Thursday, July 17, 2014

New Moon Hair Growth Dates (August)


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

3 easy & effective hair growth regimens


Follow the steps of the basic care regimen, then combine those steps with the growth regimen which fits your hair needs. You will see your hair growth rate increase after 5 weeks on this regimen. To keep your results continue to use the regimen as your regular regimen. Do not judge whether the regimen is working or not until after 5 weeks of being consistent. Take your growth measurements and record them in a hair growth journal. Record weekly in the journal how your hair is responding to the regimen.



First get an understanding of the basic regimen, everyone follows the basics>>>

Basic weekly hair care regimen+
Shampoo with a non sulfate moisturizing shampoo twice a week.
Deep condition using heat for 20 minutes twice a week.
Apply a leave in conditioner on wash days and daily as needed
Apply a natural oil to your scalp daily. 
Oil choices: avocado oil, EVOO, coconut oil or Emu oil.
ACV rinses (as needed) Best value for organic apple cider vinegar
No combing or brushing
Style tools: seamless comb or a soft/med toothbrush


Get the best Avocado oil here
Best Emu Oil
(No substitutes choose one of the four oils only)





Now choose growth regimen A, B, or C and add it to the basic regimen above. Take before and after measurements as you follow the regimen for 5 weeks.
  








Regimen A: Follicle stimulator
Coily Queens scalp Scalp stimulant oil #2
Peppermint shampoo (add 1-3 drops of  pure peppermint oil to your non sulfate shampoo)
Scalp Brushing: 3 times per week
Baggy: Every other night
Green tea/peppermint tea 3 cups daily


The 7-day schedule for REGIMEN A

Sunday
AM: scalp brush--shampoo--deep condition--leave in conditioner--Scalp Stimulant #2/10 minute scalp massage
Drink fusion of green tea and peppermint tea
PM: 10 minute scalp massage--Baggy--Drink tea fusion

Monday
AM: #2scalp stimulator+10 minute scalp massage--leave in conditioner--green tea/peppermint fusion
PM:  10 minute bedtime scalp massage--green tea peppermint fusion

Tuesday
AM: Leave in conditioner--#2scalp stimulator+10 minute scalp massage--green tea fusion
PM: Scalp brushing--baggy---green tea peppermint fusion

Wednesday
AM: #2scalp stimulator+10 minute scalp massage--leave in conditioner--green tea fusion
PM: 10 minute scalp massage---green tea peppermint fusion

Thursday
AM: Shampoo--DC-- Leave in conditioner--#2scalp stimulator+10 minute scalp massage--green tea peppermint fusion
PM: Scalp brushing--baggy--green tea peppermint fusion

Friday
AM: #2scalp stimulator+10 minute scalp massage--leave in conditioner--green tea fusion
PM: 10 minute scalp massage--green tea peppermint fusion

Saturday
AM: Leave in conditioner--#2scalp stimulator+10 minute scalp massage---green tea peppermint fusion
PM: Scalp brushing--baggy--green tea peppermint fusion.


Liquid Gold Products



Regimen B: Coil Queens Liquid Gold hair growth
Liquid gold sulfur oil: applied 3 times per week to scalp.
Beauty Vites Hair skin and nail supplements (take as directed)
Daily 10 minute scalp massage twice a day
Green magic hair growth cream: day 2 or 3 or twist out or style.


The 7-day schedule for regimen B

Sunday
AM: shampoo--deep condition--leave in conditioner--sulfur oil+10 minute scalp massage--Beauty Vites
PM: 10 minute scalp massage--beauty vites

Monday
AM: leave in conditioner--natural oil choice+10 minute scalp massage--Beauty Vites
PM: 10 minute scalp massage---beauty vites

Tuesday
AM: Green magic--sulfur oil+10 minute scalp massage--Beauty Vites
PM: 10 minute scalp massage+Beauty Vites

Wednesday
AM: leave in conditioner---natural oil+10 minute scalp massage---Beauty Vites
PM: 10 minute scalp massage---Beauty Vites

Thursday
AM: Shampoo--DC--leave in conditioner--sulfur oil+10 minute scalp massages-beauty vites
PM: natural oil+10 minute scalp massage---beauty vites

Friday
AM: leave in conditioner--natural oil+10 minute scalp massage---Beauty Vites
PM: 10 minute scalp massage----Beauty Vites

Saturday 
AM: leave in conditioner---sulfur oil+10 minute scalp massage--Beauty Vites
PM: 10 minute scalp massage---beauty vites





