Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Trimming during New Moon INCREASES hair growth.



2014 starts off in high energy!
New Year! New Moon! Super Moon!

It is rare that we have a new moon start on the New Year, but it is happening on January 1st 2014. In addition to the January 1st there is also another new moon on the 30th. This is exciting! We are quickly entering into a powerful potent time for high energy increase to happen in all areas of your life. Yes increase everywhere! But because this is a hair blog, this article will talk about hair growth increase. I will show you how to use the power of the new moon phase to increase your hair growth rate. Now positive increase is not automatic, there are somethings you must do to make it happen. And how you do these things will determine whether your increase is positive or negative.  

Cut a little and gain a lot!

The new moon first quarter phase is almost always a good time to trim your hair for growth increase. Cutting during the new moon first quarter when the moon is increasing towards a full moon, will reap you double or triple the amount of hair you cut in a small amount of time. On August 17th, during the new moon first quarter, 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. Amazing!  How much increase one receives will vary, but if you do it right, you will certainly get increase. For more information and before and after pictures, on my hair cutting experience go here.

New Moon!  Super Moon!

The new moon we are approaching is more powerful than normal because it is what some astrologers call a Super Moon The astronomical fields refers to the super moon as perigee-syzygy which means the earth, moon and sun are lined up, with the moon being in its closets position to the earth. Modern astrology believes that when this happens their is a huge increase in energy. We can use this energy to create increase in our lives or we can allow negative energy to erupt. The choice is yours!

Admit any negative mindset then denounce your negative mindset now!

Hopefully you are reading this before or on January 1st. Now is the time to release all the negativity you have concerning your hair. Stop using negative terms to describe your hair. Stop stating what your hair hates or cannot do. Stop relating to your hair based on your past. Just because you never had long hair does not mean that you never will. Stop deceiving yourself, by saying you are okay with average results. Now is the time to be bold and authentic about what you want. Even concerning your hair. Stop believing that it is "just hair" when you know that you frequent blogs and forums looking for a solution to your hair issue. So it is not "just hair" and that is okay. A woman's hair is her crowning glory. Now is the time to empty out your negative storage tank so you can receive this powerful burst of potent energy we are being blessed with.  Empty out and detox both your mental and physical storage. Releasing negative thoughts and beliefs that hold you back are not hard to do, just acknowledge that you have the negative thoughts and then denounce the negative thoughts or beliefs. It is that simple!  Before you read any further, I need you to stop and acknowledge and release the negative. Be honest and then release the negativity. Read about mindset here if you need help, but you must do this in order to receive this super moon increase.

Now you are set and ready to go!!!!!!!!!!!
Now that you have done your mindset cleansing, you are ready to receive positive increase. This is a great time to cut your hair, so healthy fuller ends can grow out quickly from the energy of the new moon waxing. It does not matter how much you cut, you can trim a little or a lot. For all of you who have been on the fence about doing your big chop you cannot let this powerful time pass you by. Big chop now! Rid your hair of all the negative straight ends or damaged ends. Your cut is apart of your physical cleanse. This is also a good time to start a healthy hair regimen such as the  Coily Queens regimen. 

The key days in January to cut

Before you start cutting your hair, it is important to note that their are key days during the new moon first quarter, in which the position of the moon is better for increasing hair growth. The best dates to cut for growth increase are: 
January 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11 and the 14th.


Method one:
Trim your hair on one of the above days. It does not matter how much you trim but do not use heat to straighten your hair for the trim. Just trim hair in its natural state.

Method two:
You trim a little off of your hair on specific days. The ideal is to trim your hair as the new moon is increasing towards a full moon. Fluids are drawn upwards, as the moon increases, this creates growth increase. Although you are trimming your hair you will still increase more than you have cut over the next few months after you perform this method. This method is for those who intend to trim more than one inch. This is perfect for someone who has 3 inches of relaxer that they intend to cut off. Unlike method one you will space your trims over a period of days, instead of cutting all the inches in one day. 
Example:
Jan. 1st trim 1/2 inch
Jan. 2nd trim 1/2 inch
Jan. 3rd trim 1/2 inch
Jan. 9th trim 1/2 inch
Jan. 10th trim 1 inch
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Total of 3 inches cut


You can stretch your trims over any of the eight  key days listed up top. 


