Thursday, September 29, 2016

Reviving your hair



HAS THE SUMMER HEAT BEEN TOUGH ON YOUR HAIR?

DOES YOUR HAIR NOT STYLE AS WELL AS IT USE TO?

HAS IT BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE YOU HAVE TRIMMED YOUR ENDS?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then it is time for CoilyQueens Hair Rejuvenation Therapy.

TIME TO REVIVE YOUR HAIR!!!






CQ HAIR REJUVENATION THERAPY CONSISTS OF 3 PARTS
Supplies needed:
Clarifying shampoo
Deep conditioner
Protein treatment
Hair cutting shears

1.  CLARIFY: It is very beneficial to clarify the hair of all product. We all need a deep cleanse every now and then. We love showers but every now and then you want to sit in the tub for a nice deep soak and cleanse. Well think of your hair in the same way. Clarifying will remove any hard to remove product. This will enable your deep conditioners and products to work better. Your protein treatments stick to the hair better. You will find that your hair styles better after a deep cleansing. Enhance your cleansers with 1 tablespoon of ACV to the amount of shampoo you plan to use. 

    TOP DEEP CLEANSERS
  • As I am clarifyer
  • Moptop mavin clarifyer
  • Shea Moisture Black Soap Shampoo

DO NOT CLARIFY WITH BAKING SODA EVER!
BAKING SODA IS ABRASIVE AND DAMAGING TO THE HAIR CUTICLE!

2.  TRIM: Trim at least 1/2 inch or more off of your ends. The ends are the oldest part of your hair. Your ends will looks better and grow better if you keep a regular trim schedule. Styling and manipulation leaves the ends frayed and sometimes they split. Regular trims help to combat the manipulation and old ends. 

3.  PROTECT:   If you have not kept up regular protein treatments this is the best time to protein treat the hair. You want to use a good quality protein, that adheres to the hair and makes it stronger. Using protein in the right way will help you grow your hair to waist length and more. CHOOSING THE RIGHT PROTEIN TREATMENT




THE CQ HAIR REJUVENATION THERAPY PROCESS

  • First clarify your hair with one of the recommended cleansers. Cleanse using the two lather shampoo process.
  • Protein treat your hair according to the product directions
  • Deep condition the hair
  • Two strand twist the hair in medium sections. Find your thin frayed ends on each twist, trim those with cutting shears for the hair. Take your time this process is really simple.
  • Now your hair is deep cleansed, strengthened, conditioned and trimmed. You should notice that your hair styles much better. Your hair has more sheen, softness, strength and life.
  • Mark your calendar and repeat again in 4 months. 




The top 5 best products for your hair!




1. Best leave in conditioner
Great for all hair types, long lasting,  easily available at most stores. 

2. Best cleanser
CQ CLAY WASH (DIY)
Apply to hair
Cover with a plastic cap
1 to 3 hours

Rinse

  

3. Best sealant



4. Best deep conditioner



5. Best growth oil

Liquid Gold sulfur oil available online only, see link in right hand column to order.






Tuesday, September 6, 2016

7 Hair Care Traps




1)  SILK PRESSES AND HEAT STRAIGHTENING


If you desire to grow your natural hair healthy and long, heat straightening it is not a good ideal. Once a year is okay. But even then it depends on the amount of heat and techniques you use. Stay away from Dominicans salons. Stay away from any heat straightening service which uses heat higher than 410 degrees. Lots of naturals are ending up with irreversible heat damage, due to wanting straight hair. 

LEARN HOW TO PREVENT HEAT DAMAGE HERE

2)  TEXTURIZERS

Some naturals become frustrated with their natural coil. They think that putting a texturizer in it will turn their type 4 hair into type 3 hair. They desire to loosen their curl slightly. A texturizer is just another word for relaxer. You are putting the same chemical in your hair. It is also permanent. Texturizers rarely give people the results they desire. They are unpredictable. The average natural who texturizes their hair, ends up big chopping again. In most cases you will end up with breakage and thinning. Think long and hard before making this permanent choice for your hair. 

FIND OUT WHAT RELAXER CHEMICALS DO TO YOUR HAIR.

