Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Vee Mack's hair oil Therapy (Part Two)

 Day 14: As you can see from the above picture my hair looks more moisturized and a lot shinier than when I first started the oil therapy.

Now I am doing a 7 day oil rotation, meaning each day I use a different oil. I will keep this rotation for one week.

Day 14-21 oil rotation:

Sunday: Castor oil
Monday:      Extra virgin olive oil infused with 7 drops of rosemary
Tuesday:      EMU OIL
Wednesday: Grape seed oil
Thursday:   1/2 walnut oil and 1/2 almond oil
Friday:        Cold pressed coconut oil
Saturday:    Avocado oil


Day 21: My hair is thriving and shining like never before. My hair is off black but I always feel as though it has an opaque color to it, which Afro hair commonly does. Especially when you photograph it, it rarely photographs as good as it looks in person.

DAY 22: my hair is still reaping the daily benefits of oiling my scalp Things are still going well.This week instead of using a different oil each day, I am using one oil for two days then do to the next oil. You may wonder with all this oiling do I get a greasy buildup? No, because i use good oils that penetrate and these oils do not cause my hair to become greasy or limp. For the rest of the challenge I will be doing the COA oil rotation, which simply means, coconut oil, olive oil and avocado oil. These oils penetrate and do not leave a build up.

Day 23: In order in ensure that I do not get a buildup I cleanse my hair with a cleansing conditioner every Monday and Friday. My hair thrives when I keep it clean, it grows at the best rate.

Day 24: How do I apply my oils daily? Start with one tablespoon and pour on a dish. Dip fingers into oil,  part hair with other hand and apply the oil to my scalp only and massage with my finger pads downward to stimulate. I massage my scalp in circular motions, counting about 20 strokes per area of my scalp. When I have applied oil and massaged my entire scalp then I smooth the oil from my scalp up my hair shaft to the ends. I do this daily. (Do not pour your oil from the bottle to the scalp you waste to much product that way.)

Day 25: By day 25, I am convinced this is the best thing I could of ever done to my hair. My hair is so soft and my coils are really defined. I have no knots, no breakage, less shedding, less tangles and more shine.

                                                                                    Just look at those coils pop!
Years of Oil Therapy has enabled me to grow long glowing healthy hair!

Day 25-30:  By the end of this experiment my hair is not only healthier looking, but it has grown 3/4 an inch in 30 days. My normal rate of hair growth is 1/4 an inch in 30 days. Before this challenge I was not one to put anything on my scalp, I have never had a problem with dry itchy scalp nor flaking, so I never bothered with my scalp much. I figured the less I put on my scalp the better it would grow. So I started this simple challenge not expecting a whole lot, and after 30 days of being consistent, I have been rewarded with longer hair and stronger hair. If you were like me and never oiled your scalp or do not oil it enough, you owe it to yourself to give this 30 day oil therapy challenge a try. This will stop your ssk, help you untangle your hair faster, correct your excessive shedding and give you soft shiny hair. And maybe even increase your hair growth.


Read my article entitled: Oiling your scalp daily increases black hair growth.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Vee Mack's hair oil therapy (Part One)

Oiling  your scalp daily has great benefits. Some of the benefits of using oils on your scalp daily are: better moisturized hair, supple scalp, stimulates your sebum production, reduces hair shedding and eliminates single strand knots. How do I know this? Because back in April of this year, I did a personal oiling my scalp daily challenge for 30 days, just to see if I would see any difference in my hair and I surely got more out of the challenge than I expected. I kept a 30 day diary of my oiling experience each day for the first 7 days, then weekly reports. I will share with you the benefits I received each day from feeding my scalp good oils on a daily basis.

Challenge prep:

I made sure my oil supply was stocked my oils of choice starting out were 3 oils I call the "super oils" because of all that they offer, these are: coconut oil, olive oil and avocado oil. Because I want to get the most nutrients and benefits from my oil I choose to only purchase virgin unrefined natural oils. Remember I am oiling daily so I use natural oils that do not create a buildup and those which absorb into my hair shaft and follicles. 

I wore my hair in a style that made my scalp easy to get to, this is important. Because I do not want to spend to much time trying to get to my scalp while tangling my hair up, then I have to spend 10 minutes getting knots and tangles out of my hair. The style I chose were 2 -strand twists. 

Note that before this challenge I rarely put anything on my scalp. I am not one to have a dry scalp, so I properly oiled my scalp maybe once a week if that. This is more the reason why I wanted to try something different. While we are on this healthy hair growth journey it is important to add things to your hair regimen if you are not getting the results you want with your current regimen. My hair was doing pretty good before this challenge, but I still had more shedding than I desired and my de-tangling sessions were taking 45 minutes. Once upon a time it took me 1.5 hours to detangle after washing my hair, so the 45 minutes was an improvement. But I always knew I could do better.

