7 Steps to Stopping Hair Breakage at The Crown

Article by BlackHairOMG Expert:
Alexis Stanley (R.N. & CEO of www.uniqurl.com )

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Hey Gorgeous!

Listen... I tested the crown hairs of 10 of my friends.  Keep reading to see what I found.

This post is long but informative!  I encourage you to read the whole thing to get all the info you need!

Ok so let's jump right into this tea, shall we?

You would think that our crown would be the most protected, less manipulated, and therefore the easiest part of our hair to grow and maintain length.  Not so in many cases, hair breakage at the crown is a big problem.  In fact, for some of us, it is the most fragile and kinkiest part of our hair.  So what is going on up there?

Why Does Hair Breakage at The Crown Happen?

First, I want to say that not everyone is suffering from hair breakage at the crown.  If you have a tighter texture up there, it could just be that you have more shrinkage at your crown than other areas of your hair.  This could make it appear shorter when it really may not be.

However, because of this fact, you could be manipulating your crown more to help shape your hair into that ever so popular heart shape.  If your crown has a ton of shrinkage then you're left with mullet shaped hair (lol) which leads to tons of over-manipulating to shape into a heart (put that hair pick down chile).

The over-usage of tools to shape your hair and volumize is a HUGE culprit in the crown breakage mystery.  If your texture is tighter up there, it's probably more fragile and more prone to breakage, so the hair pick doesn’t make it any better.

The Test of 10 Friends - Hair Thinning at Crown or Nah?

So let's back up and talk about the structure of crown hair for a bit, shall we?

I asked 10 of my friends to come over my house and let me examine their scalps and crown hair.  Of those 10 friends, 6 had crown issues.  All 6 of the ones with crown issues had type 4 hair.

Of those 6, ALL of them had high porosity in that area, more shrinkage, suffered from reduced curl definition, breakage, frizz and dryness.

The 4 ladies without hair breakage at the crown were type 3 or less. Those 4hair breakage at the crown - black hair thinning at crown had normal porosity and didn’t suffer from any of the issues that my type 4 friends reported.

I then kicked those looser curled friends out of my house (just kidding)!

After speaking with the remaining 6 with crown issues, they reported that they use tools to help shape their crowns on a daily basis (over manipulation).

High Porosity Hair & Low Porosity Hair On The Same Head

So I'm about to get "Science-y" on y’all real quick. Let's circle back to porosity: Their porosity was different at their crown than any other area of their heads. They all had high porosity at their crown and normal or low porosity in most other areas of their hair. Strange right?

After they left, I kept their hair in little baggies.

No, I didn’t do voo-doo.  I applied a mild protein treatment to each of their strands to see if the porosity would change after this.  And sure enough it did!

Their little hairs either stayed on top of the water or floated to the middle. The protein filled in the little areas of their hair that were missing which initially caused their hairs to sink to the bottom.  These missing areas contribute to the fragility of your hair strand and increase breakage.

These missing areas are also what causes high porosity hair which causes your hair to easily accept and lose moisture. Protein helps fill in those weak areas and controls your moisture retention rates.

A lot of naturals think they are "protein sensitive" and therefore stay away from proteins.  However, our fragile Type 4 crowns seem to benefit best from proteins.

Yes, proteins may not give you that "slip" and they may leave your hair feeling like "straw".  They are not meant to detangle they are meant to strengthen.  So you may need to follow up behind that protein treatment with a moisturizing conditioner, but your hair will be stronger once that whole process is complete.

                                                ONE WARNING HOWEVER:

Stop using protein when you notice that its cause MORE breakage.  Too much protein can also be bad.  There is a delicate balance between moisture and protein that needs to be achieved, but once it is, your hair will be stronger.

Why Type 4's Often Have High Porosity Hair at The Crown...

Now let's talk about WHY the porosity in that area is higher in the first place.  The hair in that area is growing out a totally different texture than the rest of your hair. high porosity hair I don't know for sure, but I'm going to take an educated guess and say that those of us with Sub-Saharan African roots have developed this trait to help protect our heads from the harsh sun.

