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Ok guys we all know we love free stuff! so there is a giveaway going on at The Natural Hair Blog Directory…Some of yall may know that I manage the social sites there so with that being said you can find us in Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and on The Website.

The Natural Hair Blog Directory is all about having all natural hair blogger in place where you can find who your looking for and or you can just follow everyone…our blogger post from daily life to hair tips, hair tutorials and more. So if your a blogger Sign up today!

Now down to the good stuff! The Giveaway! so click the link to put in a entry so dont miss out! we already have 400 entries! Wow!

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Versatile Blogger Award


I was nominated for this award by  Braun Sugar Blog!

 

 7 Random Facts About Me

1) I’m a photographer and i own my own business for about a 1 and a half i started at 22!

2) I grind my teeth like there’s no tomorrow

3) I love dogs I want like 4 or more lol

4) I’m a shopping addict…yeah i know most girls are lol

5)  I’m short lol so i’m 4’11 and 93lbs

6) I love cars! and Chevy trucks! yeah well remember i’m a southerner lol

7) Sweet tea and grits are my weaknesses lol

 

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When and how to cut split ends


Can Split Ends be mended?

Sadly no… so why waste money on products that can and will not mend your split ends? This is a huge miss conception. The market out there is only wanting us to spend money on products that they know for themselves that does not work…so don’t fall for it.

Split ends occur when the cuticle layer of your hair is damaged or removed. The cuticle layer consists of keratin or dead protein cells that make the shaft strong. These dead protein cells resemble overlapping scales which helps to hold the hair together. Once this has been damaged or removed, the inside layer of hair fibers are exposed and begin to split into two and sometimes three pieces of hair. Split ends don’t always occur at the tip of your hair shaft.

There are many other factors that can lead to split ends:

  1. Improper maintenance which include constant pulling, tugging, brushing, stressing the hair with chemicals, etc.
  2. Dryness or lack of moisture
  3. The environment (weather, pollution, etc.)
  4. Not protecting the ends of your hair
  5. Excessive heat from appliances
  6. Brushing the hair when it’s wet

How To Prevent Split Ends

1. Moisturize! On an as needed basis (for most, every 2-4 days), apply water, the ultimate moisturizer to your ends in order to open the cuticle. Follow up with a water based leave-in, conditioner, or moisturizer—you don’t need much, just be sure to evenly distribute.

2. Seal! Next, apply a thin layer of a natural oil or butter, such as shea butter or castor, olive or coconut oil. This will seal in the moisture from the water and moisturizer.

3. Protective Styling, Some folks, no matter how often they complete the first two steps, still experience dry crunchy ends. Protecting the ends in styles such as buns and pin-ups, may prevent them from drying out, and help you to retain length. I’m not a protective style girl, but I notice that allowing my hair to dry in a stretched style (twists, braids, rollers) really helps it to maintain moisture. Not sure of the science behind it, but hey, if it works, it works!

4. Deep Treatments! If you really want to see some length retention, engage in a hard core deep conditioning routine.  I applied a deep conditioning treatment  at every styling session—1 or 2 times a week. My ends were rarely dry.

Remember that even without heat and color damage, our ends are very delicate
 they’re the oldest part of the hair and have been exposed to natural weathering and the wear and tear of styling. Always be mindful of your practices and how you handle your hair today, because you’ll still be feeling the effects 2 years from now!

Can Split Ends be mended?

Sadly no… so why waste money on products that  will not mend your split ends? This is a huge miss conception. The market out there is only wanting us to spend money on products that they know for themselves that does not work…so don’t fall for it.

Split ends occur when the cuticle layer of your hair is damaged or removed. The cuticle layer consists of keratin or dead protein cells that make the shaft strong. These dead protein cells resemble overlapping scales which helps to hold the hair together. Once this has been damaged or

Split Ends Chart

removed, the inside layer of hair fibers are exposed and begin to split into two and sometimes three pieces of hair. Split ends don’t always occur at the tip of your hair shaft.

Cutting Those Split ends

All of us naturals do our hair routine differently some of us cut our ends every 6-months to a year…Me I do like to cut mine about every year. sometimes I do Have to cut them sooner than a year…I like to Dust my ends..I don’t do anything major to my ends. I Cut my ends on my old wash and goes where my hair is already stretched out and easier for me to trim (dust) my ends. I do not cut a lot off my ends. Dusting is just a simple trim you will not notice any length difference one you have trimmed your ends…

I found a video on exactly how i do my dusting. ( I know. soon i’ll do my own videos i promise 🙂 )

I Hope this helps! any questions or comments please feel free to comment below and remember to check out my Facebookpage and follow me on instagram & twitter @naturalhaircomm

10 Natural Hair Tips


1) Adding a tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil to a palm-full of your regular conditioner will increase moisture for your hair 

2) Having problem with bed hair and there is now way to revive your curls? add some whipped Shea butter to those curls to help revive them or some aloe vera too Or just water works just as good to revive them.

3) Did you know that lavender calms you scalp? If you have problems with a dry itchy scalp this will work wonders!

4) shrinkage i have a little small solution to help with this…just grab a ponytail holder and put it in a low rabbit tail right at the nape leave it in for about 10 min and your hair will be longer! if your hair is shorter you can pull it a small ponytail and do the same. (remember not too tight!)

5) I know By morning, hair is flattened, frizzed and dried out, especially if you are sleeping on moisture sapping cotton pillow cases. A satin bonnet, pHusion wrap or satin pillowcases will help hair to maintain its moisture, and hydrated curls and coils are prettier much longer than dry, parched curls and coils….this is the best way to get that 2nd day hair and beyond!

6) Protective styling goes a long way…I know a lot of women who always wear their hair that way…the reason why it is good for your hair, it protects our hair from elements that may hurt our hair like. Like weather for instance. braids, twist, mini twist etc.  are proctective styling and even a puff…Protective stying keeps you from pulling and manipulating your hair.

(My Favorites from youtube protective stying )

7) Deep condition once a week this will put moisture back into your hair allows it to develop a healthier and manageable texture

9) I didn’t forget my transitional girls out there!

Avoid transitioning styles that put too much tension on your temples and the nape of your neck. The hair there is usually finer, thinner and more delicate! and one more…Depending on the length you had to start with, get a good trim each month. Remember to use hair shears and not regular scissors! and also where your natural texture meets your straight hair is called ( line of demarcation) is THE weakest part of you hair. Take your time when you detangling  and style your hair!

10) I know i had a few about night-time tips but this one helps keeps your curls at night…all you do is pineapple your hair at night ( I know i look funny lol)
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Well there you have it my 10 tips! 🙂

I’m excited!


Ok so I meant to blog about this yesterday but I’m just now doing it lol but any ways on my day 6 CG Method my curls were more defined! I’m so happy…there were actually about three things I changed in my routine
1) I rewet my hair longer than usual
2) u put on a shower cap after I got my hair wet while I finished showering
3) took shower cap off  then re-wet my hair again but then I tired using cold water to finnish it off I heard this works decided to give it a shot
4) applied my conditioner then my gel then u plopped this really really helped with the frizz I also think this have me more defined curls

This little small routine change gave me great results! I was able to do 3 day hair! :)(:

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