Helpful Comments From Viewers - See What They Say!
Missy Junior comments..."The real hair growth comes from massaging your scalp with hot oil and your head tilted at a 90 degree angle. The other extra stuff isn't necessary.
I used to do it from another video on YouTube and it works the same. You do it for 1 week out of the month."
Keana Henry comments... "Never commented on YouTube videos but this little treatment has honestly been AMAZING for my hair ??????. It was all different lengths with the bottom being longest and the middle and top really short in comparison.
I tried this yesterday and the first thing I noticed was that my hair was almost twice as thick! Really wasn't expecting that. After I blow dried my hair I realised it was all pretty much the same length which is now by my shoulders!! So excited to use this treatment again in the future and take care of my hair properly."
Jo Young "Love your video! Tip: use coconut oil mixed with castor oil...sit under hair drier for 30 minutes...like a hot oil treatment and leave in over night with shower cap on, wash hair next day...i do this every other day and my hair grows like crazy...oh and i'm black...you know our hair."
Smart Kids "Is this an April fools prank. The truth is, there is no magical cream or process that will make your hair grow overnight. That not how it work."
Skipping the damaging heat of the dryer is a must if you already have dry hair. And it also saves a bunch of time.
It's such a time-saver, you can simply wash and style your hair and go. And if you want to use the dryer to speed things up, just sit under that bad girl for maybe 5 minutes or so, and bounce.
Nothing is perfect love... We don't promise perfection. So here are some downsides to air drying...
The thing that some naturals say about air-drying is that it does not leave your hair looking as polished as a blow dryer. Especially for thick type 4 hair. The thicker your hair then the longer it takes to dry, you already know girl....
Your hair is probably not going to be as shiny as it would be with heat drying and it might not last as long. By sitting under the dryer you reduce the amount of puffiness and frizz.
The dryer allows your defined curls to set much quicker which leads to a polished finished with shine. Something that is hard to get with air drying.
But liiiiisten Lovely.... YOU WILL SEE THE BENEFITS if you air-dry your hair, it's so natural and helpful. Check it out!
VIDEO TUTORIAL: 3 Ways to Air Dry Natural Hair
For overall hair health, air-drying is something to embrace.
You won't damage the structure of your hair like you do when applying heat and your hair live to try various hairstyles that would never be achieved with burnt out, damaged hair.
If you’re skeptical about the benefits of drying your hair this way, I recommend doing a test trial. Section and braid/twist your hair as usual, but leave one section in the back of your hair to air dry in the way described in the video.
If you find that your hair tangles or that it simply isn’t worth the effort then you’ll only have one section to restyle.
However, I think you’ll find that these techniques will DEFINITELY help sistas with thick hair to dry their hair much more quickly than normal air-drying tactics, and will also effectively prep your hair for stretched full natural hairstyles whenever you want.
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Hunnnnnneeyyyy, I think you are going to love this hair growth video.
This beautiful, educated and bronzed-to-the-GAAAWDZ with melanin sister named Nikki from GreenBeauty Hair Products is breaking down THE SCIENCE of why this unique yellow onion and cayenne hair remedy is a staple for her and all that lusciousness she wears as her crown.
You will quickly learn...
HOW TO make it at home yourself and enjoy the hair growth benefits.
How to AVOID smelling all funky when using it, lol...
To ENJOY less hair shedding after treatment.
Below I have posted my 2 favorite videos from her on the subject. One focuses more on teaching you how to do it, the other one is more focused on the actual science of why it works.
Bill Nye the science guy ain't got NOTHIN' on this sista.
Compared to Nikki, Bill can go on ahead and have several of these...
Y'all know I'm silly. That's why you love me. Anyway... y'all be sure to support her business as well. She is brilliant, very helpful and making things happen in the Black Hair Care world.
Click the linkto the 1st video below and then see the other more science-focused vid near the bottom of this page...
They are both SO INFORMATIVE!
Grow Black Hair, Stop Shedding & Thicken Edges With This!
And look.... One of the great things about Nikki's deep understanding about the science of the different compounds, vitamins and minerals in these all-natural ingredients is that she has the knowledge to make products that work for Black hair extremely well!
Article by BlackHairOMG Expert: Alexis Stanley (R.N. & CEO of www.uniqurl.com )
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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 4 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. 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 knowingthat 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.
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,
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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Girrrrrrrl, Teyana Taylor has been doing the media circuit in New York to promote her new show that she will be featuring in along with her husband, Iman Shumpert, and their adorable baby girl.
You see her blonde hair color and cut though?!?!
This woman's hair and style is FIERCE! She gonna have me grabbing some scissors in a minute if she don't stop playin' with my dang emotions, lol.
Everybody knows that Teyana Taylor used to have a head full of lusciously long hair, she would often give love and credit to Mane Choice hair vitamins, and maybe when/if she decides to grow her hair back, that will be her secret weapon again. But for now.... Honeeeeeey, she is ROCKIN' THE MESS outta that cut.