There are certain traits that we Africans have that other people don't which helped protect our ancestors from the hot conditions near the equator. Our dark skin, our wide noses, and our hair.  So why would our crowns be any different? 

If our crown hair didn't adapt and become kinkier to protect us from the harshness of the sun, our ancestors' scalps would've burned from the UV rays. Let's take a moment and appreciate the intricate way in which our God has shaped our bodies to protect us without us even knowing! (Praise break)

I'm more at peace knowing that there's a real reason for my crown issues and not some genetic anomaly that caused this.

How To Fix Hair Breakage at The Crown

Now let's get into how to minimize the breakage up there and hair thinning at crown.  Here are a few things you can do:

1♦ Treat your crown separately from the rest of your hair.  Give it its own section on wash day and provide it with mild proteins every now and then.  Also, moisturize and seal often. (see this article on Water Washing ONLY)

2♦ Reduce manipulation! Your crown is fragile due to its anatomic structure. The kinkier the hair, the more prone to hair breakage at the crown will be.  You'll have to baby it instead of becoming frustrated with it and manipulating it more.

3♦ Which leads to my next point: Try to avoid using the pick so often.  Instead of picking it out, you can use bobby pins to shape your hair.

4♦ Provide your crown with Oils that have UV protection to prevent hair breakage at the crown.  Macadamia Nut Oil has an SPF of 6 and Red Raspberry Oil has an SPF of 4.  Its not super high, but it may be just enough to make a difference.

5♦ Understand that even once it begins to retain length, it will still have more shrinkage than the rest of your hair. And that’s ok.

6♦ Reduce direct heat.  Flat ironing and blow drying do not help your crown at all.

7♦ Avoid permanent colors.

I hope you find this helpful! Did you know that UniQurl is launching its very own healthy hair care line specifically targeted for kinky hair? We launch July 2018! Go to www.uniqurl.com to sign up for our email list for updates and discounts!

 

Until next time Queens,

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Alexis Stanley is the CEO of UniQurl LLC, a natural hair care company that is set to launch brand new hair products specifically for women with tightly textured and dry hair.  Her goal is to uplift, support, and highlight, women with tightly textured hair who feel they aren't being represented in the beauty space.

If you'd like to know more about Alexis, she can be found on Instagram @lexiluvsit.  If you'd like to know more about UniQurl you can follow @uniqurl on Instagram.
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SEE THE NEW "Type 4 Hair" Line from The Main Choice [REVIEW]

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Hey my Lovelies, I am SOOOO EXCITED for you right now! You wanna know why? Well hunnnnnty! If you haven't heard about The Mane Choice's new product line specifically for TYPE 4 HAIR yet, don't feel bad sis, it's SO DANG NEW that most Lovelies out there haven't seen it yet either.

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Still, you are gonna love these 3 in-depth reviews we've collected for you, because these products are getting some MAJOR LOVE from the melanin-blessed beauties who have been fortunate enough to get their hands on these BAD GIRLS.

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And the first review vid from AseaMae is definitely BlackHairOMG APPROVED! Her review was my favorite of the bunch, because the sista breaks down the pros and cons of every single product in the brand new product line.

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She also mentions that it is a manageability line that makes type 4 kinky hurrr super soft and that Hair Type 4 Leaf Clover Shampoo Smells so good that she almost wants to eat it, it smells like candy! And she is like me, because she loves that foam baby! This shampoo foams up really good giving you that feeling that it's really going to work and getting your luscious crown good and squeaky clean.

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So as you can see, the final results were SLAYING EVERYTHING MOVIN' honey!

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And at the end of the day, she does love thick conditioners, so she couldn't really complain.

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My BEST Braid Out w/ The Mane Choice Hair Type 4 Leaf Clover

And lastly, check out this great review from SouthernSophis, she also RAVED about how the shampoo didn't strip her hair of it's moisture and left it super-soft.