 
Regimen C: Dandruff relief itchy scalp
Scalp re-balancing serum: 1tbsp jojoba oil, 1 tbsp sesame oil, 1-2 drops of tea tree oil. 3 times weekly
Acv rinse (organic) 1/4 cup+2 cups filtered water
Fish oil daily: 3,000mg
shea moisture deep cleansing shampoo
Shea Moisture purification masque

Your 7 day schedule for Regimen C 

Sun: shampoo/purification masque/ACV leave in/leave in conditioner/re-balancing serum+10 minute scalp massage/2nd scalp massage/fish oil

Mon: leave in condish/natural scalp oil+10 minute scalp massage/2nd scalp massage bedtime/fish oil

Tues: leave in conditioner/re-balancing serum+10 minute scalp massage/2nd scalp massage bedtime/fish oil

Wed: leave in conditioner/natural oil choice+10 minute scalp massage/2nd scalp massage/fish oil

Thurs: shampoo/purification masque/ACV leave in/ leave in conditioner/re=balancing serum+10 minute scalp massage/2nd scalp massage/fish oil

Fri: leave in conditioner/natural oil choice+10 minute scalp massage/2nd scalp massage/fish oil 

Sat: leave in conditioner/re-balancing serum+10 minute scalp massage/2nd scalp massage/fish oil




Helpful reminders:

To purchase the best Emu oil, avocado oil or ACV I have made it easy for you.Purchase your Emu oil here!

The above schedules are guidelines you can switch applications around as you need, as long as all steps are completed within each day.

When you deep condition you always want to cover with a plastic cap and sit under a dryer for at least 20 minutes

For the scalp brushing always choose a soft to medium size toothbrush

Apply leave in conditioner as much as needed

Stick with the oil suggestions written above no substitutes. 

Be sure and purchase good quality virgin oils, so your scalp reaps the full nutrients of the oil.




Sunday, June 8, 2014

Best Days to Trim to Increase Hair Growth (June)






Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Help me moisturize my hair!



Dry brittle hair is the number one hair complaint amongst black women. Some women have a hard time getting their hair to retain moisture for more than one day. Although they use moisturizers, it seems as though their hair soaks up the product and becomes  dry and brittle, hours after application. There are many reasons women experience dry hair issues, the most common reason for dry hair is an unhealthy hair cuticle. Each hair strand is made up of layers, which  look like fish scales. You want these layers (your hair cuticle) to lay flat, so that moisture will seal into your hair strands. When the hair cuticle lays flatter, your hair stays moisturized for longer periods.

The correct way to seal your ends is to get your hair cuticle to lay flatter, this locks moisture into your hair strands.

The Ultimate Dry Hair Test




So you feel your hair is moisturized properly huh? The ultimate test of properly moisturized is hair, is to take 2 inches sections of your hair and pull it apart with your fingers. When you separate the hair do you see the hair sticking together? Do you notice what I call the "webbing effect"? Do this throughout different sections of your hair and if you experience webbing then your hair is not properly hydrated. Webbing will continue to make your hair tangle excessively and create single strand knots.

Hydrated hair, creates the best styles and grows the best, therefore hydrated hair should be your healthy hair goal.  In order to maintain maximum hydration your hair cuticle must function properly. Your hair cuticle should open when you need it to and close when you need it to. The majority of the time you want your hair cuticle to lay flatter. Understand that the hair cuticle never completely closes. The weather, your hair products, hair tools, and certain chemicals  you use are just some of the things which greatly affect your hair cuticle. Practice healthy haircare steps to maintain healthy hydrated hair.

Characteristics of  dry (dehydrated) hair:
  • Hair feels hard and sometimes straw like.
  • Your hair styles turn out frizzy. 
  • Your twist outs lack definition.
  • You have no coil pattern
  • You have single strands knots on a daily basis.
  • Hair lacks sheen and body.
  • Hair is hard to manipulate
  • It feels rough when you rub your hands through it.
  • You experience breakage daily. 
  • You have a hard time retaining longer lengths.

Characteristics of hydrated properly moisturized hair:
  • The hair is soft and flexible.
  • Hair coils are more defined.
  • The hair styles better.
  • Hair keeps styles for a longer time.
  • You do not need to apply a creamy moisturizer daily.
  • You do not need to spritz with water daily.
  • Hair grows better.
  • Hair retains more length.
  • When you run your finger up and down the hair shaft it feels smooth.
  • Hair has sheen and a deeper richer color.
  • Your hair does not snap and pop when you manipulate it.
  • You have less hair shedding.         