Method three:
On January 1, you can start a new hair regimen, hair treatment or hair vitamin supplement. The increased energy of the new moon waxing will greatly increase your chances of success with any hair treatment.
 
Order Beauty Vites by Liquid Gold today and you will have them before the start of the second new moon on January 30th. These vitamins are amazing for increasing hair growth!

My continued growth results from August 
 My results from my new moon trim back on August 17, 2013.
I cut two inches from my bangs on August 17th, as of December 17th, my bangs have grown back 3.25 inches. I gained 3.25 inches of new growth in 4 months. My regular rate of hair growth is 1/4 inch per month. The new moon  method has given me 3/4 inch and more growth each month. Three and 1/4 inches in 4 months. The average rate of hair growth per month is 1/2 inch.  I exceeded the the average! Praise God!

Now this year will you EXCEED the average?
Will you choose to walk in the season of INCREASE?
Will you be a doer, talker or negative naysayer? 
You decide!




Sunday, December 29, 2013

Help my haircare regimen needs a makeover!



Is it time to do something new with your hair care regimen?
Are you tired of not getting the results you want?
Is it hard for you to retain length?
Slow hair growth?
Dry hair issues?


You spend lots of time on hair forums and researching on Google but still your hair is not where you want it to be.


It is time to give your hair regimen a makeover!

How does one start to makeover their hair care regimen?

You start at the beginning.

Cleansing
How often do you cleanse your hair?
    You should cleanse your hair twice a week

What products do you cleanse your hair with?
   Your should cleanse with a PH balanced non sulfate shampoo or  a conditioning cleanser. The PH should be 4.5 to 5.5.

What are the steps to your cleansing routine?
   You should lather once per wash session in most cases. Lather twice if you wear wash and go wet sets. You should always rinse your shampoo or cleanser out with medium or hot water, this opens your hair cuticle for your next step.

Conditioning
Deep conditioning:
What do you use for deep conditioning?
   Your  conditioner should be a deep penetrating moisturizing conditioner. You can also make your own DC.

How often do you deep condition?
   You should deep condition every time you cleanse your hair. You always want to add back the moisture that cleansing takes from your hair.

How do you deep condition your hair?
   Be sure to coat all of your hair really well. Always cover with a plastic conditioning cap (not a grocery bag). Always sit under a hooded dryer for 20 minutes. Always rinse your DC out with cold water, this helps to close the cuticle. If your hair is overly porous you can follow your DC with a ACV rinse to help your cuticle lay flatter. Apple cider vinegar recipe right here.

Leave in conditioning:
What type of leave in conditioners do you use?
   The leave in conditioner is the most important product in your hair care regimen. Afro hair needs continuous conditioning beyond deep conditioning. Pick a leave in conditioner that leaves your hair soft and moisturized for at least 2 to 5 days without reapplying. If you are on a budget invest most of your money in your leave in conditioner. Only use products which say on the bottle it can be left on the hair.

How often do you use a leave in conditioner? 
   Until your hair starts to retain moisture, you apply it daily. Also apply a natural oil to your hair and scalp daily, this will keep single strand knots out of your hair. Check here for a list of suggested leave in conditioners and natural oils.


Protection:
How do you prepare your hair for bedtime?
   Always tuck your ends away at night, this will keep your hair from drying out due to the heat in our homes, and it will keep your hair from tangling during the night as you toss and turn. If your hair is very dry apply just a little leave in conditioner to your hair before bedtime. Always cover with a satin charmeuse bonnet to lock that moisture in and keep your style neat.

What do you cover your hair with while you sleep?
   Satin Charmeuse is a particular type of fabric which hold moisture in your hair better than other fabrics. 

How often do you give yourself protein treatments?
   If you are trying to grow your hair to bra strap length and beyond you will need to strengthen you hair to keep it from breaking. If you have a hard time retaining length, fine hair, hair which breaks easily or relaxed hair you should do a Aphogee 2 step treatment every 4 to 6 weeks. 

What type of  protein treatment is the best?
   You want to use a protein treatment that has hydrolyzed keratin protein in the first 3 ingredients. This type of protein will adhere to the hair strands and fill in broken spaces in your hair strands. All other proteins are weak in comparison to this one. Find out more about protein treatments here.