Girrrrl, this looks like a long-awaited gift to us type 4 hair beauties! Check out her review below and I'll let you know where you can find the line below, because many are saying the stores are sold out and the hunt for this line is off the hook right now.

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DIY African Black Soap Shampoo For Scalp Healing

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You know whaaaaaaat??? Some of y'all are A MESS, LOL!

Soooo here's the deal... My girl Whitney A.K.A. "Naptural85" gave an amazing recipe for a DIY shampoo made from Alaffia - Authentic African Black Soap that she says is the "most moisturizing shampoo" she has EVER used.

And if Whitney says that, that's saying a whooooole lot, the girl aint no joke, she has Literally tested 100's and 100's of hair products on camera.

So then, riddle me this batman.... Why some of the ladies in the comment section start dragging Whitney because she said the recipe was "simple"??? LOL!  (light-heartedly draggin' though... No super-mean stuff thankfully...)

For instance, check out this comment from Brianna Evans about the claim that the recipe is easy:

"I promise you guys it's super easy"  ?  *then uses 30 different expensive essential oils

Brianna betta get up off my girl! And got 260 dang "LIKES" on her sarcastic-behind-comment haa!

Others were saying that they aint got enough money to be buying ALL THESE INGREDIENTS.

Now I'll admit that it's not the cheapest recipe, she used 10 ingredients besides water. BUT THE RECIPE IS BOMB! Let that sista be great and teach y'all to be great too, haaa!

The DIY shampoo recipe incorporates the medicinal power of Alaffia African Black Soap, along with 9 essential oils & nutrients known to get your hair regenerating by regulating sebum production, and heal scalp damage!

Here's the complete list of ingredients for Whitney's Super-Moisturizing, hair growth shampoo:

Check out the video here and let me know in the comments what you like or dislike about the recipe.

 

 DIY Homemade Natural Shampoo With African Black Soap | Healing Recipe

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WARNING! Guard your ovaries guurrrrl, cause I promise you that you're gonna want to have more kids after seeing these adorable lil' hair models and you'll also get some very cute hairstyle ideas for the little ones that are already in your life!

Stylin' in everything from afro puffs to advanced cornrow designs to the CUTEST braided styles, these natural hairstyles for kids are the perfect complement for these precious little faces and gorgeous smiles. When it comes to our little princesses, as mothers, we always want them stepping out in style and hair “poppin'”.

In our photo gallery below you will find beautiful hairstyle creations that can inspire your creative side to invent your child’s next hairstyle.

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Some of these hairstyles are very easy to duplicate and do yourself, while some of the others are more intricate and you just might need to holla at a professional hair dresser so that they can hook your kid up RIGHT. So you may wanna get your hairstylist number ready, because I'm sure you will be inspired by all this cuteness!

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How To Pineapple Natural Hair & SAVE Your Curls! [Tutorial]

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The genius of the Natural Hair community is ALWAYS on display. The different ways that we invent homemade natural hair & beauty products and creative ways to protect our lusciousness in order to keep the curls POPPIN' never stop! And one great example of this is the nighttime hairstyle started by beautiful naturals called "pineappling".

When you stop over-shampooing your hair, it's a MUST that we find ways to make that BELOVED wash day definition last much longer. And guess what boo!! Pineappling is a wonderful technique for preserving those precious curls while you're rolling around in bed (snoring all loud, lol), giving you your best 2nd, 3rd and even 4th day hair.

What is a Pineapple Protective Style

Gotta love that protective pineapple, haa. The pineapple is a loose, high ponytail on top of your head, that prevents the frizz, knots and flattened curls that come with lying on a pillow. This way, only the sides and back of your hair will be subject to your tossing and turning.

What You'll Need To Pineapple Your Hair

The scrunchie or ponytail holder should be loose/tight enough that you loop it around your hair just once if possible. This stops a dent or crease from forming while you sleep. Many naturals prefer to use a satin scrunchie to stop accidental hair breakage and that depressing feeling of tearing hair out with normal hair ties. Ugh...

