Saturday, October 21, 2017

New Product Review



The Coily Queens Regimen largely consist of oil therapy. Oil therapy is the consistent use of high quality natural oils for your specific hair type and needs. Not all oils are created equal. You will not truly experience the true benefits of an oil, until you use a good quality one.  Oils should be unrefined, organic or cold pressed. Purchasing 10 or even five individual high quality oils can be expensive.


Here comes PURE oil to save the day!
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PURE  ReKendell Hair systems delivers you 12 high quality uniquely infused oils in one! If you are looking for a high quality oil, that is light weight,  leaves your hair feeling smooth and super soft. PURE oil is for you!

For the woman who knows her hair deserves the best!

A little goes a long way!


PURE oil consists of 12 super luxurious oils

                              1.Extra virgin olive oil

                              2. Wheat Germ oil
                              3. Sunflower seed oil
                              4. Black castor oil
                              5. Grape seed oil
                              6. Sweet Almond oil
                              7. Vitamin E oil
                              8. Avocado oil
                              9. Safflower oil
                            10. Rosemary oil
                            11. Macadamia oil
                            12. Tangerine oil





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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Look at her hair growth!



Diane signed up for the "Double your Hair Growth Challenge".



When she began the challenge,  her front measured 6.25 inches


After doing the challenge steps for 30 days, her front grew to 7.25 inches!
YES she gained one inch in 30 days!
The challenge lasts for 9 weeks.
Her hair is also much healthier



Could you are next!
Your hair can be 1 inch longer in 30 days!
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Challenge benefits!


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

October New Moon Trim Dates

The moon and  stars to  rule over the night, for His steadfast love endures forever.
Psalms 136:9

What is New Moon hair growth?
It is using the power of the New Moon as it increases towards the Full Moon, to stimulate your hair growth. This is done by trimming your hair during the growing phase of the moon. You can trim as little or as much as you desire. 



What supplies do I need to practice this hair growth method?
A pair of hair cutting scissors. and a hair journal to record how much you cut and how much your hair grows every 40 days. This is all that is needed now how great is that!

October New Moon Phase Dates
Best days to trim for increased hair growth
20th
25th
26th
30th
31st

Best days for hair treatments and conditioning rinses
Oct 22-24
28th and 29th

Best days to dye your hair
Oct 13th and 14th

Best day to heat straighten or chemical straighten 
Oct 15th, 16th, 17th

I did the trim now what?
Be sure you have trimmed your hair on the correct dates, many people get it mixed up and believe you trim your hair on the Full Moon. But a Full Moon has already matured, you want to trim your hair so your hair can grow as the New Moon grows. Once you have the right date, then trim as you desire and write down how much you trimmed and the length of your hair now. Then every 40 days record your hair growth in you hair journal. 

Do I have to trim every month?
No you do not. Most people receive results from one new moon phase trim.  I believe you can continue to get results for up to 5 months after one new moon phase trim. Simply follow you regular trim schedule.  you can do it one time if you like. I believe you can get results up to 6 months after your trim. The only way to know for sure is to try it and keep an accurate record of your growth increase.  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 trim on stretched hair then remember to stretch your hair when you do your follow up measurements in 40 days. 

Hopefully you have a better understanding of what the New Moon hair growth method is and how to practice it. If you are one of those women who are afraid to cut your hair, fear not, your hair will grow back and you will gain even more. Trimming your hair is a part of a good hair care regimen, you should trim every 4 months that is 3 times a year. Now that is not bad is it? Your hair will love you for it and it will look so much healthier.



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 January 29th, my bangs have grown back 4.25 inches. I gained 4.25 inches of new growth in 5 months. My regular rate of hair growth is 1/4 inch per month. The new moon  method has almost given  me a consistent 1 inch  growth increase over the past 5 months. Four and 1/4 inches in 5 months. The average rate of hair growth per month is 1/2 inch.  I exceeded the the average! Praise God! On January 14th I did another New Moon trim, I cut 1/4 of an inch and that has grown back already. So what are you waiting on? Get your supplies ready and mark your date.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Blue Magic Twist Outs



For the last 15 years black women in large numbers have stopped relaxing their hair. We have decided to embrace our natural curls. Many have also given up using cheap products, that contain bad ingredients. Grease is one of those ingredients most naturals stopped using. 