Once you have gone over the questions above you redesign your hair regimen to fit with each answer. After you have successfully made the proper changes to your hair regimen and implemented the changes you should see a big difference in your moisture levels in 2 weeks or less. The longer you consistently implement the suggestions the better your results will be. You will notice your texture is softer and you start to retain more length. You will also notice that you use less product on a daily basis. Once you have been loyal to these changes then you can add some of the growth rate increase exercises you will find here.


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Hair and Fungus



Fungus on the scalp is one of the leading causes of hair loss and slow hair growth. You may think fungus? Wow that is nasty, surely I do not have any type of fungus activity growing on my scalp. More people have fungus activity retarding their hair growth and giving them scalp problems than they realize.




      How would one know if they have a fungus issue? 



Fungus activity can produce: itchy scalp, sores, extreme dandruff, crawly feeling on the scalp, sore spots, bald spots and slow hair growth. However symptoms are not always present or can be dismissed as something else. If your scalp is clean but it still feels crawly itchy then  fungus growth may be your issue.


dirty combs left on sink

                    How do we pick up fungus?



There are many ways but some common ways are: dirty head scarf, any type of dirty hair attire, your pillowcase, from your pets, from your combs and brushes and many other places. When you groom your hair then leave your comb out on the counter you leave it vulnerable to fungus and bacteria growth. This also goes for any hair accessory or hair tool you use. You should clean your combs and brushes daily but most people do not. People who love to practice the baggy method and try to use the same bag over several times leave their hair extremely vulnerable to fungus and bacteria growth. The clear conditioning caps are disposable meant for one use only.  You can purchase barbicide cleaner from any beauty supply store at a very low price, this is a good investment in keeping your hair tools clean and free of bacteria and fungus growth.



      So how do I get rid of fungus growth?



If your scalp is really bad you should see a dermatologist. You can also purchase over the counter anti fungal creams from the drug store. For those who desire a more natural approach there are many essential oils that your can use 3 times a week to prevent fungus from growing on your scalp. Below is a list of products which are anti-fungal and also some which are antibacterial. I suggest having at least 3 of these product in your beauty cabinet.


Ingredients that kill fungus growth
Sublime sulfur: can be found at some pharmacies or online.
Garlic: fresh crushed garlic applied to hair.
Onions: fresh onions applied to your scalp





  Essential oils which kill fungus:
  • pure peppermint oil
  • Eucalyptus oil
  • Tea tree oil
  • rosemary oil
  • clove oil
  • Citronella oil
  • Basil oil

 Carrier oils:  
  • Almond oil
  • Jojoba oil
  • Sunflower oil 


  4 ways to create a fungus fighting blend

1. Choose 4 ounces of a carrier oil (above), then add 7 drops of 3 of the (above) essential oils. Example: 4 ounces of sunflower + 3 drops of peppermint oil+ 3 drops of tea tree oil + 3 drops of clove oil, shake and apply to your scalp daily for week one, weeks two/three apply every other day, week four apply twice a week until scalp becomes free of itch and any bald areas start to grow back. Continue using  twice a week up to 8 weeks. 

2. You can mash some fresh garlic into a pulp and apply thoroughly to your scalp allow it to stay on scalp for 10 minutes then shampoo and DC.

3. Cut a piece of onion and rub it onto your scalp and allow to sit for 15 minutes them proceed with shampoo and deep condition. 

4. Sulfur mix: mix 1 tablespoon of sulfur with 8 ounces of a carrier oil. Apply to your scalp every other day until you scalp feels better. 

After you have completed 8 weeks of using the oil therapy and your scalp no longer itches and your growth appears to be coming in healthy and at a good rate, then adopt better hair care practices. Keep your combs and hair tools clean with disinfectant, change your pillow cases every other day, laundry your scarfs after each use, clean all head gear and never reuse plastic conditioning caps when you baggy, shampoo your hair twice a week. Daily use of natural oil which are anti bacteria and anti-fungal will keep fungus away from your scalp also.


No time to make your own mix, there are many companies you can purchase a sulfur oil from. One company is Liquid Gold Products they make a sulfur mix hair growth oil that increases your hair growth in 4 weeks and heals your scalp of fungus growth. I recently used this product in a challenge and in 4 weeks my hair grew 3/4 of an inch, that is a big improvement from my average growth of 1/4 of an inch per month. Order your sulfur growth oil here liquid gold products.