Many natural ladies also wrap their pineapple in a satin scarf or bonnet to protect their hair from the knots and dryness that comes with rubbing on a pillow, but if you don’t like to sleep with that on your head you can just sleep on a satin pillowcase.

What If You Have Type 4 Coils

If you have highly-textured type 4 hair, you may find that scrunchies or elastic still leaves an indentation in your luscious natural hair, if that's happens then you can pineapple just using a satin scarf and bonnet. This is especially helpful for shorter hair.

 

How to Pineapple

Now remember, this is pineapple is going to be a very loose ponytail, so we suggest that you start pineappling it right before you lay down for the night. It may slip a little but your hair should still be protected and don't forget your satin pillowcase boo!

  1. BEND all the way forward.
  2. GENTLY gather your hair on top of your head.
  3. SLIDE a scrunchie, elastic or special No-Crease Snap-Off Hair Tie around the base of the ponytail only once (or as loosely as possible) The looser the better to avoid creasing.
  4. *OPTIONAL STEP: You can clip the ends of your pineapple to your head or try NOT TO pull the ends all the way through to create a loose bun.
  5. PUT ON your bonnet or scarf last.

 

How to Take Down Your Protective Pineapple

The pineapple takedown is as important as putting it up. You can’t simply take your hair out of a pineapple and expect to walk out of the crib, you'll need to perk things up with some light styling.

This is how our Type 4a Editor Amanda takes down her pineapple.

Now don't get me wrong, a pineapple is definitely not the only way to sleep with curly natural hair. If you've tried it and it didn't work for you, that's OK. We'll be highlighting other methods to protect the luscious, so stay tuned Lovelies!

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Explanation of Hair Typing & The Case Against It!

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What’s your hair type? Are you a 3b or 4A hair type? Something different??

Look hun... We’re asked very often about hair typing systems. More specifically – many naturals are interested in how to determine their hair type.

Generally speaking – we don’t discuss hair typing very often because there are many things that we all need to do to care for our hair regardless of our individual hair type.

Having said that, we do recognize that there are some differences associated with caring for certain types of hair. Furthermore, many women utilize hair typing systems to describe the way their hair looks.

Now look,  we recognize that the system created by Andre Walker (Oprah's stylist) is popular and so we talk about it.  This doesn’t mean that Andre Walker’s system is necessarily the best or most accurate.

Oprah's stylist for 25+ years... Andre Walker created a hair typing system that many use today....

Disclaimer: It’s very easy to incorrectly determine your hair type if you only look at the pictorial representations that have been provided. Please don’t rule out a particular hair type simply because your hair doesn’t look like the pictures below.

Andre Walker's Hair Typing System

Andre Walker is famously known for creating a hair typing system or infamously known depending on your perspective. Andre reveals his hair typing system in a book titled Andre Talks Hair!

Andre makes it very clear in his book that everyone has good hair regardless of ethnicity. He was hoping to immediately debunk the often ridiculous good hair vs. bad hair debate prior to diving into a discussion about hair typing.

 

Even if you have a negative opinion of Andre Walker, I encourage you to read the book yourself and develop your own opinion of his hair typing system in Andre Talks Hair!. Andre’s system isn’t communicated accurately on many popular blogs that have written articles about the system. Having said that, let’s discuss the hair types defined in Andre Talks Hair!

Type 4: Kinky Hair

Type 4 Kinky Hair

Type 4 Kinky Hair: Type 4 is “kinky” or more appropriately full of tight coils (tightly curled hair). Typically, Type 4 hair is also extremely wiry and fragile. Often times, it appears to be coarse, but it is actually really very fine, with several thin hair strands densely packed together. Note that type 4 hair is one the most common hair types found in black hair (African American hair).

  • Type 4A hair is full of tight coils. It has an “S” pattern when stretched, much like Type 3 curly hair.
  • Type 4B hair has a less defined pattern of curls and looks more like a “Z” as the hair bends with very sharp angles.
  • Type 4C hair isn’t a part of the Andre Walker Hair Typing System. Please see the “what’s missing” section below for more information.

