Thursday, June 23, 2016

5 New Unique Hair Growth Methods & tips



YES YOU CAN GROW YOUR HAIR LONGER AND STRONGER!


1.  Scalp Brushing
Scalp brushing gives you deep follicle stimulation. Using a small medium bristle brush over your scalp will exfoliate your scalp and provide deep root stimulation to your hair follicles. This can be done 3 times a week. Works best as a pre poo treatment before your shampoo. Better stimulation than scalp massages. 


2. Aloe vera scalp serum
Create a serum of fresh aloe vera gel. Straight from the plant is the best option for this technique. Aloe vera, cleanses, refreshes, soothes and nourishes the hair follicles. Cleaning out the hair follicles and fertilizing them will create a PH balanced scalp optimal for hair growth. 


3. Deep root cleansing
You would  be surprised how your scalp looks under a microscope.  Many times your slow hair growth is due to clogged or partially clogged hair follicles. Especially if you do lots of co washes or do not wash your hair weekly with a shampoo. If your hair growth appears to be slow do not be so quick to think it is genetics. It could be bad hair habits of not washing it enough. If you have not deep cleansed your hair in a few months, do a series of deep shampoos twice a week for 3 shampoos. Deep cleansers are normally stronger than regular cleansers, so be sure to deep condition well after you deep cleanse. 
Turmeric  and bentonite clay scalp detox  treatment

TRY THE CQ DEEP CLEANSING REGIMEN HERE

4. New Moon trimmings
Trimming on the right high energy day can double your hair growth rate.  Since you should have a regular trim schedule,  why not try trimming on certain high energy days when you do. Subscribe to this blog and you will receive the best new moon dates each month. I provide you with the best days to trim for increased hair growth. My days have produced greats results for people.  Try it next month. Subscribe and wait for July dates to post, then decide which day you will trim your hair. 


5. Omegas 3 6 9
Omegas 3, 6 and 9 are all fatty acids. These fatty acid benefit the hair greatly. Lots of hair issues come from inflammation. These fatty acids help with inflammation. These fatty acids strengthen your hair, improves elasticity, reverse some types of hair loss and heal scalp irritations. Omegas 3, 6, 9 help to keep moisture from escaping your hair so quickly. Super soft hair that does not easily break when manipulated is what you get with repeated use of these fatty acids. 

3-6-9 Omega Hair Growth Mix
1 ounce organic flaxseed oil
1 ounce organic sunflower seed oil
1 ounce cold pressed walnut oil

Massage one tablespoon daily to your scalp for 10 minutes. Then smooth throughout your hair shaft. This oil mix will increase your hair growth, give you great sheen, incredible softness and UV protection from the sun. 


5 awesome style products for your twist outs!



Five awesome style products from inexpensive to high end.
The ones good for extra dry hair say so in the caption.

1. Qhemet biologics Amla & Olive heavy cream
 Worth the investment!
Excellent styler and moisturizer for type 4 hair. Defines well and lasts all day. Higher priced but worth it!   Perfect for extra dry hair. 

2. Taliah Waajid Curly Curl Cream




Gives moisture, definition and hold to your twist outs and braid outs. Very rich thick cream. Inexpensive.



3. Miss Jessie curly curl custard

Great styler for your wash and go styles. If you have a hard time getting curl definition, this is the product for you. 


4. Camille Rose Almond Jai butter 
Creates beautiful twist outs with great definition and hold. Great for extra dry hair! Contains aloe vera and hemp seed oil!  Higher priced. GLYCERIN FREE!


The first 7 ingredients: Deionized Water, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (BTMS) Cetearyl Alcohol, Prunus Dulcis (Almond) Milk, Prunus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil.  Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil,






Awesome style product for type 4 hair!


5. Jane Carter Curl defining cream: Gives type 4 hair amazing coil definition for twist outs and wash and goes! All day hold and shine! Higher priced but worth it!  Great for extra dry hair!



Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The top 7 leave in conditioners for very dry hair





When your hair is dry, brittle, full of knots you need to stop applying cheap ingredients on it. Give your body good clean products to nourish and heal it and not just cover up issues. It is worth it to pay a few dollars more for better ingredients that to suffer continued setbacks.  

What defines a good quality leave in conditioner or moisturizer?
---Look for products that contain plant extracts, organic butters and oils. You want those listed in the first 7 ingredients. Look for words which are easy to pronounce. Read the label, you do want a few of the ingredients to be certified organic that is a plus. 

ALL LISTED PRODUCTS CAN BE FOUND AT THE BEAUTY SUPPLY STORE, CVS, OR TARGET. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF QHEMET BIOLOGICS, YOU CAN FIND IT AT YOUR LOCAL HEALTHFOOD STORE OR AMAZON.COM 


Great hair begins with great ingredients.


1. Karen's body beautiful sweet ambrosia leave in (thin hair)
First 7 ingredients: Purified water, Jojoba, Avocado and Coconut oils, Vegetable wax, panthenol, Arnica. 
This leave in performs as a styler also. It works great for moderately dry hair. For those who prefer a lotion and not a heavy cream product. Great for thin hair. Nourishing but lightweight.