Hair Growth Challenge
Join our ongoing challenge in Facebook groups called, "The CoilyQueens Liquid Gold Hair growth challenge". You must have a facebook account to sign up. This challenge is interactive. Join us where you will have a support team to answer your pressing hair questions and to keep you motivated. Purchase your sulfur products and sign up for the challenge here.






Friday, December 6, 2013

Gifts for the Natural Queen

The holiday's are upon us and it is the season of giving gifts and creating wish lists for the gifts we desire. If you have a Coily Queen or Coily  Princess in your life, give them gifts to help them along their healthy hair journey. Below you will find a list of must have products for any woman on a healthy hair journey, especially those women who are transitioning back to their natural texture.

Tabletop hair steamer by Huetiful



A Hair Steamer: 
Why would a hair steamer be important to a healthy hair journey?

Deep conditioning is very important to anyone who is newly natural or those transitioning from relaxed to natural. A hair steamer penetrates deeper into your hair strands, than using heat from a hooded dryer, therefore the benefits of deep conditioning last much longer and make the hair much softer. Tangles are a huge aggravation to the transitioner or newly coily queen. The steamer reduces the amount of tangles one has to deal with, and you find that your hair stays moisturized for longer periods. Better hydration creates better styles and curl definition. Getting a good steam treatment weeks prior to straightening your hair will greatly reduce your changes of heat damage.

  • Softer hair
  • Reduces tangles
  • Longer lasting moisture
  • Deeper conditioning
  • Price range: $69.99-129.99
Recommendations: 
Huetiful Hair steamer
Small black owned company
Offer a 100% money back guarantee
Space saver tabletop, easy to set up and store.
Free shipping in the US and Canada
Good customer reviews
Other hair care products offered
Visit their site for current information.



Professional steamer:
Adjustable for different heights
Better steam quality
Better price range
For more information on the steamer above visit here  


A seamless comb


No more breakage!


Why a seamless comb over a regular comb?
Regular combs we buy from the beauty supply store or drug store have seams which run along the inside teeth of the comb, those seams cause split ends and breakage to curly coily hair.

A seamless comb does not have those seams so your queen or princess is able to comb her hair with ease and not pull her hair out or cause splits ends. After 3 months of using a seamless comb she will notice that her hair is much longer. This is because she is retaining more length because the comb is not popping her hair off.

This is a must for the Coily Queen in your life. She deserves to have her hair groomed with excellence and the seamless comb does just that. For more information about the seamless comb read here.



Price point $8.95-21.95





Charmeuse satin bonnet:



This fabric locks in moisture more than any other fabric. Protect your coily crown at night or anytime you are lounging around. These bonnets gives you  protection in style.



Price point: $10-$35
Christmas sale going on now, order today it takes 7 to 14 days for your order to be filled. Shop here.






















Top products for the newly natural queen
Shea moisture  retention shampoo
Shea moisture restorative conditioner (not shown)
Shea moisture curl enhancing smoothie 
Buy all 3 under $32


Find at Walmart, Target, Beauty supply stores and drug stores




Regimen starter kit for the newly natural or transitioning college student under $30
Find them at Walmart, Target, drug stores and Beauty supply stores

Send your coily princess back to school fully equipped with all the products she needs to keep her hair healthy and looking great, all semester long. Do so without breaking the bank.

Cantu products
Cantu Shea Butter shampoo
Cantu conditioner
Cantu Shea butter leave in conditioning repair cream
Cantu Shea butter curl activator


Create her regimen for under $30
Eden bodyworks
Shampoo
deep conditioner
leave in conditioner
Black owned
Great price! Shop here!
Can also be found at Walmart and other stores. 





Gifts for the Ultimate Queen in your life. 
This would be your mom, or grandma, Aunt or anyone you feel deserves the ultimate royal treatment
For royal strands!

Qhemet Biologics
Cleanser
DC
Leave in
Amla heavy cream
More information here!

 



Is your Coily Queen or princess trying to grow her hair long? If so, their are products which can help her, grow her hair to longer lengths, without costing her a lot of money.

Here are some I recommend!

Liquid gold hair growth sulfur oil buy here!
green magic growth cream
Beauty Vites Hair growth vitamins


Using these products in combination with a good hair maintenance program will greatly increase your hair growth. She will see some results in 4 weeks, and even more with continued use. So go ahead help your queen grow her hair longer and stronger. You will love it and she will to!