Type 3: Curly Hair

Type 3 Wavy Hair

 

Type 3 Curly Hair: Curly hair textures have a definite “S” shaped curl pattern. Since the cuticle doesn’t lay flat, you will notice that curly hair isn’t nearly as shiny as Type 1 (straight hair) or Type 2 (wavy hair) hair types.

  • Type 3A hair is very shiny and loose.
  • Type 3B hair has a medium amount curls, ranging from bouncy ringlets (spiral like curls of hair) to tight corkscrews (spiral-shaped corkscrew curls).
  • Type 3C hair isn’t a part of the Andre Walker Hair Typing System. Please see the “what’s missing” section below for more information.

Type 2: Wavy Hair

Type 2 Wavy Hair: Type 2 is wavy hair that usually isn’t overly oily or very dry. The thought is that Type 2 hair falls right in the middle of Type 1 and Type 3.

  • Type 2A hair is fine and thin. It is relatively easy to handle from a styling perspective because it can easily be straightened or curled.
  • Type 2B hair characteristically has waves that tend to adhere to the shape of your head.
  • Type 2C hair will frizz easily and it is fairly coarse.

 

Type 1: Straight Hair

Type 1 Straight Hair: Generally speaking Type 1 hair is straight;  this hair type into three very specific segments – Type 1A, Type 1B, and Type 1C.

  • Type 1A hair is described as fine, very thin and soft with a noticeable shine.
  • Type 1B hair is medium-textured and has more body than Type 1A hair.
  • Type 1C hair is the most resistant to curly styling and relatively coarse compared to other Type 1 hair types.

What’s Missing? Now, Let’s Discuss Hair Type 3C and Type 4C

You’ll notice that Type 3C and Type 4C hair types aren’t mentioned in the discussion above, that’s because they were not included in the original Andre Walker system.

Type 3C was created after Andre Walker released his hair typing system by a community member at NaturallyCurly.com. The prevailing thought was that the original hair typing system left this hair type out. Consequently, Type 3C hair has been defined as tight curls or coils that look like corkscrews.

Type 4C, like Type 3C, isn’t an actual hair type according to Andre Walker’s Hair System. His comments are actually very simple regarding Type 4 (Kinky) hair – if you can see a definite curl pattern, then you have Type 4A hair. If you can’t identify a defined, specific curl pattern, then your hair type is 4B. I would imagine that the Type 4C hair type was created by a member within the natural hair community – just like the Type 3C hair type.

 

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What are two things that most of us "Lovelies" go crazy for???

Tell me I'm lying, when I say "great food and THE BOMB hair".

If I'm lyin', I'm flyin'.... And I aint went no-dang-where yet.... Lol!

The cool thing is... Sometimes something delicious can actually help you reach you hair greatness goals.

Y'all betta recognize the gang of benefits that certain fruits and vegetables can offer your hair, it's for real. The whole ‘juice and berries’ concept isn’t bad AT ALL.

There are recipes for beauty regimens that contain everything from egg shells to rice water, and their uses have been passed down for generations among many cultures. One deliciously beneficial ingredient is the Paw-Paw fruit, also known as Papaya.

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Paw-Paw A.K.A Papaya A.K.A. Hair & Scalp Helper!

The papaya contains a large amount of Vitamin C, which is key for its restorative and healing properties. It also contains about 224% of your daily needs of vitamins and mineral. The papaya enzyme called papain breaks down proteins, fats and carbohydrates and works to prevent stomach disorders, diabetes, colorectal cancers, intestinal parasite infections, nerve pains and even elephantoid growths.

Carpaine is another chemical that the papaya has that kills off certain parasite infections. Papaya also has a host of other vitamins, acids, enzymes and minerals such as magnesium, copper, fiber, folic acid, vitamins E, A, B6, B1, beta carotene, and riboflavin. The chemical compounds in papaya are so effective that many people take the papaya enzymes in pill form.

What Papaya Does For Your Hair

As we talked about in or Water Only Washing for hair health article, healthy sebum promotes hair growth.