I had no ideal! So here we go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Days 1-7

Days 1-5  One good thing about it, is that it requires that I touch my entire scalp daily, so this keeps me aware of what going on with my scalp, as far as sore areas or bumps or thinning hair. My scalp feels pretty healthy, I had a small bump in the nape area about 5 days ago, but now that has completely healed. No sore spots at all. I presently have my hair loose, so I thought this would tangle it, but it made my tangles better, so this is a plus. Also I have noticed that my daily shedding has decreased by 50%.   

This is day 6 of me oiling my scalp: Although I almost missed yesterday, I was so tired, but I oiled it anyway although I was half asleep while doing it, lol. I just grabbed the first oil I saw which was coconut oil and used it. Coconut is one of the super oils, so that is fine.  Honestly I thought I would have oil everywhere, but so far that has not been the case. I thought my scalp would feel super oily to the touch, but that is not the case. Maybe because I am using good oils that penetrate. And still folks I have very little shedding per day. Maybe my hair needed this daily treatment. A little to early for final results. But this is the verdict right now.
Today is a blessed day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 This is day 7 of my oiling your scalp challenge, and I must say, I have been consistent and have not missed a day so far. Yesterday I shampooed my hair and applied my personal oil blend. The changes I have noticed so far: Shedding reduced by 90%, although I didn't have an extreme amount of shedding before, but I noticed a decrease. Now one problem I did have was what I call webbing of the hair. When you take your loose hair and pull it apart with your fingers, and you get the webbing effect between your hair strands. I got this a lot, because I have always had lots of tangles. My tangles have improved a great deal in the last year from doing the Vee Macks steam treatment and correcting my porous issues. But I still had this webbing issue. Also I notice when I part my hair and separate it my hair no longer tangles on the tips. This was also a problem which caused some breakage on my ends. So this if the first weeks results: A lot less shedding and no webbing. I will keep oiling my scalp daily for 30 days, and if I see that the results are beneficial, then this will become part of my daily routine. Thumbs Up so far!


This is a picture of my hair before the challenge

As you can see my hair is tightly coily and there is a lot of it. Stretched it goes past my bra strap. Even with my tightly coily pattern as a result of my oil therapy, I have ZERO single strand knots. Can you believe this? I almost could not, I thought ssks were a part of having a tighly coily hair and that I just had to deal with it. So not true! Healthy hair is free of knots. You will find from my hair type that this hair often photographs dull, but my hair was actually shiny here, although you cannot tell by the picture. Thanks to oils from nature, my hair is soft and lubricated. Loving this and you will to. Start your own challenge today. Try it for 30 days oiling your scalp daily with good oils.

Oil Therapy part two

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Oiling your scalp daily makes black hair grow longer

Some believe that straight hair grows faster and longer, because when the sebaceous gland release sebum it is able to freely travel down the hair strand to the tip and this sebum lubricates and moisturizes the hair and keeps it from breaking.

One theory is that Afro hair, because the hair follicle is shaped curvy and our hair grows out in a spiral coil, that the sebum when released has a problem traveling down the hair strand to moisturize the hair. So the very nature of Afro hair is dry because of this and this is what keeps us from achieving as long lengths as those with straight hair. I do not necessarily agree with this theory, because Father God does not make any mistakes and He made our coily hair and it works just fine. I think it is more so geographic and some other things but that I will save for another forum discussion.

So let me go with the theory that sebum has an problem traveling down our hair shaft. If this is true then one way to make your hair reach greater lengths is by oiling your scalp daily. I do know from experience that this makes a HUGE difference in your hair. So I guess growing up our parents had it half way right, with the oiling the hair practice, but we were just using the wrong product.

I started oiling my scalp daily as an experiment and I was pleasantly surprised to find that my hair did not shed, has no ssks and is just overall easier to manage. I have also noticed my hair grows much faster. So if you are looking for a solution to some of your hair issues, start today with oiling your scalp/hair daily. This only works if you use natural oils such as: extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil or castor oil. Using natural oils will keep you from getting a buildup on your scalp. When you use oils that penetrate, not only is it feeding your hair roots but it is not clogging your hair follicles. 

If you are experiencing extra shedding, tangles, dry scalp or slow growth, I recommend to try oiling your scalp daily as an experiment for the next 30 days and keep a hair diary of how your hair reacts and which oil you opted to use.

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