2. Shea Moisture curl smoothie
First 7 ingredients: Deionized water, shea butter, coconut oil, Macadamia seed oil, mango seed butter,  Avocado, Glycerin.
Full of aloe vera and silk proteins. The smoothie is a popular winner. A thick creamy leave in which a little goes a long way. Definition and hold of ryour twist outs. Great for dry brittle hair and breakage. 

3. Shea Moisture JBCO leave in conditoner
First 7 ingredients: Water, shea butter, coconut oil, stearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, behentrimonium chloride.
Creamy conditioner and style product. You get hold, definition and strengthening from one product. Awesome for dry hair and breakage. 

4. Shea Moisture style milk
First 7 ingredients: Deionized water, coconut oil, sugar starch, silk protein, essential oil blend, Neem seed oil, Caprylyl Gycol.

Hydrates and protects your hair from breakage. Good for moderately dry hair. Works great to set and condition your twist out styles. 

5. CQ Glorious leave in  (DIY)

6. Qhemet biologics amla heavy cream
First 7 ingredients: Castor oil, Olive oil blend, Distilled Water, Amla extract, Brahmi extract, Aloe Africana, MSM
100% Vegetarian product great for dry brittle hair. Worth the price if  you have very dry hair. Filled with aloe, glycerin, African castor oil, olive oil. This rich cream receives RAVE reviews from the natural community. 

7. Jane Carter curling cream
First 7 ingredients: Water, Shea Butter, Glycerin, Avocado, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetyl Alcohol, Guar Gum.
Great coil definition, firm but soft hold. Awesome shine and great for wash and go hair also. Incredible shine and elongates tight curls.  Works well on extra dry hair and type 4 hair.  YOU MUST TRY THIS ONE!





Saturday, June 11, 2016

How to reduce heat damage when straightening your Afro hair.



Heat straightening, dehydrated hair is one of the top reasons, naturals get heat damage. Never ever straighten your hair, if you are having frequent dry hair issues. Consistently dry hair is vulnerable to damage. Hydrate and condition your hair 3 weeks prior to flat ironing or pressing your hair. Simply deep conditioning your hair the day before you plan to heat straighten is not enough protection. 




There is always a risk of  heat damage, when you chose to flat iron or press your hair. Your chances increase when you receive a professional flat iron or straightening. Why? Because the higher the heat the more likely the damage. Professional heat tools are more effective but also harsher on the hair. The stylist's job is to get your hair straight and give you a style which will last a week or more. Remember this when you decide to get a professional straightening. 

What about heat protectants? 
You should invest in a silicone based heat protectant. When  using harsh heat on your hair, that is not the time to use natural  heat protectants. You want to use a product that will give you the most protection. Silicones stick to the hair and help to protect the hair during the heat straightening. 


REGIMEN TO REDUCE HEAT DAMAGE FROM HEAT STRAIGHTENING



Start this regimen 3 weeks prior to flat ironing or pressing your hair

HYDRATE! (CLEANSING AND CONDITIONING)

WEEK ONE:
Day one
Deep cleanse your hair
Deep condition
ACV rinse

Day five
Cleanse
Deep condition
ACV rinse

WEEK TWO:
Day eight
Cleanse
Deep condition
ACV rinse

Day twelve
Cleanse 
Deep condition


STRENGTHEN (APHOGEE 2 STEP)

WEEK THREE
Day fifteen
Cleanse 
GOOD PROTEIN TREATMENT 
(such as aphogee 2 step)
Deep condition 
ACV rinse

Day nineteen
Cleanse
Deep condition
ACV rinse

PROTECT 
(SILICONE HEAT PROTECTANT)

WEEK FOUR: 
Day 22
Cleanse
Deep condition 
Apply silicone based heat protectant 
(ORS heat protectant serum is good)
YOU ARE NOW READY TO HEAT STRAIGHTEN YOUR HAIR

More heat straightening tips:
Take your time
Untangle your hair well 
Use the comb chase method (seamless comb)
Part in small sections
Use a ceramic flat iron
Keep temp below 410 degrees
Do not skip the silicone protectant
Complete only 1 or 2 heat passes



PLEASE SHARE YOUR FAVE HEAT PROTECTANT BELOW.




How to tell if your hair is hydrated



Your hair can be moisturized with product but still not have healthy hydration. Finding the right product to give your hair moisture is only half of the hydration battle. The goal to healthy hair is getting your hair to receive and hold moisture for long periods. 

3 things determine how well your hair holds moisture:

  • How often you cleanse and condition your hair
  • How healthy your hair cuticle is (porosity)
  • The quality of products you use




How do I know if my hair is hydrated?

  • Your hair stays soft, stretches without breaking.
  • Hair holds moisture for 3 days. 
  • Absence of single strand knots.
  • You can separate your hair with no webbing.
  • Your hair styles better.
  • You have better coil definition.
  • You have lots of shrinkage. 


