Friday, October 17, 2014

How to correct rough puffy hair ends and knots

Does your hair form knots no matter what product your try?

Do you spend time untangling your hair, only for tangles to reform within minutes upon finishing?

Do your ends always feel rough?
Are your ends puffy when you braid or twist your hair?

Are you plagued by bothersome single strand knots?

If you answered yes to any of these questions this article will help you solve your problem.

Common complaint:
My hair forms knots if I just look at it. I wash my hair, deep condition it and keep it twisted, but still my hair forms knots when I remove the twists. Even when I press my hair using various methods my ends stay puffy and hard. What is wrong with my hair?

Should I get a trim?
Not so fast, trimming your hair may not solve your problem. Before you proceed to cut off unnecessary length, do a test patch.  Take a 1/2 of an inch section of your hair and cut it below the frizz line. Cut from the section right by your earlobe on the corners, at the top of the sideburns area.  Examine whether the hair still forms knots or puffiness after you have cut below the frizz line. If after your test cut your hair still knots up then you know you suffer from a hair cuticle issue that will not be solved by a trim.

What is a hair cuticle issue?
Your hair cuticle is the outer layer of your hair, which is  made of scales and several layers. The hair cuticle raises and flattens depending upon the weather, products and health of the hair. A healthy hair cuticle opens when it should and flattens when it should. When the hair cuticle becomes unhealthy it stays open, this is called a raised hair cuticle or highly porous. You do not want your hair cuticle to stay raised because it loses moisture quickly. A raise hair cuticle is also frizzy, tangled and full of knots.

Repairing the hair cuticle:
If the damage is not deep into the hair cuticle layers, it can be corrected. Using the right PH balanced solution will help the hair cuticle to lay flat and hold moisture. The better hydrated your hair is the less tangles and single strand knots you will have. Applying a simple apple cider organic vinegar rinse  over your hair,  after you rinse out your deep conditioner, will correct a raised cuticle issue. 

Correcting your raised hair cuticle problem
Step one: Do a trim patch test as listed above. If your hair still forms knots then proceed to step two. If the cut patch test shows your hair no longer knotting then proceed with giving your entire head a good trim or visit your stylist for a trim. 

Step two: Wash your hair with one of the following:  a non sulfate shampoo, conditioning cleanser or mud wash. Deep condition your hair using heat by sitting under the dryer. Rinse the deep conditioner out with cold water. While hair is still soaking wet pour the ACV apple cider vinegar mix over your hair, saturating all of your hair and scalp. While hair still has the ACV rinse in it, apply your leave in conditioner. Blot with a towel and proceed with your styling. 

The apple cider vinegar rinse
Purchase organic only
1/4 cup of organic apple cider vinegar
2 cups of filtered or bottle water

Reduces tangles
Makes the hair cuticle lay flat
Gives the hair shine.
Anti bacterial 
Anti fungal 

AVOCADO OIL is the best for frizzy ends. Smooth over strands after you apply your leave in  conditioner and styler. Purchase pure, virgin, unrefined avocado oil. This is the best and what I use. 

The apple cider vinegar will make the hair cuticle lay flat therefore keeping your hair from forming knots. You should notice an immediate significant reduction in tangles and knots. In most cases the ACV rinse eliminates all knots. You can repeat the ACV rinse again in 3 days. For even better results complete the 18 day hydration & lubrication regimen for excessive tangles.

If the ACV rinse does not correct your puffy ends or knots issue, then proceed with the 18 day hydration & lubrication regimen. If your hair is still forming knots and puffy ends, then you could have some deep hair cuticle damage. You can learn to work with it or do a big chop and start over.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Shampooing tightly coily Afro hair

Cleansing your hair is an extremely important part of any hair care regimen. Within the context of the Coily Queens Regimen it falls under the category of moisture. When you cleanse the hair correctly it does not strip the hair but hydrates the hair. Daily your hair accumulates:  sweat, excess sebum, product buildup, dirt and more, for these reasons you should have a frequent cleansing routine. Cleansing helps to hydrate and refresh the hair. Hair grows best on a clean scalp.

More information on the importance of shampooing your hair often here.