Petroleum has become a taboo ingredient on most natural forums and hair sites. It is commonly believed that petroleum clogs the hair follicles. Thus greatly making your hair grow slow. This is not true. 




Despite grease being taboo by most naturals, there is still one grease that remains popular. You guessed it! That old Blue Magic! This grease is an oldie, but goody for some. On youtube you will find dozens of naturals, testifying about how much they love blue magic hair grease. They say, that blue magic gives them the best twist outs ever. Water plus blue magic makes their twist outs pop!  
THE ORIGINAL


SHOULD YOU USE BLUE MAGIC HAIR GREASE?


If you are satisfied with your styling product, I would say, no. But if you have tried several good styling products, for your hair, and you are still not satisfied, this is a good option to try. Petroleum does not clog your hair follicles. The molecular structure is not big enough to clog your hair follicles, nor prevent moisture from getting into your hair. 

HOW I RECOMMEND USING BLUE MAGIC

Apply some Shea butter to freshly washed and conditioned hair. Apply the grease on top of the Shea butter, then create your twists. This should be done on wet hair. Let hair set until dry. You should noticed great definition, more elongation and shine.
Petrolatum, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Lanolin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Buxus Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaves (Japanese Green Tea), Tocopheryl Acetate, Apocynum Cannabinum Root Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Propylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Extract, Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Trigonella Foenum-Graecum Seed Extract, Cola Acuminata Seed Extract, Lawsonia Inermis (Henna) Extract, Fragrance. 

I would not apply it to the scalp, although some swear by it on the scalp. I say stick with more natural oils on the scalp. The Blue Magic grease has several not so great ingredients. The unnatural fragrance, green 6 and yellow 11, just to name a few.  Those are the reasons I would not use it on my scalp. I think this product is okay for the hair, when used sparingly. Once you set your twist out or style, you do not reapply the blue magic for at least 3 days. Doing so will help prevent build up from the grease. 



Although blue magic grease is a popular grease, due to its large size and cheap cost. My favorite grease is Indian Hemp by Kuza. I use it when I straighten my hair. It is a thick grease filled with herbs and good ingredients. It is the only product which helps to keep my curls when I do rollersets or flat irons. 



This is a flat iron with curls set bantu knot style. I used the Kuza Indian Hemp grease. It gives me amazing sheen, hold and keeps my curls from frizzing. 



Black owned product you can find at CVS, Walmart, Target and most Beauty supply stores. Great for shin and sealing in moisture.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Increasing your hair growth rate with New Moon Phase Trimming (Sept dates)




The moon has a direct pull on all living things. Each month the new moon grows into a full moon. As the moon increases it emits different degrees of energy. The human body is made up of 60 to 80% water. The same way the moon gives strength to the oceans, it also gives strength to the human body. Trimming your hair as the moon grows, can change your hair growth rate. If you  choose the right high energy day, your hair growth can double or triple.

Take advantage of the moon's momentum!  

Healthy hair, requires  regular trims. 

Since you have to trim anyway,  why not try a new moon phase trim?


BEST DAYS TO TRIM FOR INCREASED HAIR GROWTH IN SEPTEMBER
22nd
23rd
24th
28th
29th

ARE YOUR WASH AND GOES TURNING OUT LESS THAN FAB?
Try styling your hair according to the lunar calendar.
September best dates for luscious curls
12th
13th

INCREASE THE DURATION OF YOUR FLAT IRONS OR HOT COMB PRESSING.
Best September  days for heat straightening 
19th

INCREASE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF YOUR HAIR TREATMENTS BY DOING THEM ON THESE DAYS
September 
27th
30th

Friday, August 25, 2017

Grow your thinning edges back in 40 days


IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND
These tips work the best for the following hair loss situations
a. Your edges do not have bald spots. Areas void of hair. 
b. Your hair thinning, is less than a year old. 
c. Currently you are not wearing wigs, weaves or applying any type of tension to your edges. 

