Thursday, April 6, 2017

Summer time hair care and protection

Spring time is here and Summer is around the corner. As the weather gets hotter and as we spend more time outside. We must take extra care when being outside in the sun for long periods. The same way we wear shades for eye protection and sunscreen for skin protection, we need products for hair protection.

Summer is a great time to rock a fabulous head wrap or stylist hat. Invest in 1 or 2 stylish hats to protect your hair from long term exposure to the sun. Visit your local fabric store and make your own head wraps. Beautiful African Headwraps

Walnut oil (inflammation, fights fungus)
Flaxseed oil (scalp balancer, inflammation)
Sunflower seed oil (stimulant, strength, sun protection)
Mix one ounce of each oil together. 
Store in a dark color glass bottle.
Measure out 1 tablespoon.
Massage oil onto scalp for ten minutes.
Smooth oil completely over each hair strand.
Every other day, 3 times per week.

The key to a successful oil blend is using high quality oils. If you use cheaply made oils you will not reap the awesome benefits, your hair will just be lubricated and glossy. You want your oils to act as nourishment for the scalp and help to heal and protect your hair. Purchase cold pressed, unrefined oils. Coconut oil adds strength to the hair strands, prevents bacteria build up and is anti fungal. Sunflower see oil gives you sun protection. EVOO clears the overproduction of DHT on the scalp. Massage this blend onto your scalp for ten minutes then smooth oil over each hair strand. Do this every other day for awesome benefits. Sunflower oil needs to be used within 3 months of opening, so do not let your blend go rancid.

3 ounces unrefined sunflower seed oil
2 ounces cold pressed coconut oil
2 ounces EVOO 
Apply 1 to 2 tablespoons onto scalp/hair every other day

Give your hair a healthy dose of vitamin D, by relaxing in the sun for ten to 20 minutes. The sun enables the body to produce vitamin D and this stimulates hair growth.  Melanin thrives from the sun. Be smart wear a sunscreen and do not sit in it to long. Find a comfortable warm place to sun bathe. Black people we run from the sun and this is a problem because the sun gives us power beyond what we truly understand. Do your own research on the sun rays and black people. The research will intrigue you. 

Put your hair to the highest point on your head. You can do a top knot or even better a high PUFF!  Finish off your shampoo spa day by allowing your hair to air dry under the warm sun. Grab you some sun tea, ice cream cone or a good book. Then sun puff it for ten to 20 minutes.  

I sun puff it around noon for 20 minutes daily. I sun puff not just for hair growth, but because I work from home and do not get out a lot.  Surprisingly lots of women are low on vitamin D.  The sun protects us from diabetes, cancer, depression and much more. If your energy is low, ask your doctor to check your vitamin D levels. Remember start off low and work up towards spending more time in the sun. This is how I do it, decide what is right for you. Remember that some medications you take will tell you to not be in the sun for long periods. Ten to 20 minutes is not considered a long period, just my opinion. You get more than that on a day at the beach. 


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Your hair and Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is an awesome natural ingredient for your hair
Create your own moisture and style spritz
1/2 cup aloe vera+1/2 cup filtered water
Store in a spray bottle in the fridge
Use when very cold
Moisture & Seal spritz

Benefits of Aloe Vera to your hair

Increased hair growth
Less Frizz
More shine
Awesome detangler
Scalp healing

If you find that your hair responds well to aloe vera, then shop for products which have a good amount of aloe in them. Here is a list to help you out. 


(these are products which contain aloe vera in the top ingredients)

Jessie Curl DC treatment

Aubrey Organics GPB protein balancing conditioner
Oyin Honey Hemp
Mielle Babassu oil Conditioner
TGIN triple moisture replenished conditioner
TGIN Honey Mask


Top Protein free or low protein hair conditioners

Some people feel their hair is protein sensitive. Therefore they try to afford protein in their hair care products. If you use a hard protein treatment on your hair such as the aphogee 2 step treatment. Then you should watch the amount of protein in your other hair products. Doing so will keep you from creating a build up of protein on your hair. 

Think you have protein overload?
No problem!
Good deep cleansing shampoos: Shea Moisture Black soap shampoo, Jane Carter hydrating shampoo, DIY black soap shampoo, DIY Mud Wash


Camille Rose Algae Renew Mango DC
Camille rose Moroccan Pear Condish custard

Products which give you moisture for days

How well your hair holds moisture depends on two factors.
1. Health of your hair cuticles
2. The quality of  the product used

In order to lock in moisture your hair must first be moisturized. This means the hair must be wet or the product you use must have water listed first on the bottle. Oils or butters used over dry hair will not moisturize it. The oils and butter will only lubricate and soften the hair. For some people it dries it out even faster. To be sure you have moisturized your hair the best always use a water based product. 

A successful hair care regimen will keep your hair moisturized for 3 days before it requires more product. At the beginning of your hair journey you might find that you need to apply a moisturizer/leave in product everyday. But after 3 years of being natural on a good hair care regimen your hair should retain moisture for 3 or more days. If this is not your case, then re-evaluate your hair care regimen and the moisturizers you use.  

If you do not have a good hair care regimen, start the CoilyQueens Regimen today. Your hair will thank you. 

Here are 3 moisturizer products, which gives you moisture for days. FOR DAYS!!!!!

1. Camille Rose Curliade
 This is a rich cream water based product. It will give you good twist definition and fullness. This blend of ingredients allows your hair to stay hydrated for days. This means that you use less product so you get more bang for your bucks. Can find it at Target, CVS and most beauty supply stores. You can always order it from amazon link below.  

2. ORi  Essentials  moisturizing leave in conditioner
 This is a rich moisturizing lotion. No parabens,  This product is very thick, white and does not cause build up. Great definition and helps with tangles. This is a glycerin water based moisturizer. It will give you hydration for days. 

3. As I am Double buttercream
Great definition for your twist outs or wash and goes. It is a light cream product. It works well with other products. Locks moisture into your hair for up to a week.  Amazon link below.