The crazy part is that I've NEVER been a fan of the blonde hair dye on black women, bit just never looked right TO ME (don't bite my head off for my humble opinion), but girrrrl, Teyana is changing my mind. At least she's changed my mind for how it fits her.
I will post a few pics below in the gallery so that you can see what I'm talking about.
Could You Rock This Blond Bombshell Look? Would You?
So now, I wanna hear from you in the comment section below. Could you pull this look off? Would you cut your hair to try this look? Or is this a "Hollywood" look that isn't practical for the normal person out here in the skreets?
Yes, I said "skreets". Don't Judge me...
Anyway y'all... Keep an eye out for her new show coming out soon called "Teyana & Iman", it's on VH1, so we're just gonna have to pray that the show aint super-ratchet. Lord knows I can't mess with none of the "Love & Hip Hop" shows no more. Girl, I feel like I'm disrespecting my ancestors watching that foolery, lol.
Hopefully Teyana's new show will help show a beautiful example of REAL Black love, family and positivity.
Like Drake says, "WE GON' SEE!"
So check out her SUPER CUTE photos that we captured from various interviews, the photo gallery below has them all and even a cute pic from when her hair was super long and full and she was reppin'for Mane Choice Hair Growth Pills.
[Photo Gallery] Teyana Taylor - Short Haircuts For Black Women
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.
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.
She shows how she got one of the BEST TWISTOUTS EVVVVVAAARRR on her type 4 hair!!
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.
Listen... I loved how she takes you step-by-step through using the products showing how her hair looked and reacted each step of the way.
Check it out below and make sure to subscribe to her channel...
REVIEW VIDEO: MY 4C HAIR IS POPPIN! The Main Choice Hair Type 4 Leaf Clover Full Collection Review + Twist Out
So as you can see, the final results were SLAYING EVERYTHING MOVIN' honey!
Now our next review from One Smart Fro is raining down praise on the new line as well, one of the only things (halfway) negative things she said is that she felt she had used alot of the 4 Leaf Clover Conditioner because it's alot thicker than the other conditioners in the other lines like the Heavenly Halo conditioner and the Ancient Egyptian conditioners.
And at the end of the day, she does love thick conditioners, so she couldn't really complain.
Check out her reviews below...
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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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:
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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.
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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Natural hair is a real luxury and our absolute PRIDE when it is healthy and well-groomed. So let's talk about how to keep our lusciousness looking irresistible and on full "POPPIN'" status when heat, dust, salt water, and other factors regularly damage it, causing the hair loss, split ends, and lack of shine.
The answer to this problem isn't tough to find though. It doesn't necessarily have to consist of expensive salon treatments and using professional high-class hair products (which are not always as great as advertised).
If you really want to restore a healthy look, shine, and the beauty of your hair, turn to these natural remedies for help. They are the option number one not only due to their cosmetic effect, but also the healing properties.
When talking about natural remedies for hair, we simply can’t ignore vegetable oils, so they are deservedly at the top of our list. It’s well-known that plant oils are a gold mine of vitamins and nutrients, they easily penetrate to the hair shafts to help retain moisture. Use olive, burdock, coconut, argan, rosemary, jojoba oils to restore hair that has become damaged from curling irons and coloring, to add a natural shine, healthy look, softness, and resilience to your hair. You can either rub the pure oil into the scalp or make a natural hair mask:
The hair mask with burdock oil is a simple and effective way of nourishing the hair follicles and is perfect for all types of hair. Mix 2 tablespoons of oil with an egg yolk and massage your scalp with a warm mask for a few minutes, rubbing it into the skin and curls, focusing on the tips. Then, wash your hair with an ordinary shampoo. Use this remedy once a week.
Take 3 tablespoons of olive oil and add 5 drops of the ylang-ylang essence, apply this mixture on wet hair and сover it with a shower cap. Keep this remedy on your head for about 15 minutes, after that thoroughly wash the hair.
If your hair is naturally oily, don’t abuse vegetable oil treatment, while the dry hair can be restored in this way even twice a week.
Onion Juice Treatment
Do you know that the onion is extremely rich in vitamins and has medical properties? Can you imagine those fantastic results you’ll get after regular usage of onion masks?
Grate 1 onion and squeeze out the juice. Then add 2 tablespoons of burr or castor oil, 2 teaspoons of squeezed lemon juice, and a banana mashed with a fork. Apply the mixture from roots to tips and leave it on for about 15 minutes. The mask is perfect for weakened hair with oily roots.
Onion juice significantly heals, strengthens, revitalizes the hair, accelerates its growth, prevents and stops hairloss, improving the structure of your curls as a whole. The only con of the onion treatment is the smell you can’t get rid off when your hair is getting wet.
Power of Eggs for Afro Curls
Most of the nutrients of the egg are concentrated in the yolk – it’s a trove of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Vitamins A, D, E, B, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, folic and nicotinic acids restore the hair structure, strengthen, refresh and tone, prevent hair loss and stimulate growth, protect from negative environmental factors, make your curls smooth and shiny.