BALD EDGES WHICH HAVE BEEN THAT WAY A LONG TIME
If you have clean bald spots on your edges, I recommend that you make an appointment with the dermatologist. Ask the doctor for a scalp biopsy to see what is going on under the scalp. You stand a greater chance at recovering your hair when you seek treatment early. The absolute worst thing you can do for your hair loss is continue to put stress on the area by wearing extensions or using harsh chemicals. Go ahead and make that doctor's appointment. Write down everything you can think of to tell the doctor about your hair loss.


Examining bald areas for yourself, in the meantime



Get a friend to look at your scalp up close with a magnifying glass. Have them examine any bald areas. Even if no hair is there, if the follicle is still alive they should see the small hole. Ask them do they see any holes. Seeing holes is a good sign that the follicle is still alive. This gives you a great chance at recovering hairs in those holes. If no holes are present the hair follicle is most likely closed. Sometimes you will see a follicle that is partially closed. If you see some which appear to be closed make a dermatologist appointment asap. You need to know what is going on under the scalp. Medical tests are the only way to know that. 


4 SIMPLE SOLUTIONS FOR RECENT HAIR LOSS

If you have recently received the hair loss, it will be fairly easy to recover that hair. When I say recently, I mean within the last 3 months. The older the hair loss the harder the recovery.

  1.  Remove all stress from the edges. Do not even use a brush or toothbrush on your edges. 
  2.  Create a stimulating oil blend and massage that oil onto your scalp for ten minutes daily. 
  3.  Cleanse scalp weekly and condition it daily. 
  4.  Take a hair growth supplement or a multi vitamin. 


Doing those simple things, you will see your edges recover in 40 days. The main change is to immediately stop anything which appears to  take your edges out.  Your hair will recover in no time. 

Many years ago, my edges started thinning out. I was wearing a curly hair sew in, with a leave out. Daily I was brushing my edges in attempts to blend my leave out with the curly weave. After months of this treatment, my edges began to thin a lot.  I didn't notice it until I saw my edges on a picture. 

I immediately stopped using a brush and did the steps above. My edges recovered fully within a month. 


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Other tips to recover your edges

1. Do not use gel.
2. No type of brushing of your edges, 
3. Moisturize them daily and smooth back using your palms only.
4. At bedtime, braid or cornrow your edges going in a downward motion. Simply one braid on each side of your head, from top to the ear. 
5. Cover hair with  a satin scarf or at night
6. When you deep condition add extra product to your edges.
7. Invest in a hair growth oil. I recommend the liquid gold sulfur oil 

PH balancers for moisture retention and better hair growth




Keeping the hair in the proper pH balance is an essential part to maintaining healthy hair. Hair is acidic with an average pH around 3.7. Most shampoos have a pH between 7 and 9. The wash process should always consist of cleansing and conditioning. Conditioners help to restore the pH to the hair, after cleansing. 

But conditioning is not enough!

On top of  conditioning, the Coily Queens Regimen uses pH balancers.  Each wash process is completed by applying a pH balancer to the hair. The program has two pH balancers: ACV rinses and Aloe Vera spritz.


Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

After rinsing DC from hair, pour all over hair, leave on for 3 minutes, and rinse with cool water.

Pure Aloe Vera Leaf

ALOE SPRITZER: Apply to hair after you rinse out your deep conditioner. Leave on hair, then add your leave in conditioner or moisturizer

Both of these are done at the end of your shampoo process. Both have great benefits. I recommend using them both. Simply alternating each wash routine. Both of these treatments are cheap. But ACV is the cheapest of the duo.

ACV Rinse
Is a rinse out treatment
Use once a week only
Helps the hair cuticle to lay flatter, so hair holds moisture longer and has more shine.
Helps growth by removing bacteria and fungus.
Be sure the pH is a 4.


Aloe Vera Spritzer
A leave in treatment
Use daily if desired
Helps hair cuticle to lay flatter, thus creating smooth twist outs, shine and hair holds moisture longer. 
See how to increase hair growth with aloe Vera leaf HERE

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Coily Queen shampoo method for hydration


The Coily Queens Regimen is a lifestyle program for growing coily hair long and healthy. The regimen has a specific way of cleansing and conditioning. This is to ensure that your hair receives proper hydration. 

