Thursday, July 28, 2016

3 African Super Foods for Hair Growth

You can purchase these foods in form of:  oils, teas, extracts or powders. These 3 foods have origins from Mother Africa. When it is time to nourish our hair, no better way than to use the foods from the lands of our ancestors. 
Moringa leaves
Prevents split ends
Treat scalp dandruff
Strengthens your hair
Lots  of iron and B2
Twice the protein of kale

Baobab fruit
Ten times the fiber of apples. Loaded with potassium, magnesium and iron.
Awesome penetration
 Improve skin texture
 Super moisturizer not greasy
Get your omega 3,6, 9's
Relieves dry itch scalp and skin

Fast hair growth (from the leaf and the flower)
Reverse gray hair
Stops breakage

Many of the benefits you will get with other oils, however these oils offer super results. So if you have any of the above issues with your hair, these are the oils you want to choose first. Especially when other more common oils have not done the job for you. Whichever oil you choose remember to purchase pure good quality oils,powders or extracts. Be consistent in order to achieve results. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Five top reasons for chronic split ends

Split ends happen to all on occasion, however chronic split ends are not normal. You must cut a split hair. You cannot heal split ends. You can temporarily glue them together with treatments. Once hair splits, it is split. You cut it off, or it will continue to rip. 

1. No regular trim schedule
A  good hair care regimen should include a trimming schedule. You decide how often you will trim based on what you do to your hair. The Coily Queens Regimen recommends trimming your hair every 4th month. This equals three times a year. This is if you start out with totally healthy ends. When you trim you hair on a regular basis, your hair styles better and does not pop and break as much. 

2. Using the wrong tools
Your ends will  split easily if you use flat irons, curling irons, blow dryers or pressing combs. Heat from these sources, dries the hair out. Because you are trying to maintain your straight style, you are not moisturizing it properly, and that dries it out even more.  Harsh direct heat also weakens the protein bonds. Your hair is made of lots of layers that protect it, heat weakens those cuticle layers. When any of those layers become weak, your hair will split and eventually break.

Using brushes and combs also weakens the hair bonds. It does it slower than harsh heat. If you use a brush even once a week, your ends will start to thin. The thinning is from the hair splitting and breaking. The end result is thin see through ends, which makes your hair hard to style. Using combs and brushes always require you to cut more inches off when it is time for your trim. The CQR recommends finger combing. Finger combing will save your hair.

3. Eat more protein
All hair is made up of mostly protein. Thus you must eat sufficient protein daily to keep the hair growing from your scalp strong. Include protein rich foods in your diet daily, foods such as: fish, nuts, beans are healthy proteins. Animal proteins build the strongest hair. Taking a hair growth supplement helps the hair to grow stronger and faster. Most of us are not getting a balanced diet daily, so supplement help to make up for diet. 

Including:  Herbal Essence, Dove, Garnier Frutics
4. Using harsh ingredients
Cheap products that include cheap ingredients, sit on your hair and weakens your hair cuticle. Yes many of them give you good immediate results. Most of them are filled with harsh cheap ingredients and silicones. You receive great results when you first use the product, but long term use only leads to dried out damaged hair. Stay away from those products, the cheap price and empty promises are not worth it. 

5. No protein treatments
You fail to include good protein treatments in your regimen on a regular basis. Many naturals, in error, feel they are protein sensitive. This is due to what they have read on hair forums. Your hair is protein so you are not sensitive to it. In most cases you have used the protein incorrectly or used the wrong protein product. Not all protein treatments are created equal. Look for a protein treatment that has hydrolyzed keratin protein in the top 5 ingredients. There are other types of proteins, but the animal proteins are the strongest. They give your hair the most strength. If you are going for beyond bra strap length, up your protein game!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

August New Moon Phase trim dates

This month's New Moon Phase trim dates brought to you by Roxie "Sweet Apple" Taylor.

Check out some of her story!

Nige's Art


Mark your calendars for your next new moon phase trim, because there are only a few days to trim in August.


As the moon grows into a full moon it gives off different amounts of energy. Trimming your hair on the right high energy day, will stimulate your hair growth rate. Many find that their hair grows back much longer, after doing a new moon trim. So if your hair normally grows 1/4 of an inch, each month.  you could get up to 1 inch of new growth a month after doing a new moon phase trim. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

July New Moon Phase trimming dates for increased hair growth

New Moon Phase Trimming
>>>As the moon grows into a full moon it gives off different levels of energy. Trimming your hair on the right high energy day, will stimulate your hair growth rate. Many find that their hair grows back much longer. So if your hair normally grows 1/4 of an inch each month you could get 1/2 or 1 inch of new growth. 

Benefits of healthy ends:
Hair styles easier
Hair snags and breaks less
Detangles quicker
Faster wash days
Minimized knots

Practice healthy hair habits to keep your ends healthy. You also need a regular trim schedule. How often you trim largely depends on what you do to your hair and your care regimen.

Practices which require you to trim often:
Flat ironing
Blow drying
Brushing the hair
Hair color
Combing hair improperly

Hair is a fiber and just like most fibers it becomes worn and weakened over time. This is not a major issue if you maintain a healthy trim regimen. Trimming your hair every 4th month is usually enough to grow long lengths but still keep your ends looking great. 

If you start your regimen in July with a healthy cut, then you will trim again in  October, then again in February, then again in June. Whichever month you do your first cut in, then mark every 4th month from that month as your trim schedule. 

Writing down a goal holds you to that goal. 

Choose your high energy day within your trim month. I release the best days to trim each month, usually a week before the first high energy trim date for the month. Be subscribed in order to get the notifications. 

Never  heard of New Moon Phase trimming? But you would like to know more? 

Mark your calendars for your trim date. 

Best days to trim for the month of July

Thursday, June 23, 2016

5 New Unique Hair Growth Methods & tips


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


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. 


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!