Do not waste time on the LOC method or the LCO method these methods are not necessary. You need to get your hair cuticle to lay flatter that is your goal, not piling products on top of  your hair. The Loc or LCO method gives you a false sense of moisturized hair.


How to repair dry hair
Your regimen should fall in line with this checklist. Create changes in your hair regimen so this list is true for your regimen. You will see immediate improvements and more improvements in 30 days.


 

Some ingredients to avoid:
METHYL
PROPL
BUTYL
ETHYL PARABEN (ALL PARABENS)
(All Glycols)
PEG Polyethylene Glycol
Propylene Glycol 
(ALL SULFATES)
SODIUM LAURLY SULFATE 
(BAD ALCOHOLS)
ETHYL
ETHANOL
DENAT
SD 
ISOPROPYL 

Good leave in conditioner suggestions:

Gold Star
Cantu shea butter leave in conditioning repair cream
shea moisture curl enhancing smoothie
Afro stretch creme (4Naturals)
Cantu curl activator

Other mentions:
Luster Scurl
Silk Elements megasilk leave in conditioner
Neutrogena  triple moisturizer
Curl Junkie hisbiscus/banana honey butter. 
 

Friday, May 16, 2014

HairFinity Hair vitamins compared to the Liquid Gold Beauty Vites



HairFinity is a very popular hair vitamin, which according to the testimonies of many, works great at increasing your hair growth rate. The makers of HairFinity state that these vitamins can increase your hair growth rate by 200%. These vitamins come in a capsules, which is great because that makes for better absorption into your system. You get 60 capsules and are told to take 2 per day. The 60 capsules, one month supply will cost you $24.00 plus shipping and handling. The more bottles you purchase the more discount you receive off of each bottle. I have heard very good reviews on this product, even one lady had her mom take it for thinning hair and eyebrows, after a bout with cancer and to their surprise her eyebrows grew back for the first time in years, after taking HairFinity vitamins. If you search youtube you will find video after video testifying to how good this hair vitamin is and it has an average 4 star rating on amazon.com. Of course not all will agree, but when you look at the majority of ratings on this product, you see that people rave about how great this product performs and how it has changed their life. When your order from their website you get a discount if you purchase more than one months supply at a time, this is a good deal because whenever you take any type of supplement, you receive more benefits when you take it for 6 months, at least.



Remember when you start any type of new hair regimen or new product, always keep a journal to chart your success!


Liquid Gold hair vitamins, beauty-vites, are very similar to the HairFinity vitamins, but the milligrams of some of the vitamins vary. Beauty Vites are a healthy skin and nail vitamin and mineral supplement. You get a one month supply in capsule form, for the fantastic price of 14.95. You take 2 capsules per day and each bottle has 60 capsules. These have been getting great reviews, however not as many as for the HairFinity. The price point is definitely something to rave about, especially if you are on a budget. You can get a 3 months supply of Beauty-Vites for the price of a two months supply of HairFinity. Now that is impressive! This vitamin would be great for college students or anyone on a budget who needs that extra boost to get their hair to grow better.  You can get a 1/2 a years supply for less than $90, now that is impressive!


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Let's take a closer look at these two hair skin and nail supplements


Liquid Gold Beauty-Vites

HairFinity Hair Vitamins

The HairFinity hair vitamins have 8150IU of vitamin A in their product, but the Liquid Gold-Beauty Vites has 5000IU of vitamin A in it. The Liquid Gold Beauty-Vites have 3200 mcg of biotin and HF has 2500 mcg of biotin in their product. The Beauty Vites have more vitamin D but HF has more vitamin C in their supplement. Both vitamins have more than the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C and D. Both vitamins have horsetail and MSM which are both great for hair growth. HairFinity does have slightly more of the MSM and horsetail in its vitamin. So there you have the minor differences in the milligram contents, of these two awesome products. 

What do I recommend?

To much vitamin A can be counterproductive and lead to hair loss and to much biotin creates breakouts in some people. I recommend starting with the HairFinity supplements on a 3 months supply then do 3 months of the Beauty Vites. Switching it up will give your system a break from the vitamin A. A good investment would be a 6 months supply of HairFinity and a 6 months supply of Beauty Vites. Start with the HF and take for 3 months then switch to the Beauty Vites for the next 3 months then do the rotation again. Both of these supplements have good absorption, when taken properly. To find out how to make your vitamin supplements work more effective for you read here.