Key things to look for in a cleanser:
Use an actual product meant for cleansing the hair. Conditioner is not formulate to cleanse the hair.
Absolutely no sulfates
Absolutely no alcohols
Look for labels with the least long words that you cannot pronounce. 
Looks for the word moisturizing on the bottle
Choose a shampoo that is PH balanced between 5 and 6. 
Do not exceed a PH of 7. 

PH test strips

The only way to know the PH of your cleanser is to test it yourself using PH balance strips. These are the PH strips I use. PH balance strips are very helpful on your hair care journey. Small investment with a huge payoff.

The Coily Queens two lather shampoo 

Better hair growth***Hydration***Curl definition

Start your shampoo on hair that has been untangled and is knot free. If you are transitioning or dealing with lots of tangling issues it would be wise to shampoo your hair in medium to large twists.

Step one:
Allow medium to hot water to run over your hair saturating your hair really well. Use your fingers to pull residue from your hair. Smooth from your scalp down your strands gently. Do this process for 2 minutes.

Step two: 
Apply a quarter size amount of shampoo to your hair starting at the scalp then smooth gently down the hair strands. Depending upon your cleanser how much you use will vary.  After you have massaged the shampoo through your hair, rinse with medium or hot water.

The first wash is to remove any residue from the hair. 

Step three:
Lather on more shampoo or your cleanser and repeat. Always rinse off  your cleanser using medium or hot water. Higher temperature water makes your hair cuticle open wider to receive the moisturizing benefits of your conditioner.

You will notice after your second lather that your curls begin to pop. Your curls feel more alive and defined. Pay close attention to how your hair feels with this two lather process when you try it.

Bentonite clay

Coily Queens approved cleansers:
Shea Moisture coconut and hibiscus shampoo

Thursday, October 9, 2014

MSM Sulfur and hair growth

If you are experiencing slow hair growth or an itchy scalp, a sulfur based oil could be the solution to your issue. You will find a wide variety of different sulfur based oils on the market.They vary in price an quality. You want to find a sulfur oil which has been infused in good quality natural oils. The Liquid Gold sulfur based hair growth oil is that high quality sulfur oil. This oil is made of a very fine sulfur and amazing high quality natural oils.

What's in the Liquid Gold growth oil?

Liquid gold sulfur hair growth oil contains:
Grape seed oil: This oil is extracted from the seeds of the grapes and is loaded with lots of vitamin E. Grape seed oil treats weak hair, frizzy hair, hair loss and dandruff.
Castor oil: Stimulate the scalp and hair regeneration. Soothes inflamed scalps and prevents scalp from drying out.
Argan oil: Highly moisturizes the scalp. Stimulates growth. Strengthens hair and treats dry brittle hair.
Sulfur powder: Antibacterial which ensures a healthy scalp. Treats fungus activity. Improves scalp circulation which is critical to hair growth. 

Texture and smell

The sulfur in this oil blend is very fine, so when you apply it there is no grittiness , as you sometimes find with other sulfur oils. Shake, pour and apply. A proprietary essential oil mix is used to give this blend a pleasant smell.  No unpleasant smell from this product. 

What does sulfur do for the hair?
  Fungus activity on the scalp causes slow hair growth and baldness. Scalp fungus is one of the top reasons for more hair loss or slow hair growth. Applying a tropical sulfur based oil to your hair 3 times a week will kill fungus activity. Once the scalp fungus is killed your hair starts to grow and thrive as it should and you retain more length.

The Liquid Gold sulfur growth oil is the best sulfur based oil you will find on the market. The best price and best quality. You can purchase a 4 ounce bottle for  $9.95. If you apply the oil 3 times per week it will last you for one month. You can also purchase the oil in a refill 8 ounce bottle for $16.95. 

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Give your hair growth a one two punch by combining the sulfur oil with the beauty vites hair skin & nails vitamins. The beauty vites hair vitamins are $14.95 which is a one month supply. 

Start your hair growth journey today without hurting your wallet. This is the absolute best deal on a hair growth supplement. Combine the product usage with the awesome Coily Queens Regimen for even better results. Get the regimen here! 

Also check out the Green Magic cream by Liquid Gold. It is a growth cream filled with awesome ingredients. I also use it as a second or third day twist cream. It is non water based so it moisturizes without shrinking the hair. Your twist out turns out defined but with lots of stretch. 

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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:
6th (super day for a trim)
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:

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

 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)