The folic acid that papaya contains, as well as the Vitamin C improve circulation blood circulation throughout your scalp. The result of this is that your scalp is fed the nutrients and minerals that are needed to encourage healthy hair growth and stimulate your ever-important sebaceous glands. The sebum that is produced nourishes, conditions and protects the scalp, providing a healthy environment for new growth to flourish.

How To Use Papaya Topically

  • Blend 1 cup of papaya with 1 cup carrier oil and ½ cup Aloe Vera juice. Apply this mixture to your scalp and let it sit for 15-30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.

Hair Growth Isn't The Only Reason To Get Your Paws on Some Paw-Paw!

Papaya is used for getting rid of nasty dandruff too. Because papaya contains so much Vitamin C and A, it aids in the removal of dead skin cells, encourages healthy cell regeneration and nourishes your hair shaft. If you’re fighting against that dirty-lookin' dandruff, papaya could be the solution to your problems.

Papaya seeds have complex anti-fungal properties that help ward off and prevent dandruff. You can either use papaya seed oil, or you can blend the papaya seeds together with a good carrier oil to make a paste, apply it to the scalp and rinse out.

Product Build Up BE DARNED!

Product build-up and dead scalp skin are two major problems associated with stagnant hair growth. When the pores of your scalp are clogged, girrrrrrl, you are beggin' for trouble. they don’t get the nutrients and moisture that is needed to produce sebum. This can cause hair fall,

In that condition, your scalp doesn't get the nutrients and moisture that is needed to make hair-health promoting sebum. This can cause hair fall, dandruff and even make that your precious new growth is all brittle and ready to break of before it can even do anything. Papaya can remove residue, excess oils and dirt, from both the hair and scalp.

A DOPE Natural Conditioner!

The same enzymes that are used to tenderize meat also have a conditioning effect on the hair. We talked about how papaya can remove product build-up on your luscious tresses. Now once that gunky build-up is gone, your cuticles are able to open up and suck up that moisture and those nutrients can be infused into your hair shaft, and then shut back so that the moisture and nutrients are locked in.

You can find many products that contain papaya leaf extract which has been shown to revitalize and condition hair, or you could blend ½ of a papaya with 1 cup of yogurt and 1 tbsp. of honey to make your own homemade conditioner.

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If you have very thick type 4 hair, you probably know how difficult it can be to get those SUPER-DEFINED curls that you see so often featured on our Instagram.

But don't even trip honey, because your girl NaturallyTemi grabbed her camera, her Hydratherma Foaming Mousse, Jsheaoil and a ton of assorted sized perm rods just so she could teach you how to get the most POPPINEST CURLS (LOL) in the building! Fried chicken grease don't POP like this boo!

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She wrote about the style too. She says she usually gets about 5-6 days from this super-defined style.

As far as maintenance goes, she keeps her hairstyle together once it is out of the curl rods by putting it in 3 ponytails and putting a hair bonnet on. She fluffs and shakes that bad girl in the morning and BAM! Ready to go!

Temi says that the Hydratherma Foaming Mousse helps retain moisture in her hair to an extent, but the leave-in she puts in before the mousse on is what mainly keeps her hair super-moisturized. She also mentions that she definitely prefers Hydratherma Foaming Mousse over the popular Creme of Nature Foaming Mousse.

The "Awww HECKY NAW" Moment of the Video

There was one big drawback to this hairstyle for folks that might be a little on the "lazy natural" side, or simply "AINT GOT TIME FOR ALLDAT!"... What's the big downer you ask?

Well... She mentions that she left the rollers in for two days! TWO DANG DAYS! Girrrrrrrl..... But I admit, it was super-cute and she says didn't go out much in those days and if she did need to go out she would wear a cute hair scarf.

So pretty much, try doing this style when you know you don't have to be anywhere for a couple days, lol. Netflix and chill on them fools, then step out like BOW! Curl on super-defined Fleek mode! Check out the video below!