So which of these products have you tried? 

Do you plan to try either of these hair supplements?  

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Friday, April 25, 2014

New Moon Trimming for increased hair growth (May)

Welcome to the number one website with the best, most accurate New Moon days to trim your hair. You will find dates elsewhere, but these dates are the best ones, so click no further. Before you read any further, locate the box in the right hand column and subscribe so you can receive other New Moon trims dates, for increased hair growth. 






You should trim your hair every 4th month, this equals three times per year. Trimming your ends keeps your hair looking thicker and healthier. It decreases tangles and makes styling much easier. Since you need to trim 3 times per year why not schedule your trims on the best days which increase your hair growth.


What is the New Moon hair growth method? This is when you choose certain days within the month to trim your hair or start a hair treatment, to double your normal hair growth rate. You schedule your hair trims on specific days according to the lunar calendar, when the energy of the moon is the strongest. I have been trimming my hair according to the lunar calendar for almost a year and I have received the best hair growth ever.

Tuesday, April 29th, is a New Moon. The moon then continues to increase until it grows into a full moon on May 14th.Your best days to trim your hair to stimulate increased hair growth for the month of May are as follows:

May 3rd
May 4th
May 5th
May 13th
 May 14th




During the Month of May we celebrate Mother's, treat your mother to a trim on one of the above days, or even better give a her a trim yourself. Help mom start her healthy hair journey. Maybe she needs to big chop and start her natural hair journey. 

For more understanding on the New Moon hair growth method read here.  Leave your comments and questions below  

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Defining your natural curl pattern

Understand once and for all that no matter your texture if you have Afro hair your hair is curly. The reason your hair can form an Afro is because of the coils of your individual hair strands. So stop believing that your hair has no curl pattern, just because it does not curl the way you classify as curly.

Change your mindset change your journey!

 Hair is either, straight, wavy or curly. If your hair is tightly coily it is still curly. A coil is a curl. Your hair shrinks doesn't it? Right! Your hair shrinks because it curls up, it is not shrinking because it is straight. If you look at Afro hair really closely your will see the coils of the strands. You may not like your curl pattern but do not say it does not exist. 


Hydration is the key to finding your true curl pattern!

Do not judge your curl pattern until you have been on a good hair care regimen for 3 months or more. Why? Because many times your hair is not acting right, because it is dehydrated. Spend time on a hair care regimen which hydrates and nourishes your hair strands and you will see your true curl pattern come alive.


How to enhance your curl pattern

 
1.  Hair Coiling Technique. Train your hair to form coils. Afro hair can form just about any shape you can think of, look at the wide variety of styles we can do with our hair. The more you style Afro hair a certain way, the better your hair holds that form. This technique works best on those with hair 6 inches or shorter. This technique is great for those with short Afros. 

 At bedtime, apply leave in conditioner and a little gel if you need the extra hold. Section hair into 3 inch boxes, with your fingers twirl your hair into a coil. Your coils should look like a neat tube. Coil your hair in the direction you want your style to flow. If you want a part go ahead and create a part before you start coiling.

2.  Cover with a plastic conditioning cap, then tie down with a scarf.

3.   First thing in the morning remove plastic cap and scarf so hair can dry if it is damp. 

4.  When you are ready to style, apply a nourishing oil to your hair and using your fingers gently pull your coils apart.

5.  You should notice more curl definition. This technique works better each time you do it, so you want to do your coils back to back. By the third day of using this technique you should start to see awesome curl definition on your TWA. Your hair will remember the pattern in which you are coiling it each night. Afro hair is amazing!!!!!!!




The powder of clay washes!
Moroccan red clay mixed and ready to apply!


4C hair which has been cleansed using a clay wash, with no additional product added yet. Hair is damp but no soaking wet.




Replace your shampoo with mineral clay when it is time to cleanse your hair. The best ones are Bentonite clay and Moroccan red clay. These are powdered mineral clays you mix with apple cider vinegar or aloe vera gel, and cleanse your hair and scalp. Mineral clays detox your hair and scalp and leave your coils soft, moisturized and more defined than conditioner or shampoo ever can. Find out more about cleansing with clays here.

 Set your hair with a little gel or curling jelly. These types of products help to freeze your coils in place so your styles last longer.
Eco styler brown gel