How to get hydrated hair?

  • Eliminate all products with harsh ingredients.
  • Replace them with products as close to natural as possible.
  • Follow a good  regimen, such as the CoilyQueens Regimen.
  • A good regimen must include frequent cleansing and conditioning. 
  • Do not use harsh heat. (flat irons, pressings etc.)
  • Stay away from covering your hair in fake hair for at least 1 year after beginning a regimen.
  • Be consistent, expect gradual improvements each week.
  • Be patient it can take 6 months or more for healthy hydration. 

Make the above statements apply to your hair and regimen. 


Do not use products that contain these alcohols.

Denatured
SD alcohol 40
Witch hazel
Isopropanol
Ethanol
SD
Propanol
Propyl


HOW DO I BEGIN MY HYDRATION JOURNEY? 
Now you have an understanding of how hydrated hair performs. Start with the dry hair checklist. Make corrections according to the do's and don'ts listed.  Eliminate all products with not so natural ingredients in them.  Having a healthy head of hair can take 6 months to a year of being consistent. It all depends on the condition of your hair, when you begin. You will see the best results starting with natural hair at the TWA stage. Your hair is new and easier to hydrate. So when you are expecting results remember where you started. If you have damaged ends go ahead and cut them now. Do not waste anymore time holding onto those ugly ends just to maintain a certain length. You will be glad you did and it will grow back faster. 




Thursday, June 2, 2016

3 mistakes that are damaging your natural hair




1. USING A HAIR PIC
Many naturals use a pic to fill in the gaps of their twist out style. They will pick the roots to fill in the lines and make the hair look fuller. Doing so causes breakage mid shaft and eventually your hair will look thinner.

SOLUTION:
When you set your twists, make your sections smaller. Untwist your hair and allow your parts to disappear on their own. When you untwist your hair,  walk around, put on your makeup and give your hair time to swell naturally on its own, Only use your fingers to fill in the gaps gently, no type of pics or tools.


2.  USING BAD INGREDIENTS
If you frequent hair forums, youtube or hair groups, you will see some naturals rave about, aussie moist conditioner, hello hydration, tresemme and V05. Some naturals use these products for cleansing and conditioning. These products are usually full of bad ingredients. Those ingredients will instantly soften the hair and make it feel healthy. But repeated use of those ingredients will dry the hair out and slow your hair growth. The temporary instant benefits are not worth the long term bad affects. 

SOLUTION:
Stay away from products that contain these cheap ingredients. Invest in products which contain more natural extracts, oils and butters. Look for natural ingredients, that you can easily pronounce. These products will nourish the hair and not slow your hair growth.  

3.  RELYING TO MUCH ON FAKE HAIR
Crochet braids, weaves and extension braids are okay in moderation. Some naturals hid behind fake hair by calling it protective styling. The fake hair used is made of a type of plastic. As this plastic sits on top of the hair, it dries the hair out. When the extensions are removed the hair breaks and shed excessively from the chronic dryness. So while your hair grew, you lose all that length from excess shedding and breakage. 

SOLUTION
Stop relying on fake hair so much. Style and grow your real hair. Follow a healthy hair care regimen for the first few years naturals. This gives you time to get to know and style your hair well. Once your hair is hydrated and healthy then you can get extensions in moderation.


CHECK OUT THE BRAID RETAIN AND GROW METHOD FOR THE BEST WAY TO GROW AND RETAIN LENGTH FROM EXTENSION BRAIDS OR WEAVES. 



Increase your hair growth with a New Moon Phase trim (June)




Use the energy of the New Moon as it grows to stimulate your hair growth rate. Trim your hair on the right high energy days and received increased hair growth. Lots of people are doubling their hair growth rate with New Moon Phase trimming. 

FOR SLOW HAIR GROWTH
RECENTLY BIG CHOPPED
STAGNANT HAIR GROWTH
Coily Queens gives you the best high energy trim dates every month. Be sure to subscribe to this site so you can receive them each month.

HOW TO DO A NEW MOON PHASE TRIM

1. Release all negative energy by praying 
2. Choose your high energy date.
3. Be sure you have trimming shears
4. Decide how much you will trim
5. Easily trim your hair by two strand twisting it.


DOES IT MATTER HOW MUCH YOU TRIM?
  No, you decide how much you want to trim. The amount will not affect the New Moon increase.

HOW SOON CAN I EXPECT GROWTH INCREASE?
 After you trim write down your length. Then remeasure your length in 40 days. You should notice significant increase over the way your hair usually grows back. Usually double your hair growth rate. 

DO I TRIM EVERY MONTH?
  No, you follow your regular trim schedule. The CQ method recommend trimming every 4th month. This is 3 times per year. You can expect growth increase from one New Moon Phase trim up to 3 months after one trim.  

JUNE NEW MOON PHASE TRIM DATES:
5-7TH
15TH
16TH