of my hair every two days.

    Use a silk pillowcase/silk scarf

    Silk material are so friendly to the skin and hair and they will keep the moisture in your hair locked in unlike cotton that will seep out the moisture in your hair and cause friction that that leads to breakage and cause split ends.

    Conclusion

    Making the hair thick takes effort and consistency. Take pictures to compare results because sometimes our hair is actually growing and retaing the lenght and thichkness but because we have nothing to compare it with we won’t agree.  

    Have you tried thickening out your hair? What method did you use? Let me know in the comment, I will love to read from you.