BTW... Some of the ladies were askin' about that FIRE lipstick she was wearing, she says it is from the Colouredrainelipstick line, it's call "2am".

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7 Worst Ingredients In Black Hair Products

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Here's why these black hair products should not go on your head:

And there are many reasons why... The products go from simply serving no positive purpose in your hair regimen all the way to containing carcinogenic chemicals in them that will HARM YOUR HEALTH.

If you find them in your hair products then you are better off tossing the product in the trash.

So here we go....

1. FORMALDEHYDE: This is not only a product used in some hair products but in MANY nail polishes, formaldehyde should definitely be a "NO-GO" in the hair lines you choose to use.

It's often used in hair care products containing water to slow bacteria growth. That's all well and good but Formaldehyde is a suspected carcinogen and may cause skin reactions, lead to joint pain, allergies, trigger heart palpitations, headaches, ear infections, dizziness, and chest pains. (Join 17,700+ Lovely Sistas who are getting smart, fast hair growth tips)

2. METHYLENE GLYCOL: Beware.... This is nothing more than Formaldehyde by another name.

Leading hair straighteners, including Brazilian Blowout, claim that formaldehyde mixed with water creates a new chemical, methylene glycol.  That is like saying that sweet tea does not contain sugar.

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3. ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL: This ingredient has the MAJOR potential to dry your hair out and cause serious breakage! It can be found in cosmetics, hand lotion, and hair color rinses. Natural hair of African descent does not interact with this ingredient well at all.

This ingredient can also cause dizziness, depression, headaches, and nausea if inhaled directly. Definitely crossing this off of my list of ingredients I allow/turn a blind eye to. If you see Isopropyl alcohol in your ingredient list toss it (especially if it is listed in the top 10 ingredients on the list)

4. PROPYLENE GLYCOL: It's always troubling when products that are used for other non-human related things are used in a hair product or ingredient that has to come in contact with our skin. This is one of them.

Propylene glycol is used as the main ingredient in antifreeze if you can believe that!

People who work with this substance are told to wear gloves since it easily penetrates the skin, however we apply this humectant to our bodies quite frequently (deodorant, makeup, toothpaste, hair care products…etc) without any form of protection.

This chemical is stated to cause dry skin, dermatitis, hives, eczema, and other allergic reactions.

5. IMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA and DMDM HYDANTOIN: Thought we'd finished talking about formaldehyde? I wish... These ingredients actually release formaldehyde (ugh!) They can cause irritation to your respiratory system and create heart palpitations!

6. DEA (diethanolamine) MEA (momoethnanolamine) TEA (triethanolamine): DEA and MEA are hormone disrupting chemicals that are usually listed with the compound being neutralized.

Most beauty products contain this like bubble baths, body washes, facial cleansers, and soap. These ingredients if absorbed into the skin frequently can lead to liver and kidney cancer.

They also lead to dry hair and skin. Which is why they are a big no-no for your hair care regimen. Even natural products use DEA and MEA on occasion which is why it is still important to read the label of a “natural” or “organic” product! ( Get FREE Hair Growth Tips for 4c Hair HERE)

7. SODIUM LAURYL SUFATE (SLS) & SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE (SLES): This product is a detergent used in most shampoos and foaming properties. SLS strips your hair of its natural oils and leave it dry and brittle.

Because they are cheap ingredients they are used in most personal care produces and is used in testing labs as the standard to irritate skin.

If you use shampoo with SLS there is a possibility that it may be absorbed into the body which is not a good thing at all.

Too much presence of nitrates can become toxic in the body. This ingredient can stay in your body for up to five days, and it may be damaging to the immune system especially in through your skin.

Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)– SLES is the alcohol form (ethoxylated) of SLS. It is slightly less irritating than SLS, but may be more drying. Both ingredients can be absorbed into the blood stream through the skin.

If you’ve found any of these ingredients on your product list are you considering throwing them out or finishing the product? Let us know we’re interested to see how you’ve responded to this list!

Always check your ingredient list carefully and make sure you are aware of what is going in and on your body!