3)  BAKING SODA

Some naturals use baking soda on their hair to soften it or help to relax their coil. Baking soda is very damaging to your hair. It is abrasive and will lead to damage. It roughs up your hair cuticle and will turn your normal porosity into high porosity in just a few application. Never use baking soda on your hair. 

4)  DENMAN BRUSHES

Scraping a brush through your hair wet or dry, roughens up the hair cuticle. Brushing on a consistent basis will lead to damaged hair. Hair will become weak and easy to break. Finger combing is best for your natural coils.

5)  RELYING TO MUCH ON FAKE HAIR


Going natural but consistently covering your hair in fake hair is one of the worst things you can do to your natural hair. Fake hair dries your natural hair out. It also makes people really lazy about taking care of their hair. In many cases you are not washing your hair weekly when you have braid extensions or a weave. Your hair becomes dry from the fake hair then dehydrated due to lack of hydration. Those two issues lead to breakage and excess shedding. Using extensions on occasion is okay. Wearing extensions for more than 6 months out of the year is not a good thing for a healthy hair regimen. 

6)  NOT WASHING YOUR HAIR ENOUGH

Hair grows best on a clean scalp. If you are having issues with slow hair growth the first thing to examine is your wash regimen. Hair must be cleaned often. All hair no matter the type get dirty daily. Lots of people with slow hair growth have clogged hair follicles. Clean your hair twice a week or no less than once per week. Washing your hair only once every two weeks or once per month is not a healthy practice. 

7)  NOT HAVING A REGIMEN

The biggest mistake you can make is not having a consistent hair care regimen. No matter what your goal is in life, you need to have a plan, a guide. If you want to have long healthy hair, you need a good hair care regimen. If you are lost and do not know where to begin, then you would benefit from hair growth coaching.

GET HELP GROWING YOUR HAIR SIGN UP FOR HAIR GROWTH COACHING HERE

Electric straightening brushes on Afro hair



I am sure you have seen the various heat straightening brushes advertised. The claims on these products is that you can straighten your hair faster and safer with these brush tools. The prices range from $19.99 up to $70, depending on the name brand. Certain electric brushes you can use to dry and straighten the hair at one time. This eliminate the need to blow dry your hair first. 

How does a electric straightening brush differ from your flat iron?

In general these electric brushes do not get as hot as a flat iron can. You can expect more of a blown out look than a slick straightening, when use on wet hair.  

Is this a tool you should use on your hair or your child's hair?

No, I do not recommend investing in this type of hair tool. If you are trying to grow your hair long, full and healthy stay away from brushes and high heat. The stress of the brush raking over your hair, combined with the high heat, will break your hair. With one use or repeated use you could thin your hair out or weaken your hair. This tool is not conducive to growing and maintaining long healthy hair. 

All  harsh heat tools should used in moderation, when on a healthy hair journey. If you are still tempted and feel one of these straightening brushes will benefit you, then here are the top picks from amazon. 

These straightening brushes received great reviews on amazon. Check them out!




Thursday, August 11, 2016

5 ways to infuse your hair with moisture



LARGE BAG OF CONDITIONING CAPS GREAT PRICE!

1) Baggying

Baggying is the easiest way to infuse moisture into your hair. Their are several different ways to baggy.  The most common way of baggying is to apply a leave in conditioner, cover with a plastic conditioning cap, then tie down with a scarf. Leave on overnight. This technique helps dry brittle hair receive moisture and stay moisturized longer. Other benefits are increase follicle stimulation and better coil definition. 

TEACH ME HOW TO BAGGY!

2) CQ Sauna Effect

A unique way of steaming your hair when you do not have a hair steamer. The Sauna Effect gives you the benefits of steaming, without the set up or cost of an actual hair steamer. Get full details when you take the "Gain an inch in 30 days hair growth challenge". Sign up here

3) Hair steamer

If you have chronically dry hair, a hair steamer is a great investment for you. Steam opens up the hair cuticle more than a hooded dryer, this enables your deep conditioner to penetrate better. Using a steaming should increase the effectiveness of your deep conditioner. Your hair is 5 times more moisturized than when you use a hooded dryer. Only use a hair steamer once a week for no longer than 15 minutes each session. 