Try the egg yolkshampoo instead of your ordinary one twice a month to give your cute curls a new life. Beat 2 yolks, add 2 teaspoons of purified water and 2-3 drops of your favorite essential oil.
Or treat your hair with this fairy egg yolk mask: make a mixture of 2 yolks, 2 tablespoons of honey, 1 tablespoon of castor oil and a teaspoon of brandy (or cognac), heat it up and apply from roots to tips. Cover your hair with a plastic bag and a terry towel. Keep this remedy for 1-2 hours and wash with your favorite shampoo.
Coconut is rich in proteins, iron, potassium, and other essential nutrients, so that it promotes hair growth, repairs damaged hair, prevents hair loss, breakage and dandruff.
Use a clear coconut milk or oil: gently massage the product all over your scalp (or on the targeted areas only), keep it overnight and shampoo as usual next morning.
Experiment with coconut oil mask: mash a half of banana with a fork and add 2 tbsp of coconut oil and 1 tbsp of sour cream. Mix all ingredients thoroughly and heat the remedy up, apply on the hair and rinse off in 30-40 minutes.
Honey Natural Care
Honey is another natural remedy that your curly hair is gonna fall in love with. No matter if you use it in its pure form or as a part of a homemade hair mask, honey will restore your hair, prevent loss and can even be used as a lighter.
Honey conditioner recipe: mix 100 g of heated on a water bath honey and 2 tbsp of olive oil. Massage it over the scalp and keep for 40-50 minutes, then rinse with a mild shampoo. Besides strengthening, this remedy will moisturize, nourish, and stimulate the hair growth, making your natural locks silky and shiny.
Another honey-based mask idea: all you need is 1 tbsp of honey and the same amount of aloe juice. This treatment should be applied for about 10 minutes before washing the hair twice a week. Besides, this super mask has a great advantage: it can be kept in a fridge, prepared in advance.
Avocado in Action
Avocado fruit is an excellent means for growing and strengthening natural hair. Whether it is the fruit, seed or its oil, avocado contains all necessary vitamins, potassium, iron, folic acid, and copper. This winning mix of nutrients makes all avocado-based hair masks one of the most effective for home hair treatment and restoration.
Make a hair mask with a mashed ripe avocado, 1 tbsp of olive or jojoba oil and another tablespoon of yogurt. Use this remedy once a week to maintain the luxury look of your Afro curls.
Besides, you can massage avocado oil into your scalp once or twice a week to keep your hair moisturized enough, healthy and shiny.
The Best of the Dairy Products
Do you suffer from excessive dryness of hair or tips? If so, this hair conditioning treatment with mayonnaise is what you need! However, ladies with normal hair can also get additional nutrition and moisturizing, following this easy tip:
Apply mayonnaise to wet hair and leave it on your head for 1 hour. Then rinse it well and shampoo. Voila! Your hair will be grateful!
Yogurt is the second best dairy product for hair treatment, strengthening and preventing dandruff.
Take a pure yogurt and spread it over the hair, massaging it into the scalp. Then cover the hair with a plastic bag and wrap with a towel for about 20 minutes. After that shampoo your hair like you always do it.
Rye bread = Strengthening + Growth
The use of rye bread (which is rich in B vitamins) for hair helps to prevent hair loss, strengthen, normalize the hydrolipid balance of the scalp, as well as to clean it mildly.
Soak some slices of rye bread in water, then mash it with hands and add a couple drops of camphor oil. Apply this mixture on your hair, cover it with a plastic bag and a towel. In one hour shampoo your flirty locks thoroughly to be sure no bread crumbs left in your shag.
Hair Conditioning with Apple Cider Vinegar
Our hair has an ideal pH of 4 to 5. The acidity of the apple cider vinegar rinse means that it helps maintain the pH balance of your hair and remove buildup without stripping the hair of its natural oils at the same time.
Apple cider vinegar should be used instead of your regular hair conditioner after shampooing your hair. Just dilute 2 tablespoons of ACV with 1 cup of water and apply this mixture after shampooing, massage your scalp during a couple of minutes and then rinse your hair thoroughly.
Lemon Juice for Healthy Hair
Ordinary lemon is a strongly recommended and trusted ingredient to fight against hair loss and strengthen it. Containing vitamins C, B, and various minerals, the lemon has become a must-have of many homemade masks and conditioners.
Squeeze 2 lemons into a cup of water and use this mixture after shampooing just like it’s described in paragraph 9 about the apple cider vinegar.
P.S. Remember Lovelies, love yourself and take care of your gorgeous hair to look your best and turn a lot of heads under any circumstances. Use rich gifts of nature, listed above, to restore, strengthen and treat your magnificent curls. And if it’s not enough for you, check out one extra sweet idea of natural remedy for hair strengthening right below!
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