Monday, September 29, 2014

The 40-day New Moon trim challenge

Do you know that if you trim your hair during the new moon waxing phase, that it will make your hair grow back 2 to 3 times faster? Yes, the moon can have a major impact on hair growth!  The concept of cutting your hair to stimulate growth is a concept that does not make sense to some of you reading this, however in life not everything will make sense to you.  It does not have to make sense in order for it to work.  You cannot lean to your own understanding, sometimes just accept and believe by faith that a thing is true and that it will work for you. The concept of using the moon phases to create increase is not a new one, since biblical times man has used the moon to tell them when to plant, trim and fertilize crops. The same concept which farmers use to reap a bountiful harvest can also be applied to increase hair growth and thickness.

My experience with New Moon trimming

I started doing new moon energy trimming last year. I did my first new moon trim,  August 17th, 2013. I cut two inches from my bangs, and in 35 days my hair grew 1 and 3/4 inch. In only 35 days my hair grew back almost all of what I  cut off. Amazing!  How much increase one receives will vary, but if you do it on the right days, you will certainly receive increase above your normal rate of hair growth. 
First New Moon trim bangs 9 inches

35 days after New Moon Trim bangs grew 1.75 inches

Do I have to trim during every New Moon each month?
 
No, you can do it one time, and that is just as effective. I believe you can get results up to 6 months after your trim. I did! Remember in order to know if your growth rate has increased you must know what your normal rate of growth.  The only way to know for sure is to try it and keep an accurate record of your growth increase, every 40 days.  For accuracy it helps to measure in the same area each time and also keep the hair in the same condition each time you measure. If you did your first measurements on stretched hair then remember to stretch your hair when you do your follow up measurements after 40 days. Accuracy is key!



Very simple method, no pills, no creams just a trim!


Simply trim your hair during the right days of each month and you will receive more growth increase than what you trimmed. Trimming your ends is essential to healthy hair. You should trim your hair 3 times a year, this would be during every 4th month. If your trim schedule begins in January, then you will cut your ends in April, August and December. Whichever month you start just count up towards every 4th month. Then find the best days to cut your hair within that month.


How do I pick my New Moon Growth dates?
Why are my dates the best dates? 


If you do a search you will find several sources giving out new moon dates for hair growth increase, and you will see that each sources dates vary slightly. I know my dates work. I pick my dates by using the Lunar calendar, to see the phases of the moon within the current month. You do not simply cut during the New Moon phase but it has to be on the right New Moon date. My dates work because I  rely on Spiritual discernment from the Holy Spirit in picking the days, I refer to you. Whether you are a Believer or not, I know to whom I consult with, and I have done so since the first time I recall trying this method. To pray about it seemed natural. Through prayer and meditation I am given the best days and so I share them with whomever is willing to receive them, take advantage of this information now, it will get to the point in which I only share my dates with my subscribers. But right now they are open to anyone who reads my articles. 
 
1 Corinthians 1:27
But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;  




Growth journal

Try the 40 day New Moon Trim challenge for yourself! 

Pick your date, trim your hair, write it down, care for your hair and remeasure after 40 days. Growth increase will continue so continue to measure your increase every 30 days after your forty day mark. Keep a growth journal of your progress.


The best dates for trimming during the month of October are as follows:
1st
2nd
5th
6th (super day for a trim)
25th
29th
30th
  
Join the challenge leave your comments and questions below.

Leave your comment below if you are doing the 40 day new moon trim challenge. Write down your starting length after you trim then comeback in 40 days and let me know how much hair growth you received. 

After your trim remember to practice healthy hair care practices so you can retain all of the length you are sure to receive from this New Moon Trim. Find a ready to implement hair care regimen right here

Over the past year I have done 3 New Moon trims and it has helped me to grow 7 inches of new hair. Normally I receive 3 inches per year. Remember to only compare your progress with your own rate of hair growth. Try it for yourself the only thing you have to lose are those dead ends. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Grow hair fast by trimming during New Moon (Sept)


Yes, you can increase your hair growth rate by trimming during the right days of the month. Do your hair trims during the best high energy days as the moon grows and you will double or triple your re-growth rate. 



Do I need to trim my hair every month?

No, you do not have to trim every month for this to work. Schedule your regular trims on the dates provided here and you will notice an improvement on how fast your hair grows back. Measure your hair length before your cut, write down how much you cut, then in 40 days measure again to see how much you have gained. Your increased hair growth rate will continue for weeks or months from only doing one New Moon Trim.

How often should a person trim their hair?

Trimming is an important part of maintaining healthy hair. If you have started out with healthy ends, then maintain them by trimming every 4th month. This equals 3 times per year. Only trim what is necessary that can be 1/4 an inch to 1 inch. 




The best dates to trim for September are:
1st
4th
5th
27th
28th

The absolute best high energy day for increased hair growth for September is the 5th


Try your New Moon trim this month and notice your growth INCREASE!!!


Thursday, August 14, 2014

The top 3 products for growing your 4C hair to waist length



 Shea Moisture Curl & Shine shampoo



Afro curly hair thrives on moisture. Your hair care regimen starts with a good cleansing regimen. Hair should be washed weekly with a non sulfate moisturizing shampoo. You want your hair cleansed but not stripped. No shampoo does it better than Shea Moisture Curl & Shine hibiscus and coconut shampoo. This shampoo is sulfate FREE. It cleanses your scalp and leaves your hair tangle free. It  contains no harsh ingredients and is PH balanced for the hair. Using PH balanced products for the hair is the first step to finding your curl pattern.


A Seamless Comb

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 Growing your hair to great lengths requires you to preserve your hair strands. Brushing and combing, weakens your protein bonds and leads to breakage. Weekly breakage leads to no length retention. Finger combing is still the number one way to preserve your hair, however using a seamless comb is the second way. Once you use a seamless comb you will never again allow a comb with seams to go through your hair. A seamless comb is something you must experience for yourself. Worth the small investment. Best comb is the HS703WW styling comb.


Aphogee 2-step treatment

 
Aphogee 2-step treatment
The secret to growing your hair to waist length is to preserve your hair strands. Hair is a fiber and like most fibers it gets worn out overtime. Giving your hair regular good protein treatments is the key to growing your hair to waist length. (Always follow instructions on the bottle) More information on protein keratin  treatments here.





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.