AFFORDABLE HAIR STEAMER HERE

4) Conditioning Heat cap

My number one suggestion for deep conditioning. Why? Because it is inexpensive and works better than using a hooded dryer. A hooded dryer works best for setting hair and it delivers dry heat. The conditioning heat cap fits snug to your head and gives you moist steam like deep conditioning at a cheap price. If you cannot afford a hair steamer, invest in a heat cap. 

MY FAVORITE HEAT CAP HERE

5) Hooded hair dryer 


A true deep conditioner will most likely require some type of heat source for better absorption. The hooded dryer is the most common heat tool used for deep conditioning. A hooded dryer is a good investment, if you do roller sets and treatments a lot. When deep conditioning with a hooded dryer cover your hair with a conditioning cap before sitting under dryer. Stay under dryer for 10 to 20 minutes for deep conditioning. No need to stay under a dryer longer than that for deep conditioning. 

HOW TO DEEP CONDITION WHEN YOU HAVE NO HAIR DRYER OR STEAMER

5 possible reasons for your dry, itchy, flaky scalp



1. Products with harsh cheap ingredients:
Using products which contain a lot of unnatural ingredients will lead to allergic reactions on your scalp. Lots of times they are shuttle and many times the product causing the issue is overlooked. This can happen with a product you have used for years. It is best to choose products which have more natural ingredients, such as plant extracts, natural oils and butters. Stay away from cheap brands like: Aussie Moist, Dove, Pantene, Organix, African Pride and others like them. 

GREAT LEAVE IN CONDITIONERS FOR EXTRA DRY HAIR

2. Overuse of products
Whatever you apply on your hair will also seep onto the scalp. Be choosy with the products you use, which you leave on your hair all day. Just because your have Afro hair does not mean you have to use half the jar in one application. More product does not always make your hair style better. Many times it leaves a build up on the scalp, which irritates the scalp after a few days. Start using half the amount of product. Start small and smooth more. Your hair might look like it has soaked up the product but it has not. The majority of products do not penetrate the hair strands. They are cosmetic and sit on top.



3. Not cleansing enough
Lots of women have clogged hair follicles which lead to their slow hair growth. Most times the slow hair growth is attributed to genetics. Daily your hair collects: germs, dirt, bacteria, dust, products and more. Your hair is getting dirty the same way your body is getting dirty, throughout the day. You wash your body then ignore the hair. That must stop. Your dry itchy scalp is begging to be cleansed. Wash your hair with a non sulfate shampoo twice a week. 

HOW TO SHAMPOO AFRO HAIR EFFECTIVELY

4. Fungus
This is a top reason for hair loss and slow hair growth. If your scalp is itchy, scaly, dry skin buildup then you could have a fungus issue. The only way to know is to visit your dermatologist. You can also use a product that contains sulfur and see if your scalp starts to heal. If it does then there was a good chance your issue is fungus related. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR SCALP AND FUNGUS HERE

5. Low sebum production
We are always producing sebum from our hair follicles if they are still open. Sebum is the waxy oily substance that is secreted from our hair roots. Sebum conditions the hair and keeps it growing at it optimum speed. Sebum is why your face becomes oily. Some people produce more sebum than others. Our sebum production depends on our individual health. When your sebum is low then your scalp can become itchy due to low lubrication. A balanced healthy diet which includes 64 ounces of water daily will help you maintain great sebum production. Oil massages with good oils for ten minutes everyday, will also help with low sebum production. 


Friday, July 29, 2016

Red Palm oil the best oil for sealing in moisture


Red Palm oil is a super moisturizer
It is a super oil because it is high in vitamin E. beta carotene and lycopene.

Perfect for locking in moisture due to it richness. 

Is red palm oil the same as palm kernel oil?
No it is from the same fruit, but from a different part of the fruit. Red palm oil is from the pulp or meat of the  palm fruit. It's a red orange color. Palm kernel oil is made from the seed which is left over after you eat the pulp. The seed is mechanically squeezed and it makes a clear oil. Palm kernel oil has less nutritional benefits. It has a longer shelf life and is much cheaper in price than the red palm oil.

I am recommending organic red palm oil for the hair. So be mindful of what you pick up in the grocery store. The color of each oil is distinctly different.  Use a little bit to lock in moisture as you finish off your shampoo regimen. 

Super oil=Super benefits. 

CHECK OUT MY PART ONE ON THIS SUPER FRUIT OIL FOR MORE BENEFITS.