Shampoo day is more than just cleansing the hair of germs. It is also the way to hydrate the hair. Properly hydrated hair creates the best twist outs, braid outs and wet sets. Hydrated hair also helps you retain the most length. If your hair root is alive, this regimen will reap you mid back length, waist length and up to hip length hair. 






This process should be used in combination with the rest of the Coily Queens program, in order to achieve long, healthy hair. 

Products needed
A non sulphate shampoo
Organic apple cider vinegar
Deep conditioner
A natural leave in conditioner

Step one: Allow medium temp water to run over hair for 1 to 3 minutes. With hair under water massage your scalp, then smooth fingers over your hair in a downward motion. Saturate hair well.


Shampoo hair is big twists, if  you have excessive tangles




Step two:
 Apply shampoo to hair and cleanse. Cleanse hair in sections. Hold the ends of each section as you massage the scalp with the other hand. Rinse lather again and rinse. 


IF YOU NEED TO DO ANY TYPE OF TREATMENT INSERT IT AT THIS STEP



Step three: Deep condition or condition hair. Sit under a heating cap, hooded dryer or steamer. Rinse out conditioner with cool or room temp water. (Do not towel dry or remove water)
Step four:  Fully saturate hair with all of ACV rinse.  Let it sit on hair for 3 minutes, then rinse with cool water. (Do not towel dry or remove water)
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ACV can be used once a week
You can substitute ACV with the aloe Vera spritz, if desired. 

Step five:  With hair still soaking wet apply your natural leave in conditioner. Follow with the rest of your style products, oil scalp and sealant


CQ recommended sealants

Jojoba oil
Kuza hemp grease
Avocado oil
Shea Butter

Monday, August 14, 2017

Better results from protein treatments




Protein treatments are temporary treatments which adhere micro particles of protein to your hair. These protein particles make the hair stronger and less likely to break. With less breakage you are able to keep your hair strands longer, thus reaching your length goals easier. Protein also helps to make the hair appear fuller. Protein benefits are temporary, therefore they must be repeated on a weekly or monthly basis, depending upon the type of protein treatment you use. 


PROTEIN SENSITIVE?

Some people experience dry hair after doing a protein treatment, thus leading them to believe they are protein sensitive. The problem comes from not adding enough moisture back to the hair, after the protein treatment. Because the protein is sitting on top of the hair, you will need to double your moisture regimen, post protein treatment. 

For most people simply doing a moisturizing deep conditioner, after a protein treatment will suffice. However for a small number of people they will need to double up the moisture, the entire week after doing a protein treatment. 


It is normal for hair to feel different, after a protein treatment. Do not expect your hair to feel like a moisturizing deep conditioner. Your strands might feel thicker, that is the protein on them. Do not judge the treatment, based off how your hair feels. Judge it based off whether it has reduced your breakage or whether the hair feels stronger or not. It can take several treatments to stop the breakage.

Protein treatments treat mild to moderate breakage. This article is addressing the issue of dry hair after doing a protein treatment. For more information about protein and answers to other protein questions see:  The guide to protein treatments.


SOLUTIONS FOR THOSE WHOSE HAIR BECOMES VERY DRY AFTER A PROTEIN TREATMENT

This after treatment, regimen is for after you use a hard protein treatment. such as aphogee 2 step treatment. A hard  protein treatment gives you the strongest reinforcement. A hard protein treatment will dry hard on the hair during application.

1. Follow up your protein treatment with a deep moisturizing conditioner.  
2. Baggy your hair for 3 nights straight after your protein treatment. (this meansapply moisturizer and cover with a plastic conditioning cap overnight)
3. Use a leave in conditioner that is protein free or that contains a small amount of protein. Your hair already has some good protein on it, no need to keep adding more. Be mindful of protein in the top five ingredients of your leave in conditioner. 
4. Deep condition hair each week using a protein free or low protein conditioner. Since your hair already has protein on it from your hard protein treatment, there is no need to add more protein when you deep condition. So deep condition with protein free or low protein conditioner.  
List of protein free conditioners HERE

Following these steps will enable you to reap the amazing benefits of  protein treatments. You will see your hair retain more length. You will reach your length goals faster and enjoy fuller styling hair. 

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Best days to trim for hair growth (Aug)




My New Moon trim dates for this August are: 


23-27

30th
31st


These are the best days to trim for hair growth increase. 



We know hair grows automatically, if the root is alive. However you can use the power of the moon to enhance the amount of growth you receive in return. 



As the moon changes phases it holds different energy levels. The same as we use the earth for knowing when to plant and when to pluck. We can also use it for when to trim our hair. 



For more details on how I select the best dates each month, go HERE. 




Need to do a hair treatment? A treatment is normally something you do outside of your regular grooming routine. Doing your treatment on the right days, can increase the effectiveness and your results from the treatment.



Best days to do a hair treatment 

Aug 11th and 12th
28th


Blessed journey to you!

Powerful oil blend for faster hair growth






Oils derived from plants and nuts, can greatly increase your hair growth as well as strengthen your strands. The key is learning to use the right combination of oils to nourish your hairs needs. The Omega 369 oil is created from 3 very powerful nuts. 

This is a perfect oil blend for the Summer or those who live in hot climates. When you purchase each oil be sure they are unrefined and cold pressed. This is the only way to reap the amazing benefits of this blend of  fatty acids.



With so many wonderful oils, how do I know this oil blend is the one for me?  
Should I invest in this oil?

Does it appear that your hair has stopped growing?
Do you have issues with inflammation?
Auto immune disease?
Are you taking medications which seems to dry your hair out?
Does your hair stay hard no matter what you do?
Are you currently dealing with hair loss and do not know the root cause?

If two or more above statements are true for you, this oil blend could turn your slow hair growth or dry hair around. 

Remember to consider any medications you take, when using a new product.

This easy recipe makes 3 ounces. Massage 1 to 2 tbsp of this oil onto your scalp, then smooth over your hair strands. Use daily during the Summer months then every other day during the rest of the seasons. Inflamed hair roots are a top cause of slow growth and hair loss. This potent blend of omega fatty acids reduces inflammation on the scalp. 




Teas for hair strengthening and growth



Tea infusions are excellent for strengthening the hair roots, stimulating hair follicles and providing moisture. Create tea infusions from good quality tea leaves, filtered water and good quality essential oils. The longer you steep your tea the stronger the infusion. Choose the tea leaves which address your current hair needs.



Rosemary-Bay leaf hair tea benefits
  • Adds strength to the hair base, thus reducing breakage
  • Increases hair growth by stimulating better blood flow to the scalp
  • Use after braiding to reduce the amount of sheds hairs when you remove braids. 



How to use as a tea rinse

After cleansing and conditioning, pour this hair tea over your hair. Do not rinse out, nor towel dry. With hair still soaking wet apply your leave in conditioner and other style products. This rinse can be used once a week if desired. 



How to use as a braid spray


Gently massage scalp for 5 to 10 minutes. Then spray entire scalp, enough to make it damp. Lightly spray over the length of each braid. Do not soak the hair, unless it is shampoo day.   Repeat these steps every other day, which equals 3 times a week.




Protective Styling tips





Detangle on "damp" hair
When the hair is wet it is filled with water. Wet hair is weak hair and more prone to breakage. Dry hair does not have as much elasticity. Therefore detangling on damp hair is the best option, to preventing breakage. Remove tangles before submerging under water. 
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Finger style
This is the number one tip to retaining coily hair. Stop raking combs and brushes through your hair. Your fingers are perfect for detangling and styling your curly hair. Yes it takes a little longer, but finger comb for 60 days and watch the difference in your length. 

Protein treat your hair
Protein treatment can help you retain lots of length. A good protein treatment will fortify your hair strands and keep them from breaking so easily. Having a good protein treatment plan is essential to growing your hair to long lengths. Especially if you have fine strands, medium strands or any type of hair damage. 
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As you can see protective styling does not require fake hair. 
Protective styling is handling your coily hair with great care. 
Your beautiful Afro hair is strong enough to withstand the elements. 
God created it to withstand water, sun and air. 
We thank God by handling it with care and wearing it like a crown. Using good naturals products to preserve our crowns.